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Old 04-04-2008, 01:41 PM
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I will be starting medical residency in june/jully at the TMC and now I am looking to buy a house around Houston, since the rent is pretty high. I am not crazy about the idea of living in a condo/townhouse in houston area because I'll be there for 4 years and want something more "relaxing" with a back yard. I understand Pearland and Missouri city are good choices?? Can anyone tell me their opinions about safety and distance to houston between this 2 areas? my budget is around 150,000 (poor residents... lol).
I will probably be alone most of the time, but could install a security system and have a big dog?

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Old 04-04-2008, 05:02 PM
Location: Fort Bend County outside Houston
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There are townhomes with small back yards that you tend and the front yards are managed by the community HOA, have you ever thought of that. I don't know who told you about Missouri City and Pearland but if I were young and on my own I would be looking in Sugar Land. This is a great place to live, it is growing by leaps and bounds, lots of restaurants, shopping and easy accesss to freeways and loops to get you anywhere in Houston you need to go. Moderator cut: real estate agent solicitations are not allowed here

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Old 04-07-2008, 09:34 PM
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Pearland is the best for the commute to TMC. It's a great place and really close to downtown.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:11 PM
Location: Houston
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While mom22bless may be right for those who want the suburbs and possibly have a odd work schedule like nurses working in TMC from 7 AM until & 7 PM or vice verses can get away with this. But as a resident, it would be wise to live very close to TMC and forget about housing maintenance. Owning a house is a lot of work, even if you hire others to take care of it for you AND your dog.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:29 PM
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I'm more on the Sugar Land / Missouri City border but take 5th St in Stafford to Hwy 90 (which becomes Main St) which then goes the entire way in. There's some construction but once that's finished it should be good again. There's traffic but IMO it's better than Hwy 59. And it certainly beats living elsewhere in in the metro having to use 1-10 or even worse, Hwy 290. So I don't use the Fort Bend toll road but have heard it's great. And I have to say being in Missouri City or the far east side of Sugar Land is a shorter/faster commute into the Medical Center than central or west Sugar Land. As far as Pearland, that is another good option and I know several people who live there... they tell me the commute distance is relatively short but traffic is becoming more problematic on Hwy 288 in recent years.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:42 PM
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I haven't been down there past Texas Parkway lately. How far down are the overpasses completed?

288 is poised to become a veritable mess between Beltway 8 and Highway 6, at this rate...
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