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Parks & Recreation in Texas : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Those types of listings don't exist anymore. It's a myth. If you're interested in buying a home, you can contact any local REALTOR and they can show you ANY available property that's listed in the MLS. (FYI -- this site does NOT have the most up to date listings). The local MLS (and your Realtor) is the best source for that info. ... more
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Mon Jun 29, 2015
Phillip Madison answered:
They have until closing... but if lender requires receipts or a reinspection it could delay things if they wait too long.
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Mon May 11, 2015
Rob Cox answered:
Originally, there was music in the park at Warren Park in Frisco on Friday nights in the summer. Bands would play at the pavilion, with families hanging out on the grass. It was somewhat of a reverse amphitheater, as the grass was down hill from the pavilion. Watched many a concert from there. Now theres music in the square, which is a great fun event as well

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Fri Apr 10, 2015
Andrea Danford answered:
Just give me a call and I will give your some homes that might be what your looking for.
Having my own horses I think I know what your needing to find.
Have a nice day
Andrea Danford
ReMax CenTex
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Thu Sep 18, 2014
Scott Bradford Team answered:
I frequent Teravista in Round Rock and enjoy it.
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Persis Behramsha answered:
Hello Ms. Puga,

A few years ago I hosted one in Cullen Park and had to contact the park to find out what their requirements were. There was a small charge to rent a pavillion and while I do not recall anything about Pinatas, I do remember that they had time specifications. It is best to check out the new rules. Much also depends on which park you are interested in.

It was definitely a lot of fun. Enjoy!

REALM Real Estate Professionals
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Wed Jul 10, 2013
James Callas answered:
I did not see the first answer but concur with Mr. Roberts. The two in Beaumont are free to the public.
Also there is a Bayou (Brakes Bayou) that we used to fish in when we were very young. Lots of perch, lots of Gar, and lots of large turtles. This is tricky to access but go to Pine Street turn on to Marina St and stop before you get to the bridge that crosses Brakes Bayou. Park and carefully make your way down to the waters edge. This at one time was great fishing. Be careful but enjoy the cypress trees and natural settings near the bridge. I have put in a canoe here and paddled up the bayou and otters about a mile or two up stream. Very nice for a place nestled inside the city limits. Good Fishing! ... more
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Tue May 21, 2013
John Crowe answered:
Lots of good answers. I've taken day trips to Houston and Dallas to catch an afternoon Astros or Rangers game. Little more of a drive, definitely a good day for baseball fans.

With summer approaching, consider floating on the rivers down the road.

Gruene for some food (Gristmill) and music (Gruene Hall).
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Fri May 17, 2013
Lea Phelps answered:
There is property in and around Seguin and Guadalupe County which might be suitable for a Travel Trailer or a Cabin. Of course, any restrictions would have to be verified before a purchase was made. ... more
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Tue May 14, 2013
The Falcon Group answered:
Hi Ashley, I would love to help. Please give me a call to discuss details.

Imelda Allen
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
mel78418 answered:
I know you asked this question a while back, but in case you are still wondering, thought I put in my two cents as well.....

As others have said, the smell comes from the sea grass that washes ashore on the beach on Padre Island and in Flour Bluff simply due to the direction of the water currents. The smell comes from the plant material decaying and it does smell worse in the summer when the sun is baking it all day.
The water currents and weather determine when it washes up and how much there is. It varies based on these factors, but there is always going to be some certain times of the year due to the currents. The currents change in the fall and there is usually a lot less to none, unless there has been a storm.
Nearly all beaches deal with seaweed to some degree. When you live on the coast you find this out. When you visit a resort the machines were at the beach before you woke up scraping it all up for you!
I have lived in Flour Bluff for two years and just bought a lot in the bluff on the water and can tell you I have gotten used to the smell. As others have said, it doesn't smell all the time (or even most the time IMHO) and that also has to do with wind direction on any given day.
Regarding the mucky shoreline and getting in the water....The Laguna Madre is different than the ocean. The shore is a mix of sand and mud and decayed seaweed, so it will be mucky along the shore in most spots. Not that many people really "swim" in the Laguna Madre. If you go out in a kayak or a boat you can easily find what's called "pot holes" which are large open areas with a sandy bottom. I personally think those are great places to swim especially on those days when the water is crystal clear (also caused by the currents and wind). You can break out the snorkle mask and have a great time.
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Gay Donehoo answered:
The HARRA website forwarded by Rene Castillo is a great source for you. Each of those trails is excellent - your decision will be what area of town you want to be in and what your price point is - you'll find good running in many areas of the city. My husband worked downtown and for years he did his marathon training by running from work to Memorial Park along the Buffalo Bayou trail (along Allen Parkway) and then home. On the Buffalo Bayou trail you can actually do some hill training in flat Houston! Also, most of the planned developments scattered around the Houston metropolitan area have extensive running/walking/biking paths. Again, it's pick-your-poison as to location and price. Good luck! I'd love to help in your search. ... more
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Betina Foreman answered:
Windy Point has swimming, camping, scuba diving and is very popular with windsurfers. Scuba divers love this spot and many divers take their certification dive here. The park has been owned and operated by the same family for about 30 years. It is a wonderful place to campout and you have a big view of the lake. When the lake is low you have a great view of 'Sometimes Islands".

