Houston456 Posted October 22, 2007 Share Posted October 22, 2007 (edited) We are getting ready to enter market for a home and trying to decide between Pearland (Hwy288/FM518) and Sugarland (Hwy59/Hwy6). I tried to come-up with pros and cons of both. Ofcource, I would have missed something or got something incorrect. As you may infer, I am little biased toward sugarland but I would be more than happy to change that if needed. Add your comments please.PearlandPros* Near to Downtown/Medical Center/Galleria (Easy access to these palces on non -peak hours)* Just started boomingCons* 288 getting worse day by day (May take 40 minutes to downtown on peak hours)* 288/518 area getting over crowded* Brazoria county, meaning hefty home insurance premium (windstorm)* Flooding in 288 when it rains heavily* Alvin/Pearland school District (some MasterPlannedCommunities Zoned to Alvin) * Average price of homes near 288/518 is $85 sq.ft.* Landfill expansion issue (the news itself, irrespective of whether it expands or not)sugarLand:Pros :* Established area for family living* fortbend ISD and good established schools* No (Few) flooding issues * No high insurance costs (flood/windstorm)* 59 upgrade/constructon completed till Hwy6 - Traffic not as bad as 288 or 290 or I10* ALT 90 becoming another freeway by end of 2008 (?) and would provide alternate route to Medical Center / Downtown/ Galelria (if needed)* Average price of homes near 59/6 is $90 sq.ftCons :* Alarming crime rate (though it varies by n'hoods)* Far from Downtown/Galleria/Medical center (Delayed access to these palces even at non-peak hours) Edited October 23, 2007 by Houston456 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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