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Old 02-27-2012, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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Late 20's and most people are telling you to move to the suburbs?

I'm early 30's, married with a kid, and I think you need to be as close to town as possible. You'll minimize your commute, and have way more access to fun things you can do as a couple and as a family. With that budget you can afford a nice house that is closer in.

Start looking in the area south of I-10, north of Westheimer, inside BW8. Lot's of great places to live in that region.
I disagree with this. Late 20s about to start a family means in a few years they will be early 30s with kids in school which is exactly the demographics for the suburbs. Why get a small house in the city with a long commute to work when they could go ahead and get a nice house in the burbs now and not have to sell and move in a few years?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Houston doesn't really have any walk able neighborhoods like up north. The closest you're going to get is like the heights, montrose, uptown, and midtown.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I disagree with this. Late 20s about to start a family means in a few years they will be early 30s with kids in school which is exactly the demographics for the suburbs. Why get a small house in the city with a long commute to work when they could go ahead and get a nice house in the burbs now and not have to sell and move in a few years?
Everyone else is doing it... I guess I should too!

It's just not necessary if you've got that kind of money to spend. It's just not necessary for someone with $350k-450k to spend. If that was my housing budget, I would much rather live closer to town and minimize my commute and maximize my time spent at home with my family.

I'm in that range, and I've got a 4 bedroom, 3k sq. ft. new construction house zoned to good schools in one of the hottest parts of the city. There is nothing that the suburbs can offer me that I don't already have, but a lot I would be missing out on if I lived further out.
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