Mansfield Dam Park is located on the south side of Mansfield Dam. They have a boat launch, day-camping, picnic areas, swimming, hiking trails and windsurfing. They are open from 8:00am to dusk/dark. They currently have tw boat launches and are expanding to four lanes this spring.

If I may be of further assistance please let me know. There are many beautiful homes in Lakeway and Hudsen Bend.


Austin Home Girls Realty
1601 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703
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Thu Oct 18, 2012
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
It depends on what you consider affordable housing. Dallas is large with many suburbs with many parks.
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Joanie Schaatt answered:
I know that City of Houston and Harris County are being very diligent about spraying because of the number of deaths from West Nile. I'm sure the frequency varies from area to area, and I'd have to know about where you live/want to live to be more helpful. As for anything else you can do, what I've heard and read is: 1) don't go out in early morning hours or dusk hours; 2) use a spray and use plenty of it, and it should contain Deet: and 3) watch your own yard for standing water and eiminate that. Item 3 could help in both the mosquito attracting problem and the preservation of the integrity of your slab foundation ( if you have one, and most of us do in this area!). Anything else I can do to help? Don't hesitate to contact me. After 38 years, you'd think I'd be burned-out, but I find that I am energized with buyers and sellers both who are committed to working as a team member with me. ... more
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

Which property are you referring to? Just need a bit more information to help you!

Ali, Community Manager
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Diane Schrakamp answered:
Hey Alison,

There are several parks in Houston to run in. I would say that it is pretty safe to run Terry Hershey park and Memorial Park by yourself during the day, but I would not run anywhere by yourself at night. Going back to the previous questions about the bar scene, Washington is a good place to bar hop and Memorial park is very close to that area. You may want to start your search close to that area. Hope this helps!

Diane Hermis
Total Real Estate Services
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Lynn Fredregill answered:

There is information that you need and that I would need in order to help you. Within an hour of Houston - if you are looking in the Crosby/Huffman area you can get to most areas of Houston within an hour - but not all. It depends on where in Houston. I am not sure what you mean by agu land. How much land are you wanting and what are you wanting to do with it? In this area properties are either restricted or unrestricted. Are you wanting to build? Are you wanting to have livestock? Horses? Are you wanting to put a modular home on the property? Crosby & Huffman are two different school districts. Does this matter? Reliable water in this area is almost entirely limited to restricted properties and properties that are actually in the City of Houston even though the mailing address is Huffman or Crosby. Otherwise the buyer has to put in a well. If you are wanting to put in a modular with central water I can think of only one development right this second. In most cases; you have to have unrestricted property to put in a modular. Central water in subdivisions that allow mobiles can be found in nearby areas such as Porter and New Caney. How do you plan to purchase? Most smaller tracts will require cash unless you are going to get a combined modular/land or custom home/land loan. Are you a Veteran? With this information I can send you properties that will actualy suit your needs rather than sending you information on properties that won't work for you. Please feel free to email me if you have further questions. ... more
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Sun Feb 21, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
The arena probabily will not see yoru question here, your best bet is to contact them directly. Try looking their contact number up in teh local white pages or use google to get their contact info. ... more
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Thu Aug 27, 2009
Nancy Moore, GRI, ABR, GREEN, SRES answered:
Yes, Ryans Crossing. You may go to my website (for free-no call capture) and input "RRE" for the area, and Ryans Crossing for the subdivision. It will bring up maps of the homes and you can see how far it is.
Nancy Moore
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