Also compare security and crime rates for the two subdivisions. I lived in the Westwind Townhome subdivision for over a decade. We had private security patrols and an active homeowner039;s association that was constantly tuned-in and implementing ways to deter and reduce crime. Although there was still crime, I enjoyed living in that development for over 14 yrs.
Both areas have their drawbacks in regard to placement near commercial development where a lot of people are constantly coming and going. Drive the neighborhoods on a Saturday night around midnight. Although the days of racing down Westheimer are hopefully long gone, the sounds and activity of a Saturday night are revealing.
Asking neighbors is always a good gauge of opinions about specific neighborhoods. They don't have an ulterior motive and are typically a wealth of information.