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Unread 04-13-2010, 07:09 PM
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Question Katy vs. Round Rock- which is better for family living?

I am a 30 yo mom of two daughters who moved out of Round Rock due to personal circumstances. We live in a small town now between San Antonio and Houston, and have noticed Katy to be a nice town. The problem -we intended to move back to Round Rock because my daughters loved their school there, and their dad also resides nearby. However, if we move back, we will have little contact with my boyfriend's family(the people who have become quite involved in our lives to help make it better). I am also seeing that Katy has exemplary schools as well, and we have a great time when we visit. It also puts us in closer proximity to many loved ones. But as I stated before, their dad lives near Round Rock. I want to base our decision not only from school statistics, but common sense, which I seem to be lacking right now. Can anybody help put these two cities in perspective? Thanks in advance!

P.S. My daughters are 7 and 10, so middle school is not that far off...
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Unread 04-13-2010, 08:39 PM
Location: St Simons Island and Atlanta, GA
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Shouldn't this be in the Houston/Austin forums?
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Unread 04-13-2010, 08:41 PM
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Well, general US is dominated by Texans, so I'm sure they'll get lots of advice, lol.
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Unread 04-14-2010, 12:28 AM
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Texas dominates C-D period. Just look at the thread & post counts of all other states.
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Unread 04-17-2010, 01:25 PM
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Because Katy is outside of Houston you'll have all the advantages (and disadvantages) of living outside the fourth largest city in the US. Having lived 30 minutes from both locations (I work in Round Rock now and I have family in Katy) I would say that for the most part they are comparable. I will say however that Houston has a few more resources than Austin and as a consequence Katy has a few more resources than Round Rock. I'm not sure that the difference in resources is enough to be a deciding factor though. Either way, it's not a bad drive between Round Rock and Katy so your daughters should be able to see their dad or you all should be able to see your boyfriend's family with out too much trouble. It is about a 30 minute drive on I10 and 130 - I make it at least once a month.
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