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Amber, Home Buyer in New York, NY

what are the best areas to buy in the houston suburbs and still have a good commute to texas medical center?

Asked by Amber, New York, NY Mon Feb 4, 2008

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In the med center neighboorhood of Woodside there are affordable homes in a suburban setting just minutes to the Medical Center. There is a very spacious, 4 bedroom, ranch style home on 9211 Riddlewood Lane for lease or sale that you may be interested in http://www.har.com, zip code 77025. Good luck with your search. Pearland/Silverlake/Shadow Creek are nice and affordable but the commute is not very pleasant at times....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 17, 2008
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 15, 2008
Pearland is the closest 'burb. We office there and can help you find what you are looking for.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 6, 2008
We have lived in Silverlake (Pearland) for the last 7 years and are about to put our home on the market to upgrade to a larger home in Silverlake. When we bought the home, we were both working in the medical center. I still commute in every morning and while it is not as convenient as 7 years ago, it beats anything else that we could afford and has the luxury of having GREAT schools. If you are interested in finding out more about our house, feel free to email me at trevorburt95@hotmail.com. It is 2200sf, 4 br/2bath in a great neighborhood. Listing for $180,000.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 3, 2008
As a native Houstonian, I would have to ask what you consider as a surburb and why you would want to have a long commute? If you plan to live in a home for a few years, you might consider living closer in and buying property that is somewhat immune to market flucuations. Considering the low interest rates and high gas prices and quality of life Inside the Loop, you might want to rerun your numbers. Historically the suburbs are the first to fall apart and last to heal in a downturn (like now!) while the close in properties continue to appreciate.
Web Reference: http://sandragunn.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 9, 2008
Dave your link no bueno you have a space between // and www.

Here I reposted it for you.
Web Reference: http://www.laportetexas.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 8, 2008
Amber, the least congested freeway for commuting is Highway 225 (La Porte Freeway). There are plenty of nice homes available from $100,000 up to $1,000,000 in the La Porte/Deer Park area. Take a look at the website http://www.LaPorteTexas.Net to get a feel for the area and send me an email.
Web Reference: http://www.LaPorteTexas.Net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 8, 2008
Sienna Plantation is nice development and commute time is about 30-40 minutes. You can take the Fort Bend Tollway to Hwy 90 on into the Medical Center. Shadowcreek Ranch in Pearland is very nice as well and it's about a 20-minute commute to the Medical Center without traffic. If you want to stay real close, West University is the way to go. The homes are older with lots of tress and are a bit expensive, just an option. Let me know if i can help you in your home search.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2008
Probably new
reasonable commute less than 40min
probably less than $250,000 but still have to work out the loan situation

Thanks all!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2008
What price point are you looking for?
What is a reasonable commute time you would be willing to drive?
What matters most when buying a home?
Will you buy new or resale?

This will help answer your questions.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2008
Pearland is a great suburb of Houston and is only about a 15 minute commute to the Medical Center. Google it and you can get all of the info there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2008
Depends on the type of commute you desire. If you like the bay area, Clear Lake, Seabrook, League City. Nice wooded area Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita. Fastest commute would be Pearland. Another nice area with decent travel time, Missouri City, Arcola, Sugar Land.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2008
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