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What Kind Of Area Is Montrose?

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Think San Francisco, only more flamboyant. You'll have a blast there girlfriend ! Toodles. :D

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I've been researching more, and I've found Montrose to be in my price range. What kind of place is it like, and how "alternative" is it? (you know what I mean!)

It's not quite as "flambouyant" as it used to be. There really is no one "gay ghetto" any longer. Actually the Heights may be as "colorful" as Montrose these days. You may want to look into the Heights. Just as close in. Cheaper. And in my opinion a better place to live. But if you are dead set on a high-rise there aren't many choices in the Heights.

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Well, they aren't the majority in any area.

Singles, yuppies, and urban hipsters dominate Montrose and several other areas.

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I want to be in a neighborhood that gays aren't the majority. Some part of it makes me uncomfortable.

Remember this is Texas we're talking about, so even the gayest neighborhoods still aren't that gay. In no neighborhood are gays the majority, not even Montrose anymore.

However, the numbers of gay and lesbian members on HAIF are pretty high, and as with the group at large, we are a top notch resource for newcomers. Though I don't speak for anyone but myself, you might want to practice a little more restraint in posting unnecessary comments.

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I just feel uncomfortable living by them.

is this only if you know your neighbors (or people nearby) are gay, or can you sense it?

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I just feel uncomfortable living by them. I am entitled to have an opinion.

That may be a problem for you. While no neighborhood has a gay majority there is no neighborhood w/o gays either. Besides some people think we boost the property values.

Careful, I got in trouble for using the word "gay shacks" to describe the dumps off Fairview.

It's Ok. I'm one of "them".

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It just makes me feel "out of place" if I'm SURROUNDED by them. I was always against Gay Rights, Marriage is between a man and a woman.

<--------------(SLAMS ON THE BRAKES TO THE BUS ! SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEECH !!!!). Son, let me tell you something, if you are gonna move to Houston,Tx. You are gonna have to embrace a little diversity,and tolerance in yourself. You may want to rethink the whole,"I'm moving to Houston thing." You may want to look into Baytown or Pasadena if you are worried about being "surrounded" by what I see for the most part as some pretty decent folks. Are you worried you might actually enjoy talking to a gay person ? Believe me you wouldn't know in this town who is gay or straight just by looking at them anyway. And, it's not the gay and lesbian crowd you have to worry about in Montrose, it's the junkies and panhandlers, and if you don't like them either, you are gonna have a tough time driving around Houston without seeing them. Sounds like you better just stay where you are Chief, I don't think this town is for you. We are way off subject now. <_<

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I like Houston, and don't plan on changing my move.

Then at the very least, give yourself a little attitude adjustment ! ;) It's not as laid back as Austin around here, but the majority around here aren't as uptight as you.

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I posted my opinion, I didn't say I hated them, I just feel uncomfortable living by them. I am entitled to have an opinion.

Oh well, so long as you don't hate THEM.

First off, on this board you ARE pretty darn close to being "surrounded" as you seem to fear so much. Be careful, between making sure everyone knows you have a Cadillac & searching for appropriately "upscale" housing, you are, gasp, communicating electronically with several homos via this board! OMG! :o

Possibly you would be more comfortable staying in Iowa. I know I would be more comfortable if you did. My opinion, I guess I am entitled to one as well.

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I like the Woodlands, and I may have to do some MORE research!

You're probably gonna want to look elsewhere.

A gay friend of mine just signed on one of the Waterway lofts last week!

He said there's a LOT of gay people living in The Woodlands, they LOVE the Woodlands...

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Well, this straight boy loves having gay neighbors. By and large, they are much more considerate than the conservative straight neighbors I had in the Woodlands. And they really don't wear their leather chaps that often here in the Heights. The one that wears his Native American headress around all the time kinda bothers me though. :lol:

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Let's all calm down. The thread is supposed to be about telling this person what kind of neighborhood Montrose is, not judging him on how he feels or how he sees others.

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Nah, he wears furry boots, also.

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I thought for sure, that I had hidden these pictures well. Look, I can explain, I was in college, and I needed the money.

DAMN YOU REDSCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRREEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!

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TJ, the jig is up. When the hush money stops, the pics come out. :P

I really wasn't on my game that day, The night before was a whirlwind, I felt really bloated there. Do I look fat in that thong ? I think I should go knock on Cadillac's door in that get up, and see how he likes Houston then.

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I really wasn't on my game that day, The night before was a whirlwind, I felt really bloated there. Do I look fat in that thong ? I think I should go knock on Cadillac's door in that get up, and see how he likes Houston then.

Didn't you used to dance at JR's? Sorry about dropping the change in your g-string but I was really tapped out at the time.

:lol:

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Didn't you used to dance at JR's? Sorry about dropping the change in your g-string but I was really tapped out at the time.

