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Old 01-16-2009, 07:26 AM
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Anyone live here or live near???

Can you give me some information about here?
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:19 AM
Location: Katy, TX
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I live very close to there...it's a really nice community, zoned to excellent Katy schools. Plenty of nearby shopping and right off 99 the Grand Parkway and the Westpark Tollway. Highly recommended. It's bordered by Seven Meadows and Cinco Ranch.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:21 AM
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I agree. It is nice. I've not wanted to like it, but it's just one of those things. At first glance, it's sorta cookie cutter, but then you drive around and it really isn't cookie cutter. It's nicer than cookie cutter and in a way that you don't see much in Houston, but more like S. Florida. Wide roads, low curbs, etc...I like it. It's high-dollar on the HOA dues though. Oy.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:31 AM
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Nice community with the newer and larger lot sections on the west side of the Grand Parkway across from Seven Meadows. One drawback to this section is that the homes in there are 80% Trendmaker homes (because Grand Lakes was developed by Trendmaker). Newmark used to build in that section but only sold a few homes and ended up getting kicked out by Trendmaker so they could make all the money since the homes were selling pretty quickly at the time. I think Trendmaker homes are nice, but if you drive through that neighborhood, every other home looks so similar. Standard two story brick home with drive-through portecochere. They may have tried to change things up a bit by offering different elevations and brick colors, but its almost like driving through a condo complex of huge homes cause they are so similar.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:26 PM
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We just bought a home in Grand Lakes. I felt similar as other posters regarding the 'cookie cutter' look. But after looking at Cinco (old and new), Seven Meadows and others I found that it had larger lots. I mean I actually got a yard! I had no idea that I needed to put that on my list of wants. I was disapointed to find out that New Cinco actually does not have all the ammentaties that they say. They actually lease the pools from 'old' cinco. Not just that they are more like Patio homes, being that they are built very close to the street and the yard is only about 15ft deep and no side yards. In old cinco the landscapes was great and the houses were set back farther but again houses were looking in on eachothers yards, no privacy. In Grand Lakes you still get a pool, a splash pad, tennis courts & parks I am looking forward to our new nieghborhood
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