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Old 02-23-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: N. California
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Thank you all for your input, I can use all the help I can get. We are relocating because of my husbands work; they are moving to the Woodlands. Believe me...if I could stay in my little N. Cal town , I would! That being said, I want to make the most informed choice possible on buying a house. We did go out for a long weekend and explore the area with a real estate agent. I definately saw some rural areas that we wouldn't want to live near but also some that were quite nice. The area away from town around FM 1484 and Willis Waukegan seem nice. Any input about this area?
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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Thank you all for your input, I can use all the help I can get. We are relocating because of my husbands work; they are moving to the Woodlands. Believe me...if I could stay in my little N. Cal town , I would! That being said, I want to make the most informed choice possible on buying a house. We did go out for a long weekend and explore the area with a real estate agent. I definately saw some rural areas that we wouldn't want to live near but also some that were quite nice. The area away from town around FM 1484 and Willis Waukegan seem nice. Any input about this area?
That's within 30 miles of my property, where did you specifically look?

You're looking in an area that's stuck between Willis and Conroe with a pretty wide mix of good/not so good properties depending on the area. You're really close to the Montgomery County Airport but it's a very small executive airport so you'll very rarely hear or see anything but small corp. jets once or twice a week, nothing like a commercial airport.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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I just know restaurants,
I like Vernon's Kuntry Cat Fish, taqueria Jalisco, I had "Margarita's" fish tacos and were extremely good and Conroe just got a Freebirds.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:58 AM
 
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Wow, you do know there's a huge difference between "The Woodlands" and Conroe, right?
(When you say "The Woodlands", it's expected you will point your nose up in the air)

"The Woodlands" is an exclusive, elite area north of Houston where houses run in the 300K-1Million range.
Conroe is about 10 miles north of there and about 1/6th the price for homes.

Restaurants in The Woodlands are like Jasper's - Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Landry's Restaurant - Kirby's Steakhouse, where dinner for six can set you back 1K plus easy.

Conroe is more like Texas Roadhouse - Babin's Seafood House - Outback and the like where prices are in the affordable range.

Don't get me wrong, I like Conroe better than "The Woodlands", in fact I'm headed there next week to scout out buildings to move my company there later this year.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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Other than the Woodlands and besides the mall,is there anything to do for fun? Im used to hanging out at Montrose and the Heights area and im not to familiar with that area of town besides the waterway.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:53 PM
 
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There are a lot of nice neighborhoods with acreage just north of The Woodlands. The areas are located in the cities of Conroe, Magnolia or Montgomery depending on where they are located. These neighborhoods are not trashy but rather areas where you can get land, a nice home and sometimes a lake or pond. Some of the neighborhoods are gated.

Where you can choose a home will be depend on the commute to work. Some of the areas can be a little remote but you don't have to go too far out to get an 1+ acre of land. I'm a Realtor in the area and will be happy to help you find a home or answer any questions you may have about the area.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:02 PM
 
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I just read the post that you looked at homes already with a Realtor. So sorry, I didn't mean to step on anyone's toes.

I have friends that live in the northern California area and I know there are a lot of you relocating to this area because I just helped someone buy a home in The Woodlands from the Sacramento area. From the people I know from that area, I'm not so sure you would be happy in the 1484/Willis-Waukegan area.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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Wow, you do know there's a huge difference between "The Woodlands" and Conroe, right?
(When you say "The Woodlands", it's expected you will point your nose up in the air)

"The Woodlands" is an exclusive, elite area north of Houston where houses run in the 300K-1Million range.
Conroe is about 10 miles north of there and about 1/6th the price for homes.

Restaurants in The Woodlands are like Jasper's - Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Landry's Restaurant - Kirby's Steakhouse, where dinner for six can set you back 1K plus easy.

Conroe is more like Texas Roadhouse - Babin's Seafood House - Outback and the like where prices are in the affordable range.

Don't get me wrong, I like Conroe better than "The Woodlands", in fact I'm headed there next week to scout out buildings to move my company there later this year.
OP knows that I think. She wants country so she can have chickens so obviously anyone who's been through the Woodlands know that's not the area you want. You want country you go north - Willis, Conroe, etc.

The Woodlands can be snobby but let's not act like it's the only place in Houston like that.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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Wow, you do know there's a huge difference between "The Woodlands" and Conroe, right?
(When you say "The Woodlands", it's expected you will point your nose up in the air)

"The Woodlands" is an exclusive, elite area north of Houston where houses run in the 300K-1Million range.
Conroe is about 10 miles north of there and about 1/6th the price for homes.

Restaurants in The Woodlands are like Jasper's - Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Landry's Restaurant - Kirby's Steakhouse, where dinner for six can set you back 1K plus easy.

Conroe is more like Texas Roadhouse - Babin's Seafood House - Outback and the like where prices are in the affordable range.

Don't get me wrong, I like Conroe better than "The Woodlands", in fact I'm headed there next week to scout out buildings to move my company there later this year.
Wow. It's very obvious you don't live in the woodlands. Your response is typical of ones who don't. My house is much less than $300,000 and the people here are not snooty. The only people who dislike the woodlands are the one who don't live here.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Wow. It's very obvious you don't live in the woodlands. Your response is typical of ones who don't. My house is much less than $300,000 and the people here are not snooty. The only people who dislike the woodlands are the one who don't live here.
Obviously. The people who live there live there for a reason. They don't want to slum it with us normal people.
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