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Degas Park Neighborhood Marquis

Degas Park Neighborhood Marquis

Located south of Woodlands Parkway just off of Branch Crossing within walking distance to Coulson Tough Elementary, it is on the far west side of The Woodlands and here are their proximities to major roads:

  • 13 minutes from I-45 and the Town Center
  • 18 minutes down Kuykendahl to Highway 2920
  • 7 minutes from the intersection of Highway 2978 and FM 1488 in the city of Magnolia

As I entered Degas Park I noticed a darling “tot lot”  to my left shared with the adjacent neighborhood of Artist Grove but what really catches your attention upon entering Degas Park are the colorful street names.  Your art history courses in school will serve you well in this neighborhood where the streets pay homage to Impressionist Period artists like Cezanne Woods.   Neighborhood spirit is taken very serious in Degas Park

Homes in Degas Park

Homes in Degas Park

evident by the amount of socials that happen every year including the St. Patrick’s Day party, the neighborhood Thanksgiving football game, Labor Day BBQ, the Halloween caravan and more.  The Degas Parks really take the annual Woodlands Christmas decorating competition to a competitive level.  As the winning neighborhood for 4 years straight, they take it as a point of price to organize and decorate the streets uniformly and the proof is in the amount of holiday drive-thru visitors.

Degas Park homes are priced from the high $300K to the mid $400K. Built by David Weekley and DR Horton in 2003-2004 most of the properties are two story 4 or 5 bedroom floor plans with two or three car garages. Some even back to a peaceful greenbelt. Many have pools on over 9000 square foot lots. There are currently three active listings on the market at an average list price of $377K. In the past year the homes that have sold closed within 40 days. This is a little below average for The Woodlands.

Debbie, her husband Stan and their two boys moved back to The Woodlands in April 2005 from Chicago. They had previously lived in Alden Bridge from 1999-2002. When Stan’s previous employer offered a position to him in 2005 to move back, Debbie and Stan jumped at the opportunity. It was an easy transition for the family of four. They had stayed in touch with many of their friends from before and looked forward to their return.

A peak into the Degas Park neighborhood

A peak into the Degas Park neighborhood

They chose the Degas Park neighborhood because they were able to purchase a new construction home within their comfortable price range.

When I questioned Debbie about the friendliness of the neighborhood she said “When we moved back to The Woodlands we really didn’t feel a need to be social with our neighbors. Everyone is very friendly, but we had established our friends from before. As it turned out, my boys actually have friends living in this neighborhood. It really makes it more convenient as I don’t have to drive them to Alden Bridge as often as I anticipated. Our end of the neighborhood is quiet and everyone keeps to themselves, but those residing on Pascale Creek love to party!”

I asked Debbie where she would like to move if she had the choice. She said “When the boys are off to college and Stan and I are empty nesters we would like to downsize to a smaller one story single family home or condo in the front of The Woodlands closer to The Town Center.”

Debbie introduced me to her neighbors, Jody and Julie who live across the street. Jody and his son were in the front yard installing their Christmas decorations. Jody noted that this year he was changing the colors of the bulbs because the neighborhood is trying to coordinate the decorations to increase their aesthetic appeal. This is a perfect example of neighbors working together to show how much they care about where they live. They moved to the neighborhood in August of 2007 from Beachwood, Ohio. One of Jody’s fraternity brothers convinced them to move to The Woodlands. They love their home, schools and all that The Woodlands has to offer. Jody commutes to Houston daily and is so thankful for the additional Park and Ride location recently opened in Sterling Ridge. The only request that Julie has is that she wishes Nordstroms would build a store here.

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