Pecan Grove, Fort Bend's Best Kept Secret

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Pecan Grove Plantation ClubhouseI LOVE Pecan Grove.....I have lived here for 13 years, and now , I WORK here.  Doesn't get much better than that!

Pecan Grove is a great example of Americana.  Small, Close-Knit, Family-Oriented, Quiet, Secluded and yet Convenient, Patriotic, Reverent, Casual, Friendly......are words that come to mind when I try to describe what this wonderful little Corner of the World is like.

It's quite ironic that I'm writing this today, because 13 years ago, I was mourning the fact that I was leaving my beloved Dallas behind.......I considered moving to Houston, a "tragedy".  I was moving to what many considered the "Armpit of Texas". ( Many of you native Houstonians know of the love/hate relationship between Dallas and Houston )  My late husband coaxed me down here, dangling the proverbial carrot of a bigger house and no more work outside the home.  I jumped.

We arrived in Katy, in Mid-July, 98 degrees, hot, humid and wondering "where the heck all the trees were?".  I had 5 days to find a house and we could live anywhere within 30 minutes of Gessner and Westheimer.  OK, that took in areas from Cypress-Fairbanks to Katy to Sugar Land, quite a challenge. 

Thanks to my Realtor, we were able to narrow the search to acceptable school districts and compared Cinco Ranch in Katy, First Colony and New Territory of Sugar Land, and finally, some little known place way out in the boonies called Pecan Grove.   My husband was no salesman, he brought me in through Harlem road (via the Prison!!) and as I started freaking out, he exclaimed, "You'll Love it, just wait until we go over the hump!".  And he was right.  I loved it.  It automatically felt like home.  Families out on bikes and golf carts, Moms with kids at the pool, schools to walk to, and large and shady yards with a delightful mix of custom home styles.  I quickly set out to find a house that fit and my only demand was: I WANTED A TREE!!!  It cost more, but it was worth it!

The sense of community struck us immediately as neighbors brought over cookies, offered babysitting, lawn equipment, and lots of advice about where to buy groceries.  Can you remember the "PRE-ALBERTSONS" Days??? Imagine driving 7 miles and over the river to Richmond for anything more than essentials!  That's why we have such Fabulously large Pantries!!!

We were also gently reminded of the "Holiday Light Deed Restriction" and warned to be on our toes when the hardware store put the lights and stakes out.  WOW!!! What a great surprise to see our little neighborhood put on it's Holiday Light Display.  It was incredible....we had come from a little suburb of Dallas called Coppell, the hometown of MJDesigns hobby store owners, and we had the same participation level of holiday lighting displays, tour buses included.  That's when I knew we had found the best little corner of the world for us.

In my next post, I'll continue reminiscing.  Care to contribute?

 

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Comments (2)

John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Welcome to ActiveRain, Kimbra, from a fellow KW agent! Thanks for sharing your Dallas-to-Houston adventure with us. Your style of writing will help you build a loyal online following.
Sep 18, 2007 12:46 PM
Leo Namiot - SimplerHomeLoan
Canopy Mortgage - Leo Namiot - Saint Augustine, FL
Before you chose a lender check my rates and fees

Hi Kimbra,

    Welcome to active rain,it's a great online community.... Enjoy!

 

Leo Namiot

Benchmark Mortgage - Connecticut

Sep 18, 2007 03:29 PM