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Old 11-01-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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I am pretty new to Houston and wanting to buy a house. I am only wanting to spend around $200,000 and I want a pool and need a yard for my dogs. I know that I will not be able to find anything really close to my job in the Galleria area...I've accepted that. I've been searching houses in Katy, Sugar Land and Pearland. I need some advice about how long it will take to commute to the Galleria area during rush hour. I work from 8 am to 6pm so I will be right in the middle of the madness.

Any help that you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-01-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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I am pretty new to Houston and wanting to buy a house. I am only wanting to spend around $200,000 and I want a pool and need a yard for my dogs. I know that I will not be able to find anything really close to my job in the Galleria area...I've accepted that. I've been searching houses in Katy, Sugar Land and Pearland. I need some advice about how long it will take to commute to the Galleria area during rush hour. I work from 8 am to 6pm so I will be right in the middle of the madness.

Any help that you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

New Territory - about 40-45 minutes, via freeway
Little known neighborhood of Providence - about the same, on regular streets.
Sharpstown Country Club - 15 - 20 minutes
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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There are some close-in older areas that are nice where you can still do that. Westbury, Parkwest, Robindell, Braeburn Valley, as well as the above mentioned ones.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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Westbury you can get a nice home is that price range also you might want to check out Windsor Village about 2 1/2 miles away
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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I am pretty new to Houston and wanting to buy a house. I am only wanting to spend around $200,000 and I want a pool and need a yard for my dogs. I know that I will not be able to find anything really close to my job in the Galleria area...I've accepted that. I've been searching houses in Katy, Sugar Land and Pearland. I need some advice about how long it will take to commute to the Galleria area during rush hour. I work from 8 am to 6pm so I will be right in the middle of the madness.

Any help that you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

I would look into Missouri City, especially neighborhoods near Hwy 90. I think you could have a reasonable commute by living there, probably ~30-40 minutes depending on traffic. I would take 90>Post Oak> 610 > to your job (Galleria).

You can certainly get closer, it just depends on your on your tolerance of crime and need for good schools.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:30 PM
 
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Where in the Galleria are you working? That makes a difference as that area is really congested at parts. Being close to a highway will help in cutting down travel time.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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I used to live in Sharpstown and really liked it. 200k is plenty for the nicest 2-stories in the best part (away from APT complexes, west of the 59 in the Country Club sections). You're only about 6 miles from the Galleria, straight shot on the 59. I'd still be living there if the ex didn't get the house. Great access to Bellaire China Town too (Country Club Terrace #2 forms it's southern border).
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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15 mins on westpark toll from Walnut Bend. It is at Briar Forest and Beltway. It will be an older home.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:08 AM
 
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I was thinking Walnut Bend or the Country Village/Heathwood/Ashford Forest area as well.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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Look into Stafford as well (if you dont have kids) - Stafford Schools arent well known but both Stafford & Meadows city off West Airport offer short commutes to Galleria (zip 77477) - subdivision name: Colony Lakes Estates, Sugar Grove etc.
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