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Old 02-03-2020, 10:13 PM
 
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Hey everyone, so I am researching areas in Texas and was wondering what you would consider the most affordable and safe towns/cities? I work from home so I'm not too concerned about commute or anything like that but I am concerned about crime rate and affordability (mainly housing prices, utilities, etc).

Thanks for the help,

Ryan
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Old 02-04-2020, 05:40 AM
 
Location: College Station, TX
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This is kind of hard to answer. I mean, if you want to live in a place with less crime, you are looking at very small towns (think 2500 people). There just isn't much in the way of murders/robbery/drug deals, etc. Houses will probably be more affordable, too. There just won't be much selection. The problem is this: entertainment. There is not much to do in these little towns.

My guess is one of the mid-sized cities (around 100,000 people) would have the best balance of affordability-crime-entertainment. But, honestly, if you live in any city anywhere in the state, just be aware of your surroundings and you will probably be ok.

Best of luck to you.
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Old 02-04-2020, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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You really need to have more criteria that narrows down options especially with a huge state with a multitude of cities and towns to choose from.
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:54 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Dinky town with HS internet, WAY out is cheapest!!! especially in FLAT / barren areas of Texas without oil. .

But for near action / city / events / scenery / recreation... look to Bandera Maybe further out since Boerne is now part of NW SA, so previous property owners from expensive areas are fleeing to Bandera.

Wimberley is nice, tho trendy (a bit expensive)

Kenedy looks fairly inexpensive for south TX.
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Old 02-11-2020, 08:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Pearsall
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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East Bernard and Needvile.
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:31 PM
 
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This is kind of hard to answer. I mean, if you want to live in a place with less crime, you are looking at very small towns (think 2500 people). There just isn't much in the way of murders/robbery/drug deals, etc. Houses will probably be more affordable, too. There just won't be much selection. The problem is this: entertainment. There is not much to do in these little towns.

My guess is one of the mid-sized cities (around 100,000 people) would have the best balance of affordability-crime-entertainment. But, honestly, if you live in any city anywhere in the state, just be aware of your surroundings and you will probably be ok.

Best of luck to you.
I'd add that far more people die from bad medical care and lack of ems service than from violent crime. Data shows urban life expectancy is higher because of that.
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