News
 
Diane Kink
facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutube

Village of Creekside Park

Image Courtesy - www.TheWoodlandsHomes.com - http://ow.ly/Nd9AJ

Image Courtesy – www.TheWoodlandsHomes.com – http://ow.ly/Nd9AJ

The Village of Creekside Park was opened in 2007, and is the largest new village in development of The Woodlands. The Village of Creekside Park is located west of Gosling road and stretches to and beyond Kuykendahl. Creekside Park begins shortly after the bridge crossing over the George Mitchell Nature Preserve while driving south on Kuykendahl. Creekside Park encompasses. Creekside Park is home to the Robert Fleming Aquatic Center and the private gated community of Carlton Woods Creekside.

RobFlemming2

Recreation

Creekside Park is home to fifteen parks with various amenities. There are two parks with public pools in Creekside Park: Rob Fleming Park and Wendtwoods Park. The pool at Robert Fleming Park is a local favorite due to the numerous attractions located there. The pool features a lazy river to float the day away, a water play structure with 150 gallon “dump” bucket, and a winding slide for an added fun-factor. For those looking to fit in a workout, enjoy a separate area for a three-lane lap pool. Rob Fleming Park also features an outdoor stage area with a Kayak/Canoe launch point for those looking to spend some time on the adjacent 72-acre Lake Paloma.

Wendtwoods Park is a splash-pad park with water features for the kids including a “dump bucket” similar to Rob Fleming Pool. The pool also features swimming lanes on the “adult” side. Wendtwoods Park also features a lighted basketball court, multi-purpose field, and two lighted tennis courts. It also features a covered pavilion with electrical hook-ups along with picnic tables, BBQ pits, and a play area for the kids. Enjoy catch and release fishing at the pond as well.

Beyond local pools and parks, the Village of Creekside Park is home to the Carlton Woods Creekside private, gated golf community. The Tom Fazio golf course is located here, and is a consistently top-ranked golf course in the state of Texas. Carlton Woods, however, is private but there are many other local golf courses to take advantage of if you are not a member at Carlton Woods.

Image Source - Houston Chronicle - http://ow.ly/Nd9RG

Image Source – Houston Chronicle – http://ow.ly/Nd9RG

Shopping

The Creekside Park Village Center is located at the intersection of Kuykendahl Road between Creekside Forest Drive and New Harmony Trail. This shopping center is anchored by an HEB grocery store, and offers retail, medical, & professional office spaces to the approximately 100 acre village center. The focal point of the center will be Village Green, a large tree-lined park serving as the town center, much the same as Market Street near The Woodlands Mall.

 

Image Source - Woodlands Real Estate Online - http://ow.ly/Nda6n

Image Source – Woodlands Real Estate Online – http://ow.ly/Nda6n

Schools

The Village of Creekside Park is home to The Woodlands Preparatory School, Creekside Forest and Timber Creek Elementary School. Also located in the Village of Creekside Park is the Primrose School of The Woodlands at Creekside Park, an accredited private preschool.

 

Image Source - Chron.com - http://ow.ly/NdabC

Image Source – Chron.com – http://ow.ly/NdabC

Age and Price Range

Creekside Park is planned to contain over 5,500 single-family homes, over 500 age 55 and older homes, over 700 multi-family residences and just shy of 300 custom and estate homes in the gated community of Carlton Woods Creekside. Median home build year across the village is 2013, and home prices start from the upper 200’s to the multi-millions.

Interested in homes in Creekside Park? We can help. The Kink Team has 15 years of experience buying and selling both large and small homes in The Woodlands.

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

Diane Kink
Pin on Pinterest

Luxurious home situated on large lot with port-cochere & three-car garage will not disappoint! Hardwood flooring, stately mouldings, arched entries & high-ceilings in a flowing floorplan. Study, formal dining. first floor master with completely renovated master bath. Gourmet kitchen with Jenn-Air & Bosch appliances. Second floor ”Hidden Door” leads to private media room with theatre seating & second gameroom with full kitchenette & wine chiller. Sparkling pool & spa with expansive covered patio.

