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Old 10-13-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Unless you live in the Houston/Heights, or Montrose Area, you really don't live in "Houston" all those other places are fine, but Houston, to me, is inside the 610 Loop. Great schools, and shopping, and like in the eye of a hurricane, not much traffic. Everybody is busy commuting to all of those out skirts of Houston places. Been here 35 years, and other than the heat in summer, spring and fall, love it. If ya have money, which I don't, then of course "River Oaks" and "Tangle wood" would top the list. Us regular folks live in the glorious Crime free Heights.

I'm glad you enjoy your glorified barrio and its great schools. BTW I take it you never drove the 59 (southwest) corridor inside the loop during afternoon rush hour. That area, hands down, beats out most any suburban traffic and I don't mean it in a good way.

And ''crime free'' Heights, huh? How many homes have been torched there over the past 2 months?

15th Suspicious Fire In Heights - Houston News Story - KPRC Houston (http://www.click2houston.com/news/21280237/detail.html - broken link)

Until now, I never realized there were so many boarded up & vacant houses there. You can have "Houston" if that's what makes you happy.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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I'm glad you enjoy your glorified barrio and its great schools. BTW I take it you never drove the 59 (southwest)
Hey hey hey hey - you don't have to be mean......Have you ever driven around the Heights? It is charming as well as eclectic. Of course to live in the Heights, you do have enjoy living in a city, and understand what city living means, and yes - crime is sometimes included.

Diffrent strokes for diffrent folks. You would never find me in a homogenous suburb either.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Hey hey hey hey - you don't have to be mean......Have you ever driven around the Heights? It is charming as well as eclectic. Of course to live in the Heights, you do have enjoy living in a city, and understand what city living means, and yes - crime is sometimes included.

Driven through, stopped, shopped, ate/drank, got a dog neutered there, too. I agree parts are charming and ecletic but I still stand by my other comments.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Houston/Heights
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I'm glad you enjoy your glorified barrio and its great schools. BTW I take it you never drove the 59 (southwest) corridor inside the loop during afternoon rush hour. That area, hands down, beats out most any suburban traffic and I don't mean it in a good way.

And ''crime free'' Heights, huh? How many homes have been torched there over the past 2 months?

15th Suspicious Fire In Heights - Houston News Story - KPRC Houston (http://www.click2houston.com/news/21280237/detail.html - broken link)

Until now, I never realized there were so many boarded up & vacant houses there. You can have "Houston" if that's what makes you happy.
When you live in the Heights, there is little need to drive more than a few miles, to find all ya need. Which is just one of the many reason I live here. It is also "Dry" here, so don't have to deal with drunk drivers, rushing to the next Bar for "Just one more", before last call. I have never seen so many baby Joggers, or dog walkers. and hardly anyone has to carry a gun, as is the case in many other areas I have lived in. --The fires are planned, and not random. Gettin rid of old abandoned run down sheds mostly. Which I don't agree with, but does seem to be the case.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:32 AM
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Location: Houston, TX
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I thought they had two people being held for arson. Agree that the heights is a nice area, and your right about the baby joggers.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Houston/Heights
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I hope they did catch them. I can't state strongly enough how much I dislike any Criminal activity. Arson is right up there with acts against Children, and should be rooted out, with out fail. "Freedom is never Free" We all must be vigilant at all times. I know I am.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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Hi, I am going to move to Houston Spring Hills Texas in summer with my family from Chicago can somone tell me which neighborhood or the School is best. I have 2 boys one in fourth grade and Second grade.Read more: [url]http://www.city-data.com/forum/houston/139735-best-neighborhoods-houston.html#ixzz0c9QoHVNe[/url]
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Work location and budget have to be given before anyone can help.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Work location and budget have to be given before anyone can help.

This is exactly right. The city is so big that you must consider where your work location will be. Houston can accommodate any budget, but you will generally get what you pay for in terms of nice-ness.

I relocated from St. Louis to Houston in 2006, so let me know what area of StL you like, and I can try to approximate what neighborhood in Houston would correspond to that.

Just from what you've told us:

North - The Woodlands, Kingwood, Humble

West - Katy, Sugarland, the Villages along Memorial

South - Pearland, League City, Clear Lake

East - no thanks. maybe Baytown

overall: The Woodlands
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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For most outsiders, Montrose, The Heights and Midtown are the places to be. If I could live anywhere in Houston, I'd live in The Heights.
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