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Old 03-12-2008, 08:44 AM
 
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Hey,
My husband and I are moving to Houston from out of state in April. My husband's job will be based in alief although he will be traveling around south houston quite a bit. We are looking to rent a house for the first 6 months or so and would like some input. I have heard many good things about Katy but nothing about Alief so I was hoping for some guidance. If Alief a good area?? I want a safe neighborhood above all! Is it comparable to Katy? Or would it just be best if we found a home in Katy? Thanks for any help!
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:26 AM
 
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Locate in Katy.
Alief is spotty at best.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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Alief is pretty hard to ignore just looking at the map no? I bought my house here and we love it more every time we learn how much other people from other places take to drive to work or to a good restaurant. Chinatown, mediterranean market places and an abundance of unique restaurants are here.
Anyway, north of Alief/westpark tollway is a better, and more desireable. I suggest you check this area out - theres more construction going on here right now. There's ShadowLake and Royal Oaks communities there if you like that rich established neighborhood. Alief communities are smaller patches here and there and way more down-to-earth than most Houston dream suburb neighborhoods. Then theres Mission Bend area which I guess is *far enough* for people to feel 'more secure' :P
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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The houses we are looking at are in the area code 77099...any comments?
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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too close to bissonett is not recommended, i mean even I wouldnt recommend it.
closer to 59 has some quiet areas. it feels secluded tho. hey a little further is sugarland - thats a highly recommended area
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Having lived in Alief for years and now living in Crestwater (3 mi. w. of West Oaks Mall), I would never recommend moving to Alief in this day and age. Just cross Westheimer to the north and you should be able to find a large selection of reasonably priced houses on either side of Dairy Ashford. Normally I wouldn't recommend the Houston ISD but the local elementary and middle schools are pretty decent in west Houston and now that there is the West Side High School you get the one of the best secondary schools in the district.
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