For more information: 47 N Wooded Brook Circle, The Woodlands

 

Diane Kink
Pin on Pinterest

Gorgeous covered garden patio home with wide stone-lined driveway & fenced yard, immaculate landscaping & mature trees. Mediterranean style home on oversized cul-de-sac lot. Chefs kitchen, three en-suite bedrooms down including master with the fourth bedroom upstairs. Large media & game room with balcony access. Summer kitchen, outdoor fireplace, extras like garage A/C, indoor/outdoor audio system and water softener. Oversized gunite, heated jetted spa with water feature! Child’s play cabin or multi purpose space with electricity.

For more information: 2 Ivy Castle Court - The Woodlands

 

Diane Kink
facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutube

Smart Home Technology Trends for 2015

It’s no surprise that homes are becoming more technologically integrated with every passing year. The focus of all these home-front innovations is of course to make life more simple. There are many new technologies and trends competing for your attention; from robots that sweep your floors to whole home automation systems, today’s homes are becoming an easier and more fun place to live. With that in mind, let’s jump right into some of the hottest trends in smart homes in 2015.

 

Image Courtesy - Tom's Guide - http://ow.ly/Na7Pf

Image Courtesy – Tom’s Guide – http://ow.ly/Na7Pf

NuBryte – Smart Home Lighting and Safety Console

The NuBryte Smart Home system controls your home’s lighting, security, energy consumption, and provides weather reports and keeps all the family events on the system’s calendar. Many security system providers charge a monthly subscription fee for their services, but not with NuBryte. “The system uses your home’s lighting and a built-in sound alarm to scare away intruders. If the alarm goes off, a live video feed is sent directly to your smart phone so you can determine what the next course of action should be.”

Do you have trouble waking up in the morning? The system will automatically turn on your bedroom lights to keep you from hitting the snooze button. NuBryte also tracks energy consumption, and in the near future will also be able to track energy consumption from your connected appliances. A NuBryte system can be yours in the near future if you order from their website. Each system costs $200.

 

Image Courtesy - Consumer Reports - http://ow.ly/Na7ZX

Image Courtesy – Consumer Reports – http://ow.ly/Na7ZX

Keen SmartVent

The genius is in the simplicity. Keen SmartVents are “designed to increase comfort and reduce energy costs by regulating your home’s temperature room-by-room.” The SmartVents simply replace the existing air vents and syncs them to your home’s wireless network. From here, they regulate airflow into rooms that are too hot, too cold, or simply dormant for the majority of the day. Automatic airfoil louvers open and close accordingly to create zones in every room. The vents operate with four AA batteries and according to their website, provide years of operation. Each vent costs $80, and according to Keen they only recommend replacing a third or less of your home’s vents to avoid unnecessary pressure on your HVAC. As a failsafe, there are pressure gauges which will help relieve pressure if such a scenario existed.

 

Image Courtesy - TechnoBuffalo - http://ow.ly/Na8g3

Image Courtesy – TechnoBuffalo – http://ow.ly/Na8g3

Nest Thermostat

Nest Thermostats are not branch new, but they are finally gaining considerable traction with homeowners. Using the Nest Thermostat is easy, just turn the dial up or down in temperature and it will begin to learn your preferences. With mobile phone synchronization, you can control your thermostat from the office or anywhere else. The temperature gauge will adjust when you’ve left the house for the day, and readjust itself when you get back home. Folks are quickly realizing the benefits of Nest Thermostat systems with lowered utility bills by up to 20%. A $250 investment in a Nest Thermostat will quickly pay for itself in energy savings.

