Forrest Lake has been my home since 1991, however I have lived in the area since 1975. While the area that immediately surrounds our little paradise had declined, it is now improving, Forrest Lake has always remained constant with its beauty, serenity, convenience and safety. Our grounds are manicured, and our infrastructure is constantly maintained to high standards. Our maintenance fee is very much inline with other properties of this quality. The maintenance fee (currently $275/mo) includes all exterior maintenance of the buildings, landscaping, cable television and water. In addition we are a low density community with our own onsite manager, and our own maintenance staff. Most of these employees are long term, and all of them are wonderful folks. In addition, we now have full time security officers on site, and our crime rate is lower than that of the smallest towns. Our Board of Directors is comprised of citizen volunteers who work very hard to ensure the continuity of the community. We remain fiscally healthy; we maintain special reserve funds for both roof replacement and non-routine repairs. In my tenure we have never had a special assesment levied simply because we always plan ahead. Home prices in Forrest Lake are still extremely reasonable, In this price range you just can't do any better. Bottom line---------If I couldn't live in Forrest Lake then I just wouldn't live in Houston!