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august948    700

Kind of wanted to give this a bump and see what new info there was out there on the area.  I am curerntly living in oak forest, 018 and have been priced out.  Looked at Inwood but as a woman who's SO travels often, didnt know how safe I'd feel in the area.  Met some really nice folks as I drove around the area and all said it was quiet and safe. Great homes, large lots... but those apartments everywhere!  Where do you go at night if you are cooking and run out of something?? 

 

Thanks for your input!!

 

We looked at Inwood Forest when we moved to Houston about 15 years ago.  Not knowing the area, I was drawn by the low prices and the possibility of having a house on a fairway.  We changed our minds pretty quickly once we actually visited.  A lot of the houses had bars on the windows due to the high crime at the time.  It was a pretty neighborhood and could clean up well, though it's too bad the course has been closed.  As far as I know, though, it's still surrounded by low rent apartments and I've heard there was flooding during Allison.  How are the prices there now?  That might give a good indication of how people perceive the area now.  15 years ago they were below average (the house we looked at was in good shape, about 2500 sqft, on a fairway and listed for ninty-something). 

 

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Purpledevil    283

Well, they used to say that finishing Victory & Gulf Bank would kill Inwood.

I guess they were right...

I've had friends that lived in Inwood from high school to now. A girl I dated lived right off of Alabonson, just behind the store. (The Express?) Beautifully manicured yards, quiet surroundings, clean neighborhood. This was the mid 80's. Fast forward to present day. Longtime friend lives on Victory. His 5 bed/3.5 bath 2 story butts up to the previously mentioned golf course. His back door has what was a sand trap directly behind it. If you can handle kids settling their differences on the golf course, the constant smell of marijuana, various packs of pit bulls roaming to and fro, and want to see what happens to a gorgeous Randall's grocery store when it sells out to Foodarama, well then, Inwood is the place to be.

All those years, I always thought that Inwood was full of bigots with their noses so far up in the air they'd drown at the first sign of rain. In retrospect, turns out all of those busy bodies were right. When they opened the gateways to connect Acres Homes with Inwood, it went downhill...and fast.

My friend put his home on Victory up for sale. Asking price is $110k. They've been trying to sell it for almost a year and 1/2 now, if that's any indication.

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brhaltx    23

Pretty much my experience, Purpledevil.  I had friends who lived there 20+ years ago.  It wasn't to bad then...  I know people who live there now, and wish they didn't.

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Ross    655

Inwood is also  in Aldine ISD, with Eisenhower as the HS. I am not sure that's where I would want my kids going.

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bourbist    0

I do live in this neighborhood, so I want to chime in. Inwood Forest has been continously improving in the last few years. The White Oak bike trail has been extended to the area and there will be bike trails all around the prior golf course as well. The streets are quiet with really nice neighbors. I live in a nice sized house (+2500sq feet) with an interesting architecture & big yard and pool for the half price of a much smaller house in Oak Forest which is only a few miles away. There are already some people moving in from Oak Forest/Garden Oaks since prices down there has just gone crazy. It has a very decent commute to Galleria, downtown, Energy Corridor, etc. so it will most likely continue to get better in the future. I wish the area had better retail and restaurant options, but I can access them in 10 mins in Oak Forest or 290 area until better retail finally arrives here. (Heck, I can easily afford the little extra gas by the huge savings on my housing compared to other neighborhoods.)

 

 

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MarthaM    0

Bumping this thread again.

 

 I will be closing on a 3500 sf home on the  green space with pool. Beautiful home on a quiet street. 

 

I have spent a lot of time in Inwood Forest for past 2.5 years and yes crime ( thieving) is bad. But Oak Forest is more stressful  in my opinion. 

 

People are getting tired of  the lack of sidewalks, (residents walking their babies or Dogs down most streets) , parking on street because driveways are too narrow, construction on most streets (noisy) not to mention increase in crime. 

 

Ive been attending events held by Brenda Stardig, council member for District A, for past year and glad she will be my rep. The Near North West group has big plans for Antoine. 

 

Does anyone else think it’s time to consider Inwood Forest now?  

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