To be more precise in my question (this is in Houston area) are these the type of “power lines” that would lower the price/desirability of homes that back on them? I understand that regular above ground power lines are ubiquitous there and wouldn’t have an effect on the house price. But high voltage ones do.
Electric & Magnetic Fields (EMF). Science People say there’s no well-established causal factor for health problems associated with EMF that can’t as easily be marked up to coincidence. Nevertheless, they have no moving parts and still hum menacingly, so they must be dangerous. Like that wonky “dirty” light that comes out of the curly light bulbs.
Those aren’t typically what people are talking about. "High voltage lines’ means something more like these big metal tower jobs which aren’t all that far from where you’re looking.
(FYI- New Territory is a well designed development; I used to work for the water/sewer/drainage engineering firm back in the 1990s when all that was being designed and built, and the guys who designed the roads and piping were top-notch and very serious about it.)
So then what are the ones in my streetview? The unfortunate thing is, whether it is 30KV or 200V, the appearance is what counts. Tall towers with big insulators = can’t sell house when you need to.
And yes, NT is a pretty good place, it seems. If I will be forced to move to Houston area, that’s among my prime neighborhoods where to buy. Too bad that one place backs onto these stupid power lines. Those guys you worked for couldn’t have buried those? I bet for the price of the discounts that the developer had to give to sell all those hundreds of houses that back on those lines, you could bury them twice over.
Electrical power was handled completely by the local power company (Reliant, I think)- they have easements that they run their lines in.
The guys I worked for were in charge of the incoming water lines, sanitary sewer lines and the storm sewers, as well as all the retention ponds, etc… in the area, as well as a whole bunch of other stuff on the western side of the Houston area.