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Old 04-22-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Fruita, CO
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My husband got a job in Lubbock. He will be there in two weeks and the family will follow this Summer. Two of the kids are graduating this Summer and one is a freshman in high school. Any certain area we should be looking at or to avoid for housing? I think we will rent for a while before we decide on buying a house. Also, my daughter has a horse. Do you know of any stalble where we can bord the horse? Nothing fancy, just clean and reasonable. She rides Western, if that makes any difference. Thank you.
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Gosh. I"ve been trying to get back to Lubbock for a while now. I just had a phone interview with Tech but.....no go on the job offer. I'm so frustrated.

SW side of town is where most of the growth is....That is where I would look to rent or buy. Where will your husband be working? That could be a determining factor as to where you live, although there isn't really any "traffic" in the sense that there is in many other places. Horses are pretty easy to keep. I can't recommend specific places, but if you ever decide to buy a house with a bit of land, you only need to drive out of town to find it.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Fruita, CO
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Thank you, eventually we would like to get a horse property, but while deciding, I thought we would bord the horse with a stable. I'm glad to hear you like Lubock. We have lived in Phoenix AZ for over 25 years, so we are used to dry heat. It'll be nice to get out of the traffic, though.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The most glowing recommendation I can give for my hometown is that you are going to love the people. Oh, and the lack of traffic

The southwest and northwest sides of the city are the newest and generally cleanest, while the east side is the more impoverished area.

Good luck, and welcome to Texas
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Thank you, eventually we would like to get a horse property, but while deciding, I thought we would bord the horse with a stable. I'm glad to hear you like Lubock. We have lived in Phoenix AZ for over 25 years, so we are used to dry heat. It'll be nice to get out of the traffic, though.
I lived in Phoenix years ago...many moons ago. Too crowded for me. I need breathing room. You'll love Lubbock.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Denver
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First of all, welcome to Lubbock! As was said before, the southwest and northwest parts of town are the newest, but there are some nice neighborhoods like Tech Terrace and Rush in central Lubbock. (In fact, I believe you are allowed to keep horses in a stable in Rush.) I dont know of any stables specifically, but finding stables should not be hard at all. As far as high schools for your daughter, Lubbock High has one of the best magnet programs in the state, and Coronado, Frenship, and Cooper are good also.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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You'll love it till it gets WIIIIIINDDDYYYY!!!!
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Denver
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You'll love it till it gets WIIIIIINDDDYYYY!!!!
This spring has been very windy. I'll take windy over stifling humidity anyday. Just to let you know nikkzone, we do have an occasional dust storm in spring, but from some of the videos I've seen of dust storms in Phoenix, it's not near as bad.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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Yeah, its the worst when you wake up and see a brown sky lol. Its all good though, nice place to be.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:12 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Default A Few Things

Here are some links for you to help you get acclimated with Lubbock.


The Downtown Lubbock Depot District (http://interoz.com/lubbock/depodist.htm - broken link)

Lubbock Magazine - Fine Living on the Llano Estacado

Lubbock TX News, Sports, Business, Red Raiders and Lubbock area events from the Avalanche Journal - Lubbock Online

Official City Website for Lubbock, Texas

TxDOT's Lubbock District ITS Center


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