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Old 12-29-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I would look at small West Texas metros like San Angelo, Midland, Abilene, Wichita Falls. They are all family friendly, cheap to live in, and offer you a bigger house for the money than you can find in the rest of Texas. They all have McDonald's. Midland could be the poorest choice because its economy swings up and down with the price of oil, and when things are good, housing becomes more expensive. And when things are bad, jobs evaporate quickly. The other three are fairly stable communities with no huge fluxuations in population or economy. Amarillo and Lubbock are also good family friendly communities.
I really like Waco and Temple - right on the edge of the very scenic Hill Country for weekend camping, hunting, fishing, nice lakes in or near the cities, diverse economies really humming because Ft Hood is nearby and dirt cheap real estate , even compared to San Antonio, Hou, and Dallas/FW, let alone Austin. Neither is far from Austin if you enjoy the music scene. Waco has a nice outdoor music mini-arena called the Hog Creek Saloon or something like that that gets national acts so you might not even have to go to nearby Austin or Dallas.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:24 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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I read a lot of peoples' comments about high property taxes. It all depends where ya live. If you move to one of the upscale "keepin up with the Jones " neighborhoods/towns I expect you'll get hosed on your taxes. I live out in the rural county and pay about a grand (less) on 50 acres, 2,400 sq ft home, barns/shops, and MIL pad. I could afford a $300K house in town but I like our quality of life here and my kids aren't getting the influences here that they'd get in many city areas and we like that. Besides, I can't even hear the Jones from here. Pick the right place(s) and you'll live much less expensively. Also, I'm all electric and my energy costs are generally less than $250/month, sometimes way less.
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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I found a job!!! Im so happy i found a job. Now we're movin on to finding an apartment. We wanna be n downtown dallas area because we would like to walk to almost everything. Dh job is transfering too so we're all set.

Can anyone help us with an apartment n downtown dallas our limit is $1000 a month for a two bedroom.. Do you think that's possible? We also may think we would need daycare. Not for sure about that yet we have to c what hours dh will be working but im so excited i dont no what to say..

We will be relocating at our own expense though but we will have first n last month rent as a security deposit.
Anybody with any ideas i would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you n advance.
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