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Old 08-21-2013, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Irvine
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My husband loves the cypress area and he is very much talking about buying a house in the area. I see from many websites that the price range for this area is mixed. Sometimes I see something very low and some really high. Why is that? How safe is cypress ? If we move there it will be 33 miles from DH office. I think that will make at lest a 1 hour 15 mins drive each way.
I was really thinking about spring or sugar land but he loves the idea of lake front house ( creek -side) . I am still debating because if it is water there , than their will be more Mosquitos . But he says he didn't see much.
Can someone please review about cypress area. About the safety, living and schools.
Thank you.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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Cypress covers a lot of area. Can you be a little more specific?
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Cypress is just about the same as far as safety, schools, etc as the Woodlands, Kingwood, and much of Sugarland/ Katy. It is just NW of town and since it is a bit further out and many of the areas are not as "master planned" as the others, they are generally cheaper. We've been in the NW area outside the beltway for over 17 years and really like it. If you are looking in any of the newer areas further out 290 such as around Spring/Cypress, Cypress/Rosehill, Fry Rd, Mason Rd., the schools are excellent and so is the area. We have many friends and relatives that live out there and no one has any complaints about mosquitos. Several of them live on the waterways in Sydney Harbor, Town Lake, Bridgeland and Cypress Creek lakes. Mosquitos are generally in stagnant water, and there is probably enough fish and other wildlife in the lakes to eat most of the mosquito eggs and larvae.

The only bad thing about Cypress is the commute especially if you work towards or in downtown. Hopefully that will improve as they redo 290 over the next few years. In peak traffic, your times are right on, but can be more if there is an accident. But in off peak times, you can be downtown in 30-45 min. I try to leave for work either before 7:00 or after 8:30 and I have a 30-35 min, 19 mile commute. And I usually stay at work until after 6:00 to have a 30 min drive home. If we lived out further, I would leave before 6:20 or take the Park N Ride bus to avoid the traffic. The bus is about a 45-50 min ride from Cypress to downtown. I take it often and it is a good option if your office is reasonably close to the bus line.

As you are looking, if you have questions about particular areas, just ask on here and someone will have an answer for you.

Good luck!

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Old 08-21-2013, 11:32 AM
 
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The only bad thing about Cypress is the commute especially if you work towards or in downtown. Hopefully that will improve as they redo 290 over the next few years. In peak traffic, your times are right on, but can be more if there is an accident. But in off peak times, you can be downtown in 30-45 min. I try to leave for work either before 7:00 or after 8:30 and I have a 30-35 min, 19 mile commute. And I usually stay at work until after 6:00 to have a 30 min drive home. If we lived out further, I would leave before 6:20 or take the Park N Ride bus to avoid the traffic. The bus is about a 45-50 min ride from Cypress to downtown. I take it often and it is a good option if your office is reasonably close to the bus line.

As you are looking, if you have questions about particular areas, just ask on here and someone will have an answer for you.

Good luck!
This is a good description. I label myself as Cypress although theoretically I'm just in Houston - I live in Copper Lakes. My commute is to the galleria area (approx. 22 miles). Like trbstang I travel outside of peak hours - normally pre 6am or post 9am since I'm fortunate in that my working hours are flexible. It takes me 25 mins if I leave at 5.30 in the morning and about 35-40 mins at about 9. Wrecks on 290 kill traffic times though.

We've never noticed any real issue with mosquitos and the area we are in at least is very safe.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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Cypress is just about the same as far as safety, schools, etc as the Woodlands, Kingwood, and much of Sugarland/ Katy. It is just NW of town and since it is a bit further out and many of the areas are not as "master planned" as the others, they are generally cheaper. We've been in the NW area outside the beltway for over 17 years and really like it. If you are looking in any of the newer areas further out 290 such as around Spring/Cypress, Cypress/Rosehill, Fry Rd, Mason Rd., the schools are excellent and so is the area. We have many friends and relatives that live out there and no one has any complaints about mosquitos. Several of them live on the waterways in Sydney Harbor, Town Lake, Bridgeland and Cypress Creek lakes. Mosquitos are generally in stagnant water, and there is probably enough fish and other wildlife in the lakes to eat most of the mosquito eggs and larvae.

The only bad thing about Cypress is the commute especially if you work towards or in downtown. Hopefully that will improve as they redo 290 over the next few years. In peak traffic, your times are right on, but can be more if there is an accident. But in off peak times, you can be downtown in 30-45 min. I try to leave for work either before 7:00 or after 8:30 and I have a 30-35 min, 19 mile commute. And I usually stay at work until after 6:00 to have a 30 min drive home. If we lived out further, I would leave before 6:20 or take the Park N Ride bus to avoid the traffic. The bus is about a 45-50 min ride from Cypress to downtown. I take it often and it is a good option if your office is reasonably close to the bus line.

As you are looking, if you have questions about particular areas, just ask on here and someone will have an answer for you.

Good luck!
Thank you for such a nice description .
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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Some neighborhoods I like in Cypress: Towne Lake, Cypress Creek Lakes, Bridgland, Sydney Harbour.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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I love Towne Lake. It's so beautiful but the commute is too far from where I work.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Have you considered Tomball? I've heard the commute on the 249 getting into Houston isn't as bad as the 290 from Cypress.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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Have you considered Tomball? I've heard the commute on the 249 getting into Houston isn't as bad as the 290 from Cypress.
I see this on here occasionally and I don't understand it. 249 pretty much becomes a normal road inside the beltway and to go South on the beltway you have to get off onto the feeder, go through a traffic light and then get on the beltway. You still need other freeways to get into Houston and from 249 the natural choice would still be 290.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Houston
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The good news is they are going to build a connector from 249 Sth to Beltway 8 W which will make a huge difference. Lord knows why they didn't do that when they built the road in the first place! Idiots!

https://www.hctra.org/about_construc...rect-connector
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