 

Image Courtesy - Bless this Stuff - http://ow.ly/Na8ru

Image Courtesy – Bless this Stuff – http://ow.ly/Na8ru

Nest Protect  – Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detector

Nest Protect is a carbon monoxide and smoke detector aimed at providing a 21st –century-take on home safety.  Mobile integration puts the power in your hand while you check for updates in real time from each of your home’s systems. If Nest Protect encounters a threat, you will be pushed a notification to your phone. If you’re at home, the system will speak to you and provide directions to avoid danger areas. The system will first start by providing a “Heads-up” that the system has detected some problem. If the problem continues or get’s worse, it will notify you of the danger and the location saying “There’s smoke in the living room,” helping to avoid difficult to identify beeping from other detectors. Finally, Nest Protect works in conjunction with the Nest Thermostat, shutting off your gas furnace if a carbon monoxide alarm goes off to limit the dangers in case of an emergency. ?Each Nest Protect unit costs $99.

 

Image Courtesy - Interior Design Center of St. Louis - http://ow.ly/Na8Gx

Image Courtesy – Interior Design Center of St. Louis – http://ow.ly/Na8Gx

Dacor Discovery IQ

Did you ever imagine a day when your oven was on your home’s Wi-Fi network? That day is here. Running on the Android OS platform, the Dacor Discovery IQ Wall Oven features a 7-inch LCD glass touch screen panel with stereo sound and PowerVR SGX 540 graphics processing unit. Download popular apps through the Google Play Store, or use the pre-programmed guide by selecting a desired recipe from the list, inserting the dish, and pressing the button while the oven does the rest of the work on it’s own. Once the cooking is complete, the oven automatically sets to a warming mode to keep the food warm until it’s ready to eat. The ultimate high-tech luxury oven can be yours for $7,499 for a 30” double oven, or $4,499 for a 30” single oven.

 

2

Smart Homes in 2015

Homes that are built smarter with added technology are in high demand, yet difficult to find. 3 Hepplewhite Way, located in The Woodlands Texas includes many tech features that will leave guests wishing they could stay longer. State of the art home theatre system, outdoor summer kitchen with electronic shades to help keep the space climate controlled, a whole-home automation system and motorized, blackout lined shades are just a few of this incredible home’s high-tech amenities.

Learn more about 3 Hepplewhite Way – www.3Hepplewhite.com

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

 

Source:
NuBryte Home System: http://www.nubryte.com/
Keen SmartVents: http://www.keenhome.io/products/smart-vent
Nest Thermostat: https://nest.com/thermostat/life-with-nest-thermostat/
Nest Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detector: https://nest.com/smoke-co-alarm/life-with-nest-protect/
Discover IQ by Dacor: http://www.dacor.com/Discovery-IQ.aspx

Diane Kink
Pin on Pinterest

Stunning single story home features hardwood floors, custom mouldings, designer paint colors & plantation shutters! Gourmet kitchen with oversize granite island & stainless steel appliances. Brick accents & pillars. Sunroom retreat adjacent to kitchen. Large family room with gas log fireplace. Secondary bedrooms with Hollywood bath. Master retreat with en-suite bath has jetted tub & separate walk-in shower. Above garage room with AC & heat. Resort style backyard with pool, spa & rock waterfall. No rear neighbors!

For more information: 3 S Emory Bend Place

Diane Kink
facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutube

Village of College Park

Image Source: www.thewoodlandshomes.com

Image Source: www.thewoodlandshomes.com

The Village of College Park was opened in 1995, and is the location of Lone Star College Montgomery as well as Sam Houston State University – The Woodlands Center. The Village of College Park is predominantly located east of Gosling road and Highway 242. College Park encompasses Harpers Landing as well as the territory north of Research Forest Drive at Grogan’s Mill. College Park is also home to St. Luke’s – The Woodlands Hospital. Additionally, College park is home to Windsor Hills and Windsor Lakes active adult communities.

