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Old 12-30-2017, 04:26 PM
 
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I make $27,000 a year roughly and I need to find a one bedroom apartment that's not in a dangerous neighborhood. I'm searching for a better paying job and looking into getting a second job again.

I'm not from Houston so I'm researching areas right now and would like to hear from Houstonians as well.

Rent (including utilities) is supposed to one third of annual income right?

I know job location matters but I just need to know if there are any places that I could afford.

I got a offered a much better paying job in Baytown but my feelings toward that city is lukewarm so far from research. Is Baytown safe in terms of quality? Also worried about floods.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:41 PM
 
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Baytown isn't a bad or unsafe place....it doesn't have good schools, but if you don't have kids, it's not a problem.
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:47 PM
 
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I lived in Baytown for a while, and my Dad was from there. If I was young and single and could find a good job there, I'd live there. I've never hard of any worrisome floods in Baytown, especially on the North side towards I-10.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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I lived in Baytown for a while, and my Dad was from there. If I was young and single and could find a good job there, I'd live there. I've never hard of any worrisome floods in Baytown, especially on the North side towards I-10.
Oh how did you like it? Were you ever worried about hurricanes?
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:53 PM
 
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Yearly income doesn’t tell us anything
How much can you pay to rent an apartment?
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:00 PM
 
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I'd be looking at La Porte before Baytown.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:01 PM
 
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Yearly income doesn’t tell us anything
How much can you pay to rent an apartment?
Well I need money left over. I'm really trying to not go over $700 per month including utilities.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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I'd be looking at La Porte before Baytown.
How come?
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:42 PM
 
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Oh how did you like it? Were you ever worried about hurricanes?
There weren't any hurricanes when I lived there so I never worried. I have relatives in Beach City, just East of Baytown, and they stayed for Rita and Ike. No issues at all.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:51 PM
 
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How come?
La Porte doesn't have near the amount of crime Baytown does, is quieter / more low key, and lacks the thug element Baytown has.
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