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Old 08-03-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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I'm sure there has to be plenty more areas besides these with good schools and places to raise your children.
I am looking for something with easy access o highways,close to entertainment,jobs and good schools.
Can anyone give me any suggestions?
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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look at all the master planned communities that are in and close to houston. there are too many really to list. they will have virtually all of what you are describing. there are lots of areas close to what you are describing in and immediately near the city but they come at higher price points.

if buget doesn't matter and you dont need to be near your job id look at river oaks and do private school. but job location and price matter
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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I'm sure there has to be plenty more areas besides these with good schools and places to raise your children.
I am looking for something with easy access o highways,close to entertainment,jobs and good schools.
Can anyone give me any suggestions?
Whether in Houston or anywhere else in this country, there are going to be trade-offs in terms of accessibility to jobs/good schools/highways/etc. and what one is willing/able to pay. This is real life, not a fairy tale. If one's financial means are relatively unlimited, then of course you can find all of that. But it comes at a price, which is why people choose the suburbs like Katy or Sugarland. Choose what's most important to you and then find a place that you can afford that meets your most important criteria.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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There are good suburbs on all sides of town - where will your employer be located - that is kind of key in deciding where to live?
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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she posted about best times to find a job so i am guessing she doesnt have one yet. id do everything possible to convince the OP to NOT move until you have a job. assuming you have some type of safety net where you are you should be hesitant about taking your little one to a new place with nothing unless you have a hefty savings to live on. ive posted this before, probably because i cant get it out of my mind, but due to my job ive had to speak to way too many moms and families who moved to Houston looking for work only to end up homeless a few months later. i imagine it will be difficult to secure a stable well paying job as a CNA in Houston. but without me having done it myself i couldn't really give you any facts on that.

nice suburbs/neighboring suburban towns: pearland, sugarland, first colony, kingwood, woodlands, atascocita, cinco ranch, sugarland, cypress, katy, shadow creek, falling something or other, etc.

other nice areas that are along the lines of what you talked about wanting: westbury, meyerland, bellaire, west university, river oaks, museum district, westmoreland place, montrose, willow meadows, willow bend, etc.

i am impressed i did that all out of memory. there are really too many to list without reading from a map. this is the 4th largest city in the US after all
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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River Oaks
Pearland
Clear Lake
The Woodlands

Okay, now I'm tired.

Ronnie
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:35 AM
 
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Houston metro area covers +/- 10,000 square miles. Take your pick. There are good areas with good schools all over. Work location is the key to where one locates. I live in a small school district (45000 kids). It is 25 miles from the north to the southern border. Many districts are larger.
Do not come to Houston without having a job.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Katy TX
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Friendswood and much of the Bay Area.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:02 PM
 
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What about Piney Point?
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