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Old 01-31-2013, 08:21 PM
 
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What is the commute like to/from these areas? Are there toll roads that would make this commute easier? What would be the closest master planned community(ies) to the Galleria area?
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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Telfair might be a good community for you. It's very close to Hwy 59. If you must live in the suburbs than Sugar Land is definitely your best option if your working in the Galleria area. Traffic will be heavy but that will be the case no matter which suburb you pick.

http://www.telfair.com/
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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@westhou is exactly right. I did the commute from Sugarland to the Galleria for many years. I would say that its about 30 minutes - 45 minutes most days. There are two ways to make that commute. one of course is to take Hwy 59 and it's a straight shot. The other is to go down Main and connect it with 610 and come the back way. If you must live in the suburbs, Telfair would be a nice place for you to check out.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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Thanks. Is the commute from Riverstone about the same? Seems like the closer you get to downtown the older the homes are and they are more expensive (newer/updated/4BR,etc)
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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Riverstone would be longer, as you're a bit of a drive to either Fort Bend toll road, or 59. We chose Sienna over Riverstone. From my front door to the Galleria is 25 minutes with little traffic, average commute is about 35 minutes, up to an hour on a horror show day.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Fort Bend Toll Road will be extending out to just near Riverstone. Construction has already begun in Sienna Plantation @ Sienna Pwky.

http://www.riverstone.com/uploads/im...ap_Nov2012.pdf
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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Where exactly in Galleria are you? What will be your commuting hours? 59 flows pretty decent (relatively speaking of course). It's getting in and out of the Galleria and your subdivision that takes a long time. If you can get out of work a little early, that helps a whole lot. I think there are new homes in Lakepoint, or whatever that's called on the NE corner of Hwy 6 and 59. Not a true master planned community but very nice. IF you want new and masterplanned, then Telfair is prob your best bet.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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Where exactly in Galleria are you? What will be your commuting hours? 59 flows pretty decent (relatively speaking of course). It's getting in and out of the Galleria and your subdivision that takes a long time. If you can get out of work a little early, that helps a whole lot. I think there are new homes in Lakepoint, or whatever that's called on the NE corner of Hwy 6 and 59. Not a true master planned community but very nice. IF you want new and masterplanned, then Telfair is prob your best bet.
Not quite sure where yet, but in that general area I guess. My husband commutes pretty early in the am (he leaves around 5 to go to the gym) and leaves work 5ish. From what I see in Telfair its out of our price range ($1700/rent or $375k buy)
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:57 PM
 
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At 5am, the commute will be very fast anywhere. 5pm will be slower. Use this link to search for a house. Houston map search and Houston real estate map (outline an area on the map and enter your required criteria)
You will find that there are some houses in your price range in New Territory, Telfair, First Colony, though not many. I don't think you'll find houses that rent for 1700 that meets all your criteria, you'll probably need to go up to 2500/mth and or make some compromises.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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Check out Greatwood. You can get a great house in that price range, great schools - especially elementary. Easy access to 59 (5 minutes max to get out of the neighborhood) and only two exits down from Telfair.
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