:lol:

SHHHHH !!!! I can't blow my cover, "Rich's" and "Mary's" still don't know I moonlighted over there.

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Twisting my words into something they're not. I said I didn't want to live in an area that they were the MAJORITY. I know most places will have a few of them. I like diversity, I said I didn't want to live next door to one.

I don't plan on changing my move, so live with it.

And you may want to live with the fact that you are moving to the 4th largest city in the US, and along with that designation comes an awful lot of diversity. If you're planning on living anywhere inside the loop, you may as well get used to the fact that there is a large gay population here. You might even *gasp* live next to one. :blink: I'm curious; when looking at a property you're interested in, will you be knocking on your neighbor's doors and asking whether they're gay? I guess you're all for diversity, as long as you don't have to live next door to it.

The Centerville market is pretty hot right now. The commute's a little long, but you won't have to put up all the menacing "diversity".

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i was seriously asking...

is this only if you know your neighbors (or people nearby) are gay, or can you sense it?

kind of goes along with orikal...

I'm curious; when looking at a property you're interested in, will you be knocking on your neighbor's doors and asking whether they're gay?

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i was seriously asking...

kind of goes along with orikal...

Yeah, apologies if I was being redundant, but I'm geniunely curious as well.

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If I was to buy a house near a gay person, I wouldn't want to live by someone that walks around in chaps, and has pink flamingo's in their yard. I guess I haven't been introduced to any gay people before, so I wouldn't know how to act.

I'm a Republican, Catholic-Christian and I'm against gay marriage. I think marriage is between a man and a woman, but it's their life....I guess.

I don't want to come across as a person that hates diversity because that isn't the truth, I feel it makes the world different. I just don't want to be near a neighborhood that gays are the majority, if they live next door and don't try to "hit on me", then I could live with it.

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If I was to buy a house near a gay person, I wouldn't want to live by someone that walks around in chaps, and has pink flamingo's in their yard. I guess I haven't been introduced to any gay people before, so I wouldn't know how to act.

I'm a Republican, Catholic-Christian and I'm against gay marriage. I think marriage is between a man and a woman, but it's their life....I guess.

I don't want to come across as a person that hates diversity because that isn't the truth, I feel it makes the world different. I just don't want to be near a neighborhood that gays are the majority, if they live next door and don't try to "hit on me", then I could live with it.

It's doubtful any gay is going to parade around the neigborhood in their a*&less chaps. Most gays wouldn't parade around anywhere in chaps. And pink flamingos in the front yard? Paaaaalease. I think you have your stereotypes mixed up. And I doubt anyone is going to hit on you.

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ooookay...

If I was to buy a house near a gay person, I wouldn't want to live by someone that walks around in chaps, and has pink flamingo's in their yard.

yeah, like that happens...what really happens is the (probably straight) topless beerbelly guy mowing his lawn at high noon :lol:

it's their life....I guess.

you guess? that's nice...UGH

*case closed*

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May I recommend a realtor in the Woodlands? You'll fit in just fine up there. Pink Flamingos are deed restricted out there (seriously!), and you can still drive into town occasionally to sample Houston's diversity.

BTW, there are some great bars on Pacific Street that you might enjoy. Plenty of chicks.

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Deleted qto250us's distasteful remark, and another in which it was quoted.

I agree; this thread is disappointing. It started with NothingButMeAndMyCadillac asking a question about Montrose. May I weigh in?

NBMAMC, I've lived in the Montrose for nearly 25 years. It's a diverse neighborhood, which means that people of various income, educational, and social levels live in close proximity. There are straight, white Christian Republicans who live in Montrose. You'll also find gay people, college students, drug addicts, artists, black, white, Asian, and Hispanic people. There are humble old bungalows and huge new townhomes. Some of the finest restaurants in Houston are in the Montrose area, mixed in with tattoo and piercing parlors.

I understand your concern about living in a neighborhood which is mischaractorized as being predominantly gay. It's not. However, it's one of the few places in Houston where gay people are openly accepted (mostly). Montrose isn't one year-long Gay Pride Parade, however. The streets are not jammed with transvestites. And I doubt if anyone's going to grab your butt in Kroger.

Houston's a wonderful city because it contains a great diversity of people and opinions. There's a lot to enjoy here, and much from which we continue to learn. I hope you find your stay in Houston as enjoyable as I've found mine.

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Caddy, I doubt that too many gays will hit on you (unless you're oh so cute!) Just kidding. I am straight and I used to live in downtown San Francisco and never, except maybe once, got hit on, and then it was very subtle. I think gay men sense straight men better than straight men sense gay men.

As for having gay neighbors; move to my neighborhood, please! Nice yards, no junk cars on blocks, considerate, tendencies towards civic involvement and interested in upgrading their surroundings. etc. etc. Not that my neighborhood is so bad but the potential is currently unrealized and needs some creative blood. These are stereotypes that, as most, don't apply to every single person but indications are that gays moving into a urban neighborhood tend to be harbingers of valuation increases.

