Comment of the Day: What Is and Isn’t Near Eastwood

COMMENT OF THE DAY: WHAT IS AND ISN’T NEAR EASTWOOD “Part of the problem with Eastwood’s location is the different yardstick people apply to what is considered close. The 2.5 miles or so to Washington Avenue is listed like a neighborhood amenity for the restaurants or clubs over there, but a more direct 2.5 miles over to Midtown from Eastwood is nowhere close.” [Winer, commenting on A New Blue ’Do in Brookesmith]

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  • no doubt, and when you see the context of what Brook Smith Too wrote…
    “there are 3 grocery stores within 3 miles…”
    From my house in eastwood, I have HEB gulfgate, Randalls midtown, Fiesta on wayside, and Kroger on Cullen. All less than 3 miles, Kroger on Cullen is walking distance.
    Plus a best buy, lowes and home depot within 3 miles. not to mention all the stadiums, and soon to be 2 light rail lines (East and South East).
    Leeland bakery is great too when the wind blows the fresh baked bread smell right onto your doorstep? That is a rare amenity you don’t get in brook smith.

  • I think that most people would agree that there’s more stuff in and around the greater Heights (including Brooke Smith) than Eastwood…that’s all I’m saying. I would guess property values would agree. But I’m obviously biased and know I might be wrong.

    I like Eastwood a lot, work nearby and realize lots of people probably prefer it though.

  • O! Leeland Bakery!
    Aroma fair and sweet!

  • It wasn’t that long ago that houses in the heights were worth as little as they are in eastwood (even less), and I’m sure there were others who had the same discussions as we’re having now except it was the heights that was looked at as the dank cellar with no amenities, rather than eastwood.
    Thinking about it, I’m very much okay with that perception, traffic in the heights 10 years ago was like it is in eastwood today. that is to say, there is none, I’ve driven around in the heights recently (before and after walmart), I don’t look forward to that.

  • toasty, we fled Montrose to the quiet and calm of the Heights. It makes me sad that people view bars and traffic “progress”.

  • Mel, what you’re pointing out as typical signs of progress (bars, traffic, mass consumerism, etc.) are noted as such becuase they’re indicators that your community has increasing incomes and rising standards of living. Not sure why anyone would ever wish the opposite for their community.

    Considering there’s no shortage of places on the outskirts of town if you value peace and quiet, there’s no reason to bemoan the city becoming a more vibrant and energetic city to help people congregate and drive prosperity for its inhabitants.

    i suppose there always is the side note that large cities also tend to blow up income inequality and drive shifting demographic changes in older hoods, but that’s whole nother story.

  • Joel, I am going to bemoan the fact that what once was a quiet, sleepy little village has turned into Disco Kroger. We’ll just have to agree to disagree that what you call “progress” is actually good for the Heights.