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Old 12-19-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I am trying to figure out the best place to rent a home.

Currently I live in Lake Jackson and work in Clear Lake. We also have a home in College Station since my wife is going to Texas A&M.

We are tired of only being together on the weekeds, so we want a place to rent that would work for both of us.

I realize both of us will have a bad commute, but this will be just a two year gig.

I am considering Cypress. The commute to College Station would be about an hour each way. But the commute to CLear Lake would be horrible for me if I drive on 290 at the wrong time.

Any ideas on what area would be the best solution??
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:51 AM
 
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I have no idea on that one. Geez. Maybe those neighborhood on the north belt east of 59 N? You could take the beltway around to Clear Lake and she could take it around to 249 or 290 or however she goes to College Station.
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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Whew - that's going to be a long 2 years. Trust me!

Anyway, I would suggest the Spring or Woodlands area. And I would make it have easy access to the beltway. They are almost finished with the Beltway along the east side (from 59 over to Alt 90). I live in Atascocita (Humble area) and can get all the way down to Clear Lake in about an hour or less - even with the current lights on the beltway. So onces it's finished it will be even shorter.

You will both need EZ tags if you don't already have them. It will make your commutes so much better. If you end up in Spring, you can take the Hardy Toll Road down to the Beltway and then go east around the beltway down to Clear Lake.
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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Spring, Woodlands, and Cypress are all nice areas. 290 traffic is a killer. I have an EZ tag in both our cars. Also just bought a fuel efficient car for my wife to commute to A&M.

Keep the ideas coming!
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Bellaire)
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Sorry but there is no good location. One of you is getting screwed. Decide which one and place accordingly.
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Sorry but there is no good location. One of you is getting screwed. Decide which one and place accordingly.
Chris, I think you are right! I will be able to adjust my work hours, so hopefully I can avoid some real bad traffic.
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:32 PM
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The northwest side of Houston is a logical compromise but I wouldn't look as far out as Cypress. The worst of the 290 inbound commute is outside the beltway, and the additional outbound commute for your wife would be ten extra minutes vs. at least an extra half hour for you, likely more. The beltway around to Clear Lake would get very expensive quickly and is a greater distance than the 290/I10/I45 route, but it is nice to have as an option anyway if you don't plan to take it every day.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Sorry but there is no good location. One of you is getting screwed. Decide which one and place accordingly.
My thought exactly, maybe Conroe or Mongomery County...
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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Several years ago I drove every work day from College Station to League City for about 6 weeks while I got my life sorted out. Judging by that, I'd say Jersey Village would be a good halfway point, and one of you would just need to suck it up and get an EZ-Tag. Anyway if you have 2 homes and a decent job, I'd think the tolls cost would be a moot point-- just part of life. Also if you currently drive Lake Jackson to Clear Lake every day, you're just trading one 75 minute commute one-way for another.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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Lake Jackson to Clear Lake, WOW!

Whatever you pick make sure you take the long commute over the wifey.
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