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  1. I like Kroger's for the quick run to the store type things. For a full grocery list I prefer HEB much more. HEB just has a bigger selection and I actually love the cooking demonstrations (I can actually cook a few meals now). Of course, you do have to plan your HEB trip a bit more so I guess it depends on what your shopping needs are.

  2. Saw this under another topic and thought it might be helpful to post here. Wasn't sure how to link....

    Help bring a library to West Pearland! The Pearland Westside Library Task Force will host a town meeting on Thursday, August 28 at 7 p.m. to discuss plans to locate possible sites for a library, prepare a proposal to Pearland and Brazoria County leaders, and create a Friends of the Library organization. The meeting takes place at the Shadow Creek Ranch Visitor's Center, located at Shadow Creek Ranch Parkway and Kirby Drive. For more information, write to contact@fopwl.org


  3. Just heard from a inside source that Alamo Drafthouse or Studio Movie Grill wil be locating in the SE parcel of land at the Pearland Town Center.

    Finally a good movie theater. Can't wait for it to open! I wish we had a bowling alley open on the west side (something like Main Event).

  4. I live right off of Kinglsey road and it seems most of the subdivisions nearby are done or close to completion...with the exception of one that has an entrance on Kinglsey (can't remember the name), but they do have some new starts. It's definitly not moving as fast as it once was, but I see a lot of traffic with people looking at homes. from talking to some of the builders and realtors it looks like people are interested, but financing has become an issue.

  5. I actually really like Fish City Grill. They do have some pricer selections, but in generally they have a nice menu for under $8 or $9. Red Lobster is hit or miss with me. Some locations are actually quite good, and others are the dumps. Hopefully we'll get a good one here (can't wait for the cheesy biscuits).

  6. Sam's Boat is okay. I prefer the patio and bar over the restaurant itself. They were having live music every Friday night, but not sure if that is still going on.

    I also like a bar called The Wild Geese Tavern (I think). It's in the same area as Norton's. They have good bar specials and lots of pool tables for you pool sharks. I've also heard a couple of live bands there too, but maybe that's only for special occasions.

    haven't made it to the Cork Wine bar at the PTC, but wine is not really my scene anyway. BJ's Tavern has a nice bar, but again it's in a restaurant. BJ's also has a happy hour Mon - Thur or Friday and a reverse happy hour Mon- Thur (excellent deep dish pizza at BJ's).

  7. As an FYI, the townhomes are in the process of being built on FM 2234 (Shadow Creek Pkwy) between Reflection Bay and Kirby. The infrastructure is being installed as we email. Any viable community needs apartments to sustain itself/grow. There are a number of jobs in the local community that are "entry" level positions and the people filling those positions will be looking to rent until they save enough to purchase a home.

    Does anyone know what is going up next to the townhomes? It looks to me that the townhomes are on the right side (if you are facing North) and there is another taller building on the left side. Just wondering.

  8. In this kind of market, it's best to buy long term, just like buying stocks. It's not wise for the average home buyer to buy a home and expect to make a fortune off of it in a couple of years, whether in Houston or the suburbs. The real estate market here is not known for skyrocketing prices, but rather a slow and steady increase. I think buyers should focus on the house they want in the location they want, as you have no control over what happens to the economy and how it effects the value of your home. I would love to see my property escalate over time. However, I really bought this as a home, not an investment. And even if the value doubles by the time I'm ready to move, if the value of my "move-up" house has also doubled, then I haven't gained much anyway.

    I agree. Homes aren't selling as quickly and prices may have dropped but it's far from being a problem at this point. If you find a great deal for a house you want then go for it. I don't think it will be a problem in the long run. I bought my home two years ago and the comps are higher at this point, with the exception of a couple of one-offs which have moved moved very quickly. I really enjoy living with with all the amenities that Pearland has to offer, plus the close proximity to downtown, Reliant Stadium, etc. Good luck with your decision.

  9. I live in Regents Glen just off of Kingsley (across the street from Laura Ingalls Elem. School) and very rairly notice a smell. If I do, it's usually first thing in the morning and it's gone within a couple of hours. I've also biked and run across a lot of SCR and haven't really noticed any major odor problems. Sometimes I get an strange smell off the lakes, but it may just be standing water.

    Any time you smell a garbage odor complain with the TCEQ


    call us toll-free at 1-888-777-3186, or

    e-mail us at cmplaint@tceq.state.tx.us

    All letters I have rcvd in regards to this issue have made it clear to complain to the TCEQ so they can have a clear account of the actual problems. Not sure how effective it will be, but it is a start.

  10. West Pearland and East Pearland are two different places and I agree brerrabit that it's difficult at best to compare Sugarland with the East side of Pearland. The West side is comparable but there is still a long way to go before it catches up with Sugarland. One of the things I like most about Pearland though is it's proximity to Downtown and the ball parks. I know there is a lot of traffic during rush hour, but I avoid most of that and adjust my schedule accordingly. We go to a lot of games and meet friends in Dowtown, mid-town, up-town and it's just very convenient to get there from 288.

  11. I get stuff from the SCR HOA in the mail all the time. Not to mention the school district, the City of Pearland, Keep Pearland Beautiful, and every other agency you can imagine. One day this week I received two SCR newsletters, the next day one City newsletter. I've lived all over the country, on both coasts and four different places in Texas, and I have never lived anywhere where I received so much "communication" from local authorities.

    I've only had one occasion to call the SCR HOA management company since I moved here seven months ago, and they returned my call within a day. They seemed very professional, more helpful and accomodating for my needs than the city officials where I used to live.

    Maybe it's just me, but my experience with SCR has been 100% positive. I have absolutely no complaints.

    Maybe I should have you send my inquiries. I get responses to the simple stuff, but nothing regarding the crime and vandalism or shut down pools. Also, I get info from the school district and city, but nothing from the HOA. I've already complained a couple of times and even met one of our HOA partners face-to-face, but for some reason those community newsletters can't make it to my mail box. Just curious, did SCR do anything for National Night Out? My old neighborhood always had a big community party (HOA fees - $200/year).

  12. My favorite is Las Rosas on 518, next door to Hamilton Inn. They usually have live music on Friday night and sometimes Saturday too. On the Border is the only crappy overhyped Mexican restaurant I can think of near 288. What others are there to avoid? Dos Hermanos closed down (good).

  13. Can SCRs somehow replace their HOA?

    From what I've heard, you all pay around $500+ in HOA fees, that's MORE THAN ENOUGH, to hire at least one security guard per subdivision.

    I plan on suggesting it. Especially if they can't even respond to simple inquiries or communicate neighborhood news.

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