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Old 03-19-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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Can anyone give me the names of some communities within a 30 - 45 min. commute of downtown in the $200-300K price range with good school districts, low crime and where flooding isn't a huge issue?
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:17 PM
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Sugarland.
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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Depends on traffic.

But to be safe, Sugarland, Pearland, Kingwood, Katy.

Woodlands and Clearlake will probably be more than 45min.
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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I would say Cypress, but traffic on 290 is some of the worst in Houston. You would be looking at least a 1 hour commute easily.

Katy is probably your best bet since they just widened I-10 traffic flows much more smoothly now.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Clear Lake is 35 to 45 minutes if you live in the sections that are along Clear Lake City Blvd. between Highway 3 and Space Center Blvd.

Flooding can be an issue just about anywhere in Houston if we get the right amount of rain in the right amount of time. Wherever you look, be sure you check to see if you are in the flood plain and talk to the neighbors.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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None of these places mentioned are within 30 minutes of downtown in rush hour traffic.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:43 PM
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If you are looking for a 30 minute commute from downtown you will need to find a place inside the loop and with your price limit it will be impossible to find a home in a safe area. Pearland is the nearest suburb to Houston but it's not within a 30 minute commute.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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You can find options near or inside 610 (hell even downtown lofts) for 200-300K that make for a very reasonable commute. If you don't need to worry about schools, you're positioned okay in that price range.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:34 AM
 
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Kingwood is your best bet.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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None of these places mentioned are within 30 minutes of downtown in rush hour traffic.
It can be done if you live in Pearland.
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