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Thinking of moving to Cypress

DwPolcyn

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You think so?

As an Houstonian I’m envious of the Dallas folks. We have some family in Dallas/Fort Worth (Watauga) area so I go visit few times a year.

Houston has gotten very dirty in the last few decades. We moved to Houston from NYC in the 90s and things were so much better back then.

Now all I see is signs/billboards/ and trailers. I guess that’s what happens when you have a huge population growth.

And don’t forget the huge increase in crime rate.
Haha yeah Houston isn't the best, but at least we're not Dallas.
 
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First I apologize to not responding to the PM’s. I’ll get to them after this post. thank you for reaching out!

I’m so excited to see all the activity in this thread. Thanks for the responses and conversations. We got back yesterday and spent 2 solid days driving around. We were staying with friends in Town Lake so that was our starting point.

We hit Tomball, Conroe, Montgomery, Woodforest, Spring, Magnolia, The Woodlands, Coke’s Crossing, and lots of Cypress. We did not hit Katy as our realtors said that they didn’t think we’d like it and would rather show us other areas. I did have a friend who moved to McKinney and wants to convince me to head towards Dallas. We’d rather not be in Harris county as we see where it’s headed politically but it looks like we can’t have our cake and eat it too. Right now our 3 favorite places are:

#1 High Meadow Ranch (Tomball)
#2 Cypress Creek Ranch (next to Town Lake)
#3 Lakes of Rose Hill (Cypress)
#4 Woodforest (Montgomery I think)

High Meadow Ranch will most likely be out of our budget. It’s more of a dream area with lots of property and room to grow. The only down side (besides the average price) is the schools aren’t rated the best. But we could always try to register our kids at friend’s houses if possible.

Cypress Creek Ranch had beautiful homes and spacious lots. The close proximity to all the busy streets and new construction kind of stinks though and it’s only going to get worse. The houses will most likely be in our budge according to our realtors.

Lakes of Rose Hill would be perfect if the houses had fencing around them. It seems like in Texas there’s a lot of neighborhoods with zero privacy. Coming from CA that’s somewhat off-putting.

Woofforest was really nice as well. Master plan communities are non-existent in CA so it’s a new concept for us. My wife and I grew up in old homes so new track homes seem to be lacking personality and individuality. No offense intended if some of you love that style, it’s just not us. We do have tons of track homes we just haven’t lived in them. Our house is technically a track home but built in 1960 with no HOA. So the neighborhood is very unique looking. Which can be bad if your neighbors.

My work goal is to secure a contract that will allow me to take day trips once a week back to LA. Fly out of IAH in the morning and come back at night. It’ll be a long day but it’ll only be once a week. If I can land that we’ll be in good shape and I can spend lots of time with the family. Hopefully I can bring my business to Houston and expand as well. After speaking with some friends it seems that my business could fill a hole in the Houston area and Texas in general.

I also have wholesale accounts with some of the big brands and distributors as I have a small side business building custom stands. So I could help out with group buys if anyone is interested.

Thanks!
 
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Haha yeah Houston isn't the best, but at least we're not Dallas.

It makes LA look like a clean room! There are homeless encampments and trash everywhere in some cities. I’ve lived here my entire life and have never seen it like this. Just another reason why we’re trying to get out.
 
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If your looking for some help in building stands hit me up. I love working with wood and know my way around a table saw.

Awesome thanks! I’m lazy. I’ve got access to a metal fabrication shop and had them make everything for me including powder coating. I will be bringing out all my wood working gear and setting up a small shop. So far I’ve got a prototype that I’m using for my 90gal which won’t go up until we move. An R2R member helped me come up with some unique features that turned out pretty awesome for the first one which still needs a little work and some sump modifications to fit dual roller mats.

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It makes LA look like a clean room! There are homeless encampments and trash everywhere in some cities. I’ve lived here my entire life and have never seen it like this. Just another reason why we’re trying to get out.
Not sure how you think LA is a clean room compared to Houston. Their homeless population is significantly larger and their politicians limit local law enforcements ability to relocate them.
 
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Not sure how you think LA is a clean room compared to Houston. Their homeless population is significantly larger and their politicians limit local law enforcements ability to relocate them.

Oops I said that backwards! The areas I went to were extremely clean.
 

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I'm a realtor, if you are looking to buy let me know, I specialize in Cypress. I just closed a deal in Bridgeland, and live in Towne Lake. Please text me 832 two three 2 1210 and I would be happy to answer any questions no obligations. I am familiar with all the schools as well. I always give something back as well especially to anyone on MARSH in case you do need a realtor.
 
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