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Old 12-23-2010, 02:37 PM
 
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The Woodlands would be my choice. I'll see if I can get a friend/c-d'r to respond to you as they have a similar scenario with one working at IAH and the other looking at jobs in the downtown area. They live in TW.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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Topaz, for the schools and a great quality of life, The Woodlands is the best option. My wife works by IAH and her commute is miniscule considering she has to be there at 6:00 a.m. But for times that the traffic gets heavy, and it does, we have E-Z Tags for all of our vehicles. Tell your friend good luck with the move where ever it is.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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What are her criteria for a house? Old, new, with land, small lot, golf ourselves, etc...?
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: 77059
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Actually, I don't think she will make her home buying choice based on where I live. That was just wishful thinking.

Her husband is job hunting downtown, but hasn't landed anything yet. Does that change anyone's answers? I didn't know that the schools were considered good in The Woodlands...I think schools are going to be a huge factor in her decision. Also safety/concerns about crime.
See this:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/15553387-post10.html

Individual schools will vary but seems like you can't go wrong up there, despite what all the naysayers in here think.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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What are her criteria for a house? Old, new, with land, small lot, golf ourselves, etc...?
I think the big concerns are commute, safety, and quality of schools. I haven't heard her say anything about house particulars.

It seems like The Woodlands area has a lot of fans. I'll tell her about that. And if she wants to ask more questions, she can get her own account here.

Thanks, all!
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I would say Woodlands too but out of curiosity - what are the bad areas of BW-8?
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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I would look at eagle springs, fall creek and oakhurst.
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:02 AM
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I would look at eagle springs, fall creek and oakhurst.
I agree. I would not suggest the Woodlands if hubby is working downtown.

Definitely lookin into Eagle Springs and Oakhurst. Though Oakhurst will be a New Caney school district.
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I think the big concerns are commute, safety, and quality of schools. I haven't heard her say anything about house particulars.

It seems like The Woodlands area has a lot of fans. I'll tell her about that. And if she wants to ask more questions, she can get her own account here.

Thanks, all!

That last sentence was colossally funny to me. But then I do get easily amused. The Woodlands is a great area. Besides Topaz, you have done enough work for uor friend right?!LOL!!
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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The crime levels in Summerwood and Fall Creek im sure are the same as the levels are in The Woodlands and Sugarland commmunties. Both are great established communities with nice brand new schools. Also alot of great new developments are taking place and will continue to take place. This portion of the beltway is booming as far as new developments. Im not sure why MDinTelfair would say that the crime rate is bad over in this area he must be confused about the location of the neighborhoods. Of course the neighborhoods aren't as established as The Woodlands, Sugarland or Kingwood because they are newer and will eventually be just as established as those areas very soon. The neighborhoods have homes that range from the 200's to the millions with their own grocery stores, shopping centers, and even golf courses so I think she definitely should have a look at the area. Plus it would be the shortest and easiest commute.
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