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Old 02-08-2018, 08:18 PM
 
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Hi, my husband, 5.5 year old daughter and I will be relocating back to Houston later this year (we lived there from 2008-2012 first near the galleria and after in Humble). We are looking for a 4 bedroom, 1 story home under 400k maybe up to 450k if it was perfect. My husband will be working at the Exxon campus.

We are looking for a neighborhood with good schools. Diversity and teachers/administrators that care are more important to us than being in the school with the absolute best test scores. Being close to good grocery stores, parks, trails other amenities is also a major plus.

Finally, I will be looking for a job as well and if I were to take a job inside the 610 loop, I would hope for a commute of 45 min or less on a good day though I recognize this might not be doable.

I am seeing lots of homes that interest us in Cypress and homes east of 45 near Grand Parkway that feed into Oak Ridge high. I’m guessing the latter area is likely to be a better commute to go inside the loop. Thoughts on this or other thoughts about these 2 areas? Other suggestions of neighborhoods? We have a bias toward newer homes. Thanks for any help!
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:45 PM
 
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Hi, my husband, 5.5 year old daughter and I will be relocating back to Houston later this year (we lived there from 2008-2012 first near the galleria and after in Humble). We are looking for a 4 bedroom, 1 story home under 400k maybe up to 450k if it was perfect. My husband will be working at the Exxon campus.

We are looking for a neighborhood with good schools. Diversity and teachers/administrators that care are more important to us than being in the school with the absolute best test scores. Being close to good grocery stores, parks, trails other amenities is also a major plus.

Finally, I will be looking for a job as well and if I were to take a job inside the 610 loop, I would hope for a commute of 45 min or less on a good day though I recognize this might not be doable.

I am seeing lots of homes that interest us in Cypress and homes east of 45 near Grand Parkway that feed into Oak Ridge high. I’m guessing the latter area is likely to be a better commute to go inside the loop. Thoughts on this or other thoughts about these 2 areas? Other suggestions of neighborhoods? We have a bias toward newer homes. Thanks for any help!
Look in 77386, near Rayford and 99. Currently zoned to Oak Ridge, there is a brand new High School opening up next year where Woodson's Reserve is. Less than 10 minutes to the Exxon campus, easy access to Hardy Toll road will get you downtown reasonably quickly. Specifically, with that budget I'd look in Harmony, Spring Trails, or Woodson's Reserve.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:16 PM
 
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That’s super helpful! Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:11 PM
 
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Find something inside the Loop. Commute to Spring is easy, and you will be close to work if it's Downtown, Med Center, etc. and lots of activities. Commute from Woodlands area to Downtown is 45 minutes at 6am, longer later, an hour plus. Toll road will cost you $7 per day for the round trip.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:31 PM
 
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Find something inside the Loop. Commute to Spring is easy, and you will be close to work if it's Downtown, Med Center, etc. and lots of activities. Commute from Woodlands area to Downtown is 45 minutes at 6am, longer later, an hour plus. Toll road will cost you $7 per day for the round trip.
Can you get a 4 bedroom house with good schools for $400k inside the loop?
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:12 PM
 
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Can you get a 4 bedroom house with good schools for $400k inside the loop?
From the parallel thread: under $400K inside the loop/really nice area Don't know about the schools though

4909 Graustark Street, Houston, TX 77006 - HAR.com
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:16 PM
 
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From the parallel thread: under $400K inside the loop/really nice area Don't know about the schools though

4909 Graustark Street, Houston, TX 77006 - HAR.com
OP said they wanted a 1 story home with 4 bedrooms under $400k. This is 3 stories and only 2 bedrooms. Not even close lol.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:05 PM
 
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We aren’t interested in inside the loop. We prefer newer construction and more square footage. I’m pretty sure we won’t find that, good schools, and a stable family friendly community to raise our daughter in inside the loop for 400K. Equally importantly, my husband will always work near the Woodlands, I have no clue where I will work and I am much less likely to work in just one place for the rest of my career.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:11 PM
 
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All I know is all areas close to I-45 and FM1960 are bad or “not good”
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:47 PM
 
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All I know is all areas close to I-45 and FM1960 are bad or “not good”
This is true. Stay out of anything that is zoned to Spring ISD.
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