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Chandler Creek Neighborhood Marquis

Chandler Creek Neighborhood Marquis

Chandler Creek was built in the late 90’s and is known for being a “family friendly” neighborhood with several cul-de-sac streets and a great park.  Located off of Flintridge and Falconwing the location is desirable to those that like to be in the “middle of it all”.  The neighborhood is just:

  • 10 minutes from I-45 and Town Center
  • Less than a ½ mile to The John Cooper School www.JohnCooper.org
  • Within 5 minutes to 3 shopping centers; Indian Springs, Sterling Ridge and Panther Creek shopping centers
  • 1 mile from a 24 Hour Sport Club
  • 5 Minutes from the Sterling Ridge YMCA
  • 8 Minutes from Highway 2978 and Magnolia

Chandler Creek was built by David Weekley Homes,

Chandler Creek has beautiful paths

Chandler Creek has beautiful paths

www.DavidWeekley.com, Emerald Homes (which was bought out by DR Horton Homes) www.DRHorton.com, and Village Homes (which was bought out by Lennar Homes) www.Lennar.com.  The majority of the homes are Traditional style 2-stories with a few 1-stories mixed in.  Chandler Creek is known for offering generous lot sizes and a good mix of homes with and without pools.

There are currently 3 active homes on the market, 1 in contract and 7 that have sold since January 2008 with an average days on market of 43 or just over 1 month.  Chandler Creek is a neighborhood that always seems in high demand and the days on market prove that.  Chandler Creek is in the mid price point for Indian Springs offering homes from the mid $300K’s to nearly $500,000.

More of Chandler Creek's Outdoors

More of Chandler Creek's Outdoors

I’ve been in real estate over 6 years and whenever I have a client looking in the $300K-$450K price range they usually want to see Chandler Creek.  Sadly, a lot of times there is nothing available or nothing available that meets their specific needs.   The neighborhood welcomes you with a nice park with a pavilion, swing sets, and play area along with an open space for soccer or running around.  There is also a dog bowl attached the water fountain which has been great for me when I take my dog on long runs!  The negative I have noticed in is that some of the streets back up to Woodlands Parkway so some of the homes do get quite a bit of road noise but other than that it’s a great little neighborhood.

Today was a gorgeous day so I decided to drive around Chandler Creek and interview some folks about the neighborhood.  The first person I found was Alan.  Alan was doing some yard work and was kind enough to answer some questions for me.  He’s lived in Chandler Creek for 5 years and picked it because of its close proximity to The John Cooper School.  He loves that the neighborhood is in “the middle of The Woodlands” and close to 3 shopping centers, several medical offices in Sterling Ridge and offers easy access to Woodlands Parkway and Kuykendahl.  If he were to move from Chandler Creek he said “The Woodlands East Shore is looking pretty attractive these days” he said he’d love a smaller yard and being so close to Town Center.  When asked

Chandler Creek Streetscape

Chandler Creek Streetscape

about Chandler Creek’s negatives he said “this isn’t specific to Chandler Creek but all of The Woodlands, I’d like taller fences in our backyards so we can have more privacy.” He also mentioned that he would like “more security around the neighborhood” he said a few months ago some vandals had spray painted a good portion of the neighborhood and that was a bit frustrating.  He said overall he really liked the neighborhood because it’s normally pretty “quiet & nice”.

While I was headed out of Chandler Creek I saw two women talking on a cul-de-sac.  I stopped and asked them if they’d talk with me about the neighborhood and they were gracious enough to oblige.  Vicky had just moved to the neighborhood in July of this year and Pansy is an original owner moving in 11 years ago.   Pansy loves the neighborhood for its location.  She likes that it’s close to everything but feels “off the beaten path”.   Vicky said she lucked in to the neighborhood that she had looked at over 50 homes in The Woodlands in a 2 week period and chose Chandler Creek because the home fit her family’s needs.  Pansy and Vicky really like how social their neighborhood is.  Pansy mentioned that they get together a lot “like on Halloween we all sit together and hand out candy at the end of the cul-de-sac.”

If Pansy were to move within The Woodlands she said she’d move to Creekside.  She “loves the patio homes but hates that the kids have to go to Tomball Schools and because it’s in Harris County the taxes are

Chandler Creek Neighborhood Park

Chandler Creek Neighborhood Park

higher.”  Vicky if she were to move they would probably move somewhere in Alden Bridge, she said she liked several homes in that area of The Woodlands.    So you all seem to really like Chandler Creek, are there any negatives? Both Pansy and Vicky agreed that Woodlands Parkway can get a bit loud and Pansy wishes there were a light on Flintridge because the traffic can get a bit congested in the morning.

So if you’re looking for a traditional neighborhood with friendly neighbors, lots of kids and located in the heart of The Woodlands you should consider Chandler Creek.  That is if there is anything available!

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