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Old 05-22-2012, 11:01 PM
 
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Why are there so many homes for sale in the Champions Forest area off 249? This looks like one of the best bang for your buck real estate in Houston, although lots of the homes need updating there are some very nice places for sale.

What is going on there that seemingly everyone is leaving?
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:12 PM
 
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That neighborhood just has a lot of turn over. You are correct that it is one of the best bang for your buck areas in all of Houston. The trick in Champions Forest is to find a house that someone has updated for you and won't get all of their money out of.

The school system is great. Great area.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Why are there so many homes for sale in the Champions Forest area off 249? This looks like one of the best bang for your buck real estate in Houston, although lots of the homes need updating there are some very nice places for sale.

What is going on there that seemingly everyone is leaving?
They all fled to newer burbs...The Woodlands, Cypress, & Tomball.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:06 AM
 
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Kids are gone and they are moving to town.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Why are there so many homes for sale in the Champions Forest area off 249? This looks like one of the best bang for your buck real estate in Houston, although lots of the homes need updating there are some very nice places for sale.

What is going on there that seemingly everyone is leaving?
That area was fueled by Compaq decades ago. Now it seems like it's too far out, yet not far enough...if that makes sense. Suburban home buyers tend to jump right over it and head for newer housing miles up the road.

Homes at I-10 and Highway 6 ( which is 1960 if you draw the loop around) suffered the same thing for many decades. People would jump right over them and go to Katy. But times are changing and they are appreciating. Maybe the same will happen to 1960.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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Champion Forest existed long before Compaq built up there. However, it did help in the later years. I think Noble energy is moving their global HQ to the Compaq campus. Might see a mini-boom in the area.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Lived there for 14 years. Watched it grow until traffic was jammed up on 1960 at 7:30AM on a Saturday. I moved.

Ronnie
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I live in the area now and don't find the traffic too bad at all and I use 1960 a lot at various times during the day. If traffic is bad (like late Friday afternoons around Willowbrook/249 for example) there are plenty of alternative routes you can take without going out of your way especially. I don't have to commute downtown any more though.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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Since the bridge at Ella and the underpass at Kuykendahl, coupled with the getting rid of that left turn lane, traffic is not so bad. It still sometimes piles up at Willowbrook. We now have alternate routes to get around it. We can go west and not have to get on 1960 anywhere around the mall.

Some of the other streets are a mess on Saturday. Don't go near the park in soccer season. I'm told 2920 around Kuykendahl is bad, now. Several of our neighbors moved to Magnolia some years ago and are moving back to Champions because of the traffic out there.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Take Cypresswood whenever you can - it's a smoother, much prettier drive than 1960.

Champions has really picked up lately.
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