Houston Neighborhoods That Are Still Growing, and the Interesting People Who’ve Moved There

HOUSTON NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE STILL GROWING, AND THE INTERESTING PEOPLE WHO’VE MOVED THERE Reporting on the growth and development of Houston for a continuing NPR series on how cities grow and change, national Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep hopes to get some tips from Swamplot readers: “I’d like to identify a few middle-income Houston-area neighborhoods that are still growing, in spite of the national housing trouble. I’m also looking for especially interesting people who have moved to the area in the past few years. Any thoughts come to mind?” Suggestions for contacts can go to Inskeep directly. But y’all can squabble about the neighborhoods right here in the comments, no? [Steve Inskeep; email]

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  • I’ll nominate Westbury and possibly Maplewood.

  • Willow Meadows, parts of Memorial and Spring Branch, Oak Forest, Linkwood

    Depending on the type of home, i.e., single family vs/townhome, Heights area, Montrose, and Midtown.

    If there are school considerations, both HISD and SBISD have helpful websites.

    Use a knowledgeable Realtor.

  • oops, he doesn’t need a home, just neighborhoods and recent interesting transplants–sorry, got a little over enthusiastic there

  • Garden Oaks and Oak Forest. But please don’t let the secret out!

  • I just hope you hook Inskeep up with the folks who own the “goldilocks” house or the Oak Bough/ Movie Theater guessing game folks. I’m sure they wouldn’t disappoint.

  • Most widely heard radio program in the US…. riiiiggghhhttt.

  • CK, the important word you missed there is “news.” But you could also substitute “non-bigoted” or “reality-based.”

  • Timbergrove Manor. Still many original residents, but influx of young couples.

  • What do you consider middle-income?

  • “. . . neighborhoods that are still growing, in spite of the national housing trouble.”

    The trouble with thinking about it this way is that existing neighborhoods don’t grow, unless they get hit with high density town-home infill, which in NPR-land would be classified as a negative: gentrification.

    Maybe they are looking for neighborhoods with a wholesome level of turn-over? Places where there are houses being sold & bought without a lot of foreclosures or gold-rushes?

  • Robert…..Hey Robert…Robert, don’t you know an interesting neighborhood that’s changing. Whoops, I think he’s flown out to Washington to meet with Mr Inskeep

  • I’ll second Oak Forest, and nominate myself.

  • Errol,

    While I mistakenly missed including the word “news” into my post, I most certainly did not miss considering the inaccuracy of the claim “the most widely heard radio news program in the United States”. Facts have, for some reason little to do with much of what organizations like NPR call “news”.

    Being well read, informed and observant does not equate to being a bigot. Slandering people with petty, juvenile characterizations because you won’t take the time to inform yourself with factual information necessary to back one’s claims is unfortunately much too common. Making statements like Errol’s should compel one to take a good hard look at themselves in the mirror. Of course, it’s hard to do for the pot that is calling the kettle black.

  • BTW, I also agree that Oak Forest should be included, in spite of the fact that the original deed restrictions prohibited people who were not caucasian (http://www.ofha.org/dr/dr_001.pdf). This from someone who will have been married to an hispanic woman 25 years in a few months, and who moved to Oak Forest about 20 years ago when there was a black couple living on one side of my house, and an hispanic family on the other side.

    It is so typical of many people of a particular political persuasion to baselessly and inaccurately categorize those who they disagree with.

  • Would it be wrong to nominate Pearland (the non-Shadow Creek Ranch part)? Or am I just being deceived by the number of new shopping centers? And what about greater Fort Bend County?