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Old 01-16-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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Schools are a little more important than diversity. We live in a suburb now that is pre-dominantly white with other races here and there. What is more important is that I find a family friendly neighborhood, not too snobby, but low crime, easy going, accepting people.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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I didn't think Cypress was "Diverse" the whole NW side for that matter.
diversity ... if you have enough money to make your section of the community look good and not be the one with weeds, anti-xmas aura, suplying the community with bad teens then youre allright. that and you should speak football to connect
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:32 AM
 
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diversity ... if you have enough money to make your section of the community look good and not be the one with weeds, anti-xmas aura, suplying the community with bad teens then youre allright. that and you should speak football to connect
That shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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diversity ... if you have enough money to make your section of the community look good and not be the one with weeds, anti-xmas aura, suplying the community with bad teens then youre allright. that and you should speak football to connect

Well you have to speak football everywhere to "connect." It's when you have to speak cheerleader and Mum production when I get nervous.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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I would definitely check out the Heights..it is growing so much! I am not a fan of the burbs especially in Houston. There is too much commercialism and not enough culture.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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...Mum production when I get nervous.
whats that? breast milk?
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:02 PM
 
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Does anyone know about after school care or after school programs. My kids go to a school program now in which we can pick them up by 6pm which works great when you work.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:10 PM
 
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Few more questions IF anyone can help! What does medical insurance rates run on average for a family of 4? I am used to paying high gas bills with heat in Minneapolis, and I assume that in Houston you will pay more in electricity. What does an avearge electric bill run in a typical 2000-ish sq ft home, 3-4 bedroom 2 story??? Groceries-pounds of hamburger 2.99 no tax, bananas .69 per pound, $2.99 for a loaf of bread, $2.99 gallon of milk.No tax on groceries here. Thanks!!
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Groceries...about the same
Power...electric is quite expensive and really depends on the efficiency and construction of the house but can run up to $400 or more/month during the summer
Taxes...NO state income tax, but property taxes can get quite expensive depending on area
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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As a former Gopher, the cost of living here is less than the twin cities. No state tax but property tax may be the big bite. As previous posters have said, diversity is more about socio-economics rather than color. In Mpls diversity is Lutheran vs Catholic. I think there may be more Hispanic than Anglo down here. Where to live depends on the size of yard you want, the further from downton the bigger. You may want to rent a few months to see what areas you like. SW of town has a lot, but traffic may be an issue.
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