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Old 04-16-2008, 01:50 PM
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I lived in Huntsville most of my adult life (i'm 41) and loved it! Right now i live in Colorado but can't wait to get back to Huntsville. I worked for the prison system as a nurse but can tell you that other than living among alot of prison guards, there is no impact on the city from the prisons themselves. It is true that executions happen there at the Walls unit but as long as you're ok with that, you just hear about it on the news. The town is beautiful and growing. The Woodlands and Conroe are a short 30-45 min drive down interstate 45 which is super easy. You can find most anything to do or shop for in that area. Huntsville itself is pretty small. Has a small mall with a JC penny's, has a super walmart of course, a new super target will be built in the next 6 months. It's a college town so you see lots of students out and about. I think the school system is as good as most. It gets pretty hot and humid in the Summer. Winters are mild. Lots of large lakes withing an hours drive. Galveston beach is about 1.5-2 hours away. And of course Houston is about 1 hour away. If you have any individual questions about the town, don't hesitate to email me. I also like Bryan/College Station but it's much bigger and more expensive to live in.
Originally Posted by texasprairiedog View Post
I wish people from Huntsville can comment about living in Huntsville. I am interested in a teaching position at Huntsville. How do people from Huntsville think of the prisons in town? Where are the prisons? Can I live in an area in Huntsville far from prisons to avoid the influences of prisons? Would the prisons and inmates set a bad mood for people's lives, especially for children? I would like to hear something good about living in Huntsville, if there are some, such as education, housing, shopping, job opportunity, etc.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:26 PM
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The prisons are no big deal. They take good care of it, and if a prisoner escapes (which doesn't happen often) they haul butt out of Huntsville! My husband works at a unit, and he tells me the prisoners are taken care of, so most would rather just stay there anyway. Prisoners are more a threat to other prisoners.

To finish, I have to say you should look at the fact before anything.

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This link takes you to all the facts about Huntsville, and it shows that there is by no means murder in this town.

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:04 PM
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bryan/CS is a college kid town. Like 25% of the population is 18-25 years old. If you don't like the college atmosphere it is probably not a good place for you to live.
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:27 AM
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It's boring. You have to drive to the city over just to go somewhere. The prisons are there but it doesn't matter. it's safe. LOTS of TDCJ workers. It's an alright town I guess...good luck.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:00 AM
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You could always live down the road in Madisonville and commute to Huntsville.
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