U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-13-2011, 09:27 PM
 
1 posts, read 2,463 times
Reputation: 13

Advertisements

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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-13-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
3,589 posts, read 7,472,694 times
Reputation: 2367
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2011, 12:43 AM
 
53 posts, read 102,994 times
Reputation: 45
The Woodlands
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-19-2011, 11:40 PM
 
Location: The Woodlands,Texas
224 posts, read 214,941 times
Reputation: 215
The Woodlands hands down. I moved here last year and unless something drastic changes I have no plans to leave.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-21-2011, 06:08 AM
 
226 posts, read 332,436 times
Reputation: 230
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
404 posts, read 616,234 times
Reputation: 140
Katy/Cinco Ranch have no "nice" malls or restaurants.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2011, 12:30 AM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
7,355 posts, read 8,104,612 times
Reputation: 9049
Quote:
Originally Posted by BCEagles01 View Post
The Woodlands hands down. I moved here last year and unless something drastic changes I have no plans to leave.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alwaysflyin View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2011, 10:10 AM
 
1 posts, read 2,077 times
Reputation: 10
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2011, 09:05 PM
 
10,321 posts, read 10,799,407 times
Reputation: 2231
Quote:
Originally Posted by DHall View Post
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2011, 09:17 PM
 
12,673 posts, read 13,626,512 times
Reputation: 2525
If you want diversity then Katy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $89,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top