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Old 11-11-2016, 07:39 AM
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Did that title catch your attention, lol? When I say affluent I mean making at least $100Kyr. I saw a post 8yrs ago about this but I need an update because we're MOVING!!!. My job is relocating me to Texas specifically The Woodlands area 77380 zip. Basically I have no choice but to uproot my family and move. We love community events and have a good mixture of Black, White & Latino friends.

I WILL NOT send my little kids to a predominately White school because lets be honest they will be either picked on or have no friends. Ok maybe one friend. Not saying the kids are racist but as human beings we naturally gravitate towards our own kind because we have things in common. Personally I wish we could all just say F skin completion and just enjoy life, but we cannot.

We want to pay under $1700/mo for a 3BD townhome/condo (we can afford more but I hate throwing money down the drain). I'm not buying a house until I know the area. When I research this topic I see Missouri City, Riverside Terrace, Pearland, Sugar Land but that's too far from work. I have 3 kids in elementary school so an hour commute to work will not work. Can you recommend a diverse area maybe outside of The Woodlands? Preferably within 15 minutes.

Old 11-11-2016, 09:03 AM
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Sugar Land seem to have an almost non-existent black community, maybe because Missouri city and Richmond are right next door so they move to those areas.

I think I remember Braswood area of inner Houston area being affluent black area but someone can correct me.
Old 11-11-2016, 09:25 AM
Location: Houston
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Up there? Good luck but I know a few folks who live in spring around imperial oaks in those new areas..Exxon employees who moved up there

Outside of spring your not going to get much diversity unless you move south to 1960 and live out there or somewhere around 2920
Old 11-11-2016, 09:40 AM
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There's no diverse area around TW. Sorry. TW is not really diverse much, but better than Spring or Conroe. TW is not that bad, a lot of people from many different countries working for the companies. We have a lot of Latinos and some black people.

Yes, you'll find diversity by 1960 and around. But some areas are really shady and I'm not sure about the schools. If you'll put your kids to private school in TW, they'll have diversity there. My daughter has all kind of mix of kids there, it's nice-
Old 11-11-2016, 09:48 AM
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Gosh fifteen minutes from The Woodlands might still be The Woodlands!

By predominantly white do you mean 51+% being a "no go" or more like 90+% being a "no go." That will help a lot in exploring options.

Get ready for those who will gripe, but I totally get how a diverse environment is what you are looking for.

I've been away from the area for a few years but others may be of help. Good luck! (I just don't know enough about the diversity of the various elementary schools in Conroe and Spring school districts.)
Old 11-11-2016, 10:35 AM
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Might want to look at Klein ISD
Old 11-11-2016, 10:49 AM
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Thank you guys. I'm so sad right now because I'm comfortable where I'm at but a huge opportunity is calling to start my OWN practice. On the upside I hear Houston is great. I just need to come to grips that I won't have someone to braid my hair, lol.
Old 11-11-2016, 11:12 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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Oh you'll have no problem finding someone to braid your hair. :-) I also don't think your kids will Be picked on in a predominantly white school; however also understand that there is just an inherent comfort when we are around people Who look like us. Not a racist thing - it's a comfort thing. Have you bought about looking in spring? I think those schools would have more diversity than the woodlands and it's all in the same area.
Old 11-11-2016, 11:21 AM
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If you want to look into Spring, check 77386 zip code. The schools are very good, and some communities are within 20 - 30 minutes from 77380. Again, don't expect some crazy diversity, but there is some.
Old 11-11-2016, 11:41 AM
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I went to a predominantly white school and the black students had no issue making friends. Still talk to some a decade later. Times have changed.
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