posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:04 PM
I used to live next to Fulshire and I know several people that live there. It is rural. There is nothing out there. It was completely rural (
rural roads, no schools, sidewalks, parks, amenities, sewer system,etc) until just a few years ago. Anyone that lived out there truly lived in the
boonies. 50 mminute drive into Houston on a good day.
Now, as the price of real estate in Houston rose and the city sprawled out some developers bought up a lot of land in Fulshire and made some high end
developments (most of the homes are customs starting at $400,000 when lots of similar areas in surrounding Houston are in the low $200's). Also since
it was so rural, people bought up large parcels of farm land to make horse farms, giant estates, etc.
Anyone living there prior to 10 years ago either lived in trailers or in crappy dilapidated 50's homes. Now, because of all of the development and
infrastructure, the taxes have jumped up tremendously because the lot values have gone up 4-10x. Municipal taxes have been added to pay for sewers,
streets, levees, water, etc and the shiny new school.
ALL of the old residents of Fulshire are squawking about the increased taxes, it's not a racial thing at all. It's funny to see how non-local media
is picking up on this when it isn't N issue. Texas has high property taxes as it is. They are always low in unincorporated areas and drastically
higher in incorporated areas. Fulshire has evolved from the former to the latter, and the new taxes reflect that