Most communities have home owner associations overseeing the neighborhoods in Houston. They tend to keep those owners that "want to do their own thing" in-check. Paint colors of the homes, keeping the yard looking nice, not parking huge RVs or having a garage sale every weekend are just a few examples of what they are watching out for. Goal is to maintain and improve values of everyone's home in the area.
In this price range, you will likely be in the suburbs west of Houston. Known as the "Katy" area to find single family homes in this price range. A majority of the newer homes will be north of I-10, but there may be a few south in communities such as Nottingham Country, Green Trails or Kelliwood (depending on size, number of bedrooms, etc)
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