Houstonians Do Actually Want To Live Here; Freedmen’s Town Brick Fix Goes Wrong

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  • “Posts to Cleburne Cafeteria’s Facebook page indicate that construction ramped up in February and March, when steel beams that will form the building’s basic structure were erected. At present, no opening date has been announced just yet, but the restaurant expects to reopen in June. ”

    I drove by there just yesterday, and I’d be shocked if it opens before September.

  • Ho Lee Crap….. Still struggling with those bricks…. How many blondes does it take to replace a light bulb?

  • What contractor would get involved in that mess? It reminds me of the years of false starts on Poor Farm Ditch in Southside Place. As soon as potential contractors get a whiff of the nut case busy bodies that they will deal with it’s over.

  • I’d leave in a heartbeat! Give me the mountains any day. Quality of life in Houston just isn’t up to snuff and will probably always lag behind other greater regions or cities.

  • Ed, it’s a free country…. LEAVE!

  • @Toby please don’t encourage Houstonians to inflict themselves onto other places, at the very least not onto high-quality-of-life mountainous regions, tyia

  • This data doesn’t surprise me at all. Not because Houston has high quality of life (as a lifelong resident–we don’t), but rather because of the demographics who live here. I’d bet that a sizeable majority of Houston residents fall into one of two categories: Older settled people who have already made their choice and are unwilling to change, OR transplants from vastly more difficult situations in places like Central America, Vietnam, or the economically depressed parts of the Midwest. Houston looks pretty good when you compare it to third world type (or barely better than) living conditions–not so good when you compare it to more desirable US cities. I’d be willing to bet that these numbers would change substantially if you narrowed the criteria to the “young, educated professionals” which every city wants to add to their workforce and tax base. These people demonstrably prefer to live in places like Austin, Denver, Portland, or Seattle, or if they can afford it, Boston, NYC, San Francisco, or DC.

  • Again with the freaking bricks? *bangs head on wall*

  • @Christian according to the data at the link, people making under $12.5K/yr are the ones who want out the most (followed by the people making over $100,000/yr).

  • I’ve been lucky enough to live in the Montrose and Rice Military areas of Houston and really enjoy it. There are many more parts of Houston proper that are great as well. Many people choose to live outside of the actual Houston area because of the home prices, home sizes and schools; however, when compared to the “more preferred cities”, home prices inside Houston area a steal, even at today’s prices, and there are several pockets of good Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Instead of moving…try to move to a better part of Houston that fits your tastes. It will be more expensive but benchmark it against other preferred cities before deciding it is too expensive. A huge house isn’t really that necessary if you like where you live.