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KBR Inc. in Houston Energy Corridor Positive Impact on Home Values

In Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Local Business, West Houston on January 17, 2011 at 6:29 pm
Eldridge Oaks

Eldridge Oaks Office Building

Residential home values in Houston‘s Energy Corridor have remained relatively strong even during the soft real estate market of recent years.   One of the factors that has influenced the consistently strong  home values is that West Houston’s Energy Corridor is home to many of the most powerful oil and gas companies in the world employing thousands of people.  

KBR Inc. in recent years has employed approximately 200 people  in their West Houston location on St. Mary’s lane near Dairy Ashford.  The company has recently signed an 11 year lease for 78000 square feet of office space in the Transwestern Eldridge Oaks building at 1080 Eldridge Parkway with an option to lease an additional 150000 square feet.

In an article published by the Houston Business Journal  Michele West, KBR”S director of real estate services is quoted saying that

 more space is needed in the Energy Corridor as a result of additional project work secured by the oil and gas unit.

The signing of this new lease by KBR  is another positive factor for  home values in Houston’s Energy Corridor. 

If you are considering a move to West Houston contact Connie Vallone  Real Estate Broker with First Market Realty specializing in West Houston and the Energy Corridor.  

Connie Vallone – 713 249 4177 or or 


Cigar Towne in West Houston

In Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Local Business, Local Events, Restaurants & Shops, Restaurants & Shops, West Houston on January 14, 2011 at 2:34 am
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Residents of West Houston’s Energy Corridor can enjoy Premium World-Class Cigars at Cigar Towne located in the heart of the Houston Energy Corridor . Cigar Towne is located near  Terry Hershey Park at 1127 Eldridge Parkway #500
Houston, TX 77077 (281) 752-4427

Cigar Towne also offer offers 40 climate controlled lockers, humidors, lighters and cutters of all shapes and sizes.   

Cigar Towne offers more than just premium cigars and accessories.  The store offers a great experience and a great atmosphere.  It is a cigar aficionado’s dream from the oversized leather chairs to a full-size flat screen. You are immersed in a cigar lover’s dream. It does not matter if you are a beginner in the world of cigar culture or have a more refined palate you will enjoy the experience. At Cigar Towne sit, relax and rewind unencumbered by time. Turn the cell phone off and dance in the pleasure of a fine cigar.

As a woman I found the following article by a Psychiatrist a bit alluring. He resurrected the Freudian icon and gives it a new twist,

“The good cigar experience is most sensual; the beauty of the well-made cigar appeals to the eye, the firm construction to the touch and the fragrance (one of the most masculine of aromas) to the sense of smell. And a good cigar can appeal to taste as much as a vintage wine.”  (1994 Cigar Aficionado Opinion: A Psychiatrist’s Prescription by Charles Carluccio.)

Sigmund Freud said two things worth while, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and the second if you do not pay you do not get better.” I do not know about number two but at the Cigar Towne a cigar is never just a cigar.

Cigar Towne  hosts monthly events featuring popular and boutique brands of cigars.  The next event will be January 13th, 2011 featuring La Flor Dominicana cigars.

If you are considering a move to the Houston Energy Corridor or West Houston contact local Real Estate area expert Connie Vallone -First Market Realty at or 713 249 4177.

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West Side Houston’s Terry Hershey Park – New mile markers

In Houston Parks, Local Events, Parks & Recreation on January 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm


West Houston Park

Park Benches in Terry Hershey Park West Houston

The Terry Hershey Park hike and bike trail located in Houston’s Energy Corridor in West Houston now has new mile markers. The 37 markers, which are embedded every quarter-mile along 7 miles of the trail, as well as around a 2.2 mile loop, were a gift from the 2006 Road Runners Club of America National Convention, which was hosted by the Houston Striders.

The park adds value to West Houston’s Energy Corridor real estate.  Residents of the area can enjoy several miles of peaceful trails along Buffalo Bayou.    For more information on the area and real estate visit–c11081.html  or call Connie Vallone 713 249 4177  or