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Old 10-24-2007, 06:22 AM
 
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Default Strangers in Houston

I have just moved from the UK to Houston with my wife and 2 young kids (2 year old & 8 month old). I will be working at the Medical Center and we have leased an apartment in 77098. Does anyone know of any mom and toddler groups in this area? Also, are there any parks in this area suitable for kids of this age.

On a different note, can anyone tell me about public transport links from Buffalo Speedway to the Medical Center?

We have found the people very friendly, but the move has been stressful to say the least! Therefore, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:29 AM
 
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I don't live in Houston, but we are planning to relocate there from Chicago. I am a stay at home mom of a 1 year old, so I was wondering the same thing about playgroups. I suggest checking out meetup.com, putting in your ZIP code, and searching for "parenting" groups. When I did that, there was quite a list. Hope that helps!
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:02 AM
 
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2 parks near that zip code would be Bell Park at 4800 Montrose and Hermann Park at 6001 Fannin. Hermann's the bigger park.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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2 parks near that zip code would be Bell Park at 4800 Montrose and Hermann Park at 6001 Fannin. Hermann's the bigger park.
Yeah. Hermann's the Central Park of Houston.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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Yeah. Hermann's the Central Park of Houston.
you mean central park in houston
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:31 AM
 
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you mean central park in houston
No. I mean the Central Park of Houston. It's one of the two most beautiful parks in the city, it's full of cultural activites, and is adjacent to our Museum District. Just like CP in Manhattan. Who cares if you don't think it's up to par?
I believe I've already told you what you can do with your opinions.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:12 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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No. I mean the Central Park of Houston. It's one of the two most beautiful parks in the city, it's full of cultural activites, and is adjacent to our Museum District. Just like CP in Manhattan. Who cares if you don't think it's up to par?
I believe I've already told you what you can do with your opinions.
oh ok. hermann park is a golf course i believe
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:50 AM
 
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Some might say Memorial Park is the Central Park of Houston. I know it's probably not as popular as Herman, but as far as looks, very similar to Central Park.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:30 AM
 
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Some might say Memorial Park is the Central Park of Houston. I know it's probably not as popular as Herman, but as far as looks, very similar to Central Park.
ok thats another golf course.
does houston have a park with good water features, restaurants, skating rink/several ponds, a dozen baseball fields and tennis courts etc with people regularly visiting it after school or work, and you can drive thru the park for a scenic view? and does not have a golf course (too rich)
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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ok thats another golf course.
does houston have a park with good water features, restaurants, skating rink/several ponds, a dozen baseball fields and tennis courts etc with people regularly visiting it after school or work, and you can drive thru the park for a scenic view? and does not have a golf course (too rich)
Well, like you've pointed out time and time again, this is not New York. This is Houston. There's no need to be like them.

All I was implying was that if there is a park in this city closest to CP, it's Hermann. No one's saying that they're equally as good.
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