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Old 11-26-2008, 09:45 PM
 
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Default Moving and Schools!

Hi everyone....

Hubby and I will be relocating to the Houston area in a year. Husband works offshore and I teach school so we can pretty much live in any area. We have two kids. The oldest will be starting middle school and the youngest still in elementary.

Where do you recommend us looking first? Our ONLY concerns are GREAT schools and safety. We will have no commute, so we are open to anything.

Thanks!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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Sorry....I forgot about the important stuff...MONEY...oops!!

Around 250K...give or take a bit
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:40 PM
 
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The northside of Houston is a nice place to live: Klein, Kingwood, Woodlands, Tomball area. They are all in your price range and all great areas with very low crime and great schools.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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Houston is an immense city in square mileage (more than any other in the U.S.) so you might want to be more specific about where your husband will be working in terms of geography.
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Gosh, like we can help you narrow down your choices! This is Houston, not Boise, Idaho. Get used to it.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Well she said no commuting and they have cash.So it's all what they WANT now. Of course if it's 250 for the house, not salary, then most likely they're going to the Burbs.

Suburbs, Suburb life and public schools.
Urban life and private schools.
Family Neighborhood Urban life with great public schools or going private.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Austin Bound
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I'm assuming that the OP wants some specific suggestions. Here's one good line up:

Walker Station Elementary School


Sartartia Middle School

Right now it is a buyer's market and you can get a nice house for $250K zoned to these schools.
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Hi everyone....

Hubby and I will be relocating to the Houston area in a year. Husband works offshore and I teach school so we can pretty much live in any area. We have two kids. The oldest will be starting middle school and the youngest still in elementary.

Where do you recommend us looking first? Our ONLY concerns are GREAT schools and safety. We will have no commute, so we are open to anything.

Thanks!!

Okay if you have no commute - what kinds of activities do you enjoy and are there key things either socially or activity wise that you would like to live near? There are really great areas on all sides of town and if you take commute out as a factor, then what are the other things you'd like to consider?
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:54 PM
 
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Well, our family is pretty active - we love the theatre and museums. I would love to live in the city but can't afford a nice house and private schools. And the great city schools have no homes we can afford, from what I have read. So, I figured it was the Burbs where we were headed. If someone has other info, please pass it on.

As stated before, we will have no commute. I will teach wherever we live. I need shopping areas around so I won't have to travel too far for things to do. Otherwise, we are open to anything. I was just hoping for a few areas to get us started when we come to visit at the beginning of the year.

And, yes, around 250K for a home - give or take some
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