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Old 04-01-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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Well, we just got back from our trip a few days ago. Here are my impressions.
1. Great people, friendly and welcoming.
2. Great food, I'm glad I'll have several years to check many of them out.
3. I felt Pearland (Shadow Creek Ranch) area to be too rural for us. I am used to living in a suburb with all the amenities.
4. I didn't find the city threatening or dangerous. Street smarts will go a long way.
5. The city was lively and people were always out and about socializing.
6. Memorial Park is beautiful.
7. For us, even with a child we loved Rice Military. There are some very nice areas nearby and it is not far from our jobs. We feel safe there and found a little niche with a neighborhood feel which is hard to come by when compared to all the townhome complexes going up.
8. Weather seemed good but the humidity will take some getting used to.
9. There is plenty of shopping for my wife to get in plenty of trouble and an equal number of local bars for me to do the same.
10. There is plenty to do and see in the city and nearby Galveston. I can see myself discovering new things even years down the road.
11. Houston is a much better city than Dallas.
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:04 PM
 
Location: In God
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Well, we just got back from our trip a few days ago. Here are my impressions.
1. Great people, friendly and welcoming.
2. Great food, I'm glad I'll have several years to check many of them out.
3. I felt Pearland (Shadow Creek Ranch) area to be too rural for us. I am used to living in a suburb with all the amenities.
4. I didn't find the city threatening or dangerous. Street smarts will go a long way.
5. The city was lively and people were always out and about socializing.
6. Memorial Park is beautiful.
7. For us, even with a child we loved Rice Military. There are some very nice areas nearby and it is not far from our jobs. We feel safe there and found a little niche with a neighborhood feel which is hard to come by when compared to all the townhome complexes going up.
8. Weather seemed good but the humidity will take some getting used to.
9. There is plenty of shopping for my wife to get in plenty of trouble and an equal number of local bars for me to do the same.
10. There is plenty to do and see in the city and nearby Galveston. I can see myself discovering new things even years down the road.
11. Houston is a much better city than Dallas.
I'm glad the city was to your liking;however, be wary of the fact that even though you didn't find it threatening, there are quite several notoriously high crime areas you should avoid.
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I'm glad the city was to your liking;however, be wary of the fact that even though you didn't find it threatening, there are quite several notoriously high crime areas you should avoid.
Perhaps you could advise us where are the high crime areas that should be avoided. Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:24 PM
 
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there are many beautiful areas in Texas, unfortunately the OUTRAGEOUS property taxes make living or investing in Texas real estate a BAD investment in my opinion.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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i did a comparison with GA on that, and it actually comes out pretty close.

no income tax is a huge deal...
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Glad you had a good time.

I am in agreement with you that Pearland is still underdeveloped. If you want ideas for suburbs that are more developed, look at Sugar Land, Clear Lake, the Woodlands... But Rice Military is a great location for amenities close to the city.

This weekend was a little more humid than normal, because of the rain.

The dangerous areas are mostly areas where you see lots of apartment complexes. Areas in southwest Houston, along 59 inside of the Beltway where there are lots of apartment complexes, are especially bad.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:41 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Well, we just got back from our trip a few days ago. Here are my impressions.
...
11. Houston is a much better city than Dallas.
Tell that to other people in Texas and Dallas!!
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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Smile We welcome brilliance

all well bred cultured brilliant people naturally know what you listed... Welcome to Houston!!!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by chologringo View Post
Well, we just got back from our trip a few days ago. Here are my impressions.
1. Great people, friendly and welcoming.
2. Great food, I'm glad I'll have several years to check many of them out.
3. I felt Pearland (Shadow Creek Ranch) area to be too rural for us. I am used to living in a suburb with all the amenities.
4. I didn't find the city threatening or dangerous. Street smarts will go a long way.
5. The city was lively and people were always out and about socializing.
6. Memorial Park is beautiful.
7. For us, even with a child we loved Rice Military. There are some very nice areas nearby and it is not far from our jobs. We feel safe there and found a little niche with a neighborhood feel which is hard to come by when compared to all the townhome complexes going up.
8. Weather seemed good but the humidity will take some getting used to.
9. There is plenty of shopping for my wife to get in plenty of trouble and an equal number of local bars for me to do the same.
10. There is plenty to do and see in the city and nearby Galveston. I can see myself discovering new things even years down the road.
11. Houston is a much better city than Dallas.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:54 PM
 
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Default Tx real estate

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there are many beautiful areas in Texas, unfortunately the OUTRAGEOUS property taxes make living or investing in Texas real estate a BAD investment in my opinion.

Tx real estate is boooming.. California with virtually no realestate is now falling. False real estate economy to not have real estate taxes.. I rather have real estate taxes than personal income tax any day of the week. Cost of building is so cheap here... you get a lot for the buck compared to other states.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:43 PM
 
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all well bred cultured brilliant people naturally know what you listed... Welcome to Houston!!!!!!!!!
Couldn't have said it better! Houston may not the place to visit when it comes to the bigger cities now, but I can see it becoming a top destination within the next two decades. Glad you enjoyed your trip and be sure to come back and visit. There is to much to do in the city in just a sort amount of time.
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