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Old 03-11-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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If you had a choice to pick a place to call home within a 30 to 40 min. commute to center city, during rush hour, where would it be?
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Give a price range. I can come up with lots of places but it depends on your budget.

And does center city mean downtown, the Galleria/Uptown or the new CityCentre?

30-40 minutes doesn't really get you out or in from the burbs anymore. Urban-suburbia though.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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Well thank you for such a quick reply. I would say our top range would be $275,000. As anyone would want...great schools, low crime, shopping etc.

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Give a price range. I can come up with lots of places but it depends on your budget.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Well, if you worked downtown, I'd say Pearland or Kingwood.
If you work in the Galleria/Uptown I'd say Sugarland.
If you work in the Energy Corridor I'd say Katy or the neighborhoods of Fleetwood and Barkers Landing.
If you had a huge budget I'd say Memorial or Briargrove/Tanglewood.

But like I put above, 30-40 minutes is becoming a bit of a pipe dream these days.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: The house on the hill
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We were in this situation and chose Fall Creek. We love it here and wouldn't change that. But I would also say Summerwood and Kingwood should be high on your list. This is especially true if you would like a more wooded (trees) feel to where you live and not a sea houses. As for commute times; Fall Creek is just under 30 minutes, add five minutes for Summerwood and ten minutes for Kingwood. On nights and weekends, you can get from Fall Creek to downtown in just 15 minutes. You could get a brand new home in Fall Creek or Summerwood in your budget. Good schools too! ~K~
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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Thanks Easilyamused. I will look into these areas. I will let you know how I make out. And Im sure I will have more questions. Thanks again.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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Thanks for your help. Now one more thing. How would one begin to search these areas. Does Houston have a MLS?

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We were in this situation and chose Fall Creek. We love it here and wouldn't change that. But I would also say Summerwood and Kingwood should be high on your list. This is especially true if you would like a more wooded (trees) feel to where you live and not a sea houses. As for commute times; Fall Creek is just under 30 minutes, add five minutes for Summerwood and ten minutes for Kingwood. On nights and weekends, you can get from Fall Creek to downtown in just 15 minutes. You could get a brand new home in Fall Creek or Summerwood in your budget. Good schools too! ~K~
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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HAR.COM is the MLS
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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If your high range is slightly flexible (to the tune of $25K) I would say Willowbend. Great place, check it out.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Jimbo, what are the schools for Willowbend?
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