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Old 12-21-2006, 10:47 PM
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My husband and I are moving to Houston where he has a job downtown. Have three very young children and are used to Austin where we loved it. Looking for a short commute in safe neighborhood. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:48 PM
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well, you can accomplish that nicely in River Oaks if you've got at least $850,000.

It's hard to make any recommendations without price range and size requirements. What is your definitition of a short commute? And what style houses? Need more info please!
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Old 12-27-2006, 02:38 PM
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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We lived in Austin before moving to Houston.

What is your definition of a short commute? What price range for a home are you looking for?
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:52 PM
Location: Katy, Cy-Fair
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I was born and raised in Houston and even though it has grown dramatically into a multi cultural society, it makes it all the more exciting and even more friendly. Houston has the same Southern Hospitality that has been so prevelant in the past, with good standards and morals and ethics that have molded the South to a new and exciting place to be. If you should have any questions feel free to email me about schools, (I used to be a teacher) to homes and neighborhoods (I am now a realtor) and I would be glad to email you any info that will make you feel more at home...before you move! Thanks and God bless, Judy Reno

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Old 12-30-2006, 08:02 PM
Location: The house on the hill
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I would like to make a couple of suggestions.
Fall Creek is the closest Master Planned community to downtown. There are a lot of young kids in this neighborhood. It's located at the beltway 8 and the 59 fwy.
My other suggestion is Summerwood. This is about 5 miles further so the commute to downtown would be closer to 40 minutes instead of 30.

Another area I really like is Kingwood. Check these out and get with a realtor for more suggestions.

Good luck ~K~
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:14 AM
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If you want to live in a city and have some money, try the following neighborhoods:
* West University Place area
* River Oaks/Afton Oaks/Uptown area (If you have a lot of money)
* Bellaire/Meyerland area
* Memorial Villages area
Be sure to check your zoned schools to make sure they are up to snuff! Usually the neighborhoods zoned to Bellaire HS and Lamar HS are the best Houston ISD urban neighborhoods for children...

As for Spring Branch ISD, choose Memorial HS for the urban neighborhoods (I believe the Stratford HS area is still suburban)

Also, Westside HS in Houston ISD, while generally considered to be a good school, is also "suburban"
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