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Old 07-01-2010, 03:59 AM
 
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Hello!
I would need some help on finding the nicest areas to live in Houston, TX. I'll be moving there in a couple of months with my husband and my 2 kids (both school age kids.) My husband and I are in our late 30s. We've been doing some research on Houston, such as school districts, housing areas, amenities, and so on. We would like to move to Houston for good after almost 10 years of military moves. We are still not quite sure what would be best for us. Can anyone help us please? Our priorities are good schools, decent houses (within 200k,) good neighborhood, and diversity of people. I know the perfect 'place' does not exist but we would like to get as close as possible to it. Please help!
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:18 AM
 
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Sugarland!
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Sugar Land.

Try a subdivision called Lake Field. Some of my friends live there, it's really nice, pretty affordable, and it's zoned to great elementary, middle, and High schools.

Elementary: Austin Parkway
Middle: First Colony
High School: Clements

Clements is the best high school in FBISD, and one of the best in Houston area. First Colony is also one of the best and so is the elementary. The neighborhoods are pretty diverse, Sugar Land is in general. You'll see people of all kinds of different nationalities there.
You also have so many shopping and food options, restaurants of so many different cultures there, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, French, Mongolian, Tex-Mex, Mexican, etc... all right there in Sugar Land.

I'll let others explain some of the other suburbs in the Houston area that also have good schools and living, like Katy, Pearland, Kingwood, The Woodlands, Conroe, Clear Lake, etc...
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:04 AM
 
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Where will you be working and how important is the commute?

My wife and I just moved out here 2 months ago and chose Eagle Springs. It's in NE Houston, and we absolutely love it. Truth be told, most of these master planned communities are 90% the same, with just a few differences between them, so you'll have to drive through them and see what 'feels' right.

We have 2 elementary schools in our subdivision that are both new and rated exemplary (well, the 2nd one opens this year, but it'll be just as good as the first). TONS of kids in the neighborhood, more parks than anyplace I've ever seen, a couple pools, etc, etc, etc.

It takes me about 35 minutes to get downtown in the mornings, closer to 45 minutes coming home unless I leave early/late. It's close to all the shopping you'd need -- we really couldn't be happier. We paid about $210k for a 3,300sf house. The development is about 80% built out from what i've heard, so you can get new construction or pre owned.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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My wife and I moved out to Bear Creek 77084, Love the area ! zoned for Katy ISD too..
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:56 AM
 
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Willow Meadows Willowbend Meyerland Westerbury Maplewood on the south west side close to the loop is really nice you can get a nice 2500 sqft home for like $250k to $375k
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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<200k nicer neighborhoods are in Cypress/Fairfield. the real bad thing about that area is the drive into town. they do have park&ride buses tho
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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Check out Sienna Plantation! -- Down the road from Sugar Land.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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Where will you be working?
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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It will boils down to job location. Good schools and nice neighborhoods are scattereed thoughout Houston. The key is job commute, than pick a nice neighborhood. Don't do it in reverse.
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