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Old 10-06-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville,SC
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My wife and I are looking to relocate from Wisconsin to Houston. I will be working on the south/southwest side of town near the Reliant Stadium. Where would the ideal places to live be? We currently live in a small town of only 3000 people. We are looking to rent for the first year and have kids that attend school. Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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I would look in the Pearland area along Hwy 288.
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Greenville,SC
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My new boss told me the same thing. Why do you suggest Pearland?
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:30 PM
 
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Its an awesome place to raise a family
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I would go with Pearland as well but bear in mind that traffic is AWFUL because population growth arrived before infrastructure was ready for that many people. Traffic is particularly bad along highway 518 and 288 (and not just during rush hour).

If you are looking for the shortest commute (mileage-wise) with good schools, Pearland is it. I would probably look in Friendswood but it will substantially lengthen your commute.

Alvin has a lower population (if you are into small towns) and is much more rural and country. However, I don't know anything about the quality of their schools (other than Nolan Ryan's kids went there) so you would have to check into that. You can jump on 288 from Alvin and miss the 518 mess but again more small towny, rural, country people.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Pearland has good schools, a nice selection of homes, and good shopping. It is also the best commute from the choices available. Like texas7 suggested, you may also want to look into Alvin.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Deer Park would be a good commute.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:57 PM
 
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What's your price range and what size home are you looking for?
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Greenville,SC
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During the first year, we would like to rent a 4 bedroom home (a pool would be great!) for $1000-$1400 a month.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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There's nothing in the Reliant Stadium area that you'd want to live in.... that's a place you don't go at night

Pearland is nice, but traffic on 288 and 518 is awful. The population exploded there and Texas hasn't done anything to 288 in 25 years since they originally built it. I hear legends of the time before it existed Well, there was 288, but it didn't take the present route and wasn't a fast drive.

Up until about 2 years ago, 288 South was the fastest freeway in town....
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