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Old 11-13-2009, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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We are relocating from Boca Raton, Florida to Houston, Texas. I'd like to know what are the best affordable neighborhoods for a family to live. Thx!
If you are from Boca, you are looking for places like the Woodlands, Memorial Villages, Cypress, Sugar Land, Cinco Ranch & Kelliwood in South Katy.

Welcome to Houston.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Well after Katrina, that place took a hit.

But some divisions are still nice to live in.
What happened there after Katrina?
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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It was junky along 1960 long before Katrina. The schools were in decline before that as well. People just like to use Katrina as a scapegoat excuse for areas that have long ago become less than shiney.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Well after Katrina, that place took a hit.
But some divisions are still nice to live in.
I think Champions itself is nice, always has been, but the area bordering it (Bammel, Veteran's Memorial etc.) is not. Plus, yes, FM 1960 is very junky. And yes, it was even before Katrina... been on the decline for at least 10-15 years.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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It was junky along 1960 long before Katrina. The schools were in decline before that as well. People just like to use Katrina as a scapegoat excuse for areas that have long ago become less than shiney.
That reminds me of portions of Alief. They weren't "nearly as bad" before Katrina. Um, yeah they were actually.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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I think Champions itself is nice, always has been, but the area bordering it (Bammel, Veteran's Memorial etc.) is not. Plus, yes, FM 1960 is very junky. And yes, it was even before Katrina... been on the decline for at least 10-15 years.
Depends on which side of 1960 also. There is Northgate Forest also which is much better then Champions.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Depends on which side of 1960 also. There is Northgate Forest also which is much better then Champions.
I'm very familiar with Northgate having some family there in a custom home. Beautiful subdivision... good thing they don't use the public schools though, which were fine up until maybe a decade ago. The back section of Olde Oaks is very attractive as well. I like going to visit them, but the drive on the way in (up Bammel N Houston and along FM 1960) is just depressing.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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If you are from Boca, you are looking for places like the Woodlands, Memorial Villages, Cypress, Sugar Land, Cinco Ranch & Kelliwood in South Katy.

Welcome to Houston.
I dont think any of these are within a grand a month....maybe parts of Cypress.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I dont think any of these are within a grand a month....maybe parts of Cypress.
He says he's from Boca....Boca Raton is an affluent city. Nothing is cheap there. So if he can afford to live in Boca, the neighborhoods I mentioned are affordable for him. Boca "affordable" is different from Houston "affordable". You can't get a nice 1 bedroom for a grand in Boca.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:24 PM
 
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I'm very familiar with Northgate having some family there in a custom home. Beautiful subdivision... good thing they don't use the public schools though, which were fine up until maybe a decade ago. The back section of Olde Oaks is very attractive as well. I like going to visit them, but the drive on the way in (up Bammel N Houston and along FM 1960) is just depressing.
Good scenic drive also. Very well kept and nice lakes. Nice golf course.
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