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Cottage Green Neighborhood Marquis

Cottage Green Neighborhood Marquis

When one thinks of living in a neighborhood where everyone has their perfect front porch with a swing, potted plants, ceiling fans and an easy rocking chair whiles sipping iced tea with children playing under the shady, they probably imagine a scene from “Gone With the Wind.” Although the homes in Cottage Green are not quite as big as Tara they have the same sense and feel of the Victorian style and warmth that have are home to many happy families.

Cottage Green is nestled quaintly behind the Village of Alden Bridge shopping center and is located off of Crownridge Drive and is north of Research Forest Drive and west of Kuykendahl Road. This is a perfect place to settle down if you have children that are in K-6th grade since Barbara Bush Elementary is located off of Crownridge Drive and Mitchell Intermediate is only 3 minutes driving distance and 7 minutes by bike. For those who commute to I-45 then you’ll love the 7 minute drive to and from home.

Cottage Green is known throughout The Woodlands for its “Front Porch Series.”(move this sentence down

"Front Porch" home styles in the Cottage Green neighborhood

"Front Porch" home styles in the Cottage Green neighborhood

here somewhere with the rest of the home descriptions) This lovely neighborhood is comprised of David Weekley and Morrison homes and offers mostly 2 stories. If you’re a fan of Morrison’s Laurel and Sycamore plans then you’re in luck because this happens to be two of their most popular floor plans throughout Cottage Green! The average day on market is 138 days making the average a bit higher than the average 69 days on market for The Woodlands. The fact that the day on market is 138 could be due to the fact that the list price for these homes has been too high.  By looking at the average list price of $214,300 and the average sales price of $205,883 it seems as though that was the problem, homes were listed just under $10,000 what they were selling.

I spoke to a few Cottage Green residents to find out why they chose their neighborhood and the general consensus was that they wanted to feel as though they were living in nature.

The Cottage Green Neighborhood Park

The Cottage Green Neighborhood Park

Joe, a retired school teacher was walking his dog Arnie and was kind enough to share with me his feelings about his neighborhood of 3 years. He wanted some place that had a nature feel to it with a sense of living outdoors. He grew up with a home that had the front porch swing and when he came across this area with his realtor he feel in love with Cottage Green. For Joe who doesn’t really like to drive far distances this is perfect because he can just “mosey on over to the store” as he put it! I asked him which neighborhood in the woodlands he would move to if he had to move and what he disliked about his neighborhood.  He said that he couldn’t imagine moving from his home or think of anything that he’d like to change about it and “plans on staying put until they make me move!” I took that to mean  that he is very happy with his home.

Beth and her son Coty were  on their way to school when I stopped them briefly.  Coty was very excited to

One of the most popular Elementary Schools in The Woodlands - Buckalew Elementary

One of the most popular Elementary Schools in The Woodlands - Buckalew Elementary

share his thoughts with me. He thought that he “lives in the coolest part of The Woodlands” and that he and his friends ride their bike to the lake that is located several minutes from his home. Coty and his friends also explore the woods that are located right behind Cottage Green. His mom Beth “likes the idea that she can trust that her son is safe if he wants to go outside and play with his friends”.  Like Joe, Beth just knew that Cottage Green was the place for her and her son as soon as she drove into the neighborhood. Then we parted with a hurried goodbye from them both; she didn’t want Coty late for school.

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Cottage Green Neighborhood Marquis

Cottage Green Neighborhood Marquis

When one thinks of living in a neighborhood where everyone has their perfect front porch with a swing, potted plants, ceiling fans and an easy rocking chair whiles sipping iced tea with children playing under the shady, they probably imagine a scene from “Gone With the Wind.” Although the homes in Cottage Green are not quite as big as Tara they have the same sense and feel of the Victorian style and warmth that have are home to many happy families.

Cottage Green is nestled quaintly behind the Village of Alden Bridge

Buckelew Elementary - one of the most popular schools in The Woodlands

Buckelew Elementary - one of the most popular schools in The Woodlands

shopping center and is located off of Crownridge Drive and is north of Research Forest Drive and west of Kuykendahl Road. This is a perfect place to settle down if you have children that are in K-6th grade since Barbara Bush Elementary is located off of Crownridge Drive and Mitchell Intermediate is only 3 minutes driving distance and 7 minutes by bike. For those who commute to I-45 then you’ll love the 7 minute drive to and from home.

Cottage Green "Front Porch" Homes

Cottage Green "Front Porch" Homes

Cottage Green is known throughout The Woodlands for its “Front Porch Series.”(move this sentence down here somewhere with the rest of the home descriptions) This lovely neighborhood is comprised of David Weekley and Morrison homes and offers mostly 2 stories. If you’re a fan of Morrison’s Laurel and Sycamore plans then you’re in luck because this happens to be two of their most popular floor plans throughout Cottage Green! The average day on market is 138 days making the average a bit higher than the average 69 days on market for The Woodlands. The fact that the day on market is 138 could be due to the fact that the list price for these homes has been too high.  By looking at the average list price of $214,300 and the average sales price of $205,883 it seems as though that was the problem, homes were listed just under $10,000 what they were selling.

I spoke to a few Cottage Green residents to find out why they chose

Cottage Green Streetscape

Cottage Green Streetscape

their neighborhood and the general consensus was that they wanted to feel as though they were living in nature.

Joe, a retired school teacher was walking his dog Arnie and was kind enough to share with me his feelings about his neighborhood of 3 years. He wanted some place that had a nature feel to it with a sense of living outdoors. He grew up with a home that had the front porch swing and when he came across this area with his realtor he feel in love with Cottage Green. For Joe who doesn’t really like to drive far distances this is perfect because he can just “mosey on over to the store” as he put it! I asked him which neighborhood in the woodlands he would move to if he had to move and what he disliked about his neighborhood.  He said that he couldn’t imagine moving from his home or think of anything that he’d like to change about it and “plans on staying put until they make me move!” I took that to mean  that he is very happy with his home.

Cottage Green Neighborhood Park

Cottage Green Neighborhood Park

Beth and her son Coty were  on their way to school when I stopped them briefly.  Coty was very excited to share his thoughts with me. He thought that he “lives in the coolest part of The Woodlands” and that he and his friends ride their bike to the lake that is located several minutes from his home. Coty and his friends also explore the woods that are located right behind Cottage Green. His mom Beth “likes the idea that she can trust that her son is safe if he wants to go outside and play with his friends”.  Like Joe, Beth just knew that Cottage Green was the place for her and her son as soon as she drove into the neighborhood. Then we parted with a hurried goodbye from them both; she didn’t want Coty late for school.

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