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Old 10-23-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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I went to www.har.com and plugged in 77079. Yes, there are a few houses that have 5 bedrooms in that price range but they are either dated (with low ceilings, chopped up plans) or have lots under 10,000 square feet. When you compare that to The Woodlands it is definitely apples and oranges. I should point out that I do have a flexible job in that I wouldn't be going in to the office everyday and would not have to stay past 4:00 most days. I am also aware that I will not feel at home anywhere in Houston. We moved there from MD 12 years ago and stayed for 3 years (in Kingwood) and I spend atleast 30% of working time there now. I work with several people who make the commute from The Woodlands daily and still coach sports, etc. However, we are also trying to learn more about Katy and Sugarland.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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When you compare that to The Woodlands it is definitely apples and oranges.
You are absolutely correct on this. In almost every way, the areas are completely different.

Good luck in your search.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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You're smart to really know what you want in a home and it looks like your doing good research.

It sounds like 77079 is definately not for you. You'll get a newer home with open 2 story ceilings in the Woodlands on a 15,000 sq ft lot for a fraction of what you'd pay in 77079. I don't think SL or Katy neighborhoods typically have lots over 15,000 in the regular neighborhoods. I'm in 77079 & when our SL & Katy friends come over they always comment on huge our lot is & it's just 10,000!

The woodlands has bigger lots & those trees make it feel so much cooler in the 100 degree heat.

Happy house hunting...it's not an easy thing to do in this spread out city.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I don't think SL or Katy neighborhoods typically have lots over 15,000 in the regular neighborhoods.
I don't think there are many in Sugar Land... pretty much have to go out to Richmond for that. At least for newer homes. Lots of those country estate type subdivisions in Richmond.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Why not look near Fulshear?
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Why not look near Fulshear?
Yeah, what's that place? Weston Lakes?
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Fulbrook is next to Weston Lakes. It's my fav because everone has matching pea green fences & has to use one of the select custom builders. Weston Lakes lets you use any builder or mass producing builder & there are some, umm well sorta unusual styles in there. The elem school rates well but is in a very rural setting. We looked into it but in the end.....that commute was a no can do. But it really is beautiful & peaceful out there.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Fulbrook is next to Weston Lakes. It's my fav because everone has matching pea green fences & has to use one of the select custom builders. Weston Lakes lets you use any builder or mass producing builder & there are some, umm well sorta unusual styles in there. The elem school rates well but is in a very rural setting. We looked into it but in the end.....that commute was a no can do. But it really is beautiful & peaceful out there.

Wow it's cheap out there. It's a long ways out, but far more do-able than TW to EC.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for the info. If we do have to recolate, we really want it to be a fun, exciting experience for our girls. Our entire family (including 11 cousins all their age) live within 15 min. of us and we love our house, neighborhood, neighbors, etc., school (they ride their bikes there and love the independence that gives them). So...we are trying to find a comparable area in Houston. Honestly, I'm surprised that the homes don't seem as afforable comparitively as I remembered when we lived there before. We certainly have a lot to think about and we definitely be looking into several of the suggestions you all mentioned. Thanks again!
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Definitely try out Fulshear, if you're looking for some of those "ranch-style" homes. If not, go with Cinco Ranch. Even though The Woodlands is overall nicer than Cinco Ranch, the commute to the Energy Corridor would be brutal. You'd have to deal with I-45, Beltway, and I-10 traffic. Not fun. At least out on the West side, there are multiple routes you could use (I-10, Westpark Tollway, Westheimer Parkway, etc.).
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