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Old 08-17-2009, 09:48 AM
 
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We are thinking of moving either to Houston or Forthworth and looking at job oppurtunities in both places. We have 2 kids under the age of 4.
Our priorities are:
1. Low Crime rate
2. We want good private schools - willing to spend any amount for their education
3. We are Asian Indians. So diversity is a must.

We have never lived in any of those places before. so your opinion matters....

Thanks
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:21 AM
 
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You might look at Pantego/Dalworthington Gardens. Highly visible police presence in such a small community makes it a safer area. Oakridge prep school is a few minutes away, or Arlington Classics Academy - an exemplary public charter school. The area has a lot of diversity and you would feel right at home! Arlington also has a lot to offer in the way of family entertainment.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:22 AM
 
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Houston has more of an international-city "feel", and inner-city Houston has lots of very nice and exclusive neighborhoods and great private schools (River Oaks/Memorial Park area & west of the Galleria) ..Ft. Worth is more of a Texas feel but also very nice. The reason I suggest inner-city is because you mentioned diversity, and I don't think you will find that in many Texas suburbs :\. Idk your financial situation, but if its not great then the suburbs will definitly be cheaper to live in.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:20 AM
 
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Fort Worth suburbs are better than Houston. Fort Worth is a much cleaner, less congested and safer city than Houston. I definitely would recommend Fort Worth over Houston any day of the week.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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I have lived in both area and would say Houston is much more diverse. Even the suburbs are very multi-cultural.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, north TX
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I've recently moved to Ft. Worth (relocated from Chicago); I live in the Heritage community of Ft. Worth.

Anyway, I've lived down here for 2 months, and my limited experience shows that this area is pretty diverse in terms of the Asian population (not many Asian Indians in my neighborhood, but there are other SE Asian nationals) I work at a company in almost the same neighborhood that is in the technology field, and about 20% of our employees are Asian Indians.

I'm not sure why people are directing you to Houston, as I've never been there myself, so couldn't comment on the diversity of that city.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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It is really going to depend on where you are located. If you are looking for Asian Indians, the Asian Indian population is HUGE in the Dallas suburbs and the Houston suburb of Sugarland. The Dallas/Fort Worth has more foreign born Indians than Houston (by the 2007 estimate), but most of those are in Dallas, Irving, Las Collinas, and (especially) Richardson. The Fort Worth side of the Metroplex is mostly South East Asians (for Asian population).

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Old 08-30-2009, 05:59 AM
 
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We have 3 children ages 20 months, 4 years, and almost 8 and currently live in Fort Worth...though I lived in Houston for a few years when I was growing up. I am sure that there are excellent private schools both places. Houston also used to have some excellent Magnet schools in the public school system. Presently my daughter goes to a public elementary school with an " Exemplary" designation and we are very happy there. There are many things that I like about Fort Worth. There are nice places to go with children like the zoo, Casa Manana children's theater, and some of the museums. There is excellent health care avaliable for children through Cook Children's hospital and clinics. We enjoy living here, but I miss the diversity from the University town where we lived prior to our move here. Houston seems like a more diverse place though a much larger city. Best of luck to you!
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