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Old 06-25-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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Randalls is a rip off. I don't understand how they stay in business with all the competition around.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Randalls is a rip off. I don't understand how they stay in business with all the competition around.
Maybe it's location choices. Every place I've ever lived, Randall's has been the closest. Except for Tanglewood, where Rice is the closest. Randalls looks cheap compared to Rice.

The one on Voss is really hurting though. No one is there anymore...and that silly Trader Joe's is being built across from it. It was a "rockingly" busy store until K-Rodgers Signature opened.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Maybe it's location choices. Every place I've ever lived, Randall's has been the closest.
Yep, that's the case in New Territory. Randall's has the prime location right in the center of the community. Very convenient. But not awesome selection.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Looked at a couple of houses there today, all were enclosed in the Homeward Way loop. We really liked the amenities the community offers.

How is the commute from this area in the evenings coming off 59?
Is there a stigma or reputation associated with NT or this area of it?

Not aware of any stigma. What are you talking about?

Commute:
When no traffic: NT to Galleria - 20 min; NT to downtown - 30 min

Morning traffic:
- congestion along 90 East (add 10+ minutes to a regular traffic)
- real bad congestion on hwy 6 and 59 (add 15+ min)
light congestion (add 5+ min) on 99, except for intersection 99 and 90.

Afternoon traffic:
again, 90 toward NT and hwy 6 would be most congested. Add 10 minutes.

Is it bad? Let's compare it to the commute from First Colony and Sienna Plantation (Missouri City).

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First Colony
30 minute regular commute + 15-20 minute congestion along hwy 6.
Sienna Plantation
20+ minute congestion along hwy 6.

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Traffic wise New Territory is better than First Colony. Since one has 4 (!) ways to leave NT area.
- 90 West - 59 North
- 99 South - 59 North
- hwy 6 North - Westpark (a longer way but works if everything else fails)
- 99 North - Westpark (a longer way but works if everything else fails)

First Colony has only 1 commute route. Or 2 or 2 if they are close to Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road. But it is a toll road.

Check the map to see it:

Missouri City, TX - Google Maps
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:27 PM
 
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Did your realtor explain you pros and cons of NT vs First Colony vs Greatwood vs Telfair?
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Did your realtor explain you pros and cons of NT vs First Colony vs Greatwood vs Telfair?
I don't think the pros and cons are all that clear cut, are they? It isn't like everyone agrees...
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Traffic wise New Territory is better than First Colony.
That's interesting. I live in NT and always assumed FC offered an easier commute, but you make a persuasive case.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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That's interesting. I live in NT and always assumed FC offered an easier commute, but you make a persuasive case.
Let's make it a bit more visual.

8am commute would look something like this...



Sunday shopping hour would look something like this



This is based on my experience.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:23 PM
 
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That's interesting. I live in NT and always assumed FC offered an easier commute, but you make a persuasive case.
FC is affected by a vicinity to a First Colony shopping mall (everyone goes there shopping), City Hall plaza (everyone goes there to eat), 2 lanes on hwy 6 and tooooo manyyyy traffic lights. :-)

Hwy 6 alone to North and South from 59 is one big traffic jam. I try to avoid it by any means. I'd rather take 99.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Let's make it a bit more visual.

8am commute would look something like this...


You don't think 59 would be red during rush hour? It seemed to me when I commuted to Houston that there was some sort of accident/problem on 59 every other day.
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