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Old 01-24-2007, 11:13 AM
 
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When relocating by choice is a hard decision, I we would be leaving all our family behind but our my main concern is to try and put my children in a positive enviroment. What I want to know if anyone has had problem with there children adjusting to the move. My children are 8 and 12. My son will be going to 8th grade he currently is in Jazz band at school and my daughter is learning Horse back riding - english style dressage. Plus they both do Karate. I want to keep them in the same activities. I am also worried about after school. Do the elementary schools have after schools and what about junior high.
I have also heard the crime rate is high in Katy/ Cypress?
We did see alot of construction in the Freeways but I didn't notice that the commute was bad from Katy to Downtown Houston. Here were I live it takes approxiamtely 45-1hr to get out of downtown after 4pm.
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:04 PM
 
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The crime rate isn't high in Cypress. It's certainly not high in North Cypress.

Come check it out for yourself. We've got great schools, lots of beautiful horse farms and stables and riding schools.
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:39 PM
 
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Can't go wrong with both places. Katy schools are better, though. Cy-Fair is the third largest district in the state (student wise).
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:48 PM
 
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Katy ISD is the highest rated school district in the Houston area.

http://www.fortbendnow.com/news/1596/katy-isd-shines-among-area-districts-in-state-accountability-ratings (broken link)
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Old 02-03-2007, 05:41 PM
 
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It flip flops every year. The year before that, Cy-Fair was the highest rated, last year its Katy...this year...it will be one of the two...or perhaps Conroe.

Regardless don't worry about the crime stats for Katy or Cypress. They are very low in comparison with the rest of Houston, unfortunately when you go to many of the relocation websites and look up crime stats they lump all of Harris County's crime stats in and they look deceivingly high. Rest assured they're not high in these areas.
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:55 PM
 
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Yeah, you can't go wrong with either Cypress or Katy. They are real similar.
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I tend to think of Katy being near I-10 and Cy-Fair as being near 290. West of Highway 6 there's a long way from 10 to 290. In Cypress you'd be taking 290 to downtown. Since you daughter like horses, you might prefer Cy-Fair. I worked in Tomball for a little while and I noticed there are a lot of horse ranches between Cy-Fair and Tomball.
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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We are moving to the area . Wife and I are researching the schools for our 4 daughters. 1 of our daughter has been diagnosed with dyslexia, while the oldest one has learning difficulties which we think may be borderline dyslexia. Other 2 are still too young to diagnose, but so far looks like 1 of the 2 little ones will be in same boat as other two. With this in mind, how are the schools in Cypress, Conroe, Spring, and/or Katy for dyslexia and other learning disabilities? We are moving from the San Fransicko east bay of California. We do not politically and religiously fit in any longer and most importantly, we want better education for our four daughters and hopefully a fith child after we hopefully adopt a boy in Texas. We want a single story 6 or 7 bedroom rancher, couple acres, woodsy or lots of trees, minutes to a Costco, organic groceries, catholic church and hospital. Daughters are in American Heritage Girls too, but we will find them on our own. I look forward to all input. Also, our pest out here are spiders, ants, maybe a mouse once in awhile. What should we not be surprised to see...snakes, occasional gun fire from neighbors target practicing, ???
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:43 PM
 
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What is your price range? A 6 or 7 bedroom one story on 2 acres close to stores and a hospital is going to cost you.
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Old 01-23-2016, 05:59 PM
 
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When relocating by choice is a hard decision, I we would be leaving all our family behind but our my main concern is to try and put my children in a positive enviroment. What I want to know if anyone has had problem with there children adjusting to the move. My children are 8 and 12. My son will be going to 8th grade he currently is in Jazz band at school and my daughter is learning Horse back riding - english style dressage. Plus they both do Karate. I want to keep them in the same activities. I am also worried about after school. Do the elementary schools have after schools and what about junior high.
I have also heard the crime rate is high in Katy/ Cypress?
We did see alot of construction in the Freeways but I didn't notice that the commute was bad from Katy to Downtown Houston. Here were I live it takes approxiamtely 45-1hr to get out of downtown after 4pm.
Just to clarify, Katy and Cypress are two completely different areas.
Katy is west of houston on 1-10 and Cypress is NW of houston on 290.
I would say crime is about the same in either, not that bad.
Either commute is a bear, expect about an hour.
You are correct in that the 25 miles or so, in an hour, may not seem that bad compared to other parts of the country. But it still sucks.
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