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Old 03-13-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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Hi all,

We will be relocating to the Houston area this summer. Both my husband and I work from home, so commuting is no issue at all. We have 2 girls, 10 and 12 and our main concerns are school quality, nice community and house value, but we also want to be close to nice malls and restaurants.

We spent an entire day in each area looking at schools and houses (looking to buy a house around 250K) and are really struggling trying to select between these 2 areas.

Any feedback to help us pick one or the other will be very much appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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If commute is not an issue they are pretty much the same. Katy is closer to San Antonio and TW is closer to Lake Conroe if either of those spots interest you.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:43 PM
 
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The Woodlands
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: The Woodlands,Texas
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The Woodlands hands down. I moved here last year and unless something drastic changes I have no plans to leave.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:08 AM
 
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We looked at both and chose Cinco Ranch. We wanted proximity to Houston and all it has to offer, and we liked the feel of Cinco.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Katy/Cinco Ranch have no "nice" malls or restaurants.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:30 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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The Woodlands hands down. I moved here last year and unless something drastic changes I have no plans to leave.
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We looked at both and chose Cinco Ranch. We wanted proximity to Houston and all it has to offer, and we liked the feel of Cinco.
Both of them are correct - for them. When you come down, look at both. Only you can decide which one you will like better.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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Both are excellent areas. The Woodlands gets points with all the trees but is somewhat isolated from everything else (that can be good and bad). The areas in and around Cinco Ranch are beautiful and the shopping and restaurants are abundant. I love living in the Katy area. Good luck. You can't go wrong with either.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:05 PM
 
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Both are excellent areas. The Woodlands gets points with all the trees but is somewhat isolated from everything else (that can be good and bad). The areas in and around Cinco Ranch are beautiful and the shopping and restaurants are abundant. I love living in the Katy area. Good luck. You can't go wrong with either.
That sounds like the country. LOL!
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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If you want diversity then Katy.
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