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Unread 08-31-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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Default Working in Deer Park, Living in...

My husband just got a job in Deer Park and are moving soon. Are looking for a neighborhood where I can stay home with my two young kids, be around other young families, good backyard places to walk, parks, etc. Also want to avoid flood zone and keep commute to around 30min. We've been looking at Pearland, Friendswood, LeagueCity, Baytown. Would appreciate any recommendations.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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My husband just got a job in Deer Park and are moving soon. Are looking for a neighborhood where I can stay home with my two young kids, be around other young families, good backyard places to walk, parks, etc. Also want to avoid flood zone and keep commute to around 30min. We've been looking at Pearland, Friendswood, LeagueCity, Baytown. Would appreciate any recommendations.
If you are worried about being to close to water, Pearland is an option. It is about 38 minutes from Deer Park if you are close to 288 and 518. It is 20 minutes from Downtown Houston the museum district. I must warn you that it is overcrowded. I don't know much about Friendswood. League City is even closer, but it is near the water and not near to major attractions in the Houston area.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Houston side of Clear Lake, do your research on the flood zones. "Young" families here = early-mid 30s with little kids. Friendswood and League City are good options, just farther away.

I've never lived in Baytown but driving through and looking around, I'd never ask my wife & daughter to live there. Hell hole.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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What is wrong with living in Deer Park? It is a quiet, safe community with plenty of activities for the kids. Big Park behind city hall has a nice walking trail as do other parks.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: 77059
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What is wrong with living in Deer Park? It is a quiet, safe community with plenty of activities for the kids. Big Park behind city hall has a nice walking trail as do other parks.

Deer Park is a nice community with chemical plants almost in your back yard. I suppose it would be ok if they never had upsets/explosions and the wind never blew from the north.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Eastwood just east of downtown would be a easy commute check out 77023 zip code
Meadowcreek south east side just south of 45 & 610 77017 zip code is another good choice
Glen Brooke Valley or Glen Vista 77061 zip code is also a good choice

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Unread 08-31-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: 77059
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Eastwood just east of downtown would be a easy commute check out 77023 zip code
Meadowcreek south east side just south of 45 & 610 77017 zip code is another good choice
Glen Brooke Valley or Glen Vista 77061 zip code is also a good choice
Good choices if you like nice pocket neighboroods in a bad part of town. Like all parts of SE Houston, research flood zones carefully.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: The Centennial State
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Deer Park is a nice community with chemical plants almost in your back yard. I suppose it would be ok if they never had upsets/explosions and the wind never blew from the north.
Yeah, if you love the sight of chemical plants, and love tainted air and occasional toxic releases (which are mostly kept "under wraps" and secret from the public), then Deer Park is the way to go!
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Unread 08-31-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: League City
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League City/Friendswood. Only the eastern part of League City is near the water.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 07:54 AM
 
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Thanks for your input. I've heard really bad things about traffic on 45 between Clear Lake and the Beltway...any experiences??? Also, thoughts on any newer neighborhoods to avoid off Pearland Pkwy?
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