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Old 02-22-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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My husband has an offer to transfer to his company's Channelview location.

I'm all for it. We live in Ohio which is expensive, cold, and boring.

We are planning a visit, his boss has offered to let him test out the new job for a week. The kids and I will join him for a few days to Check the area out.

I'm looking at places to live. We are looking for a family friendly Middle class City. Kingwood looks like what I am looking for. I have done my homework and know that we need to live on the East side since his job would be on that side. I know there are neighborhoods closer to the city, and arent some in the city?

I am a registered nurse at a children's hospital and would love to work at the children's hospital in Houston, but I'm not sure that is geographically possible.

Where would you live if you were me and had 300-400k to spend on a house with high school aged children? I would rent if I needed to.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Look here www.har.com

Maybe Clear Lake, Pearland, or Kingwood
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:33 PM
 
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Look here www.har.com

Maybe Clear Lake, Pearland, or Kingwood
I'm familiar with HAR, but I want to hear from people living there. HAR makes everything look pretty, I want reality. I want pretty reality but I need to focus on what's best. I have an idea of the size of Houston and the traffic, but I have a feeling the reality is so much more than I'm expecting.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Maybe you should use the search function to look up threads talking about those suburbs/neighborhoods.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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There's a high possibility that you would end up working in the medical center. You could try Humble in Summerwood or Fall Creek. Kingwood is nice, but that adds another 15 minutes to your husbands commute and probably 10-15 minutes to your possible commute into the city. Either place, you would likely be looking at a 4k sq ft home with nice surroundings.

Or you could try to purchase something closer to downtown, zoned to Lamar High School. The home would be much smaller, probably 2k sq ft. The area is more affluent and you would be closer to the medical center in Houston.

Do you want a large newer home?

Yes, it's geographically possible to work at a children's hospital and your husband in Channelview. You'll likely have longer hours coming in early or at off hours. That would help tremendously with traffic. If you are close to freeways, Houston is a relatively quick city to get around in at off-peak hours. But anything between 6-9am and 3-7pm will seriously slow you down.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:16 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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I would also recommed Fall Creek. Husband would take Beltway 8 to Channelview, and you could go straight doen 59 to the med center. Kingwood would be doable, but a bit longer commute for both.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:34 AM
 
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Maybe you should use the search function to look up threads talking about those suburbs/neighborhoods.
I have and every situation is different. This is a message board for people researching different areas. I don't know why you don't want me asking questions, you are making me and my questions feel unwelcome here. I have heard that the people of Houston are friendly. I've been researching and reading here for 3 months, thanks for the welcome when I come out of lurking.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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Thank you for your help. I'm not intent on having a newer home, I am realistic and want what will work best for everyone. I have a map of Houston in my office and I'm putting pins in all of the places you all recommend. Houston is just too big to go in blind. Thank you again for taking the time to help.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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Default Exxon

You will see more growth of subdivisions due to the move of the Exxon Mobil on the northeast side.....Living in that area would make the driving to the medical center a little more diffucult....
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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Oildog helped me, I never thought about Pearland before. I'm looking into that and Friendswood, they seem like good locations for both of our jobs.
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