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Old 11-07-2008, 02:44 PM
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My wife and I are getting ready to move to Houston. I will be working by Hwy 6 and I-10 and my wife will be working at the medical center. Here is what I am looking for:

1) House cost between $250k and $350k
2) Excellent schools. Especially the public high school. I can probably afford private elementary, but I think public schooling for high school is the way to go. If this is not the case in Houston, please let me know.
3) A commute that is less than (or close to) 30 minutes for me and my wife. I would expect this will cause us to live closer to the medical center since I will be traveling out of town in the morning and into town in the evening (I would expect to be going against traffic).
4) Low crime and not bordering neighborhoods with low income housing.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:56 PM
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Nottingham Forest or Thornwood in 77079, or Memorial Plaza or Fonn Villas in 77024. Great public schools, nice neighborhood. Unfortunately it's out by your work, but there are express buses that run to TMC from there. Your commute would be zero, her's would be 30-45 depending on the day. Finding good public schools and neighborhoods in your price range, near the Med Center, is extremely hard.
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:44 PM
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Try Timbergove or Lazybrook. Not the absolute best public high school but good access to some of the best Magnet Schools (public) and private high schools as well as good commutes either way. My brother and SIL do these exact commutes from there. Works for them.
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:55 PM
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Location: Houston, TX
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Check out River oaks, if you dont mind forgoing a yard.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:27 PM
Location: Houston
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You could try Sugar Land, but then you would both be doing a commute.
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