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Old 09-08-2018, 10:02 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?
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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Better to give a budget as Houston is a huge city and whats affordable to one person wouldnt be to another. It floods here every couple of years but no way to predict it and some areas flood all the time, some flood occasionally and most flood never so you have to narrow it to an area to get specifics.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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At least $1,000 a month for a studio or 1 bedroom but I am worried about the flooding. Any other nice areas in Texas that would be a good place to live?
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:49 AM
 
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If music is what you are wanting to get into - I would be more likely to suggest Austin for a music scene.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:50 AM
 
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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.
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:48 AM
 
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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.
Oh, what a relief. So, you mean there is only a 10% chance that my house could have been flooded during Harvey? Are those good odds?

I love the people of Houston. I think some of the nicest people as a city. But flooding is a big factor for relocating to Houston. Seems like the odds were much, much lower 10-20 years ago. I guess all the development is taking a toll.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:20 AM
 
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Oh, what a relief. So, you mean there is only a 10% chance that my house could have been flooded during Harvey? Are those good odds?

I love the people of Houston. I think some of the nicest people as a city. But flooding is a big factor for relocating to Houston. Seems like the odds were much, much lower 10-20 years ago. I guess all the development is taking a toll.

Your chances of flooding are 1% to 100%. It depends on what house you buy.

Some areas always flood and some areas have never flooded.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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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?
You should seriously check out Austin
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Houston
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For those recommending Austin for music, you might take into consideration what kind of music she's looking for. Perhaps Austin isn't the be-all-end-all for music of every type? (For example, if she wanted to get into hip hop or classical orchestra, would you recommend Austin?)
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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What kind of music are you into? Austin isnt blanket best for all musical types.
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