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Champion Forest

Champion Forest is a neighborhood in unincorporated northwest Harris County, Texas, United States, in Greater Houston.

It is located near Farm to Market Road 1960 and Texas State Highway 249 next to Willowbrook. Bill Murphy of the Houston Chronicle described the neighborhood as "affluent". On its website the homeowners' association states that the neighborhood is often referred to as the "River Oaks of the north". A subdivision newsletter described the neighborhood as the "River Oaks of the Suburbs". The neighborhood is a designated bird sanctuary by the Houston Audubon Society.

History

In 2006, Champion Forest opposed the Raveneaux Country Club's plan to build as many as five hundred townhouses and condominiums on its property and then maintain the rest of its property as a golf course. Robert Eckels, the county judge of Harris County who lived near Champion Forest, opposed the plan. Eckels asked the Harris County right-of-way division to see how much it would cost for the county to force 288 acres (1.17 km2) from the country club as eminent domain so the acres could become parkland.

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