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Old 01-18-2019, 01:50 PM
 
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Then you need to research getting a Texas teaching certificate. Many people move here thinking they can get a teaching job easily, but you need to get the certificate. I don't know what it entails, but some people say it's hard, but they could just be too lazy to do it.
It's not hard to get the initial one year transitional Texas Teacher's License. You just have to get on it BEFORE principals start calling and hiring en masse for the next school year (which is usually around February through March).

Now getting FULLY certified before that one year is up? That may be a little harder, depending on what your subject area is and what the test for that subject area is like. For example, I know the Spanish test is RIDICULOUS!!! Native Spanish speakers fail that one left and right, which is why Texas---the largest state that borders Mexico---always seems to have such a big Spanish teacher shortage and turnover in many areas of Texas.
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Temple/Belton are not military towns like Killeen (I spend a lot of time in both Killeen and Belton, either for helping clients find homes in the area or shopping or eating out as I live outside of Jarrell, between Georgetown and Belton). Belton is a nice town, the military there are mostly retired or officers, but they are not the whole of the town or even the major influence by any means. Temple has a serious medical leaning because of Scot & White having been there forever. Some pretty good restaurants, too!

If I were moving and had to choose, I'd choose Belton, just because it fits my personal tastes and, honestly, I know it better (my office is in Georgetown but the HEBs in Georgetown are within a mile of the same distance from the ranch as the HEB in Belton, and for some things I like that one better, for example).

I've had clients move to Texas and become Substitute Teachers while getting certified for here. That might be another option for you.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Georgetown, TX
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I would suggest Leander, Georgetown, and Liberty Hill.

I live on the outskirts of Georgetown. All of these have great schools and great growth happening which will include more jobs. I would make sure to pay attention to what part of Georgetown, some parts are required to use a certain electric while the outskirts are not. You also would need to pay attention to tax rates.

I have a good friend that is a Vice Principal for the Georgetown ISD and she absolutely loves it! Is there a particular grade or subject your interested in teaching?
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Old Yesterday, 11:22 AM
 
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McKinney Texas is a fantastic place to raise a family. I have the perfect house for you! I'm not joking, my wife and I are moving to Florida to take care of her mother. Our house is in the coveted Prosper ISD, in an awesome neighborhood, is clean as a whistle, and has an in-ground storm shelter for added peace of mind. It is priced to sell. Check it out at 3309 Ridgeway Dr. McKinney Texas 75071
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Old Yesterday, 11:42 AM
 
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They weren't being very friendly and welcoming.

Temple isn't a bad place, but get a good gauge of the neighborhood you're thinking of moving into. It does have some sketchy areas. As do most towns.
Actually. I was being perfectly helpful. Lower COL, higher job density, still close to Central TX.

Sorry that disagreed with your perspective.
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Old Yesterday, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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Actually. I was being perfectly helpful. Lower COL, higher job density, still close to Central TX.

Sorry that disagreed with your perspective.
Nothing to do with perspective. The OP asked about Belton/Temple. Not Dallas.

And no, Dallas is not "close" to central Texas.
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Old Yesterday, 02:55 PM
 
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Nothing to do with perspective. The OP asked about Belton/Temple. Not Dallas.

And no, Dallas is not "close" to central Texas.
Itís under two hours from temple to ft worth. I never said Dallas.
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Old Yesterday, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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Two hour drives are "close"? The OP asked about a small town in central Texas. Not a big city in north central Texas.

Now, if the OP has questions, I'll be back. Otherwise, buh-bye.
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Old Today, 08:56 AM
 
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Two hour drives are "close"? The OP asked about a small town in central Texas. Not a big city in north central Texas.

Now, if the OP has questions, I'll be back. Otherwise, buh-bye.
Under two hours is close by Texas standards, yes.

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Hello! I am a single mom looking to move to Texas from Oregon. Ive been considering the Belton/Temple area becuase of the highly rated public schools. The crime and safety rates look better around this better than in Killeen as well. Belton looks like a beautiful town and the rent and housing doesnt seem too outrageous either. Is it too good to be true? Are there no jobs? Or terrible residents here? What are the downfalls of this area? Or are there any other areas I should be considering? Thanks!!
Also, I was actually reading their post and responding to it.

Toodles!
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Old Today, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If you are looking small town, Belton is not bad at all, really. If you don't mind a bit smaller, you might also consider Liberty Hill, Burnet, Llano, etc. They are pretty small, though, so would take some research to figure out the jobs. How old are you kids? Make sure the schools do offer day-care type services to teachers, I don't figure all of them do.

Mind that you look at the tax situation, as well - as a single-income family, the removal of the income tax in Oregon may result in minor savings, but the increase in property tax will hit single-income families harder than dual-income. As a ball-park number, Belton is listed with a median home value of $182k, Burnet is $196k, Llano is $192k. Liberty Hill is $348?! Wtf! Those are the cities proper, not the surrounding areas, which might be much less. All have passably good schools, I believe.
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