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Old 05-01-2008, 11:14 PM
 
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A realtor keeps pushing Sienna Plantation to me because she lives there.
Please tell me about this area if it is better than Katy, Sugar Land, Richmond Rosenberg areas.

Also she mentioned Lake Olympia. Please clue me in about this area also.

I am have a hard time figuring this area out.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Houston
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They are all the lame suburbs.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:36 PM
 
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I almost suggested Sienna Plantation to on another question you asked. Sienna Plantation and Lake Olympia are boths good areas. No better or worse than the others, it's all about location and price range. There is not much in Sugar land in the price range you were looking at and those both are nice areas that are close to where you need to be. Katy may be a little to far from where you want to be. The traffic is horrible on I10. Consider how long you are expecting to live in the area. If you think it could be less than 5 years you may want to consider Lake Olympia because you would have less competition to sell your home, smaller area and not competing with the builder. It depends on what your primary needs are.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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Sienna is not as good as Sugar Land. I think they is a lot of hype. However, with the market downturn, you should be able to get a good deal in Sienna. Lots of the builders are offering HUGE incentives, because they are not moving homes.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Austin & Houston, TX
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Sienna is not as good as Sugar Land. I think they is a lot of hype. However, with the market downturn, you should be able to get a good deal in Sienna. Lots of the builders are offering HUGE incentives, because they are not moving homes.
Sugarland has much more to offer.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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A realtor keeps pushing Sienna Plantation to me because she lives there.
Please tell me about this area if it is better than Katy, Sugar Land, Richmond Rosenberg areas.

Also she mentioned Lake Olympia. Please clue me in about this area also.

I am have a hard time figuring this area out.
Sienna Plantation is very pretty. There is a lot of traffic there, however; there is basically one artery feeding out to the highways and when I went to check the place out on a weekend, traffic was backed up to get out. On a weekend. Hopefully someone who lives there can tell you if that's always the case.

Personally, I prefer a more organic development rather than one so strictly "master-planned," but it has its advantages, too. I think the area around it is changing and developing a lot too. All the amenities of Sugarland are nearby, and Pearland's shopping, etc. is nearby too.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:47 AM
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Location: Austin, TX
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I visited Sienna Plantation the past weekend and it seemed nice to me. It is a bit of a drive to get to the main shopping of Missouri City and Sugar Land, but not too bad. The houses there are newer than in many of the areas of Sugar Land. It looks like an area with a lot of impending development. I would wonder about resale value as lots more new houses are built.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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What schools are Sienna Plantation residents zoned to? Also, I assumed that was in/near Sugar Land. How far away is it from the Sugar?
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I really like the neigbourhood. Probably a good reason, since I bought there.

It's actually in Missouri City not Sugarland, but not really "in" MoCity either.

I'm not sure what more Sugarland has to offer than Sienna, as they are effectively the same. The only difference being that you can get on the tollway easier from Sienna, and all of the amenities of Sugarland's shopping are less than 10 miles away, but really unaffected by the really miserable traffic up on 6.

Sienna has two elementary schools in the area, they are opening a third for the fall and the Middle School is under construction.

I'm not sure what middle schools we go to now, but the highschools are Elkins and Hightower, depending on what side of the community you live on.

The second entrance opens in about a month, and there's a few back ways in. All empty out onto 6, but there's more than just Sienna Parkway.

Great amenities, lots of natural trees, fantastic waterpark and golf course. It's about six miles to the heart of all the shopping on 6. 10 miles to 59 and the Fort Bend Toll Road terminates 1/4 mile from the entrance to the community. Great access, IMHO.

I really like the feel and the people have been great.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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Sienna Plantation is served by two high schools within Fort Bend ISD:
Elkins High School and Hightower High School.
Students living west of Sienna Parkway attend Elkins.
Students living east of Sienna Parkway attend Hightower.

Elkins is about average, Hightower...avoid like a rash on a rash. However I think in the next few years Sienna will get their own HS.

Hightower High School-
Elkins High School -
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