Caddy, perhaps Iowa has not allowed you to expand your experiences to where you fully appreciate my comments. I hope you join us here so that you can add to the ever-evolving kaleidoscope which is Houston.

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If I was to buy a house near a gay person, I wouldn't want to live by someone that walks around in chaps, and has pink flamingo's in their yard. I guess I haven't been introduced to any gay people before, so I wouldn't know how to act.

I'm a Republican, Catholic-Christian and I'm against gay marriage. I think marriage is between a man and a woman, but it's their life....I guess.

I don't want to come across as a person that hates diversity because that isn't the truth, I feel it makes the world different. I just don't want to be near a neighborhood that gays are the majority, if they live next door and don't try to "hit on me", then I could live with it.

So what would be so odd or new about not knowing how to act if you were introduced to a gay person? Clearly you don't know how to act now.

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If I was to buy a house near a gay person, I wouldn't want to live by someone that walks around in chaps, and has pink flamingo's in their yard. I guess I haven't been introduced to any gay people before, so I wouldn't know how to act.

I'm a Republican, Catholic-Christian and I'm against gay marriage. I think marriage is between a man and a woman, but it's their life....I guess.

I don't want to come across as a person that hates diversity because that isn't the truth, I feel it makes the world different. I just don't want to be near a neighborhood that gays are the majority, if they live next door and don't try to "hit on me", then I could live with it.

Where are you moving here from? I hope for your sake its just gays that make you feel uncomfortable. In almost every neighborhood here in Houston you'll find something besides "WASP's". In fact, in almost EVERY neighborhood, the "WASP" is the minority.

Either way, good luck..

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And so the plot thickens... :P

Seriously, Caddy, when's the last time you saw a bunch of straight guys defending gays so vigorously? Doesn't it make you wonder why? I'm here to tell you, it's because most of them are as normal as you or me (or, should I say as crazy as you or me).

What you will find when you move to our wonderful burg is that it is a wonderfully diverse group of people that, by and large, gets along pretty well. If you do your research, you will find Houston has one of the largest gay populations in the country. You will also find it has one of the largest hispanic and asian populations. You'll find it is one of the top cities in the country for black entrepreneurs.

We also have the largest fundamentalist church and the 41st president of the United States, as well as a newly indicted Speaker of the House. We just got our own arch-bishop, and are building a new cathedral.

Houston never had riots during the 60s. Our leaders saw the wisdom of quietly integrating the lunch counters. We welcome all types here. And frankly, those that don't get along, find themselves on the fringes. The point is, you are welcome to like or dislike whomever you like. It's a big city, and you'll find plenty of people who agree with you. But, prejudging gays...or blacks, hispanics or asians...is your loss, not theirs. And, you'll also find that all of the best bars and restaurants are either owned, staffed or frequented by gays, so unless you plan on spending all of your free time at church, you may as well get used to them.

Besides, they don't bite...unless you ask. ;)

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Deleted qto250us's distasteful remark, and another in which it was quoted.

I agree; this thread is disappointing. It started with NothingButMeAndMyCadillac asking a question about Montrose. May I weigh in?

NBMAMC, I've lived in the Montrose for nearly 25 years. It's a diverse neighborhood, which means that people of various income, educational, and social levels live in close proximity. There are straight, white Christian Republicans who live in Montrose. You'll also find gay people, college students, drug addicts, artists, black, white, Asian, and Hispanic people. There are humble old bungalows and huge new townhomes. Some of the finest restaurants in Houston are in the Montrose area, mixed in with tattoo and piercing parlors.

I understand your concern about living in a neighborhood which is mischaractorized as being predominantly gay. It's not. However, it's one of the few places in Houston where gay people are openly accepted (mostly). Montrose isn't one year-long Gay Pride Parade, however. The streets are not jammed with transvestites. And I doubt if anyone's going to grab your butt in Kroger.

Houston's a wonderful city because it contains a great diversity of people and opinions. There's a lot to enjoy here, and much from which we continue to learn. I hope you find your stay in Houston as enjoyable as I've found mine.

Thanks, this is more of the response I wanted. This is the feedback I asked for, so I thank you. But I do have a bone to pick, who said I was white?

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Nah, he wears furry boots, also.

qfelipe.jpg

Hey Red,

Could you give me this guy's address and phone number? I'm doing some research and...uh...I'd...uh...

B)

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Houston never had riots during the 60s.

Yea, but there was no love lost there either, honky. Talk to some TSU kids from the 60s and get it from the horses' mouth. No counter riots, but lots and lots of tension.

And don't forget the race riots at Camp Logan during WWI.

Houston is good, but it ain't perfect like you think.

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