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Old 02-01-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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We are interested the area within or outside of "parkway villages" in 77077, (between eltridge and 6 and above braier forest dr. the area zone to Bush)

Does anyone know the demographics of this area, is it kid friendly? Is it worth/necessary to buy a gated community there? Thank you so much!
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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I live in charlton park. its kind of the entry level gated community in Parkway Villages

we're very diverse, last I checked, we had over 20 nationalities just in my hood.
very kid friendly, they are always playing out in the streets, day and night.

I personally like the gated community very much.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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I saw one house recently sold in low 300s in charlton park. I guess not many houses are selling...

Good to know its kid friendly, do you know do they go to Bush or private schools mainly?

Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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The area is very diverse, mostly families from all over the globe working around the energy industry. That makes smelling neighbors dinner cooking awesome in evening, and the median income for the area pretty high. Also, I expect home values are tied to the energy sectors rise and fall (especially since it's part of the Energy Corridor master planned community). Not a place for someone looking for a homogenous area. Lots of kids playing in the streets outside (even in the un-gated part), but not on the streets that cut through the neighborhood to 6 or eldridge. Those get pretty trafficky during rush hours from people cutting through trying to avoid briarforest, memorial, or westhiemer, but traffic's quiet outside of the normal commute times. Overall, great neighborhood close to Terry Hershey Park, walking distance to elementary, middle, and high school, and grocery store and great restaurants about a quarter mile away. Add a shorter commute time compared to the true suburbs, and it's a pretty good spot. Downsides would be all of the apartments on eldridge (only the ones on the west side are zoned to bush elem), and that I also expect to be tied to the business in the energy corridor.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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I saw one house recently sold in low 300s in charlton park. I guess not many houses are selling...

Good to know its kid friendly, do you know do they go to Bush or private schools mainly?

Thanks!
I wonder if that was the foreclosure house ? its been empty for about a year and a half that I know of...

the two single stories for sale now are around $400k I believe.

when houses do come up, they go quickly.

my neighbor's kids go to private school but I see 6-8 that walk to and from daily from my hood...
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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It's this one:
13910 Roxton Dr, Houston, TX 77077 - HAR.com

We love the location and our dollars definitely extended compare with 77079. Just hope the school will live up to its name (Bush).

Will wait and see if we get lucky...
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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The area is very diverse, mostly families from all over the globe working around the energy industry. That makes smelling neighbors dinner cooking awesome in evening, and the median income for the area pretty high. Also, I expect home values are tied to the energy sectors rise and fall (especially since it's part of the Energy Corridor master planned community). Not a place for someone looking for a homogenous area. Lots of kids playing in the streets outside (even in the un-gated part), but not on the streets that cut through the neighborhood to 6 or eldridge. Those get pretty trafficky during rush hours from people cutting through trying to avoid briarforest, memorial, or westhiemer, but traffic's quiet outside of the normal commute times. Overall, great neighborhood close to Terry Hershey Park, walking distance to elementary, middle, and high school, and grocery store and great restaurants about a quarter mile away. Add a shorter commute time compared to the true suburbs, and it's a pretty good spot. Downsides would be all of the apartments on eldridge (only the ones on the west side are zoned to bush elem), and that I also expect to be tied to the business in the energy corridor.
Good to know, thanks a lot! We are not looking for "a homogenous area", which is 77079, people there are very protective of their "homogenous land". So diverse is good. Just hope not all the kids go to private schools cause we are aiming at Bush.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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The houses outside are nice too - those 70s-80s homes around that area, they don't have a gate.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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The houses outside are nice too - those 70s-80s homes around that area, they don't have a gate.
I looked at several homes in briar hills when I was looking to buy but wanted a larger lot than the patio homes. Nice neighborhood with great access to terry Hershey. Would definitely recommend that the OP checks out some of the remodels there rather than the gated communities. Bigger neighborhood (for kid to play in) and great access to everything. Definitely a bargain area.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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We are not looking for "a homogenous area", which is 77079, people there are very protective of their "homogenous land".
What gave you that idea??

With an elementary that good I'm sure most attend. I'd choose a non-gated house, you're only just gating in yourself and your kids.
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