January 22nd, 2014
Houston’s real estate market is booming and, if past trends continue, Houstonians could have 65,000 new neighbors this year!
The team at Grand View Builders is constantly welcoming new homeowners to the Houston suburbs. With low inventory and high price tags inside the city limits, more people are purchasing homes in communities like Stewarts Forest and Foster Glen in Conroe. We’ve put together a list of why living in the suburbs rather than inside the city may be the right choice for you and your family.
More Space, Less Money
The cost of a house inside the loop of Houston is much more than the amount of a home in the cities surrounding Houston. According to HAR, on the low side, a three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom single family home with a two-car garage inside the loop can cost around $523,000. In Conroe, a suburb less then 40 miles from Houston, for less than $300,000 a homebuyer can purchase a brand-new, five-bedroom, three-bathroom home in our Stewarts Forest community.
As with most major cities in the United States, the crime rate in Houston is higher than in the surrounding areas. According to the Houston Police Department’s monthly Uniform Crime Report, there was a sizeable amount of violent crime reported in a single month. While in Conroe, less than 250 acts of violent crime were reported throughout the entire year.
While Houston boasts great education options, there are typically smaller numbers of enrolled students in schools in the suburbs. In many Houston suburbs, not only are the school enrollment numbers smaller than inner-city schools, but there are also more faculty members. Having a smaller student to teacher ratio, allows more personal attention and often results in a stronger education.
Grand View Builders has eight communities in Houston’s surrounding suburbs. If you are house hunting in the Conroe, Richmond, League City, Tomball, Alvin, Porter or Texas City learn more about our communities and Move-In Ready homes online today.