You like it because, like the Kroger's center businesses, it gives those from Porter and further north, additional shopping options. It's not in "Kingwood" or Harris Co for that matter. Lower taxes and much more lenient building codes are what is driving business development in that area.... Not the draw of Kingwood shoppers.
So is the area off of Northpark that is in Montgomery county not considered Kingwood at all? I know we looked at building in the Kings Mill or Woodridge Forest and both had a Kingwood address as opposed to Oakhurst which is Porter 77365. We are going with a new house being built in the Park section of Oakhurst right off of Northpark so I'm excited for the shopping areas to go up. And I'm sure people in Porter and farther up north already shop in Kingwood/Humble so it will be nicer for them as well!
I just wish all of this could go on, especially housing areas, without the absolute clear cutting and flattening of every tree and vegetative area around. It won't be long and this area will look like closer in to Houston, Katy, and every other area that has been concreted over.
Oh the homes are just beautiful in both areas! We LOVED the Westin homes and even one of the Gehan model homes in King's Mill but just were not 100% sure on the neighborhood. We were there on Saturday revisiting Westin before deciding to stay with Lennar in Oakhurst mainly due to lot availability.
I totally disagree with FreebyrdII about the new Kroger NOT being the "draw" (whatever that implies) of Kingwood shoppers. Are you implying that Porter people are inferior??? There are many KW people upfront who WELCOME this new Kroger. Not all of KW likes to have to drive to the BACK of KW to shop in those tiny stores. I'm sure the structure of the new stores coming in will be modern and very nice. More jobs for this area. Actually, without this new growth KW is actually decaying due to OLD age. Most of the shopping centers in the back of KW are hard to park in or drive around to get into; stores are SMALL, ect; and the traffic is HORRIBLE. Most of us WELCOME this change.
G&R..... When investors look at an area for retail developement, they look at which areas from which the proposed business(es) will "draw" their business from..... "draw" is not an implication, it is part of a study of the "demographics" done by business planners when considering a new retail location.
The growth of the population along 494 and in front of Kingwood has been amazing! Couple that fact with lower taxes and more lenient building code makes business developement in that area a "no brainer."
Oh, & BTW, I do business in Porter and have several friends there as well. You can verify that with "P" or "K" at Two Friends Resale and/or "S" at Nicole's Italian Restaurant, etc. Please don't paint me in colors that don't represent me.
living in Montgomery county means less taxes- the HEB on WLP is much more convenient-GR, it's no slight to Mongomery county! it's just more convenient to those of us in the back of Kingwood!if it was up to me, we'd be in that county- it was formy dh's dd we chose Harris county- way more expensive in taxes-
I apologize! We only briefly walked in the model homes at Woodridge Forest and just assumed that had Kingwood address like Kings Mill across the street. No need to apologize. I think many people don't realize it. I chose to live here due to the location close to 59 without regard to it being Kingwood or Porter. Everyone says taxes are lower here but I think my MUD taxes are high but I don't have City of Houston taxes. My insurance is lower here.