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Old 11-21-2018, 09:12 PM
 
Location: NorCal
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Hello my name is Mark I am a disabled veteran and have lived many places, however my wife has a type of cancer and one of the top docs for her type of cancer is right there in Houston. We are looking for a small town within an hour of Houston to move to so that we can drive to the city when either she or I need to see a doctor. I know there is a Va hospital there in the city too. I do not mind driving in the city but I prefer to live in a small town with at least 1/2 an acre for my dog to have room to run. Thanks for all your help in advance.
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Old 11-22-2018, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Need more info how big of a house and your budget.
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Old 11-22-2018, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Houston
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This is just an off-the-cuff idea, but if you want a small town that has relatively convenient access to TMC (Texas Medical Center) or the VA hospital, the town of Angleton comes to mind. It is the county seat of Brazoria County, just south of Houston and is connected to the main medical facilities by State Highway 288. I would not describe it as a beautiful town, but my dad grew up there, so I kinda know it. The town of Lake Jackson is nearby, which seems more attractive to me (I think proximity to the Brazos River means more trees). Anyway ... these are just a couple of suggestions. The town of West Columbia is nice, also.
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Old 11-22-2018, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Daleville, VA
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People really like the Bellville and Brenham areas!

Hempstead, Waller, Sealy and Brookshire are a little closer but a little less scenic.
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Old 11-22-2018, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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madrone2k has the right idea. Any location off 288 South will allow MUCH easier access to the Medical Center. Especially when the tollway is finished, and the TMC off-ramp is complete.

You can be 30 miles west of Houston, and it will take over an hour to get to the TMC. You can be 30 miles south on 288, and it will take under 30 minutes.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:55 AM
 
Location: NorCal
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Thank you for the great replies and so quick. My budget is 160k but prefer lower. I must have a garage as I tinker instead of sitting watching TV. I read that there are special loans and grants for disabled veterans. The hospital for my wife would be MD Anderson.
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Old 11-22-2018, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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madrone and astrohip are right , think the Tx288 corridor and with your desire for a large lot of land and apparently no children to worry about schools I would recommend looking at the town of Manvel Tx. Mavel requires all lots to be at least 1 acre in size.

A quick Har search shows 3 properties in Manvel that meet your criteria..

https://www.har.com/manvel/realestat...ice_max=160000 ...
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Old 11-22-2018, 02:11 PM
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Thank you for the great replies and so quick. My budget is 160k but prefer lower. I must have a garage as I tinker instead of sitting watching TV. I read that there are special loans and grants for disabled veterans. The hospital for my wife would be MD Anderson.
El Campo is a nice little town off US 59. I do think the 288 south options are probably easier, though.
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: NorCal
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My wife asked me to add that she would love waterfront type property if possible.
Thanks Mark
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:25 PM
 
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You could get a waterfront property if you buy in a subdivision with those lakes. If you're talking Gulf of Mexico view, that's another story. As you and your wife aren't in the best health, you'd want to think about safety and hurricane evacuation if in fact you live where you need to evacuate. Galveston is nice but it is an area that evacuates when a storm is in the Gulf and coming our way. Can you live someplace that may need rebuilding after a storm?

I was thinking in the other direction - Wallis, TX. It's about 15 minutes from Katy and convenient toll roads to get into Houston. Depending on traffic it'd be within your hour drive. Be aware the Houston sprawl is heading out that way. Lots of little towns but I wouldn't recommend El Campo or Wharton. Both have flooding issues. Waller is another thought. Again be aware of areas that flood. Hockley is expanding, above Cypress but you could find something up that way.

My thought is find someplace safe, high, and dry. You don't want to worry about the rivers overflowing after every storm.
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