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Old 03-01-2010, 07:04 AM
 
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We are thinking of moving to Houston so my husband can take a job at Texas Medical Center. We would have to live a max of 25 min commute because of his job requirements. We have two young kids (2 and 5) and would like to send to public school. We would be able to afford up to 650,000 for a house. Is this doable? Where would the best places to live be?
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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Check out the Southgate neighborhood. It is adjacent to the med center, near Rice University, zoned to Roberts elementary (one of the best public schools). You could probably also get into West University at that budget, which is a very desirable neighborhood nearby. A little heavy on the McMansions, SUVs and plastic surgery for my taste, but many people love it.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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Definitely doable.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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get zoned to Roberts and you will love it! Twain is also a really good school and you will find more in your price range.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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Check out these areas Linkwood Willow Meadows Willowbend Meyerland Westbury & Maplewood. You can get a nice 3 or 4/2/2 2200 to 2800 sqft home for like $250k to $450k. Areas is really nice low crime close to everything & easy drive to Med Center. When buying a home make sure you get one that is zoned to Bellaire High school Westbury high is a dump
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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I would choose West University which is right next to the Med Center. Plenty of homes in your budget. Actually 45 homes located in West U that are on the market. Meyerland or Maplewood would probably be the furthest you'd want to go if max commute is 25 min (depending on traffic).
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:33 PM
 
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We live in Pearland - Shadow Creek Ranch and all of my neighbors work in the Medical Center. The commute (not in rush hour) is 15 minutes and you can get stunning houses for a lot less than 650K
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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So is Pearland REALLY 15 minutes from Texas Medical Center..??? I'm too preparing for a huge move to Houston coming from suburban Chicago though. Apparently Sugar Land (my area of choice) is almost 40 minutes from TEXAS medical center (my new job) and I cannot handle a commute that long....
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Old thread op should have found a house by now
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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Old thread op should have found a house by now
thanks!
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