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Old 01-17-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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Looking to relocate in the Houston area with limited money & probably no transportation. I currently live in FL so the heat, hurricanes, & yada yada yada, I'm sooo used to it.

I'm basically trying to figure out education wise & housing wise what would be my best options?? Oh & I'm a need a job so job wise also...

I just wanna be where no one knows me. Start a new life somewhat..

All responses will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Well to respond, people are going to need more info from you

What type of work do you do or are you looking for?

Do you like to live in the hub of everything, close to restaurants, shopping, all the best bars and social life? Or, do you prefer being in the suburbs tucked away from most of the city?

Are you looking to attend college? Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, community college, certificate program?

As you can tell from other threads - Houston is not impossible to get around with a car, but darn near impossible. It is extremely spread out. If you work downtown, live in midtown (no really do-able with limited funds) and go to Houston Community College - then you might get by without a car because you could take light rail but it is a very limited light rail. Metro buses are available but probably not without having to go to transit stations, waiting and changes buses, etc.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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Thanks Texas for you quick reply.

Well I'm currently attending a community college. I don't wanna transfer tho, just start over.
I would love to get into teaching. Early childhood. Maybe start as an aid or something. I have certificates in nursing but that's not what I want to do with my life.

As far as housing goes, I just wanna live somewhere where there's an easy to commute oh & low rent of course. I mean I currently have a car but its not the best & probably wouldn't make it out of FL if I tried to drive to TX.

Do rooming & boarding houses exist in TX?
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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At some of the colleges and universities, people will often post ads for roomates, or have a house to share -- that might a good bet for you. You'd have to find a roomate or house to share near a school that you wanted to attend.

We have:
University of Houston (several campuses in town and satellites in the suburbs)
University of St. Thomas - private and pricey
Rice - private and pricey
Texas Southern University - an historically African-American university
Houston Community College
Lonestar Community College (used to be Harris County)
San Jacinto Community College
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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I was looking at maybe attending Houston Community College.
They have an education program there.

What about jobs? I'm only 21 so I don't have much experience. Mainly retail.
How easy would getting a job in houston be?

Ugghh this is frustrating
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Our economy is finally starting to see a slow-down as well but Houston typically does a bit better than the rest of the country. I would imagine you could find some retail work here.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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Move to GA live there for a year then apply to school. Maintain a 3.0 average qualify for the Hope Scholarship and not have to take out student loans.Graduate. Then move to Houston
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