Friday, June 15, 2007

City of Colleyville, Texas

I have recently been looking into changing my housing situation. As a human living in America, it is shameful that at my present age I do not own my own home. Or so I'm told. I'm also told that it's shameful that I'm not yet married and don't have any rugrats, but that is for another day.

So, if I were to buy a house, where would it be? Right down the street from my current residence is a place called Colleyville. It has narrow windy roads, overhung by huge trees. The houses are on big lots (by suburbaplex standards). Most are behind stone walls or iron gates. They sell for an average price of $374,000 (more than 3x the Texas average). ReMax currently lists 13 residential properties in Colleyville at prices of $2,000,000 or more. Incredibly, 5 are spec houses and 2 are vacant lots! (who in their right mind builds a spec house worth more than two million dollars?!)

Houses in Colleyville are inhabited by persons whose household income averages $125,000, and who are 91% white, 1.3% black (of black persons, it is estimated that more than 90% are current or former professional athletes).

According to the city's official website, "White collar professionals make up a high percentage of the population." (They could have left out the "collar").

In the year 2005, there were 0 murders, 1 robbery, 1 rape, and 13 instances of auto theft.

So what does this tell us? Colleyville is a nice place to live, but most likely a place that does not want me for a resident.

1 comment:

Gleemonex said...

Yeah, one party with the Brew Crew would probably result in some very bad scenes with the Homeowners' Association ... and they have power tools, so I'd be afraid. Very afraid.