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Old 10-30-2007, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Is there any community in Dallas that remotely resembles The Woodlands in Houston? I mean in terms of size, amenities, walkways, etc etc; The Woodlands to me has always been the gold standard as to which other private communities are held. So far I haven't found any that could match it...
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:23 PM
 
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No Woodlands nor The Memorial in DFW
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:20 PM
 
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I sure hope not. Plano or Frisco would be close.

But there are many areas like memorial in DFW. Lakewood, Preston Hollow, North Dallas. But they aren't as cheap looking as Memorial.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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Taking a guess: Would Montgomery Farms in Allen be close?
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Excuse me... but we DO have trees! At least ONE is allocated per each new house lot!

Seriously, though, we DO have trees, more so in the older communities.

And, the biggest difference between Dallas and Houston that I observed while residing in Houston (ugh!)... was that, while you can live anywhere in the DFW metroplex and be close to any/every facility you could ever want/desire... Houston built all of these communities (like Kingwood, The Woodlands, etc.) WITHOUT any forethought/foresight in accommodating the people living there as far as highways, decent conveniences, much less recreational activities, shopping, etc, that match the quality of the housing/lifestyle you would "think" it would have afforded you. Yes, I love the woodsy areas of Kingwood and The Woodlands... but that puts you 30-50 miles from anything to do... while having to travel through some "not so desirable areas" to even get to them... from any direction! Not so Dallas!

As you can tell, I am on the DALLAS side of the Dallas vs. Houston... ahem... "discussions"... (but wayyy off the OP's original question... sorry!)

So, back to your question, look around areas you're interested in... and read up on the hundreds of threads w/pics already opened by others moving to DFW. I believe you'll find many communities that will far surpass The Woodlands in every way!

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Old 11-01-2007, 08:54 AM
 
Location: In God
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Ummm, I hate to "burst the bubble" but the Woodlands is considered part of Houston... lived in Houston in a far & away suburb like The Woodlands for just over 6-1/2 years until recently.
Right. The Woodlands is Houston. More so than Sugar Land is, in my opinion.

But again, you won't find any Dallas suburb like it. I can let you know that from the jump.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:48 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Right. The Woodlands is Houston. More so than Sugar Land is, in my opinion.

But again, you won't find any Dallas suburb like it. I can let you know that from the jump.
The only reason the Woodlands is not actually part of Houston now is because the folks there are paying bribes to Houston to keep from being annexed. Sugarland is an incorporated city and cannot be annexed like the Woodlands.
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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Just Google Master planned communities in Dallas Fort Worth. Thats what the woodlands are thats what your looking for.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Excuse me... but we DO have trees! At least ONE is allocated per each new house lot!

Seriously, though, we DO have trees, more so in the older communities.

And, the biggest difference between Dallas and Houston that I observed while residing in Houston (ugh!)... was that, while you can live anywhere in the DFW metroplex and be close to any/every facility you could ever want/desire... Houston built all of these communities (like Kingwood, The Woodlands, etc.) WITHOUT any forethought/foresight in accommodating the people living there as far as highways, decent conveniences, much less recreational activities, shopping, etc, that match the quality of the housing/lifestyle you would "think" it would have afforded you. Yes, I love the woodsy areas of Kingwood and The Woodlands... but that puts you 30-50 miles from anything to do... while having to travel through some "not so desirable areas" to even get to them... from any direction! Not so Dallas!

As you can tell, I am on the DALLAS side of the Dallas vs. Houston... ahem... "discussions"... (but wayyy off the OP's original question... sorry!)

So, back to your question, look around areas you're interested in... and read up on the hundreds of threads w/pics already opened by others moving to DFW. I believe you'll find many communities that will far surpass The Woodlands in every way!

For the poster that gave me a minus rep along with sending this comment and I quote, "misleading, no such tall pines in dallas!!"

Where oh where in my post above, did I ever mention "tall pines in dallas"???

As far as trees, we DO have trees. In fact, we even have pine trees (I can look right out my front window at two TALL pine trees over three stories high, complete with needles AND pine cones)... though certainly we do NOT have them to the extent that Houston does.

As far as my comment about having communities surpassing The Woodlands... yes, there are many. As suggested in one of the posts above, google the master planned communities in the Dallas metroplex... and yes, there are trees (but probably NOT a lot of "tall pine trees").

I hope this clears up any "misleading" information you found objectionable because that was certainly NOT my intention. I just did not realize that it was necessary to be species-specific.

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Old 11-02-2007, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Lake Highlands (Dallas)
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I've driven through the Woodlands on my way to Galveston for a cruise and through Sugarland to do the MS150 a few years ago, so I didn't stop. From the highway, it looks to be a master planned area like a lot of areas north of Dallas. Could someone familiar draw some comparisons (pros and cons) of the Woodlands so I have a point of reference for this thread?
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