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Old 04-22-2008, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Hi everyone. This is an awesome tool for gathering information on cities. I am grateful for all of the information posted. My question is that I am relocating to Houston late summer or early fall. I will be working at Bush Continental Airport (IAH) for the Government. I am looking for an area that is within a decent commuting distance from IAH that is safe and affordable. Wow, I am sure asking for a lot.. Anyway I am just at the end of a divorce and I will be relocating with my 13 year old son and my 90 year old dad. Schools and safety are paramount to us and after a divorce my funds will be very limited. I am looking for 3 bedroom places between 150K to 200K and good schools. I have heard that property taxes can be either reasonable of extremely high depending on what school district you are in. Can anyone give me information on a decent area to raise my 13 year old by myself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Wow! Your coming all the way from Canada.... Thats great! Don't get me wrong but that's going to be an adjustment.....


First off, Welcome!

Next, looking in Kingwood or the Woodlands might be a good place to start. Myself personally, I would get a 3 bedroom apartment to start with and leisurely look at all the areas to decide were you want to buy, but then I'm picky

We have the "Houston Area Realtor" or "HAR" that might be of benefit. But I think all the realtors have web sites now so if you have a favorite you could look them over.

Happy hunting and good Luck!
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:30 PM
 
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you can try fall creek or summerwood or park lakes, if you want to have some protection by going with a gated community
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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Welcome to Texas! My fiance is from Canada and will be relocating soon for good as well! I have had experience with several areas close to IAH. So far my very favorite place to live has been Spring. The schools and community are absolutely wonderful. I currently live in Humble and though some of the schools here are merely alright, there seems to be a lot of gang and drug issues here. I will be relocating back to Spring this summer myself because so far its been my favorite place to live and have had the best experiences. Moderator cut: real estate agent advertising/soliciting is not allowed
I wish you luck and I hope you enjoy living here!

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Old 04-23-2008, 06:24 PM
 
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I second that! I currently live in Spring and the schools are amazing!
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