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Old 03-12-2012, 09:37 PM
 
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Default House hunting....need some advice where to live

We got approval today for a house loan. We are looking for a location for a easy commute into the med center and downtown. We are thinking about Missouri city , pearland and willowbend area. We got approve 200k, but decided to keep at $150ish mark. Any hidden gems in the houston area, that is safe for family and a easy commute to med center and downtwn Looking forward to some good ideas,.... Thanks
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:18 AM
 
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Is Westwood just south of 610 considered a hidden gem. Prices are way cheaper right there probably because of it's proximity to main st and lots of old apartments but the neighborhood itself doesn't look terrible.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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Pearland would be your best option. Some communities to look into would be Shadow Creek Ranch and Southern Trails.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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Lots of people who work in the med center live in Pearland and love it. Great schools, too from what I understand.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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My commute from Willowbend to Downtown took roughly 15 minutes this morning. It's about 20 on the way back.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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check the east end. Just east of 59, north of i-45. There are plenty of nice brick houses with yards in a safe area well within your price range. 3 minutes from downtown, and 5-10 to the med center (maybe 15 if traffic is bad). lots of houses for sale around polk & lockwood. or mckinney & cullen.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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Get with CityLove, who posts here. She works tht area and knows it well. Ditto modster.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Pearland and Friendswood are your best bets. Spend a little more and get a dream house with awesome schools
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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Thanks....everybody.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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Get with CityLove, who posts here. She works tht area and knows it well. Ditto modster.


Pearland is a very popular option for the med center. Only options in Willowbend under $200k are fixer-uppers. What about Westbury? There are some well kept homes in the high $100's there.

Eastwood is another option which would give a 5-10 minute commute to downtown and about 10-15 minute commute into the medical center.

If you need a large home, pick the suburbs. If you are willing to have a smaller home, come into the city.
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