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Old 03-19-2008, 08:26 AM
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Hi, I thought I had read a few threads about the commute and the closest places to live if you work in Downtown Houston zip code 77010. Which area should I visit next week during my visit where housing in the 200,000 up to 240,000. we are not looking to shop for a big house, I would not mind a decent size townhome 3 -4 bedrooms. I will visit Katy and the Woodlands. I just would love to limit the commute if we ever move during rush hour to less than 25 minutes. Thank you in advance for your help, I am excited to see Houston for the first time. (from New Jersey)
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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The Woodlands or Katy would be an hour on a good day.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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If you are not in the InnerLoop, then I would say sugarland is the best bet. check this website (Houston TranStar Real-Time Traffic Map) morning between 6:00 and 9:00 CST and evening between 3:00 and 6:00 and you get a real picture..
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:26 AM
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Thank you Easilyamused & wheretogo, how do i find the address of 2 or 3 communities to drive around in sugarland just to have a feel of the housing layout. tks.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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GO to HAR.COM

Also, I don't think Sugarland is a 25 minute commute either.

Look at Pearland and Fall Creek.
You may want to go the townhouse route for a true 25 minute commute.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Also check out neighborhoods like Timbergrove and Garden Oaks ( inner loop or just barely out, central north), Fall Creek (north-northeast), for townhomes you might check the Rice Military District off of Washington (inner loop, very short commute easier to take a bus).
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Look at Humble and possibly Kingwood - although it seems far - some of my co-workers live there and unless there is an accident - their commute is about 25 minutes due to the newly expanded lanes of 59 North - making it a very smooth commute.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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I will visit Katy and the Woodlands. I just would love to limit the commute if we ever move during rush hour to less than 25 minutes.
I don't know how to explain this to people who've never been here before. This place is BIG if you are used to more compact, denser cities. That's not to say density doesn't exist here, but it's really only in the core and a few pockets outside. Then there are loads of subdivisions and strip malls for miles before you ever get to Katy or The Woodlands or Sugar Land or any place like that.

If you want to get downtown in 25 minutes or less during rush hour, you are going to have to live inside the loop (610) more likely than not. You can buy in your range there, but it may not be all that big, and I don't know about 3-4 bedrooms. Maybe 3.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:38 AM
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Thank you everyone this is great. We will have a lot of driving to do. If I like the places with the longer commute and they offer buses to downtown I would not mind. As long as I don't have to do the driving an hour could work for me.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Austin & Houston, TX
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Thank you everyone this is great. We will have a lot of driving to do. If I like the places with the longer commute and they offer buses to downtown I would not mind. As long as I don't have to do the driving an hour could work for me.
Here is a link to the Park and Ride system.
http://www.ridemetro.org/Schedules_a..._locations.asp
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