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Old 01-10-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Hi everyone! My husband and I are seriously considering a move to Texas. I have done a lot of research on the Dallas area but would also like to know about Houston as it could be a possibility too. My husband will have 30 years in his job soon and he is looking for an early retirement and I work from home, so commuting shouldn't be a problem. We are older parents and do have two small children (7 & 4) so a good school district with a nice, child-friendly neighborhood would be ideal. We love Texas! It's been my dream forever to live there, and it may be a real possibility, so I'm very excited. Thank you!
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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The second or third ward I'd say.

But really, any suburb. Sugar Land, Cinco Ranch, The Woodlands, Cy-Fair etc.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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Westbury Willowbend and Maplewood on the south west side just outsdie the loop great neighborhoods
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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The second or third ward I'd say.

But really, any suburb. Sugar Land, Cinco Ranch, The Woodlands, Cy-Fair etc.
True, but make sure to identify the bad areas in the suburbs (Greenspoint and Alief)
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Bellaire)
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Can't really give a suggestion without a housing budget. There are a dozens of places that meet the criteria of good schools, family friendly.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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Oh, I'm sorry about the budget. We want a house in the $125,000 range or there abouts. We have a house here in Idaho that we could sell and make a good profit and probably pay cash or mostly cash for the house.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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$125k is low for the Houston to get a really safe family friendly neighborhood if you can afford $175k to $225K you can get a nice home in a nice quite area
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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$125k is low for the Houston to get a really safe family friendly neighborhood if you can afford $175k to $225K you can get a nice home in a nice quite area

It is but not completely given . If OP doesn't mind an older home and something smaller they could find something in The Woodlands or Spring. I live in Spring and there are some houses out here.

Like I said on older and smaller and since OP said their older parents I doubt more than 3 bedrooms are needed for extra room.

Cypress. They'll be transplants so as usual out here in the North burbs unless you hang with your shady family and or friends crime isn't rampant. It's almost always related people. And it's Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is pretty good.

14627 Cypress Green Dr, Cypress, TX 77429 - HAR.com
10414 Summit Canyon Dr, Houston, TX 77095 - HAR.com


OP play around on Houston Real estate, Houston homes, Houston Realtors: HAR.com and plug in your budget, what you want bedrooms, amenities, etc and you'll find what you want.

I know you're older but what do like city wise. Want to be near downtown in 15 minutes, want mature trees, walking trails, etc. The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, Cypress, Katy, Sugar Land, etc
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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Thank you all so much!!! Really, this gives me a lot of information. Like I said, I haven't researched the Houston area, so I just didn't even know what to ask. We would definitely not mind an older home and 3 beds/2bath is perfect for us. We actually have a large house here in Idaho and are looking to downsize a bit.

We are older (I'm 42 and my husband is 52) but we're still active and we love the outdoors. We love hiking and fishing and just nature. I also love to ride horses and want to get my daughter involved in that too. My son is young, but I'm sure he'll be playing sports very soon. Places where there are good parks and things like that would be a bonus. We live in a pretty small community right now with not much shopping and amenities, so we're looking forward to having a small town feel but close to a bigger city. It doesn't have to be within 15 minutes or anything like that though, just close enough that we can go from time to time.

I do have one more question too...I have heard that it's really humid in Houston. My husband and I both don't think that will be a problem for us, however I've never lived in a humid climate. I love the heat!!! HOT temps will not be a problem for me, but I've heard other people complain about humidity and just wondering what your opinion is on it.

Thank you so, so much for all the information. I started looking on the Houston Real Estate that you recommended and I'm going to be doing some research.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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$125k is low for the Houston to get a really safe family friendly neighborhood if you can afford $175k to $225K you can get a nice home in a nice quite area
You might, MIGHT get into Meadows Place for that price.

And it's a really safe family friendly neighborhood.
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