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Old 01-08-2020, 07:18 PM
 
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My husband recently received a job offer to relocate our family to Lubbock. We are still discussing it and are trying to make an informed decision before he accepts the job. I’m 33 and I’m an ER nurse and he is 34 and works in agriculture and we have 2 1/2 year old son. What are y’all’s suggestions on the best family areas to look for houses? We are from a small town in Mississippi, so I know literally nothing about Lubbock any and all information you guys have would be awesome! How are the schools? Best neighborhoods to raise a family? Best hospitals to work for? I’ll take any information you can throw at me! Thanks is advance!
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:11 AM
 
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whats the budget?
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:50 AM
 
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Looking to stay about 250,000 or under for a house.
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:16 PM
 
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The hospitals are all located in areas with lots of college students. You will want to live outside of that belt and away from those areas.

I always rent when I move a place. I usually find that it takes me two years to find the neighborhood I want. You are looking at $250k which is a $1700 a month mortgage—which will rent you nearly any 2 bedroom apartment in town.

I would look at the apartments around 82nd and Slide. The residents are around your age and many live in these apartments because the apartments rent for considerably less than the homes in the same neighborhood—but you get access to good schools.

Make sure to download the Great Schools app. I always set my filters to Elementary Schools with an 8+ rating and look in those neighborhoods. Also, look at the Elementary schools PTSA website (not the schools website—the PTSA website the PTA created for the school.) Bottom line—does the school/ neighborhood have what you want in peers for your kid?

BTW: Public schools in Lubbock are good, if you live in a white area and terrible if you don’t. Bottom line—Lubbock is segregated and there are bifurcated outcomes for majority white and majority nonwhite schools. In majority white areas, the schools in the wealthier neighborhoods are far better than the schools in less wealthy areas. There are no non-magnet schools that I know of that have a diverse population and decent learning outcomes.

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Old 01-12-2020, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Lubbock
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As far as schools are concerned, there are three school districts that are included within the city limits. I would aim for Cooper ISD. It is the best overall district, one of the fastest growing in Texas, and is the part of the city where most growth is happening.
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