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Old 08-10-2015, 10:55 AM
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Hey Houston,

I arrived from LA on friday afternoon, to 104 degree heat and humidity! yet went to eat in midtown and man do they have good food in houston. I will first say that I've been in Houston all of 4 days, my whole life, so don't know anything.

Currently I'm staying at corporate housing for a Month. My work put me in..CITY PLACE MIDTOWN. I need to pick a new place real soon. I like City Place Midtown, but for over 800 sq feet and just a 1 bedroom it jumps to nearly 2k with fees etc. Looking for the first year to be close to work and in a complex that has Gym, pools, etc. But I want safety, and not the thin walls that i hear every conversation next door. also don't want the 20 yearold college students only building.

I will be working in montrose, close to allenpwy. My work schedule will likely be 3pm-11pm. wed-sunday.
So traffic shouldn't be an issue.

I am married, I'm 35 wife is 30. i travel a lot, so want a nice complex that is in safe, walkable neighborhood for my wife. would love to be able to walk to shops, restaurants, bars. (i like this midtown location, except its all only bars and restaurants.) and seems a bit on the unsafe side. Maybe we are spoiled coming from West hollywood, CA and being able to walk everywhere. at any time of night.

Budget: <$1700
Size: >850 sq feet

which apartment complexes and areas do you recommend?

Rice Village, Oaks, Midtown, Montrose? ((i know nothing of houston since my car doesn't come in until tomorrow, so have basically just spent these two days learning midtown, although with 104 degrees and humidity must admit I couldn't breathe, so that didn't last to long.

Thanks again, any and all suggestions will be gladly appreciated. Im very happy with my job in houston just want to make sure we are happy with our location and apartment complex.

thanks again!

Go Astros! Go Texans

Last edited by MIA2HOU; 08-10-2015 at 10:58 AM.. Reason: Forgot to mention I am in corporate housing for a month and need to find new place soon.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:22 PM
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Best advice is to drive and walk the areas you are considering. They're all nice areas with pros and cons. Use an apartment locator service.

I would probably start closer to work and radiate out.

Ps- Everyone will have their own opinion. My vote is for the Rice Village area or possibly the River Oaks/Highland Village area (Weslayan/Westheimer) area. Don't know what's available in your budget in those areas though.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:13 PM
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Go to midtown with your fellow transplants who stay in their bubble
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:03 PM
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Apartments on West Dallas (both east and west of Montrose, south of Allen Parkway) should be in your budget, and you'll be within reach of Montrose, Midtown, Downtown and Buffalo Bayou Park. As for walkability, east of Taft is the Fourth Ward which can be a bit seedy but you should never need to walk through it anyways. The other areas mentioned are all good but you'll be farther away from work. You could expand your search to the area surrounding River Oaks Shopping Center, which is also walking distance to Westheimer where there's plenty of cafes and shops, as long as you're okay with older apartments.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:10 PM
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Welcome to Houston!

Here are a few place in Highland Village and Rice U area. Both are very walk-able and have lots of shops and restaurants. I would avoid midtown due to crime and noise.

SOLA Uptown River Oaks | Apartments in Houston, TX

Apartments on Westheimer Houston TX | Nice - The Millennium High Street

Hanover Rice Village Luxury Apartments ? Houston, TX

Go check these areas out during the day and night and see what you think.
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