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Old 01-28-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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How about going north on 59 an hour or so? We have 1 acre in Roman Forest, which is about 45 min from Houston. We have no problem gardening in several raised beds. We have lots of room for landscaping and dogs. It's significantly cheaper here than just 15 min south in Kingwood. I would go a little more north on 59 for you though, since they are planning that big amusement park in our area over the next few years. Check out a map and see where 59 will take you and compare that to how far you want to drive. Good luck!
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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Try palacios texas, nice quit town on the ocean. Lots of hunting and fishing
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Another vote for Columbus/Sealy/Bellville. You start to have rolling hills once you cross the Brazos River and the soil changes a tad. You still have gumbo soil but it isn't nearly as bad as what you would experience near Houston.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:38 PM
 
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My advice would be to get the job first and then decide where to live. Sealy - Columbus, that's all beautiful and a great place to live if you go to work for Ft. Bend SO, or HPD and get assigned to one of the stations on the west or northwest side of town. But it's going to suck if you get a job in Galveston county, or even far southeastern Harris County because you just added 45 mins - hour of extra driving time just to get across Houston.

You will also want to get a feel for making that drive in from the country to go to court at least once, and quite likely 3 times a week. Or if you work extra-jobs, like 80+% of local officers do. Don't forget the cost of gasoline either. I know plenty of cops who make huge drives like that - some make it on motorcycles or in diesel VW's because their MPG is so good. Others just rent/borrow a room from someone who lives closer and only go home on weekends.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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Hockley/Waller, TX are about an hour from Houston and there is a lot of land for sale in the area. The down side is that it is out I-290, which has horrible commuter traffic.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Burleigh, TX just this side of Bellville. Land spreadin' out so far and wide. Keep the Woodlands just gimme that countryside.

That whole area out there is great. Lots of land for sale too.

Ronnie
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I grew up in Sealy....still a charming small town. You can find lots of open spaces and ranch land available between Sealy and cat spring/new ulm. It's 45 min most times from Sealy to the galleria. The Sealy pd is hiring last I heard.
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