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Old 02-22-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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I will be moving to Houston and working downtown Houston. If anyone could give me some input if there is any different from EAST, WEST, NORTH and SOUTH Houston. Can you tell me anything.. best place to for schools, entertainment, commute, etc..
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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That's a loaded question, and shortly reps from each side of town will weigh in with the cons of whatever side of town they don't live in. The thing about Houston is that there are good and bad areas on all sides of town, so it is probably easier for you to narrow down and describe what is most important to you, price range, (in)tolerance for commuting, etc., than to read postings of why Kingwood (NE side) is better than The Woodlands (N side), or why Clear Lake (SE side) is superior to Sugarland (SW side). Or have to suffer through us inner loopers going on about why living inside 610 is superior and not to listen to those outside the beltway.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Geographically speaking...

East/Southeast sides - Very industrial, dirtier & grittier side of Houston, moderately forested, huge Hispanic presence.

North/Northwest/Northeast sides - Less crime, cleaner, highly forested, more white folks

West/Southwest sides - Very diverse, semi forested & flat open prairie the further west of the Beltway you go.

Southside - Coastal plains, flooding is an issue especially on 288, booming growth & good schools down in Pearland, South Houston from downtown to the 610 Loop is majority Black.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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[SIZE=3]Population wise.. were do most people live.[/SIZE]
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Swisshelm Park, Pittsburgh, PA
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Geographically speaking...

East/Southeast sides - Very industrial, dirtier & grittier side of Houston, moderately forested, huge Hispanic presence.

North/Northwest/Northeast sides - Less crime, cleaner, highly forested, more white folks

West/Southwest sides - Very diverse, semi forested & flat open prairie the further west of the Beltway you go.

Southside - Coastal plains, flooding is an issue especially on 288, booming growth & good schools down in Pearland, South Houston from downtown to the 610 Loop is majority Black.
Some of this is just wrong!

For example, Greater Clear Lake area is in the SE and it is not industrial, dirty or mostly hispanic. I thought it was pretty diverse. Flooding is more of an issue in some parts of the greater Clear Lake area than in Pearland. Pearland schools are not as good as Friendwood or Clear Creek districts.

Some posts just aren't helpful.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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Center of population is towards the west.

And those descriptions above are broad generalizations. Acres Homes, Clear Lake, Greenspoint, Memorial and others do not fit those molds in the slightest.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Some of this is just wrong!

For example, Greater Clear Lake area is in the SE and it is not industrial, dirty or mostly hispanic. I thought it was pretty diverse. Flooding is more of an issue in some parts of the greater Clear Lake area than in Pearland. Pearland schools are not as good as Friendwood or Clear Creek districts.

Some posts just aren't helpful.
Someone from Pittsburgh trying to tell a Native Texan & Ex-Houstonian of 5 years how it is? You're too funny...
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Swisshelm Park, Pittsburgh, PA
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Someone from Pittsburgh trying to tell a Native Texan & Ex-Houstonian of 5 years how it is? You're too funny...
Just someone who lived in Houston for 14 years trying to tell how it is....but yeah, I may not be qualified...
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Center of population is towards the west.

And those descriptions above are broad generalizations. Acres Homes, Clear Lake, Greenspoint, Memorial and others do not fit those molds in the slightest.
Yes

What I posted was a broad generalization as I'm way too busy to list every single community in the Houston Metro area. It would take me several days of my life which I don't have the time for right now since my grandfather is sick in the hospital & dying at this time.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Another big problem with Houston: Neighborhoods are not well defined here, probably because they are so large. Chicago and NYC are big, but they have many more neighborhoods than Houston with less square mileage and NYC is defined by its boroughs. My point: You really can't say East, West, North, or South Houston without getting flack from someone. "South Houston" is actually it's own city. Houston also has a couple of island cities/villages just to make things more confusing.
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