Stablewood is a luxury, highly secured, gated community (despite its rustic name) located just west of the 610 Loop off of Memorial Drive and North Post Oak Boulevard. It is not a secret but the residents are not anxious to market it. Experience the benefits of a homeowner board dedicated to preserving the high standards and expectations of the residents in order to remain the premier private and gated community in Houston. This amazing community abuts The Houstonian and provides easy access to freeways, the Galleria, and a seemingly unlimited number of dining opportunities. Some of the best-known names in Houston reside on the tree-lined streets of this peaceful community. Located on 76 acres of beautiful forest and developed by Walter Mischer, Sr. and Jim and Margaret Elkins, it has the distinction of being the first private, gated and guarded subdivision in the Houston Area. Current listings range from $2,495,000 to $9,500,000.
If you’re thinking “Goodbye, city life,” then you are not alone. Droves of buyers of farm and ranch land just outside of the Houston area are driving up prices like crazy around towns like Chapel Hill, Brenham, Willis, Trinity, and others west and north of the City. Part of the appeal is the experience of being able to get away and relax and another is that you can have animals and actually grow things on your property as opposed to just look at it. Before prices go even higher, you may not want to miss the opportunity to parcel out a place for you and the family to be away from the crowd and still be within an hour and a half of Downtown. As far as a portfolio item, I have read for years that farmland is one of the few investments that make money during a depression. Do you know who the largest owner of farmland in the United States is? Bill Gates. Go figure!
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