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Old 01-13-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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Hello, I am new to the board and have lurked for a while now. My family and I are considering moving to the Houston area. We are native Texans and have lived in Dallas, Florida, and are currently living in Austin. Unfortunately, I have always heard bad things spoken about Houston. From what I have heard and the pictures I have seen The Woodlands seem like a wonderful area to live. (however, I have never been there before) The reason for our move is due to lack of opportunities here in the Austin area. We have a fourteen year old daughter who will be a Sophomore next year. I guess I am just looking for some advice on where in The Woodlands is the best location to live. I aplogize if this has already covered. I am still searching the board for answers. I also wanted to ask about the water and chemical pollution due to all of the plants in the city? Is it safe or is there an increase of disease? How "green" is the city? Is River Plantation in The Woodlands, or is it right outside? Is it a great location? What high schools do your kids attend if you live in River Plantation?
Thanks for all the info!
nunyo
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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nunyo...River Plantation is not in the Woodlands, it is north of 1488 and south of the 336 loop south, off I45 north. It 's actually in the Conroe area. At one time there were major flooding issues associated with the subdivision, so if you are considering it.... check out the flood maps. The Woodlands is a great master planned community with shopping, hospitals and parks. It has grown tremendously and truely has something for everyone. Prices will be a bit higher than it neighbor......Spring/Klein/Champions area.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:10 AM
 
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I lived in the Woodlands for 7 years and loved it. The high schools are great. My son had a great life there. If you choose this area, I would try to live as close as possible to the I45. Panther Creek is ideal. It just takes a lot of time in the morning to just get out of the Woodlands if you live further back, let alone the I45 commute.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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Thanks so much for replying. We are thinking that The Woodlands is going to be the best place to raise our family. I am hoping we will be able to get out there here in the next couple of weeks to see it.
nunyo
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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Go South on Kuyukendahl from the Woodlands for about 10 minutes. Check out Windrose, Gleanloch, Memorial Northwest, Champion Forest, Champion Woods, The Falls, Spring Creek Oaks, etc.

All in the suburbs, all have access to the Woodlands AND Willowbrook, all are in top notch schools, all cost 25% less than the Woodlands.
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