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Old 09-08-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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As a Sales Manager for a Home Builder I have sold over 12 Million in Shadow Creek Ranch and about the same in Katy. First I would tell you if you work downtown, don't go by distance but travel time. Although Shadow Creek is closer, Highway 288 is a nightmere and moves at a snails pace. If you live in Cinco (which has better schools) you can take the toll road and it's a straight shot. I would predict that you would save time not to mention your kids would go to a better school. If you need a good Realtor to help you negociate the best deal, go to hampteam.com or sugarlandproperties.com
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:51 PM
 
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thanks for the shameless plug, JustAnotherOpinion. I'm sure you'll get tons of business with your spam!
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Pearland (west side)
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First I would tell you if you work downtown, don't go by distance but travel time. Although Shadow Creek is closer, Highway 288 is a nightmere and moves at a snails pace. If you live in Cinco (which has better schools) you can take the toll road and it's a straight shot. I would predict that you would save time not to mention your kids would go to a better school. If you need a good Realtor to help you negociate the best deal, go to hampteam.com or sugarlandproperties.com
Uh...no. Sorry, but you are just wrong. Both the Westpark tollway and I-10 are more nightmarish than 288 ever dared to be. I invite anyone who feels differently to just monitor the morning and afternoon news (radio or TV), or visit Houston TranStar Real-Time Traffic Map for about a week during commute times. You will see the true story.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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I can't really speak for 288 but my husband tells me that the commute in from Cinco Ranch is not bad at all (of course, he only goes to the Galleria, not all the way downtown). He takes I-10 in the morning because it is only 5 minutes more than the Tollway, but he takes the Tollway home because I-10 does get pretty bad in the afternoon. Either way it's 35-45 minutes.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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Leaving the Commute apart, since I will be taking the Metro Park and Ride, Is Cinco Ranch worth the Hype? There is 50K difference for the same plan. I heard that 3 years ago Shadow Creek Ranch was expensive than Cinco. But today its totally other way around and that too a huge difference. I am wondering is Katy/Cinco Over hyped?
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Like I said I really can't speak for Shadow Creek Ranch, I can only speak for Cinco. We absolutely LOVE it. We feel that it is just beautifully maintained and well thought out. We love all the pools and playgrounds and parks, and the retail and restaurants are tastefully done (no garish signs) and closeby. We love the close proximity to everything along the I-10 corridor, especially Katy Mills Mall. I love that I can leave my front door and walk on beautiful sidewalks for literally miles if I want to...anywhere within the community...the library, the grocery, La Centerra (upscale shopping), etc. The daycare where my kids attend is a short walk away, as is the elementary school they will attend. We feel confident about the schools our kids will go to when they are old enough, they were highly rated in the research we did and we hear great things from our neighbors. Cinco also has a TON of clubs and groups to join for all kinds of hobbies, interests, and charitable causes. It gives it a very community feel.

Is it worth 50K more for the same house? My guess is that depends entirely on the schools you're zoned to. I haven't researched Pearland or Alvin ISD but they certainly didn't pop to the top of the list when I was researching the best schools in greater Houston.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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it might be the same base plan, but many builder have different level of standard features on these plans depending on the area. again, you pay for the area.

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Leaving the Commute apart, since I will be taking the Metro Park and Ride, Is Cinco Ranch worth the Hype? There is 50K difference for the same plan. I heard that 3 years ago Shadow Creek Ranch was expensive than Cinco. But today its totally other way around and that too a huge difference. I am wondering is Katy/Cinco Over hyped?
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:14 AM
 
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Alvin ISD is still growing rapidly so it's hard to say what the future will hold. My kid is in elementary school, so I can only speak from that experience. So far, we are very pleased. They have a good program in place, especially if your kids get into the GT program. I've personally met and talked with the principal of Marek and the Superintendent of Alvin ISD. In my opinion, both of them are very eager educators who want to build a good school district.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Cinco probably has greater land value. Also it has a long history and a great reputation and very solid schools. SCR is relatively new.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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SCR was badly hit by the Landfill expansion plan on its backyard and just for that reason many people have sold their homes in SCR and builders have to reduce BASE prices on new home/inventory

https://www.city-data.com/forum/houst...-lost-its.html

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Leaving the Commute apart, since I will be taking the Metro Park and Ride, Is Cinco Ranch worth the Hype? There is 50K difference for the same plan. I heard that 3 years ago Shadow Creek Ranch was expensive than Cinco. But today its totally other way around and that too a huge difference. I am wondering is Katy/Cinco Over hyped?
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