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Old 02-08-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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We currently live in the south part of the Woodlands, and are finding the commute to downtown and the Galleria to be a killer. Do you have any recommendations on areas we can look into? Our dream would be 4 bedroom house, around $110k, safe neighborhood, good schools, but a shorter commute. We have a while before our lease expires so we are considering foreclosures/short sales. The 1960 and Champions Forest area appealed to us, but we were surprised at how quickly we found the ghetto. Perhaps we just took a couple wrong turns. Same thing with Humble and the Kenswick area. What neighborhoods are good, and what areas should we stay away from? We are not originally from this area, and this would be our first home, any help greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:42 PM
 
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I would try the Atascocita area - east of Humble. Humble has some pretty run down parts. Atascocita is a little more upscale.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:08 AM
 
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We currently live in the south part of the Woodlands, and are finding the commute to downtown and the Galleria to be a killer. Do you have any recommendations on areas we can look into? Our dream would be 4 bedroom house, around $110k, safe neighborhood, good schools, but a shorter commute. We have a while before our lease expires so we are considering foreclosures/short sales. The 1960 and Champions Forest area appealed to us, but we were surprised at how quickly we found the ghetto. Perhaps we just took a couple wrong turns. Same thing with Humble and the Kenswick area. What neighborhoods are good, and what areas should we stay away from? We are not originally from this area, and this would be our first home, any help greatly appreciated!
1960/Champion Forest areas near the ghetto? You must have took some real bad wrong turns because there's really no ghetto around there. The apartments in the vicinity are kind of pricy so still nothing really ghetto.

I'm curious as to where you looked and where you were that was the ghetto
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:58 AM
 
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I suggest looking into moving more to the north west off of 290. Homes are cheap and the area is pretty nice.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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If you want to buy a 4 bedroom house for $110,000 far away from any bad neighborhood..... you might as well stay where you live right now.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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4 Bedrooms for $110K in Champion Forest???? Good luck with that, my friend. Sorry to be such a downer, but that ain't gonna happen.

Ronnie
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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1960/Champion Forest areas near the ghetto? You must have took some real bad wrong turns because there's really no ghetto around there. The apartments in the vicinity are kind of pricy so still nothing really ghetto.

I'm curious as to where you looked and where you were that was the ghetto
I'm not sure of the exact streets, but I believe it was off of Champion Forest Drive and south of Richey. I was surprised at the tagging on houses, fences, and some houses boarded up.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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I suggest looking into moving more to the north west off of 290. Homes are cheap and the area is pretty nice.
How would the commute to downtown or the galleria be? Does 290 get pretty backed up?
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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4 Bedrooms for $110K in Champion Forest???? Good luck with that, my friend. Sorry to be such a downer, but that ain't gonna happen.

Ronnie
I'm sorry I should have been more specific. I'm looking at a couple of foreclosures on the south end of Champion Forest Drive. 77066 is the zipcode, and I keep seeing a lot of houses in that range in the Kleinbrook area. Is that an ok area?
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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There are houses to be had for 110 in the area, but not Champions Forest. Try Cypressdale, Cypresswood, Memorial Northwest. Ask to see utility summary for the past year. Go to HAR.com put in area 13, Klein School district.

If you are willing to get into a racially and economically diverse neighborhood, Greenwood Forest will also fit your budget. It is also a quick way to get to BW 8 and anywhere.

Getting downtown from Champions area around 249 will also be time consuming. DH worked south of the Galleria. He tried every way known to humans to find a way to work that took less than 50 minutes.

He started just going down Stuebner Airline to Sheppard to Kirby and over. That route was recommended by a neighbor going to Fox. Worked as well as others and far less stressful than freeways.
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