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Old 11-01-2013, 02:44 AM
 
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Hello everyone

I moved here from Dallas for my new job which is in energy corridor. I have shortlisted areas based on reviews, commute, school district and most importantly my budget which is around 250k-350k approx. I have listed the following communities/areas based on my preference in a sequential manner. Please let me know your thoughts / inputs and give your preference if you were in similar situation.

1) Grand Mission Estates

2) Katy Creek / Silver Ranch

3) Aliana / Waterview Estates / Fieldstone

4) Long Meadow Farms

If you have anything else to add please let me know. Awaiting your feedback.

Thanks
Tony
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Avoid Kashmere Gardens and Clinton Park. That is all.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:14 AM
 
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Do you have children? How long of a commute do you want?

All of those are nice neighborhoods.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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For 250-350 Avoid Grand Mission, Katy Creek Ranch, and Waterview Estates. If it was a lower price range then those neighborhoods are fine.

My personal preference is as follows:

1) Silver Ranch
2) Long Meadow
3) Aliana
4) Fieldstone
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX
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I would avoid the elementary school zoned to Grand Mission Estates. PM me if you want details.

Good luck with your move.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Long Meadow Farms, Aliana and Fieldstone all seem similar to me except that Aliana seems to be a little more "luxurious" with the big clubhouse and all the money the developer has spent on the development and is still spending on it.

With Grand Mission, the schools aren't as well regarded.

Are you maybe mixing up Waterview Estates and Waterside Estates? Waterside Estates would be more what you're looking for in that price range; the section south of the Grand Pkwy/99 that borders Pecan Grove is a nice area and has an exemplary elementary school. Waterview Estates is different and has lower priced homes.

I'm not as familiar with the Katy neighborhoods mentioned, but I think you get a better bang for your buck at the places with Richmond addresses, most of which as just as nice.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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Do you have children? How long of a commute do you want?

All of those are nice neighborhoods.

Yes I have children. I am fine with commute. I try avoiding traffic by going in bit late and coming back late if it works out
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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For 250-350 Avoid Grand Mission, Katy Creek Ranch, and Waterview Estates. If it was a lower price range then those neighborhoods are fine.

My personal preference is as follows:

1) Silver Ranch
2) Long Meadow
3) Aliana
4) Fieldstone
Ok what is the lower price range? We are looking for something not older than 5 years and approx 2800-3200 sq ft.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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Long Meadow Farms, Aliana and Fieldstone all seem similar to me except that Aliana seems to be a little more "luxurious" with the big clubhouse and all the money the developer has spent on the development and is still spending on it.

With Grand Mission, the schools aren't as well regarded.

Are you maybe mixing up Waterview Estates and Waterside Estates? Waterside Estates would be more what you're looking for in that price range; the section south of the Grand Pkwy/99 that borders Pecan Grove is a nice area and has an exemplary elementary school. Waterview Estates is different and has lower priced homes.

I'm not as familiar with the Katy neighborhoods mentioned, but I think you get a better bang for your buck at the places with Richmond addresses, most of which as just as nice.
I am talking about Waterview estates on Grand pkwy and W bellfort st. It is right next to fieldstone?
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Silver Ranch is zoned to really good schools. They will be rezoned next fall to the new elementary school next to Pine Mill Ranch, it'll be a brand new school so no stats on it yet. But I'm sure it'll be very similar to the other elementary schools around that area. PMR is another one you can take a look at in your price range. If you venture a little south or west, there are so many new neighborhoods being built, it can get dizzying.
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