Recreation

College Park is home to six parks with various amenities. There is one park with a public pool in College Park and is located in the Harper’s Landing Park. The pool at Harper’s Landing Park is a splash-pad park with water features for the kids. The pool also features swimming lanes on the “adult” side. Harper’s Landing Park also features a lighted basketball court, multi-purpose field, and two lighted tennis courts. It also features a covered pavilion with electrical hook-ups along with picnic tables, BBQ pits, and a play area for the kids. The park also features a dog-friendly park as well as a “wheel friendly” area for the kids to enjoy. Avalon Park, also in College Park features a lighted sports facility, horseshoes pits and bocce ball area to keep things interesting.

Shopping

The Village of College Park has one main shopping center located at the intersection of College Park/Highway 242 and I-45. This shopping center is anchored by a Wal-Mart, and contains a number of other stores including Kohl’s, Wings N More, La Z Boy Furniture Galleries, and Chuck E. Cheese among others.

Schools

The Village of College Park is home to The Woodlands High School – College Park. Also, Lone Star College Montgomery and Sam Houston State University – The Woodlands Center are also located within this area.

Age and Price Range

College Park is home to over 1,300 single-family homes. On average, the homes were built in 2002 across the village, and home prices starting from the low to mid 100’s.

Interested in homes in College Park? We can help. The Kink Team has 15 years of experience buying and selling both large and small homes in The Woodlands.

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

Diane Kink
facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutube

iFly Indoor Skydiving

Image Source - www.iFlyworld.com

Image Source – www.iFlyworld.com

It’s finally here. Indoor Skydiving within a stone’s throw of The Woodlands. Visit the newest thrill seeker’s haven at iFly, an Indoor Skydiving facility that gives the ultimate skydiving experience without jumping out of a plane. Flights range from $70-250 for first timers while return customers get to fly from $55-$230.

“We just want to see people having a good time,” says Nick Riedl, iFly’s lead instructor. And all who enter can certainly expect nothing less.

All flyers need to take their safety-training course in order to safely fly at the facility. To achieve the skydiving without the sky experience, you are placed in a vertical wind tunnel that is 14 feet in diameter and sixty feet tall. You will be on an accompanied dive with a flight instructor for both safety and instructional purposes.

This is one of only two indoor skydiving facilities in the Houston area, and we’re lucky to have one so close to home. Get out there and try it out and let us know how you like it!

For more information, visit www.iflyworld.com.

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

Diane Kink
Pin on Pinterest

Stunning custom Hallmark home with gated drive on 9th hole of the Palmer Golf Course and wooded preserve! Completely remodeled kitchen, exotic granites and hardwood floors. Third floor addition includes media and large bonus space. Spacious master suite and bath, second bedroom down. Ideal entertaining home very private with mature landscape and beautiful lighting-summer kitchen, pool, spa, covered patios & pergola. Tons of updates! Exemplary schools.

For more information: 63 Chancery Place, The Woodlands

Diane Kink
facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutube

Village of Panther Creek

Image Source: www.TheWoodlands.com

Image Source: www.TheWoodlands.com

The Village of Panther Creek was opened in 1976, and was the second neighborhood created in The Woodlands. Panther creek is located along the west shore of Lake Woodlands and to the east of Gosling Road. A quick drive around Panther Creek will provide a glimpse at the history of The Woodlands, as well as the character that has bloomed over time.

Recreation

Panther Creek is home to thirteen parks with various amenities. There are two parks with public pools in Panther Creek: Ridgewood and Creekwood Park. The pool at Ridgewood Park is the “Swan” Pool and hosts a diving board to keep things interesting on the “adult” side. Ridgewood Park also features a basketball court, multi-purpose field, two lighted tennis courts, and covered pavilion with electrical hook-ups along with picnic tables, BBQ pits, and a play area for the kids. Creekwood Park features a “wheel friendly” area for the kids for skateboarding/BMX fun, lighted basketball, tennis courts, and multi-purpose field, a playground, picnic tables and BBQ pits to complete the park. The pool at Creekwood features the suitably named “Panther” slide on the kiddie side and a slide/diving board on the “adult” side.

