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Old 05-30-2018, 04:48 PM
 
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Hi All,

Sorry for confusion. Thank you all for the replies. We both have an option to work from home for 3 or 4 days and should attend office which is in downtown for at least 1 or 2 days in a week and for any client meetings. Our son will be going to 7th grade and daughter will be attending 1st grade. Here in PTC we can get nice house with bigger acre lots for 600k so I thought about that budget but with that budget if we have small options than we can go up to 700 to 750 K.

Texas Ag 93: Thank you. Yes, here in Peachtree city we use golf cart most of the time for almost everything since we have separate road . Here we have to register our golf carts and should have valid color renewal sticker.

Texascrude : Thank you, Please let me know more about spring with good schools along with other activities for kids with acre+lots.
Spring is large and is potentially zoned to a number of different school districts — you’ll want to stay zoned to Conroe ISD (The Woodlands is zoned to this ISD). Benders Landing / Benders Landing Estates is in zip code 77386, lots of growth in the area and just a few minutes away from all The Woodlands has to offer. For $700k there will be plenty of 4,000 square foot homes on acre lots to choose from. Trails, parks, etc.

There just aren’t a lot of neighborhoods with large lots anymore, so your options around Houston will be somewhat limited.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:17 PM
 
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Note too that "Spring" is often defined as anywhere with a "Spring, Texas" postal address. There is no incorporated municipality of Spring, Texas, so definitions vary widely.

The US government definition of "Spring, Texas", the census-designated place, only occupies a small area in Spring ISD (which is a declining school district in terms of academics)

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Spring is large and is potentially zoned to a number of different school districts — you’ll want to stay zoned to Conroe ISD (The Woodlands is zoned to this ISD). Benders Landing / Benders Landing Estates is in zip code 77386, lots of growth in the area and just a few minutes away from all The Woodlands has to offer. For $700k there will be plenty of 4,000 square foot homes on acre lots to choose from. Trails, parks, etc.

There just aren’t a lot of neighborhoods with large lots anymore, so your options around Houston will be somewhat limited.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:23 AM
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Hi All,

Sorry for confusion. Thank you all for the replies. We both have an option to work from home for 3 or 4 days and should attend office which is in downtown for at least 1 or 2 days in a week and for any client meetings. Our son will be going to 7th grade and daughter will be attending 1st grade. Here in PTC we can get nice house with bigger acre lots for 600k so I thought about that budget but with that budget if we have small options than we can go up to 700 to 750 K.

Texas Ag 93: Thank you. Yes, here in Peachtree city we use golf cart most of the time for almost everything since we have separate road . Here we have to register our golf carts and should have valid color renewal sticker.

Texascrude : Thank you, Please let me know more about spring with good schools along with other activities for kids with acre+lots.
You will probably find Kingwood much more similar. You might also consider the Woodlands.
Kingwood and the Woodlands probably have a little better schools as well. Pearland tends to be a coastal plain with scattered neighborhoods and retail. Kingwood and the Woodlands are master planned communities in the East Texas pine forest.
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:26 PM
 
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Kingwood is nice, with great schools, but horribly located, since the nicer parts with the good schools are set way back East of 59 and getting in and out is a major pain!
Agreed, Kingwood is nicer IMO than Pearland, but it can take 25 minutes to get across Kingwood. Seems like there's only one way in and out, i.e., Kingwood Drive. Older homes near 59 are more accessible to the freeway and downtown, but, they're older. And beware of flooded homes from Harvey.
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:11 PM
 
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I don't know anything about Kingwood, but Pearland is very nice and we are getting a park and ride (West side to the med center) starting in August (not metro private bus company from Kerrville and I heard the buses are really nice).
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:19 AM
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Agreed, Kingwood is nicer IMO than Pearland, but it can take 25 minutes to get across Kingwood. Seems like there's only one way in and out, i.e., Kingwood Drive. Older homes near 59 are more accessible to the freeway and downtown, but, they're older. And beware of flooded homes from Harvey.
Its amazing how poorly traffic is planned in "master-planned" communities like Kingwood, First Colony and Clear Lake. However, it is pretty well planned in the Woodlands.

The OP, if they are looking for something similar to Peachtree City (where you might actually see a traffic jam composed only of golf carts) would find Kingwood and the Woodlands much more like Peachtree City.
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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Looking up Peachtree, Houston will be an extreme diversity shock. I'd look into Kingwood because many pockets will be more like what you're use to school wise and overall people. I'm not saying that in a bad way, I'm just saying in general.


There's an elementary school in Kingwood, Willow something that should look like what your daughter is use to but I don't know about acreage. I believe the middle and high schools are similar as well.



What's more important? The land or an area that's like where you're coming from.
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:32 PM
 
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Hi All,

Sorry for confusion. Thank you all for the replies. We both have an option to work from home for 3 or 4 days and should attend office which is in downtown for at least 1 or 2 days in a week and for any client meetings.
You do NOT want to live in either location if you need to drive downtown. Period.
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:37 PM
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You do NOT want to live in either location if you need to drive downtown. Period.
1 or 2 days a week is not bad. And the drive from Pearland really isn't that bad (at least it wasn't before the construction on the toll lanes started). You don't drive 75 mph down 288 like you did 15 years ago, but its still manageable. Can't really comment on Kingwood, but the expansion of 59 did make it better. And its got to be better than going to downtown Atlanta from Peachtree City.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: New Caney, TX
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Agreed, Kingwood is nicer IMO than Pearland, but it can take 25 minutes to get across Kingwood. Seems like there's only one way in and out, i.e., Kingwood Drive. Older homes near 59 are more accessible to the freeway and downtown, but, they're older. And beware of flooded homes from Harvey.
Northpark Drive runs parallel to Kingwood drive, but it's still a nightmare commute during rush hour.
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