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Old 01-25-2011, 05:51 PM
 
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Thoughts on this community for a family?
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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Or Spring Branch Oaks!
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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I lived in Spring Shadows for ten years - the side west of Gessner is the nicest part. People living there are great. A lot of people are unaware of the subdivision. Also, the west side have almost all of the streets ending in long cu-de-sacs, which is nice and private.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I lived in Spring Shadows for ten years - the side west of Gessner is the nicest part. People living there are great. A lot of people are unaware of the subdivision. Also, the west side have almost all of the streets ending in long cu-de-sacs, which is nice and private.

Josci, listen to cheryjohns. She is on top of her game in the real estate market. I take heed of what she posts about real estate. Modster is great too.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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That area has a lot of potential.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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A very good friend of mine lives there. Is a quiet neigborhood and well maintained. I will be more worried about the suroundings, Long Point, Gessner and all that. It almost feels like Juarez But that's my observation and no intent to offend anyone.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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A very good friend of mine lives there. Is a quiet neigborhood and well maintained. I will be more worried about the suroundings, Long Point, Gessner and all that. It almost feels like Juarez But that's my observation and no intent to offend anyone.

but it's not any worse than the million dollars homes that butt up to Gulfton. In fact, with that comparison it's better.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:26 PM
 
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First of all, Spring Shadows was the first really planned subdivision in Spring Branch. From the beginning they have had strong deed restrictions and were the first with a civic association. This has helped to keep property values at acceptable levels.
Second, the whole Spring Branch area is a very mixed bag because of how it developed. Few know that the congregation of the church at Long Point and Campbell started out on the bayou banks in the mid 1800s. Look at some of the street names and realize where the original settlers immigrated from.
Third, too many who ask questions about real estate in Spring Branch confine themselves to Spring Valley and Hilshire Village which are lumped in with the 4 separately incorporated villages south of I-10 as "Memorial Villages". However, ask anyone who lives south of I-10 in one of those villages and the north was and probably still is considered a stepchild.
Used to be that real estate agents with the hoity-toity companies would not lower themselves to cross the former railroad tracks just north of I-10. As the SBISD re-zoned areas south of Westview into Memorial High School it totally changed the perception. That's when the tear downs started in Brykerwoods, etc. on the east side of Wirt Road. I know this to be true as I've lived here since 1967 and used to be a real estate broker.
The area known as Spring Branch has always been mixed and likely always will be. Initially, before the original construction to convert Katy Road to I-10, houses were considerably less expensive on the north side due to that construction. There was quite a bit of industry that mixed lower income workers with the bosses. So, if you can't deal with the mix, then go to the real 'burbs. This area is a delightful place to live, one of the most convenient in the whole city.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Houston and Old Katy
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I almost bought a house in Spring Shadows (in the subdivision accross from the Dollar Store), but had to back out due to some owner issues with the house and ended up buying one further South (closer to Longpoint). I like this area and lived here since 2002. True, sometimes I feel like I live South of the border, but I am fine with this (eventhough I don't speak Spanish). My neighborhood is nice, I have decent neighbors (for most part), super easy access to I-10 which makes my and my wife's commutes that much easier. We are not zoned to Memorial HS, but before my kids will be HS age, I will most likely move around.

To the poster above - My wife and I, actually got married in that old church on Lonpoint. We had a small wedding so that was a perfect venue.
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