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Old 12-18-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Richmond, TX
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I have seen older posts about Lakemont in Richmond, TX but was wondering if anyone had any new info on the area. I will be moving there with my family at the end of the year.

Does anyone have any info on crime, overall living in Lakemont. Has it been enjoyable. We have 2 kids, 8 and 5. Are there lots of kids in the neighborhood?

Thanks
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Austin & Houston, TX
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Have you already moved forward with a purchase?
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Richmond, TX
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Yes, we moved in last week.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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I currently live two neighborhoods to the east, and have friends that live in all the neighborhoods along WPT, including Grand Mission, Lakemont, and Lost Creek. All of our neighborhoods are filled with young diverse families. The Demographics for the area are almost exactly 25% each for White, Black, Asian, Hispanic.

The schools are average in my opinion. They're not the best, they're not the worst. The teachers at my kids' school seem to care, with the same being reverberated among my friends whose kids go to the schools in their neighborhoods.

Crime is relatively low and my only complaints are that of solicitors and cat burglars (typically teenagers who look to smash and grab on homes unoccupied during the day). I can't think of the last time I heard of a car being stolen, home invaded, gang related crime, etc.

I would suggest getting a monitored alarm that is well advertised on your doors, windows, and front lawn. Fort Bend Sheriffs are slow to respond out here due to resources and size of coverage area. If you have a Constable Patrol (we have one, it's by paid contract) response times drop from 20-30 minutes to 3-5 minutes.

Areas to learn and just be careful of at night is pretty much anything to the east of where you live. Like I said, crime is low for us, but starting around highway 6 and east back into the city, it gets a little rougher around the edges in some parts.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Richmond, TX
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I currently live two neighborhoods to the east, and have friends that live in all the neighborhoods along WPT, including Grand Mission, Lakemont, and Lost Creek. All of our neighborhoods are filled with young diverse families. The Demographics for the area are almost exactly 25% each for White, Black, Asian, Hispanic.

The schools are average in my opinion. They're not the best, they're not the worst. The teachers at my kids' school seem to care, with the same being reverberated among my friends whose kids go to the schools in their neighborhoods.

Crime is relatively low and my only complaints are that of solicitors and cat burglars (typically teenagers who look to smash and grab on homes unoccupied during the day). I can't think of the last time I heard of a car being stolen, home invaded, gang related crime, etc.

I would suggest getting a monitored alarm that is well advertised on your doors, windows, and front lawn. Fort Bend Sheriffs are slow to respond out here due to resources and size of coverage area. If you have a Constable Patrol (we have one, it's by paid contract) response times drop from 20-30 minutes to 3-5 minutes.

Areas to learn and just be careful of at night is pretty much anything to the east of where you live. Like I said, crime is low for us, but starting around highway 6 and east back into the city, it gets a little rougher around the edges in some parts.

Thanks for the info. I ageree with the solictors part...they have not stopped ringing the doorbell.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Crime is relatively low and my only complaints are that of solicitors and cat burglars (typically teenagers who look to smash and grab on homes unoccupied during the day). I can't think of the last time I heard of a car being stolen, home invaded, gang related crime, etc.
This was left as a reputation remark on my page earlier: "since teenagers are at school during the day....um, you have you're homes are being burglarized by real burglars. I wouldn't minimize the reality to kids being silly."

Yes, there are "professional" burglars out there. However, in my interaction with Fort Bend Deputies, and Precinct 2 & 3 Constables, and anecdotally speaking of course, most of the burglaries in our area have been that of 16-24 year olds. That's why I used the word "typically" above.

Not all teenagers stay in school all day, and not all teenagers are enrolled in school. Teenagers have been known to skip school as well. Either way, the typical m.o. of these daytime burglars is to ring the doorbell of a home they suspect to be unoccupied and with no advertised alarm system before going to the back to break-in. Due to my job I am home most days, but it doesn't appear so because my car is in the garage. In my own limited experiences, I've found that having a dog with a loud bark, and twice now (in the 7 years of living here) the racking of my shotgun, has been enough to scare away every suspicious person from my door. That's just my experience though, and should not be taken as gospel.

I recommend everyone have a monitored alarm, a dog with a loud bark, and a pump shotgun. That's just by advice for anyone not living in Mayberry.
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