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Old 08-07-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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Default Bridgeland/Cinco/Firethorne

Looking for the pros and cons of each neighborhood. Family of 4 with two boys (3yo and newborn). Work off I-10/Barker Cypress. Let's hear your opinions.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:24 AM
 
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Forgot to add- we are looking in the 250-285 price range.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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I assume you have done some searching on the forum:

Firethorne/Cinco comparison as an example.
Katy - Firethorne or Cinco Ranch (community & schools)
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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I have, but wanted to throw Bridgeland in the mix. Most things I have read about Bridgeland is people hating 290.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Given your job location, I would stay away from Bridgeland... You'll hate that drive up and down Fry rd everyday... it might get easier once 99 opens up there, but it'll be a toll rd...

As for Cinco vs Firethorne, it'll depend on how much "home" you want. You can easily afford a home on either one, but you'll be able to buy a lot more at Firethorne vs Cinco... I liked Cinco better, but having to pay a premium of 30-40% got me out of Cinco. When I went to sell my house, nobody cared whether it was Cinco or one of the adjacent neighborhoods (in terms of price / sq ft) so we ended up going to Cardiff. Smaller more "established" neighborhood (no starter homes)
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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The drive up Fry road will not be any worse than the drive from Cinco to I-10 and Barker. Mason and Fry are SO crowded in the morning on the south side of I-10! Take a look at Bridgeland.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:11 AM
 
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Has anyone heard how many toll booths will be between 290/I-10? I'm guessing 2, but hoping for 1.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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I have not heard yet any information on the toll booths on 99. Need to research this myself.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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I run up and down Fry all the time to I-10 - I don't think it's that bad at all, even without 99. I would consider Bridgeland.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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One thing I have noticed about Bridgeland is the tax rates! They seem quite high @ 3.75.
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