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Indigo Sky Neighborhood Marquis

Indigo Sky Neighborhood Marquis

Indigo Sky is a great neighborhood for 1st time home buyers or retirees that are looking for a smaller home in the middle of The Woodlands. The neighborhood is tucked away on the corner of Rush Haven and Indigo Sky and sits right next to “Interfaith” http://www.woodlandsinterfaith.org -A faith based organization that provides outreach and community service in The Woodlands. Indigo Sky is just a block from Flintridge and right off of Falconwing giving easy access to both Woodlands Parkway and Kuykendahl. One section of the neighborhood backs to a greenbelt (treed area that won’t be built on) and is a short walk to Falconwing Park that offers basketball courts, a soccer field, baseball diamond, 3 play areas, a tennis court and pool.

Indigo Sky is known to have an ideal location within The Woodlands:

  • 9 mins from I-45 and Town Center
  • 7 mins from Highway 2920
  • 8 mins from Highway 2978 and the city of Magnolia

Indigo Sky Neighborhood Streetscape

Indigo Sky Neighborhood Streetscape

The neighborhood was built by Ryland Homes www.Ryland.com and Pulte Homes www.Pulte.com . The majority of the neighborhood is comprised of 1 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes with a few 2-story homes sprinkled in. The majority of the homes do not have swimming pools. These traditional, brick homes are surrounded by mature trees and wide streets which are appealing to most residents.

Currently there are not any homes for sale in Indigo Sky.  Considering only the 12 homes that have sold since January 1, 2008, the average time on market is only 2 months, which is excellent for Indigo Sky homeowners! Given the price point of $150,000 to $200,000 and the ideal location it is easy to see why so many real estate investors have also been attracted to this neighborhood.

Indigo Sky is a great little neighborhood that many first-time homebuyers have found ideal. I love that the neighborhood is affordable and in a great location within The Woodlands. The topography is great with a few hills and lots of mature trees. The only negative in my opinion is that the neighborhood isn’t contained in one section. On the corner of Rush Haven and Indigo Sky there are two entrances that do not connect in to the

A peak into the Indigo Sky Neighborhood

A peak into the Indigo Sky Neighborhood

neighborhood. I have found in my interviews that most residents are attracted to neighborhoods that have one entry/exit point. But other than that it is a great neighborhood and wonderful place if you are looking for an affordable home closer to the front of The Woodlands.

I happened to be driving around Indigo Sky right as parents were waiting for their kid’s to get home from school. Alma and Guillermo were pushing their young daughter in a stroller while waiting for their son and were kind enough to answer some questions about Indigo Sky. They have lived in the neighborhood for 2 year and love the schools that serve it which are:

Alma and Guillermo also love how peaceful it is and the fact that there are a lot of young families but also some older, retired residents as well. Alma also mentioned the location and being so close to Town Center and the mall. If they were to move out of Indigo Sky but stay in The Woodlands they would move to Cochran’s Crossing because it “still has the great location and feeds in to some of the same schools”. I was hard pressed to get any negatives about the neighborhood. They love it and couldn’t think of any negatives at all!

Indigo Sky Neighborhood Park

Indigo Sky Neighborhood Park

Just as I was finishing my conversation with Alma and Guillermo two women were walking towards us that I decided to interview as well. Liz has been a Woodlands resident since 1992 and has lived in Indigo Sky since 1997 and Laurene has been renting a home in Indigo Sky for 6 months and just moved to the area from Georgia. I was excited to get 2 very different prospective from a long time resident and brand new resident! I started with Liz and when I asked what she liked about the neighborhood she said she loved the cul-de-sac streets, the young families and that it was so close to the park, pool, pathways, Dr’s offices off Kuykendahl and just a few minutes from I-45. Laurene agreed but also added that she chose the neighborhood for the schools. Liz also added that she loved that the neighborhood is tucked away and there isn’t any “crossing traffic” since Rush Haven and Indigo Sky both dead end in to the neighborhood. Laurene isn’t sure where she would move if she left Indigo Sky but thinks she’d move to a neighborhood with homes that are a bit bigger, “these are great started homes but we need something a little larger for a growing family”. Liz said she would want to stay in areas zones to Galatas so would stay in Indian Springs or venture in to Cochran’s Crossing.

As far as negatives go I finally got one, “there are too many rental homes” according to Liz. She said that

Indigo Sky Tennis Courts

Indigo Sky Tennis Courts

companies have come in and bought some of the homes for their employees and the employees aren’t taking as great of care as a home owner would. She understands that the neighborhood is attractive to investors but wishes there weren’t so many rentals. When I asked if there is anything they’d like to add about the neighborhood Liz and Laurene ended by saying that Indigo Sky is “very friendly and we have great neighbors that took care of one another after hurricane Ike”.

So in closing, Indigo Sky is a great little neighborhood for those looking for smaller, affordable homes in a great location. Just be aware that there a few rental homes mixed in.

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