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Old 07-23-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: The best state - California
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Hi, we will be moving to Houston area in a month or so and I've been leaning towards Katy for schools etc. but I REALLY LOVE historic homes and found one for a reasonable rental fee in the above (77023) zip code. Any insight will be appreciated as I will have 2 school aged children and must put them first. We are relocating from California.

Thanks,
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Lovely neighborhood and awesome schools!!! Do it!!!
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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Lovely neighborhood and not so awesome schools.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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Lovely neighborhood and not so awesome schools.
Thank you both! I take it the schools are HISD?
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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It's a good neighborhood and currently getting better. I can't attest to the schools, but they are inner city schools. So you will probably have a good mix of those students who care and those who don't.

If the place and rent are good, I would say go for it.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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I have known a few people that have lived in Broadmoor. The area is still rough around the edges and a lot of the houses need work. I would not consider it unsafe for an urban area. It has great access to downtown & UH but I don't know that the schools would be that great there. There is a private school on Park Place & 45 near there.

Eastwood, just to the north/northwest of Broadmoor has really been booming and tends to be more expensive.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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My grandparents live in that neighborhood and I visit often enough...like said, not all unsafe, but you'll need to find some schools with gifted and talented programs for the younger kids or apply to/enroll in the magnet programs if you have high schoolers.

Nothing like going to Milby High for three years and seeing my homeroom teacher (bless her heart) teaching 21-22 year old 9th graders math...
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Spring, TX
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booooooo milby!! austin mustang here!! hahahahha.

as stated above. the area has gotten better through the years. i still find it weird that people are calling that the "broadmoor subdivision, or just plain Broadmoor".... last i remember, Broadmoor is just a street.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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Broadmoor is actually the name of a small, quiet subdivision established in the 1920's-30's. Broadmoor Street runs through it. To the best of my knowledge, its boundaries are Telephone, Dumble, the I-45 feeder and the Union Pacific RR track. It has many frame and brick bungalows, some of which are being nicely restored by folks who are priced out of Montrose and the Heights. There is an ancient subdivision marker sign on a mini esplanade near Austin HS.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:00 PM
 
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Use this to find out exactly which schools you would be zoned to:
School Zone Search Tool
Then you can search the individual school on the HISD website to see its particular stats. The district is huge and schools vary a lot. As a shortcut, look to see if the school is rated "recognized" or "exemplary." These will be your better schools.
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