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Old 05-10-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: DFW
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I live in the DFW area and find myself needing to be closer to Houston. The companies I contract to are all in Houston and the DFW work they given me in the past has all but dried up!

I will not be working in one area, I could be in Tomball one day and Beaumont the next! So really I am looking for a good clean, very reasonably priced areas Preferably inland.

I work as an inspectior in the oil and gas field so I will be traveling to fab shops, coating plants and such if it matters.........

Also, I would like an area that I could have a shop building on my property (maybe 3000sf) to work in without grief. I do antique and musclecar restoration as a hobby...
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: DFW
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anyone?
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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I live in the DFW area and find myself needing to be closer to Houston. The companies I contract to are all in Houston and the DFW work they given me in the past has all but dried up!
just hang tight, man.....they are working on a bullet train from DFW to Houston that will enable folks that want to commute back and forth everyday, to do so. It's in the due diligence stage, already.....

TxDOT to study routes for Houston-Dallas line
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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after he passes and is cryogenically frozen maybe they can unfreeze him and mount him on the front of the train for its virgin run...i was a little kid when this first all started and its been the same ever since.

for the OP: if you literally will work all over houston i dont know where to start recommending a place to set up house. if the 3000sqft shop is a high priority you will need to be well far out from the city. that is larger than the average home
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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Well, the master planned communities will be out of the question due to HOA's. If you plan on being all over town, I'd recommend something in the inner city with little restrictions. What's your price range?
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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Garden Villas maybe?
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Dayton may work
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Where nothing ever grows. No rain or rivers flow, Texas
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I know you can live inside the "shop" you're looking for, is that an option? I know the areas behind IKEA (n. post oak, I-10 610 junction) has older industrial spaces and I see folks actually setup homes within their shops/warehouses
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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I know you can live inside the "shop" you're looking for, is that an option? I know the areas behind IKEA (n. post oak, I-10 610 junction) has older industrial spaces and I see folks actually setup homes within their shops/warehouses
Weird.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: DFW
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yes, I've seen the shop/home designs....Some call them Barndominiums and they are quite popular actually...I'm not against it as long as I own it.....I would like 1 to 2 acres of land though. I have many toys...Racecar, Motorhome, 3 Harleys and a boat!
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