A lot of people have held the developer's feet to the fire in the last 15 years or so and it is reflected in the kind of development we have now.It isn't what any place should be, but you can't stop it. It will be that way everywhere someday, but thankfully not in my lifetime.
If you look at the places near Houston, Bridlegate is a bargain compared to Brenham, College Station, etc..for the same or similar type place.
Look at the Flying L ranch, it is just a community looking thing like anything else in the city, just with more spaces between buildings. Yet people pay to vacation there.
What is so special about the other communities around that Bridlegate should be so criticized ? I see all of the development as a blight, even that Diamond whatever Ranch community off Hwy 46...it is on a beautiful piece of property yet it is just a high class subdivision, that's all, I think it spoils the look of the Hill Country, too.
All the people who bought for the views are going to be sorely disappointed when they see what happens in 10 years, all of those hills will have been carved out for people to live on, all the 'stars' will be on the ground, instead of in the sky. Look at NW San Antonio down I-10 from there, a beautiful hill every square inch built upon...that's how it all will look in another 50 years or so....that's what I say, thankfully not in my lifetime.
The people who are rich enough to own a lot of land and provide their own services (water, utilities, etc..) may isolate themselves from some of that, but when they look at the hills, they will see development. You may not like it, hey, I don't like it either, but it can't be stopped.
Nothing is special about Bridlegate that draws complaints over the other developments. It is just Bridlegate "people" chose to come on Topix and tell everyone how nice it is. That is what draws complaints.
Like so many here have said-they don't tell you the truth and the rules don't necessarily apply to all.
That ranch was such a beautiful place. We used to ride in from the river on horses and see God's country as it was met to be and now it is just another developement.
It is just a shame.