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Old 10-30-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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The closest you'll get to that is The Woodlands, but it will lack the proximity/convenience to Houston.
And it would have to be in The Woodlands... because otherwise Spring, Tomball, Cypress, northern Houston, etc. is all unzoned, billboards, mish-mash, not really manicured.
Not sure about Kingwood on that.

Wish I could give you better news, sorry!

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Hi Everyone,
My husband and me currently live in First colony, Sugar Land. This was the start of my life in the USA as I had just moved from the UK. We love Sugar Land and first colony specifically.. And it worked well for us because he worked in Stafford at the time.
Unfortunately he works as a consultant now and is always traveling. If some days he's here his office is in the Woodlands with branches in Tomball and near West Little York.
We would like to be closer to the airport (bush intercontinental) and Tomball. We don't mind a 15-20 mile commute to either of these areas. To get to Woodlands or the airport now is 45-50 miles for us one way..
But we just love Sugar Land.
Here are a few things we love and hoping you'll can help us with suggestions of something similar up north.

1) The lovely oak trees - Mature and the for. Such a lovely canopy along the streets.
2) Neighborhoods have sidewalks and roads have medians and not those middle lanes to cut across.
3) Safety - Whether it's in a strip mall, supermarket or first colony mall parking lot, town centre, amc at the mall or even a walk around the neighborhood at 8:30 at night I feel safe.
4) The people - People take pride in their home big or small, trash bins locked away from sight after pick up, yards maintained, we can wash our cars or mow our lawn without people looking down on us because we don't have someone do it for us.
5) The look of Sugar Land is lovely with no billboards and like the traffic light poles rather than those messy wires hanging with traffic lights.
6) Schools - Ok so we don't live in the Clements zone which is the best but we are happy with our schools. If not the best still very good.
7) Tax Rates - reasonable tax rates (2.3 or something like that) and HOA of about 750.
8) Proximity - Galleria, westheimer road restaurants, downtown, rice village - for those weekend outings.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:51 PM
 
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The closest you'll get to that is The Woodlands, but it will lack the proximity/convenience to Houston.
And it would have to be in The Woodlands... because otherwise Spring, Tomball, Cypress, northern Houston, etc. is all unzoned, billboards, mish-mash, not really manicured.
Not sure about Kingwood on that.

Wish I could give you better news, sorry!
Yep. Sugar land is a rare zoned community in this region. There's not much like it on the north side. That's what sets it apart.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:20 PM
 
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Thank you xkrix.. So is it safe to say East of I45 is not as bad as some people say? Any particular areas/schools we must avoid?
I will look at those communities you mentioned.
Refer to this thread that I had started:

//www.city-data.com/forum/houst...ge-spring.html
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:31 AM
 
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Of what I know of the north suburbs and your criteria, you'd be better off sacrificing commute for staying in FC if you can't/don't want to buy into the Woodlands.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:48 AM
 
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Copperfield?

Trees, sidewalks, good schools close to Beltway 8.

As soon as 290 is finished, it will be easy access to all loops, downtown and the airport. As it is now, Hwy 6 will get you to the EC 20 minutes.

Also, some newer parts around Lakewood have sidewalks and buried electricity. It is very close to the Vintage.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Westbury
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As soon as 290 is finished, it will be easy access to all loops, downtown and the airport
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