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Old 12-13-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Hello, I am a single gay man (48) and am able to relocate if i choose and i am ready to leave Atlanta. Could someone help me and tell what areas of houston have nice safe apartment communities that are gay or gay friendly. I am hoping to pay around $700 a month
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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Hello, I am a single gay man (48) and am able to relocate if i choose and i am ready to leave Atlanta. Could someone help me and tell what areas of houston have nice safe apartment communities that are gay or gay friendly. I am hoping to pay around $700 a month
Where will you be working? How much are you willing to pay for rent?

Edit: lol Sorry, you were faster. Didn't see it. 700 is not really a budget for Montrose. You want to look at the suburbs.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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Montrose is the area generally considered 'gay'. It's pretty pricey though, so not sure what you could get for $700.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Other than a few outskirts, which still harbor rednecks, the majority of the city is gay-friendly. If you caught the news, we just elected the first openly gay mayor in a large city, last night. Go more on budget and work location - don't worry about gay.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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Other than a few outskirts, which still harbor rednecks, the majority of the city is gay-friendly. If you caught the news, we just elected the first openly gay mayor in a large city, last night. Go more on budget and work location - don't worry about gay.
Cheryjohns, you a real estate agent? And you are calling people Rednecks? How many homes have you sold to Rednecks, or relatives of Rednecks? Just kidding of course. Reading your posts, which have been well worded, caused me to do a doubletake on your post, not what I had expected from you. Progressives are the compassionate ones, eh?
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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Default Reasonable expected rent

Thanks for the replies. I can pay more just didnt know what a reasonable starting point would be for rent. I did see your new mayor election which is great news. Been wanting to move to Houston for about 6 months.What would be a reasonable amount to expect to pay?
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Where will you be working? How much are you willing to pay for rent?

Edit: lol Sorry, you were faster. Didn't see it. 700 is not really a budget for Montrose. You want to look at the suburbs.

Is montrose that expensive now?
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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I used to have friends who lived in various garage apartments in Montrose who paid about that much.... 20 years ago! Even most garage apartments will be higher than $700.00 "in" Montrose. The truth is, if you do find something for ~$700.00 in Montrose, don't expect much, or expect much in regards of modernization, or even safety. There are, however, apartments in the $700.00 range 'around' Montrose.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: West Houston
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Is montrose that expensive now?
Yes.

He'll have to use Craigslist very, very carefully to find anything in that price range directly in Montrose.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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Houston's gay community is not as concentrated in one area as I have seen in a lot of other cities. Cost factors in Montrose are one of the reasons. Basically anything inside the loop or right around it should be fine as far as having some like-minded neighbors.

Richmont Square has always been one of the more affordable large complexes in Montrose, but I have no idea what it is running these days. Individual rentals like garage apartments and duplexes are a mixed bag wherever you go. Your rental dollar in that type of set up will go further (but not much further) in some parts of the Heights. If you can find a garage apartment in Lindale Park, Eastwood, Brookesmith, these areas can be affordable alternatives.

Years ago Chateaux Dijon over on Beverly Hill was a popular choice even though the outside was not very well maintained. They had real unusual floorplans there that drew a lot of people in despite the shortcomings. Haven't been by there in a few years so I don't know what it is like now.
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