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Old 06-10-2009, 07:51 PM
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Hello all. My family is planning a move to Houston later this year (Nov-Dec). There are three of us- my husband and I are in our twenties and we have a toddler. We're moving from Atlanta for a change of scenery and so that my husband can attend a school in North Houston (we'd like to stay in the northern side of the city in order to be closer to his school). We're used to a more urban, liberal arts-y type of neighborhood and would love to find the same type of area in Houston (if one exists). I like living in an area with plenty of restaurants/shops/entertainment/parks/libraries/family activities/etc in walking distance or at least near by. My daughter will not be attending public school yet, so school systems are not an issue. We're hoping to find a small, modestly priced apartment at first.

Any suggestions for potential neighborhoods that might suit us?

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Old 06-10-2009, 08:49 PM
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Houston is super spread out so North Houston could be a very large area....I would suggest the Houston Heights which is a near north/northwest/near central neighborhood. It is an Urban Neighborhood with much to do near by and also great access to downtown and the Galleria. I will say a friend of mine lived in the Heights and had a problem with car break ins...

Another suggestion would be the Midtown area which is slightly south and west of downtown...it has a nice vibe, urban, and lots of apartments to choose from. However it is also on the more expensive side. Either way hope this helps.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:13 PM
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Heights is what first comes to mind, but since Houston is so bloated, it would help to know where he's attending school exactly.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:21 PM
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I have worked in the home building industry and real estate. Hands down the community for you will be The Woodlands. The Woodlands offers a lot for a young family. The Woodlands Mall will have everything that a 20 something family would want (my daughter is 25 and loves the area).

The area has lots of beautiful trees (we used to live in Atlanta too so I know you are used to lots of trees). The school district is one of the best in the Houston Area. You will also be close to Lake Conroe and the main Intercontiental Airport.

Good Luck : )
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:54 PM
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The Woodlands is pretty - but it is 45 minutes (with out traffic) north of town....if that is what the original post is looking for then they should check it out!

If they are looking at apartments - I would suggest Heights, West University, or Museum District areas.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:09 AM
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where is his school. the champions, spring, tomball area is awesome
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:44 AM
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Yeah, I agree with what serfiv and ChosenNYC said--the Houston area is very large and many geographic area's names are used interchangeably, so "North Houston" isn't terribly definitive. Though given the current criteria you listed, I would agree yet again (with those two) and say the Heights would be closest to what you're looking for.
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:37 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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Woodlands is nice, but certainly not urban or artsy.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:26 PM
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The Heights area would make reaching the north side easy while giving you the type of neighborhood feel you are seeking.
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