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Old 01-17-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Elberta, AL
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I may be getting transferred to build a apartment job in the Pasadena area, so will be looking for a house to rent. I know nothing about Pasadena, so do know what areas to look for. It will be for my wife and myself only (no kids, so schools are not an issue). It needs to be safe area and would like to keep my commute to work no more than 45 minutes if possible. Also would prefer to keep the house a ranch style and close to $1,200/month. Somewhere also close to I-10 would be good for easy access when we go home to Louisiana.

The City-Data website is what I have used for my last move and it helped a lot so am hoping this one will be also. Is there a map that shows the neighborhoods and/or zip codes that I can access.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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I would suggest looking in Deer Park or in the southern areas of Pasadena near Fairmont Parkway. Getting back to LA is not a problem just hop on 225 to 146 to 10.
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Agree with Poltracker.
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Elberta, AL
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Can anyone recommend any "Property Management" companies? Also I thought to add that we are both white and in the upper 50's, so certain neighborhoods may be better for us than others.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Texas Chiropractic College has a classified section called "The Back Page", if you google it, or go to their website, available houses to rent are frequently posted there (the school is at Beltway 8 & Spencer Hwy - so most of the homes listed are within a short distance of that)
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Can anyone recommend any "Property Management" companies? Also I thought to add that we are both white and in the upper 50's, so certain neighborhoods may be better for us than others.
HAR.com is one site you can check but there are more houses for rent out there. You might check the Greensheet (local paper) online at: Greensheet - Houston Classifieds. Find a job, apartment, home, used car or service in Houston or even Craig's List or the Houston Chronicle.
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The areas Poltracker mentioned are all fine to live in -- regardless of ethnicity.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Elberta, AL
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We move a lot and what we normally do is do a lot of riding around neighborhoods. Usually we find something that is not in/on a paper or website. The problem with Houston is I know nothing about what neighborhoods to look in. The problem is I usually have only a few days to find a place. We was in The Woodlands 2 years ago and found a place in Spring. The neighborhood was OK with a mixture of ethnicity. The concern I have is safety, being I usually work from daylight to nightfall. When we was driving back and forth home we noticed a lot of nice looking neighborhoods around Beltway 8 north of I-10. How are these areas? My boss has already told me the jobsite location is in a bad area, but do not know exactly where it is yet. May find out this week. So what I need more than anything else is locations of good/safe neighborhoods to drive around in. I have a lot of electronics and work on the internet a lot at home so need something up to date on the phone/electricity. The current house we are renting in Charleston is not old, but the wiring has created some issues. I also have to have Directv. I have to much invested in it to change.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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You do not want to move north of I-10.
1) you would have to pay $4.00/day + for the toll bridge.
2) Not the greatest area until you get up toward Humble
Stick to driving around Deer Park or South Pasadena, you will be alot happier (and safer). If something happens (rarely) in DP a cop will be there in under 2 min. If you are the northside of ID, you will have to wait for a sherrif which may take a while.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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Can anyone recommend any "Property Management" companies? Also I thought to add that we are both white and in the upper 50's, so certain neighborhoods may be better for us than others.

No, but consider this one very seriously:

Pegasus Property Ripped me off > Home
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