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Old 07-26-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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There's some low income housing near downtown Round Rock that is pretty much the only part I wouldn't move to. But, then again, there are some extremely nice homes around there too. And though I disagree on certain aspects of the neighborhood behind HEB Plus with another poster here, I don't think I'd really move there either. Pretty much everywhere else is fair game.

I've lived in Houston, I graduated High School there. We lived in the Clear Lake area near the coastal side. That's probably one of my favorite areas. My in-laws live in Katy. Katy is nice, but I like the coast better Woodlands, West University, Friendswood, Sugarland, Pearland, League City....all nice places around Houston. West University/Inner Loop is inside the City, but nice area.


Love roses, what is HEB PLUS?
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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Default Demographics of Round Rock???

I read that the white pop. of Round Rock is @ 75%, but yet at the same time, I read that it is a pretty diverse city. If that no. is accurate, then that is not the balance I thought it was, especially when you hear the word diverse.



What does HEB Plus mean?

Thanks.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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HEB Plus is a grocery store with lots of extras...like electronics, furniture, party store, books, movies, cooking demonstrations, etc.

H-E-B Plus!
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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my advice: Don't.
Why are you saying don't move there if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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With 3 growing children, 8,6,3, wanted truthful experiences re: diversity in schools and neighborhoods.
Your perception of Austin's ethnic diversity will be based a lot on what you're used to. My black friend from Boston visited me in Austin last year and said that Austin is one of the whitest cities he's ever been to. This comment, of course, is coming from someone who spent his whole life in Boston, a city far more ethnically diverse than Austin.

On the other hand, if you're from a small town in Texas, you'll probably find Austin to be incredibly diverse. Me? I don't think Austin is that diverse, though we're growing and getting better at it. More importantly, most Austinites are pretty open-minded and tolerant, so you'll be fine if you move here.

If you really want diversity in Texas, Houston's got it.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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We are trying to move from Houston. We hate it with a passion and thought that Austin would be better. My husband loves it there, but since doing my research I'm not sure I want to subject my family to being the only blacks in the schools, in our organizations (kids sports), restaurants, etc. I don't want to feel like when we walk in the building that we are making anyone uncomfortable with our presence. I don't want my children being called names and what not.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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We are trying to move from Houston. We hate it with a passion and thought that Austin would be better. My husband loves it there, but since doing my research I'm not sure I want to subject my family to being the only blacks in the schools, in our organizations (kids sports), restaurants, etc. I don't want to feel like when we walk in the building that we are making anyone uncomfortable with our presence. I don't want my children being called names and what not.
Instead of digging up all these old threads, how about coming to Austin for a visit? If you're at all familiar with internet forums, you'll know that a lot of people just spout off a bunch of garbage to get a reaction. Do yourself a favor and quit reading these threads. Instead, start planning a family vacation to Austin. You live so close by that you can make several visits before you decide if you like it better than Houston.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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Instead of digging up all these old threads, how about coming to Austin for a visit? If you're at all familiar with internet forums, you'll know that a lot of people just spout off a bunch of garbage to get a reaction. Do yourself a favor and quit reading these threads. Instead, start planning a family vacation to Austin. You live so close by that you can make several visits before you decide if you like it better than Houston.
Well, regardless if their old or not I "searched" for topics on this because I was interested. We are planning a trip there but it doesn't hurt to do a little research on these topics either . Thanks for taking the time to reply though. Have a good day.
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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We are trying to move from Houston. We hate it with a passion and thought that Austin would be better. My husband loves it there, but since doing my research I'm not sure I want to subject my family to being the only blacks in the schools, in our organizations (kids sports), restaurants, etc. I don't want to feel like when we walk in the building that we are making anyone uncomfortable with our presence. I don't want my children being called names and what not.
There is an objective way to see the racial make-up of a school. (Instead of going on other peoples' impressions.) If you go to the TEA website you can search school report cards and it will tell you the % for each race, for students and for teachers. Here's an example for Stony Point in Round Rock:

Student Body Ethnic Distribution:

African American 404/17.4% (district wide) 10.4%
Hispanic 733/31.6% (district wide) 25.3%
White 1,085/46.8% (district wide) 53.1%
Native American 7/0.3% (district wide) 0.4%
Asian/Pac. Islander 91/3.9% (district wide) 10.8%

http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfre...008/index.html
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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And to compare with a neighboring district...

Leander High School Ethnic Distribution:

African American 177/7.8% (district wide) 5.3% (state wide) 14.3%
Hispanic 611/27.0% (district wide) 19.7% (state wide) 47.2%
White 1,405/62.0% (district wide) 69.9% (state wide) 34.8%
Native American 12/0.5% (district wide) 0.5% (state wide) 0.3%
Asian/Pac. Islander 61/2.7% (district wide) 4.5% (state wide) 3.4%
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