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Old 11-11-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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I live in Colleyville and I love it there. But it looks like we (spouse and 2 little kids) might be moving to Houston. I know this is the Ft Worth Forum, but I know there are people her how know a lot about Houston too.

I was wondering what is the equivalent towns in the Houston Area for Colleyville and Southlake....We are looking at a $400k price range and we enjoy the Towncenter, not having apartments nearby, the good schools and the fact that we are close to the airport.

I might be working at the Galleria area in Houston and was looking for sometihng similar to Colleyville/Southlake within a 30 minute drive....(20 Miles Max).....I currently work around the Galleria area in Dallas and it takes me about 30 min each way...
Any suggestions will be appreciated...
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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I have personally not visited the area but I had clients move to the Southlake/Colleyville area and they tell me that the equivalent in Houston would be called The Woodlands.

Naima
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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The Woodlands, but that would be a trek to the Galleria IIRC. Have you looked at West U? Probably a bit too pricey. What about Sugar Land?
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:35 AM
 
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Houston and Colleyville/Southlake are not easily comparable
there are moneyed suburbs inside the loop in Houston as close as GC is to downtown--but they are older and last I knew--probably more expensive than avg house in Colleyville...
and you have to contend with Houston ISD--not like Grapevine Colleyville or Carroll...

just like here it all depends on where you work--and there are plenty of people who work in downtown Houston
the Woodlands has lots of office space/workers as well...and lots in between...
where would be your office/work?
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: TX
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I grew up in HOuston and used to live in Briar Grove right off of San Felipe in Houston (about 15 minutes from the Galleria).
It's in hte HISD school district though and it's not so good. Elementary in hta are is good but beyond that I wouldn't put my kids in HISD. since most of the neighborhoods close to the Galleria are all in the city limits of Houston you either go private or HISD (very simuliar to Dallas) the city limits of HOuston are HUGE. Even River Oaks (think Highland Park) is in HISD.

Piney point village may have it's own schools I am not sure though.

so for 30 min or less from the Galleria you aren't going to find a "southlake" with towncenter etc... Everyone in that area shops at the Galleria etc... most neighborhoods inside 610 are from the 60-70's etc...

For GOOD schools with in a decent commute look in Memorial area, older homes but very nice. (Spring Branch ISD) look for neighborhoods that attend Memorial HS.

The Woodlands (north of Houston) would be exactly what you are looking for, it has a town center etc... good schools and newer homes. Tons of big trees. BUT.... it would be at least an hour into the Galleria. (probably more) I used to have to go out there for work AGAINST traffic and would take about 45 minutes in non rush hour.

Good luck.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Default Grew up in Houston, just moved to Dallas

The perfect place would be the Spring/Woodslands area. You can find a fantatsic house in a beautiful area. Trust me.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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believe me there are plenty of apt complexes in Houston in most all areas...
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:40 PM
 
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What about the commute time from Sugarland to Williams Tower (galleria)?
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