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Old 01-17-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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This is the craziest thread....if you are from Boston or NYC why are you afraid of Houston? There is as much crime in Katy or SL as in many parts of the city. I know only two people that carry weapons all the time and they are rednecks.
Paddleboarding can only be done in Clear Lake or Galveston IMO.
There are kayaking drop in point in buffalo bayou in Terry Hershey. I have yet to see anyone try it. It'd be even more hilarious seeing someone paddleboard it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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A friend of mine said the 5th ward is the most dangerous area of Houston. Where exactly is that?
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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The Fifth Ward is located east of downtown Houston and is bounded by Buffalo Bayou on the south, Lockwood Drive on the east, Liberty Road on the north, and Jensen Drive on the west.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:44 PM
 
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My girlfriend and I are moving to Houston in the next month are so and the more I have read about the city and the crime problems I haven't been too impressed. Lots of posts about cars with stolen wheels, cars broken into, homes broken into, etc.

We are from NYC and Boston and we are no stranger to the city life; however Houston seems to have some problems. Am I wrong?

What we need to for a living situation is the following:
- 70lb dog, boxer mix very friendly
- live near a park to take the dog, biking, etc
- near a river or water to use our stand-up paddleboards
- pool
- I will work in Katy and my Girl will most likely work closer to downtown in a hospital (Physical Therapist)

We had been checking out the areas around Memorial Park which has included the Heights and some areas of Washington Ave. They seem to be "up & coming areas" but still with some problems. Is the "burbs" the answer? We would prefer to be in the city, but with me traveling a lot for work this might not be safe for my girl.

Any feedback would help. Thanks!
:buy weapon and do be afraid
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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A friend of mine said the 5th ward is the most dangerous area of Houston.
5th Ward has a violent history to where it was named Bloody Nickel/5th. It's calmed down a lot since the 70s-early to mid 90's. You rarely hear about violent crime in that area anymore.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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The Fifth Ward is located east of downtown Houston and is bounded by Buffalo Bayou on the south, Lockwood Drive on the east, Liberty Road on the north, and Jensen Drive on the west.
Thanks a lot!
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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5th Ward has a violent history to where it was named Bloody Nickel/5th. It's calmed down a lot since the 70s-early to mid 90's. You rarely hear about violent crime in that area anymore.
Ok cool.
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