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Yea sorry, Braes Heights. South of Holcombe and North of Breaswood between Buffalo Speedway and Stella Link.

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Actually its called Braeswood Place and it's a very nice established community with many ranch style homes still standing. Although closer to the bayou there are some new homes with some more "interesting" architecture. I has a YMCA and Poe and Pershing schools right in the center of the nieghborhood so it is excellent for children.

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Generally nice neighborhood. You may want to also look south of Braeswood down to the South Loop. There are some nice neighborhoods there, but less so as you approach Main or Stella Link. Braes Heights has been very proactive in improving the area. At one point the YMCA was some terrible apartments that really hurt the neighborhood. Braes Heights has some nice mid-centuries. There's probably some teardown activity however.

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Actually, Twain Elementary School is located in Braeswood. Poe is in Boulevard Oaks.

Twain has been rebuilt and is now being landscaped. Pershing will be rebuilt too. The other zoning choice, Pin Oak Middle School, was built in 2002.

Braes Heights is zoned to Twain Elementary School, Pershing Middle School (with Pin Oak Middle School as an option), and Lamar High School.

Again - zoned schools:

* Twain Elementary School ( http://es.houstonisd.org/marktwaines/ or http://www.marktwainpto.org/)

* Pershing Middle School ( http://www.pershingms.org) or Pin Oak Middle School ( http://www.pinoak.us)

* Lamar High School ( http://hs.houstonisd.org/lamarhs/)

Profiles:

* http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/Twain_ES.pdf

* http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/Pershing_MS.pdf

* http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/PinOak_MS.pdf

* http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/Lamar_HS.pdf

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Been looking in the area and its crazy! The builders are buying everything and driving the prices up. I noticed that they are redoing all the streets and sewer lines, which is great. Don't know if it will fix the flooding but it definitely makes the neighborhood look nicer. Lots of new construction, most McMansions but a few contemporaries hidden here and there. There is a nice one on Gramercy right behind the Shell research campus. Looks like a mini West U but still very mixed income.

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braes heights is becoming depressing :(

i noticed alot of the sewer lines were replaced (upgraded?) near another tract where these larger, more expensive, stucco, box-like houses were built...is it just a coincidence, or do these people with five bathrooms actually produce more crap? :D

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They finally finished Phase 1 of the storm sewer upgrade/street repave and it looks great! I can see how property values are going to go up with the new streets/curbs and new sidewalks. Has that fresh concrete look to it. Surprisingly, part of Phase 1 includes Knollwood, just south of Braes Bayou. I guess it was originally part of Braes Heights. The second Phase is on Academy. Don't know when that's going to start though. Supposedly going out to bid this year.

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Bought some property in Braes Heights, actually in Ayshire. Hope to do something with it.

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Bought some property in Braes Heights, actually in Ayshire. Hope to do something with it.

what type of house did you end up purchasing?

There is a nice one on Gramercy right behind the Shell research campus.

i *think* you were writing about the Houck house (streamline style).

if so, it's long gone, and the land has been subdivided and put up FSBO

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Tear down.

nice.

there were a few houses recently sold in ayrshire - i think on falkirk and drummond, maybe merrick, and prestwick that might get what they least deserve soon.

the prestwick home looked kinda neat - the demolition permit has already been issued, though :(

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Molina's knocked down a wall and placed glass instead. Looks nice. Lots of natural light for a bar atmosphere though

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That shopping center has been updated at least 3 times in my lifetime. We used to live on the street behind it but down in the last block just up against the St. Vincent football field.

There used to be a very good hardware store called Braes Hardware and there were about four older gentlemen who worked there that were extremely knowledgeable.

Next door was Allens grocery store. It was a great neighborhood grocery about the size of trader joes. You could sign for your groceries. You just signed your name to the bill and they would send you the bill.

You don't see that very often any more.

 

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