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Old 03-06-2016, 09:48 AM
 
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Howdy fellas!

So I am in midwest at the moment and I am getting a job in Lake Jackson it seems. All the places of interest and acquaintances I have are mainly in Sugarland area so it makes sense for me to be close to Sugarland. At the same time I am not a fan of commuting. All my life, I have not done more than a 20 min commute. So I am looking at possible locations that cut down my total commute to both the locations by may be half? What communities along the way I should be looking at to find nice residential areas/apartments?

I greatly appreciate your time in answering my questions.

Thanks!
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Houston TX
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Howdy fellas!

So I am in midwest at the moment and I am getting a job in Lake Jackson it seems. All the places of interest and acquaintances I have are mainly in Sugarland area so it makes sense for me to be close to Sugarland. At the same time I am not a fan of commuting. All my life, I have not done more than a 20 min commute. So I am looking at possible locations that cut down my total commute to both the locations by may be half? What communities along the way I should be looking at to find nice residential areas/apartments?

I greatly appreciate your time in answering my questions.

Thanks!
I would live in Lake Jackson and travel occasionally to Sugar Land on weekends. Commute time is what you will be facing every day, but visiting acquaintances sounds like something less regular. Also you can make new acquaintances in Lake Jackson as well.
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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I agree with Ghost Town there is simple no way to split the baby here as there is little to nothing in between Lake Jackson and Sugar Land. Angleton and West Columbia will put you a little closer to Sugar Land but not by much..
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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I grew up in Lake Jackson.. PM me if you have any questions.

I agree with Jack and Ghost.. Id rather have a short daily commute and the longer drive be the occasions I travel to Sugar Land. There's not too much "in between" Lake Jackson and Sugar Land. Columbia Lakes might put you in a situation you are looking for, but most of the towns & cities along 36 aren't super desirable. You could go up towards Manvel/Iowa Colony, and commute down 288 to work, and take 6 to Sugar Land?
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:52 AM
 
Location: League City
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I haven't been to Lake Jackson in several years, but I always had the impression it was one of the more desirable places to live out of the smaller towns in the Houston area. If you don't like commutes, then the answer is easy.
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:04 PM
 
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I'd also recommend trying to find a place in Lake Jackson and just drive to Sugar Land when you want to go visit. You will save a ton on gas and time in general. If you are wanting to be closer in to Houston though, look around Pearland or the southern parts of Missouri City in areas such as Sienna Plantation or Vicksburg. Those will at least put you slightly closer to Lake Jackson.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:59 AM
 
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Do you have kids? Do schools matter? Are you looking to rent or buy? What price range?
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Old 03-20-2016, 01:32 PM
 
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I would live in Lake Jackson and travel occasionally to Sugar Land on weekends. Commute time is what you will be facing every day, but visiting acquaintances sounds like something less regular. Also you can make new acquaintances in Lake Jackson as well.
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I agree with Ghost Town there is simple no way to split the baby here as there is little to nothing in between Lake Jackson and Sugar Land. Angleton and West Columbia will put you a little closer to Sugar Land but not by much..
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I grew up in Lake Jackson.. PM me if you have any questions.

I agree with Jack and Ghost.. Id rather have a short daily commute and the longer drive be the occasions I travel to Sugar Land. There's not too much "in between" Lake Jackson and Sugar Land. Columbia Lakes might put you in a situation you are looking for, but most of the towns & cities along 36 aren't super desirable. You could go up towards Manvel/Iowa Colony, and commute down 288 to work, and take 6 to Sugar Land?
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I haven't been to Lake Jackson in several years, but I always had the impression it was one of the more desirable places to live out of the smaller towns in the Houston area. If you don't like commutes, then the answer is easy.
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I'd also recommend trying to find a place in Lake Jackson and just drive to Sugar Land when you want to go visit. You will save a ton on gas and time in general. If you are wanting to be closer in to Houston though, look around Pearland or the southern parts of Missouri City in areas such as Sienna Plantation or Vicksburg. Those will at least put you slightly closer to Lake Jackson.
I think the verdict is unanimous. Thank you all for your input. The thing is I am a vegetarian and the best bet of getting vegetarian food any time I want is if I am close to Sugarland/Missouri city. But I guess I am going to have to do with what Lake Jackson offers if it comes to that.

Thank y'all for your responses.
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Why not Sienna Plantation/riverstone? I know plenty of people who work in Freeport that live in this area.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:51 PM
 
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Why not Sienna Plantation/riverstone? I know plenty of people who work in Freeport that live in this area.
Agree with this. The commute isn't great, but certainly doable, and totally worth it if you want a more mainstream metro living experience.
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