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Why is Spring, TX less expensive than The Woodlands?

Asked by Ckred27, Tue May 22, 2012

My husband and I are looking to relocate to the area and trying to decide what suburb we would like to aim for.

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ExxonMobil employees are most likely send their children to Woodlands schools then to Spring schools, there is a reason for that. With Exxon Mobil campus right on the border of Spring/Woodlands, we see a lot of Exxon employees already looking for properties, one of their requirements : Woodlands schools.
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Schools in Woodlands are far superior. Crime is also lower. Additionally, there is the convenience of being in a master planned community where everything you need is very close as the town is arranged in little 'villages'. There is a reason why all the towns in the surrounding area market themselves as 'just minutes away from The Woodlands'.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 18, 2012
Living in Spring is an option many new buyers select when reviewing suburbs of Houston, there are many reasons that the area stands out above the rest, lower crime rates, great school districts, great amenities making driving downtown obsolete, fabulous shopping and restaurants, award winning health care facilities and hospitals and centrally located on 45 between Dallas and Houston. Many corporations are deciding to move their downtown offices to our area especially in The Woodlands, and many people when researching our area don't realize we straddle several counties Harris and Montgomery. You will find aesthetically speaking our area is beautiful not only within the master planned communities like The Woodlands but throughout our area with abundant pine and oak trees, you feel like you are in the country but have the advantages of being close to it all. As a Realtor I have lived here since 1982 and can tell you we have seen significant growth and expansion within that time to the present. The bottom line is there is a reason people move here, lower taxes than The Woodlands being a key incentive, but since Spring is so close by you don't miss it you simply have more to spend!
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The Woodlands also enjoys the benefit of more appealing image and reputation. If potential buyers perceive an area to be more attractive, offer better amenities, quality of life, schools, lower crime etc, price will be higher because demand will be higher, whether the image is an accurate reflection of reality or not.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 22, 2012
Land acquisition cost is less in Spring than in the Woodlands. That is one important reason along with several others. As far as suburbs there are many wonderful ones to choose from. What is so wonderful is you have such a wide variety to choose from. I think it is important to assess your needs & wants. Choose what is most important & make a list., i.e. the distance you are willing to travel, schools, if that is a factor, your social interests, are you near them,.... and you will get to where your search will be manageable & fun to work through. Also, ask friends, co-workers and find your self a good Realtor and enjoy the experience! Good luck!
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