In addition to the pools, Panther Creek is also the host of a stage at Northshore Park, which features the seasonal “Concert in the Park” series, and is free to everyone. There are also kayak launch points at Northshore, Southshore, and The Cove parks as well as wheel-friendly areas in both Creekwood and Ridgewood parks.

Lake Woodlands provides ample outdoor recreational opportunities on its own, but also offers some of the most scenic views in The Woodlands to kick back, relax, and enjoy.

Shopping

The Village of Panther Creek has one main shopping center located at the intersection of Woodlands Parkway between Gosling and W. Panther Creek Drive. This shopping center is anchored by a Randall’s Supermarket, and contains Ace Chinese Restaurant, Crust Pizza, CVS Pharmacy, Los Cucos and The Woodlands Children’s Museum among other shops and restaurants.

Schools

There are a few public schools within the Panther Creek Village Limits. Elementary Schools include Sally K. Ride, and Glen Loch Elementary while McCullough Junior High is the school of choice for grades 7 and 8.

Age and Price Range

Panther Creek is home to over 3,600 single-family homes. On average, the homes were built in 1982 across the village, and home prices range anywhere from the low to mid 200’s to the multi-millions.

Interested in homes in Panther Creek? We can help. The Kink Team has 15 years of experience buying and selling both large and small homes in The Woodlands.

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

Diane Kink
facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutube

Village of Indian Springs

Image Source: www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Image Source: www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

The Village of Indian Springs was opened in 1984 and named after the Bidai Indians, whose artifacts were found during development. Indian Springs is the second “landlocked” village as other Woodlands villages surround it on all sides. Indian Springs is also the predominant point of access for the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, which sits between the southern border of the village and the village of Creekside Park.

Recreation

Indian Springs is home to eight parks with various amenities. There are two parks with public pools in Indian Springs: Falconwing and Forestgate Park. The pool at Falconwing Park is the “Frog” Pool and hosts a diving board to keep things interesting on the “adult” side. Falconwing Park also features a lighted basketball court, one softball/baseball field as well as a multi-purpose field. Two lighted tennis courts, BBQ pits, picnic tables, public restrooms on site and a covered pavilion with electrical hook-ups available. Forestgate Park features a “wheel friendly” area for the kids for skateboarding/bmx fun, lighted basketball and tennis courts, a multi-purpose field, a playground, picnic tables and BBQ pits to complete the picnic. The pool at Forestgate features the Octopus slide on the kiddie side and a winding slide on the “adult” side.

Shopping

The Village of Indian Springs has one main shopping center located at the intersection of Woodlands Parkway and Kuykendahl. This shopping center is anchored by an HEB Supermarket, and contains DoubleDave’s Pizza, Rico’s Grill, Sundale Donuts, Sakekawa Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, and Massage Envy among other shops and restaurants. Across the street is the Sterling Ridge shopping center with additional stores and restaurants. Furthermore, going across the street in the opposite direction there is a Trader Joes, Petco, Ace Hardware, Walgreens, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Starbucks and more.

Schools

Surprisingly, there are no public schools located in the Village of Indian Springs, however there is one private school; John Cooper School. John Cooper School is a Pre-K through 12th Grade private school opened in 1988. John Cooper School boasts a 100% college matriculation rate and a teacher/student ratio of 11:1. For more information on John Cooper School, click here.

Age and Price Range

Indian Springs is markedly smaller than some of the other villages with only 2,254 single-family homes occupying the area. On average, the homes were built in 1996 across the village, and home prices range anywhere from the low to mid 200’s to the multi-millions.

Interested in homes in Indian Springs? We can help. The Kink Team has 15 years of experience buying and selling both large and small homes in The Woodlands.

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!