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Old 06-26-2013, 03:33 PM
 
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I am assuming what everybody calls the loop is 610 so if I am wrong correct me. What areas lets say
5-10 miles outside of the loop are the nicer areas. West? North? Southeast or what? Also any names of those neighborhoods would be great too? I was thinking about inside the loop but I would guess its a little cheaper a little outside so it may save me a little money without maxing out my budget. But I don't want to live too far out like the Woodlands though. Thanks again for your help.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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You'd be correct. If you're living outside of Loop 610 but inside of Beltway 8, then you're considered as "Inside the Beltway".

Best places would be Galleria/Uptown and the Memorial Villages on the west side; parts of Spring Branch on the northwest; Garden Oaks/Oak Forest on the north; and Bellaire and Westbury in the southwest.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:48 PM
 
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You'd be correct. If you're living outside of Loop 610 but inside of Beltway 8, then you're considered as "Inside the Beltway".

Best places would be Galleria/Uptown and the Memorial Villages on the west side; parts of Spring Branch on the northwest; Garden Oaks/Oak Forest on the north; and Bellaire and Westbury in the southwest.
Was gonna say the same thing, although those neighborhoods are not cheap by any means. Esp Memorial Villages.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:01 PM
 
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Was gonna say the same thing, although those neighborhoods are not cheap by any means. Esp Memorial Villages.
Oops, I didn't see the cheap part.

On the west side, try somewhere between San Felipe and Westheimer to find a place that's more in your price range. Westchase isn't bad either as long as you stay north of Westheimer.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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Westchase would probably work best for you. It's probably the best area inside the Beltway that is cheap.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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Many areas just west of the loop are more expensive than many inside. Mainly parts of the Galleria and most of Memorial. I don't really think of the Galleria as outside the loop. If you want to think about the best areas of Houston. Think of the Galleria as the center. Do a circle around there and you have most of the best areas in Houston. Also, anywhere east of 45 and 288 are in general ghetto areas. We need to write some stick faq explaining the areas in Houston along with how good the schools are and the approx price range of the housing.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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Oops, I didn't see the cheap part.

On the west side, try somewhere between San Felipe and Westheimer to find a place that's more in your price range. Westchase isn't bad either as long as you stay north of Westheimer.
Sadly, all the way to about Hillcroft/Voss, that isn't all that cheap anymore.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:30 PM
 
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Sadly, all the way to about Hillcroft/Voss, that isn't all that cheap anymore.
It's not, no. But even past that Hillcroft all the way to the Beltway, you're only 15 mins away from the Galleria (barring traffic). There's plenty of places along that stretch for him to find something decent in his price range.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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Also, anywhere east of 45 and 288 are in general ghetto areas. We need to write some stick faq explaining the areas in Houston along with how good the schools are and the approx price range of the housing.
East of 288, most of Pearland is actually pretty nice and further east isn't really geto at all.

East of 45 outside of the south belt for several miles is actually one of the most hi-faluten parts of the Houston area. Someone needs to work on that stick faq.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:46 AM
 
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In the southwest part of the city what about the willow meadows/ willow bend area off of like west bellfort ave or willowbend blvd?

I live south of that direction a bit, but drive on west bellfort to get to the block buster. Between those two streets mentioned are a lot of nicer older homes. I don't know how big of "ballers" some of you are, or what you consider nice. But the houses seem to start around 250k and if you go up from there a bit you can get some really nice homes. You do want to stay on the west side of those areas just a littttttttle as there is a bit of low income type apartments on the east side I wouldn't want to live right next to. I drive through those neighborhoods a few times a week and they seem very quiet and nicer. I'm not super familiar with Houston yet but for that price range the houses seems reasonable. Plus you are about 10 minutes from the Galleria area and 5 minutes from 610.
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