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Old 01-29-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I've been researching the area via websites but thought I would come here to get the most accurate answers.

1) What is the air like in The Woodlands?
From what I've read online, on here and talking to people, the air can be pretty nasty in Houston. But was is it like in The Woodlands?

2) Are apartments clean, safe and affordable there?
I've seen online where 1 to 2 bdrms range from 800 - 1200. Is that accurate?
Is the area clean and safe as well?

3) How long is the morning commute from The Woodlands to the Sam Houston Tollway?

4) Lastly, and I really should be researching this one myself, but are homes reasonable priced there? Are there bad parts that I should stay away from?

Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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1) Air is air.They have ozone alerts in Houston and The Woodlands. The air in both places have never smelled one way or the other to me. Except during summer , the one day a week trash day they have in The Woodlands makes it..... RANK. If you have pine allergies its a nightmare.
2) The few non-HUD apartments rent for around 1000k and up. They have minor problems like all apartments do.
3) 15-20 minutes to the Sam Houston from the front of The Woodlands without a wreck, and it slows down majorly from there.
4) You can find homes from 100k-2million.

It's not a bad place, its just really remote.
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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1)People from out of town always inquire about our air quality. To locals the air is fine because it is what we are use to. Woodlands is going to be the same as Houston because it is basicly considered Houston. The only time I notice poor air quality is deerpark/pasadena but that has improved a lot in the past couple of years.

2) That varies depending on which apartment, but for the most part Woodlands is very nice and most areas are as safe as anywhere else.

3)Depending on what time in the morning but as mentioned above 15-20 minutes is about right.

4)Not really any "bad" parts and depending on what you want it is a little more pricey than Spring and Conroe which are right next to Woodlands on I45.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Moderator cut: referring to posts that have been removed My reply to Chimpie would be that if your reasoning for seeking housing in the Woodlands is a concern about air quality, you should either (i) not move to Houston at all as the air is not going to be appreciably different from Galveston to Huntsville (and bear in mind that any concerns you have are borne out of political banter, not factual information) or (ii) save yourself a GIANT traffic headache nightmare and look at some of the closer suburb neighborhoods like Garden Oaks, Willowbend or Meyerland (to name a few). You will find similar price ranges, similar resident backgrounds, similar school options, and you will save a small fortune in fuel consumption as well as keep the use of the 2 - 3 hours of your life you will spend commuting everyday.

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Old 01-30-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Chimpie, check out Houston Real Estate - Houston Homes, Houston Home Value and Houston Relocation to get an idea of price ranges.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Originally Posted by Chimpie View Post
I've been researching the area via websites but thought I would come here to get the most accurate answers.

1) What is the air like in The Woodlands?
From what I've read online, on here and talking to people, the air can be pretty nasty in Houston. But was is it like in The Woodlands?
You will not be subject to the haze that surrounds the immediate Houston area. The tall pine trees have a lot to do with that. The air smells clean and fresh.

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2) Are apartments clean, safe and affordable there?
I've seen online where 1 to 2 bdrms range from 800 - 1200. Is that accurate?
Is the area clean and safe as well?
Yes, prices are right. Very little crime, most of it is juvenile-type or suburban burglary issues (i.e. leaving car with valuables, going away and not telling neighbors, etc).

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3) How long is the morning commute from The Woodlands to the Sam Houston Tollway?
Where on the SH Tollway? I-45? If so, not very long at all. 20-30 minutes, maybe.

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4) Lastly, and I really should be researching this one myself, but are homes reasonable priced there? Are there bad parts that I should stay away from?

Thanks!
Very reasonably priced, and I can't think of an area necessarily to stay away from. The Woodlands is beautiful and a wonderful place to live. Some people don't care for the suburbs, but believe me, if circumstances allowed, I'd be living in an older Lifeforms house in Indian Springs or Cochran's Crossing (both villages in TW).

Good luck with your home search!
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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I am sorry but you sound like you are off your meds or something.Houston is the fourth largest city in the usa and probably you could add about 6 or7 hundred thousand illegals that are not added to the population count.Crime happens along with multitudes of families with problems that i wont try to list.Sounds like you need to move to a very small town where life is simple.The woodlands are as safe as any large suburb in any city in the the US.AS far as the air is concerned its also ok i guess i have lived here 49 years and no lung problems or family members with any.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:09 PM
 
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More trees = More Oxygen!
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