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Old 04-07-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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Moving from Mid-west to Houston. Working on Finnin St, Downtown (DT) Houston. I am looking for a neighborhood that is safe (little pricey okay) and very easy to commute to DT Houston.

We dont like the urban sprawl but at the same time dont want to commute long distance.

Can someone suggest suburbs that are near and a little away but easy to commute...

Vin2009
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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"We dont like the urban sprawl but at the same time dont want to commute long distance.

Good luck with that.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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What's the price range? Under 300,000 you will most likely be pushed into the sprawl.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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Thanks Chris,

What I meant was something like Chicago, Houston is a big city so expect traffic and congestion...just want to know option so i can pick knowing what we are getting into.

Thanks
Vin2009
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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Hi EasilyAmused,

Looking to rent...upto 1100 for 1bed is fine

Thanks
Vin2009
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Try the uptown streets of Bering and Augusta. Easy drive (15 minutes or can take the Downtown Express bus) and very safe.Great townhomes. 77057 zip and you can afford north of San Felipe, which you would want to be.More laid back, more for the money than inside the loop.

example: It even comes with a one car garage
http://search.har.com/engine/dispSea...3&backButton=Y

More apartments style living could be Midtown and Upper Kirby. It's more congested.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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Does it have to be the suburbs? You can rent in midtown from $1000 up and walk/cycle to downtown. Avoiding the crazy parking charges and keeping fit at the same time.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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Oak Forest, Rice Military or Timbergrove
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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Thanks EasilyAmused/Grunn

Any opinion about Oak Forest/Timbergrove/Independence Heights?
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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I agree with Westress on those neighborhoods. Would make for an easy commute from some affordable apartments. There are some really nice apartments in Timber Grove area on Ella near 18th. Easy access to the bike/jogging trails. Timber Grove also has a very active neighborhood association keeping the standards up.
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