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Old 09-10-2018, 04:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Harvey was the largest rain event in North American history. 50+ inches. "In Harris County (Houston), Harvey flooded about 9 percent to 12 percent of all buildings in the county" Meaning about 90% didn't flood. Just some perspective.
Another perspective: as many as 190,000 houses experienced flooding in Harvey.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:00 PM
 
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If you're not afraid of zombie trees, come on down. Yeehaw.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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There's big bugs here.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:12 PM
 
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I recently moved to Texas (Currently in Richland Hills) with family but I'm planning to move to another part of Texas within a few months. I've chosen Houston as my first choice. I just wanted to know if Houston is a good area for me. I'm a female in her mid-twenties (African-American) and I plan to get into music while there (hobby, passion). I was also wondering how often it floods there and which areas are the best and most affordable to live?
Depending on where you live, flooding during any extended, heavy rain event - much less a hurricane- is a legitimate concern.

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There's big bugs here.
And snakes...swamp snakessss.



Other than that, it's a great place in which to live.
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:46 PM
 
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What kind of music are you into? Austin isnt blanket best for all musical types.
I'm very diverse but mainly R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop. But I do want to learn how to play instruments like the piano and guitar as well. Thanks!
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:27 PM
 
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Yeah...I've seen some very huge ones here. I'm originally from Massachusetts so I'm still getting adjusted. Do most apartments have issues with bugs? I just can't deal with seeing them all the time in my apartment.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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What about a hop over from the burbs to Central Dallas in the Deep Ellum area?
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:02 PM
 
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in what part of town will you work? I live in D/FW but also from the Houston area. Traffic is worse. The population is more diverse. Singles tend to live on the west/southwest side of the metro area. My favorite neighborhood is the Heights, just northwest of downtown. Houston's a great foodie town.

Shopping is very good in Houston but I'd rate D/FW as better. Downtown is pretty vibrant with the Astros, Houston Dynamo soccer and Rockets at downtown venues. They have a nice downtown park.

AVOID US 290 for the next two years as its under construction and traffic is worse than bad at rush hour. Also if you use Beltway 8 with is the a second loop, toll plazas are not fully electronic, i.e. if you don't have a toll tag, you have to get in line. the lines at rush hour will bring a tear to your eye.


Fashion Shopping - The Galleria by far, then Memorial City, City Centre on the westside. Also, along Westheimer inside Loop 610 is high end.

Great medical care with the Texas Medical Center, the largest healthcare complex anywhere on Earth.

50 miles to Galveston Island
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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What do you plan to do for a living? That's the biggest driver of which city, which neighborhood is best for you. I wouldn't plan to move here without a job lined up - Houston is a miserable place to be poor.
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:34 PM
 
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I'm very diverse but mainly R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop. But I do want to learn how to play instruments like the piano and guitar as well. Thanks!
If those are the musical genres you're interested in, you should do just fine here. The area has produced Grammy-winning artists from each of those genres and you should be able to find those scenes fairly easily. Austin is definitely not as strong on the R&B and hip-hop side, but probably has a better rock/guitar scene.
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