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Old 08-14-2007, 03:25 AM
 
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Default candlelight estates

Does anyone havea feel for the 'candlelight' area north of 610, near Oak Forest? My husband & I stumbled upon the area. After looking on har.com, it seems to be mostly ranch style homes, but some of them are totally renovated inside & are beautiful. There seems to be several "candlelight' areas...candlelight estates, wood, plaza,etc.... Does anyone know how the neighborhood is doing? Is it seeing some revitalization? Are there young families there? Is it safe?? Is it an up & coming area??


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Old 08-14-2007, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I have some friends who live there and love it. It has great lights during Christmas. IMHO, the area surrounding is very spotty. However, easy access to downtown.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:03 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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I have friends there that love it too but the area is on the borderline. Southward the area is pretty good, northward...not so much. Kind of patchy. The high school in that area has not been that great in the past, things may have changed though with all the redevelopment out that way. There are nearby private schools that are very good (St.Pius, St. Thomas, others).
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:35 PM
 
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Depends on which Candlelight you are talking about. There is the one adjacent to Shepherd Park Plaza, Candlelight Forest maybe? South of Pinemont. That one is real good. It is in that group of Garden Oaks/Shepherd Forest/Candlelight. Everyone has a "Yard of the Month" looking lawn it seems like. Candlelight Estates, running along Bethlehem between Ella and T.C. Jester is a good area too. That is the one that does the Christmas lights every year. One of the better values in reasonably close in nice neighborhoods. The other Candlelight is over off of Tidwell & Antoine. It is okay but a little close to the very rough stuff over on DeSoto Street.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:40 PM
 
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THanks for the input. My husband & I are having a hard time firguring out where to live. We are relocating from New Orleans. We'd like a short commute, but a neighborhood with lots of kids & a good sense of 'community', if you know what I mean. I'm a stay @ home mom, so I'd like somewhere that I can take the kids to a nearby park, etc...
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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My mom's group when I lived in Houston (up until a week ago) met at a Candlelight Park - I never had the chance to see this park but maybe you want to check it out.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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MOdster..
So far I have heard of:
Candlelight woods
Candlelight estates
Candlelight Place...
So, I'm guessing that you were saying that 'woods' & 'estates' are the good ones???

Thanks for th input! Buying a house long distance sucks!!
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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MOdster..
So far I have heard of:
Candlelight woods
Candlelight estates
Candlelight Place...
So, I'm guessing that you were saying that 'woods' & 'estates' are the good ones???

Thanks for th input! Buying a house long distance sucks!!
I think Candlelight Place is a new 1-block development isn't it? Just look on the maps when looking. Are you sending the kids to private school? How large a house are you needing?
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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Yes, I think you're right about candlelight place. They look like mostly new homes. We have 2 small children so we don't need a school right away. but, I did notice that Oak Forest Elementary received a 'rocognized' rating this year (which the area is zones to), which is an incentive to move there.... We'd like something with 3 bedrooms + another study or computer area . Probably @ least 1700 sq feet.
Do you know anything about Shepard Plaza?

Thanks~
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:38 PM
 
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Yes, I think you're right about candlelight place. They look like mostly new homes. We have 2 small children so we don't need a school right away. but, I did notice that Oak Forest Elementary received a 'rocognized' rating this year (which the area is zones to), which is an incentive to move there.... We'd like something with 3 bedrooms + another study or computer area . Probably @ least 1700 sq feet.
Do you know anything about Shepard Plaza?

Thanks~
Shepherd Park Plaza is good. Its right next to Garden Oaks and a good compromise on not being out in a far-flung suburb, but not just over the top in price for a decent size home like a lot of close in areas. So long as the schools are okay, (I have heard good things on Oak Forest elem), I would say that would be a good area to consider. They are also redoing some retail right there at 43rd and Ella. So that will be a boost. There is already a Kroger signature store there, so you have a decent grocery store in the area.
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