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Old 10-10-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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Considering buying a home in Long Meadow Farms zoned to Bricoe JH and Foster HS. Went to check out the schools and were stunned to find them in the middle of nowhere on a 2 lane bumpkin road.

I know there is a mindset that Katy schools are much better, but have not seen anyone with personal experience with Foster chime in.

We wonder how they could attract quality teachers to such a remote area.

I know this forum rates Foster as a 79, vs a 93 for Seven Lakes. And that Foster is nowhere to be seen on the Newsweek Best High Schools list where Seven Lakes is.

Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Considering buying a home in Long Meadow Farms zoned to Bricoe JH and Foster HS. Went to check out the schools and were stunned to find them in the middle of nowhere on a 2 lane bumpkin road.

I know there is a mindset that Katy schools are much better, but have not seen anyone with personal experience with Foster chime in.

We wonder how they could attract quality teachers to such a remote area.
Well, Long Meadow Farms is sort of out there too, there's only just recently new commercial/retail going up near it.

If you're that concerned, look a few miles north in Cinco or a few miles southeast in the Austin High (FBISD) zone. Both much more established areas, great schools and I don't think you can go wrong with either of those.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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i live near there also zoned to these schools. I learned they are by far the best Lamar schools. Katy has the better rep and may be a little better, but I wouldn't worry about its locations. Some of the best schools in the state are in rural areas or FM roads. In fact I'd rather have my kids go there than a school in a more populated area. Less inner-city influences and less school area traffic.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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Considering buying a home in Long Meadow Farms zoned to Bricoe JH and Foster HS. Went to check out the schools and were stunned to find them in the middle of nowhere on a 2 lane bumpkin road.

I know there is a mindset that Katy schools are much better, but have not seen anyone with personal experience with Foster chime in.

We wonder how they could attract quality teachers to such a remote area.

I know this forum rates Foster as a 79, vs a 93 for Seven Lakes. And that Foster is nowhere to be seen on the Newsweek Best High Schools list where Seven Lakes is.

Thanks!
Not too sure on the schools but you might want to do a little more research before buying in Long Meadow Farms. The new 99 elevated tollway is going to be going right past it. Values in that subdivision have already dropped some in the last 3 years. I wouldn't be surprised to see them drop some more too. Be careful not to be anywhere near the Grand Parkway if you buy there.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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VA Cat,

I guess the tollway is being built in the center median?

Yes, LMF is next to the Grand Pkwy and the house we are looking at is on that lake closest to the pkwy.

Really not sure if/how that would affect property values.....of course all neighborhoods have suffered in the past 3 years.


Now, we are being offered a lot at a nice discount.....of course it is zoned to Travis.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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VA Cat,

I guess the tollway is being built in the center median?

Yes, LMF is next to the Grand Pkwy and the house we are looking at is on that lake closest to the pkwy.

Really not sure if/how that would affect property values.....of course all neighborhoods have suffered in the past 3 years.


Now, we are being offered a lot at a nice discount.....of course it is zoned to Travis.
Yes the tollway will be the median that you now see. Look north of Fry Road on the Grand Parkway to see what it will be like once its been completed. Many areas in Richmond haven't taken as much of a hit as LMF. Values in LMF seen to still be falling! I noticed a house we were originally interested in go on the market last year and then also go through 3 price reductions before being sold or pulled off the market when its price was $50,000 less than the original asking price. If you are buying in there be very careful of your location within the subdivision. When the elevated road is built, you will have no barrier from the traffic noise! Thats going to really hurt your ability to sell.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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Foster is a good school, and that "Two Lane Bumpkin Road" has multi million dollar estate homes on either side all the way down once you pass Pecan Grove. Texana Plantation, Grand River, Crystal Lakes Estates, Woods Edge...etc. In fact, I'm quite sure the country bumpkins aren't too happy that Long Meadow Farms or Fieldstone is zoned to their school.
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