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Old 07-06-2018, 08:24 AM
 
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Good morning! We have been looking for homes over 3200 sq feet with a pool in Bridgeland over the past four months. Not interested in new construction or putting in our own pool. Budget $300k-600k. With those criteria, our options have been quite limited and we're now also looking at some homes in Fairfield Village North or Lakes of Fairhaven.

The available homes for sale in Fairfield area far surpass what we're seeing available in Bridgeland, but we're concerned that we'll regret not being in Bridgeland for other reasons (community amenities, resale value, etc).

Looking for any comparative insight (good, bad or otherwise) on neighborhood, community, schools, flooding, ease of resale, etc.

Thank you so much in advance for any thoughts!
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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If you're not looking for new construction, there are so many options in the general Cypress area. I like Bridgeland, I go there relatively often to see friends. It's beautiful. I personally wouldn't choose it mostly because I like trees too and most homes don't have pools. My husband really wanted a pool. Why not look in Longwood, Lakewood Oaks Estates, and so on? Maybe Towne Lake too?

I live in Lakewood Oaks Estates and if you look on google, it seems like at least 75% of homes have pools. It's a small sub division though. Very different from Bridgeland or Fairfield. I also really like Longwood, it's really beautiful.

I pass by Fairfield a lot but unfortunately haven't been inside any of it, so can't really comment. It looks fine but seems to lack trees.

I'm not really sure why you'd regret not buying in Bridgeland unless specific things in there are what you're looking for.

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Old 07-06-2018, 09:00 AM
 
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I'm not really sure why you'd regret not buying in Bridgeland unless specific things in there are what you're looking for.
Thanks for the thoughts - my "regret" comment partially stems from our situation. We've recently relocated here from out of state with two little ladies and don't know a soul here. Bridgeland's organized activities, playgrounds, pools, and school right in the neighborhood gave it an instant community feel.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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Thanks for the thoughts - my "regret" comment partially stems from our situation. We've recently relocated here from out of state with two little ladies and don't know a soul here. Bridgeland's organized activities, playgrounds, pools, and school right in the neighborhood gave it an instant community feel.
I see what you're saying. We just moved here as well (in April). If you believe you'd participate in a lot of the organized activities, it probably makes sense to continue to focus there. I guess you'll have to figure out which is more important to you guys, a personal pool versus organized activities.


I hadn't heard of Lakes of Fairhaven but just looked it up and really like the lot sizes. Can you see 99 from the subdivision though? Do you mind that? I usually don't like those that I can clearly see from major highways unless they are covered with trees, but that's just me.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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I hadn't heard of Lakes of Fairhaven but just looked it up and really like the lot sizes. Can you see 99 from the subdivision though? Do you mind that? I usually don't like those that I can clearly see from major highways unless they are covered with trees, but that's just me.
Welcome to you as well Hope your first four months here have been lovely!

I don't remember seeing 99 from the subdivision but we'll be back there this weekend looking again and I'll keep you posted. We adored the big lots as well, it reminds us of our most recent home/lot in Wisconsin. The girls would really love to be able to bike somewhere (school, parks, etc) so while the homes and lots are really lovely there - I'm not sure I'll get full buy-in from the little ones on that neighborhood.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:46 PM
 
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I just moved here from Ohio. We were looking at both neighborhoods (Bridgeland and Fairfield) but ended up choosing Rosehill Reserve in Tomball, which is 5 minutes away from Fairfield. The Perry section had big backyards that allowed us to have a pool in the future. We really liked Bridgeland but it was so expensive. Fairfield is so nice looking but we just got a bigger bang for our buck in Rosehill. Plus, I like how in our section the homes are really spread out.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:12 AM
 
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Thanks for the thoughts - my "regret" comment partially stems from our situation. We've recently relocated here from out of state with two little ladies and don't know a soul here. Bridgeland's organized activities, playgrounds, pools, and school right in the neighborhood gave it an instant community feel.
Where are you currently? Will you or your spouse be commuting?
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:32 AM
 
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Where are you currently? Will you or your spouse be commuting?
We looked all over Cypress too. We looked south of 290 at Bridgeland, Towne Lake, Cypress Creek Lakes, Blackhorse. They’re all very pretty neighborhoods with good schools but ultimately we felt more pull towards the area north of 290. We liked the trees and the slightly more rural fringe feel. There’s cows and pastures and horse stables, etc. but of course that may not be your thing. We looked at Lakes of Fairhaven, Fairfield and Lakes of Rosehill. Of the three, Fairfield was the one to beat.

Of course what we like may not be what you like. We liked the immediate access to 290 and 99. We didn’t want to drive 15 minutes of traffic lights and strip retail to get to our subdivision and then another 10 minutes through the neighborhood to get to our house. Some people find it relaxing driving through the neighborhood though.

On the amenity front, no one beats Fairfield and Fairhaven. Immediate and abundant amenities galore. My friend calls it the Fairfield Bubble.

I can go on and on but you’re out there looking right now I assume so you tell us, ask us more.
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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Of the two original choices, I would choose Fairfield North. Lower taxes, lower HOA dues, better access to 290. Same public high school (for now anyway).


I think Bridgeland is a questionable value because of the high fees & taxes. Its not like Fairfield is without amenities - its a nice master planned community.


I also agree with others that you might look at Longwood as a nice value alternative with much better/more numerous trees.
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