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Old 06-25-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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Hello. Our family would like to move to either Houston or San Antonio this summer. We've read and heard many great things about both cities, but does anyone have an opinion on one versus the other. Can you recommend some good areas to look in Houston? We want an area with a good high school and a safe, culturally diverse area, with friendly people. We're looking in the 250K to 400K range. We will be working from home, but we'd like to live in an area that has some neighborhood bars, shops, restaurants, etc. (We currently live in a Colorado suburb with no diversity, where the closest bar is a 15-20 minute drive and neighbors pretty much keep to themselves, so we're looking for the opposite kind of situation). Thanks
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I lived in San antonio until two years ago moved to Pecan Grove Richmond
it is about 15 mins from Sugarland. Great area lots of restaurants and bars beautiful houses
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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You should visit both first you decide (and drive through the cities don't just hit the tourist hot spots)they are completly different from the way of life to scenery to demographics and they are in different regions of Texas. I've lived in both and if you really like one your probably not gonna like the other. You can get very nice houses in your price range in either city, Houston is a very international city and it functions like one. Your diversity problem in the suburbs will be instantly solved and Houston has something (especially restaurants) for just about every counrty and ethnicity in the world. San Antonio Mainly caters to the Mexican Culture. San Antonio's only "nice" areas that I saw when i was there are north of the city along 1604. In Houston in your price range you can get a nice house in Cypress, Katy, Clear Lake, Sugar Land, League City, Kingwood, the list goes on and on. Houston is on the bay with easy access to Galveston Island, Lots of fishing and water sports. San Antonio is closer to the Hill Country and has some lakes and good areas for hunting and is couple of hours from Mexico and a few hours from the coast. Some people prefer Houston and some prefer San Antonio but it would be a good idea to really get a feel of both.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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I lived in San antonio until two years ago moved to Pecan Grove Richmond
it is about 15 mins from Sugarland. Great area lots of restaurants and bars beautiful houses
Thanks, I'll google it.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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You should visit both first you decide (and drive through the cities don't just hit the tourist hot spots)they are completly different from the way of life to scenery to demographics and they are in different regions of Texas. I've lived in both and if you really like one your probably not gonna like the other. You can get very nice houses in your price range in either city, Houston is a very international city and it functions like one. Your diversity problem in the suburbs will be instantly solved and Houston has something (especially restaurants) for just about every counrty and ethnicity in the world. San Antonio Mainly caters to the Mexican Culture. San Antonio's only "nice" areas that I saw when i was there are north of the city along 1604. In Houston in your price range you can get a nice house in Cypress, Katy, Clear Lake, Sugar Land, League City, Kingwood, the list goes on and on. Houston is on the bay with easy access to Galveston Island, Lots of fishing and water sports. San Antonio is closer to the Hill Country and has some lakes and good areas for hunting and is couple of hours from Mexico and a few hours from the coast. Some people prefer Houston and some prefer San Antonio but it would be a good idea to really get a feel of both.
Just got back from 10 days in San Antonio. Almost bought there and really loved it but they have a serious crime issue so we're really unsure about SA. The crime in SA doesn't seem to be isolated to bad areas as it often is larger cities, (that's the way it is here in Denver). I think we'll try to come back and fly to Houston this time and take a look around. I'll check out the areas you mentioned.
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