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Old 06-14-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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Is Nacogdoches a good place to raise a family? What about rentals, I have tried to find rentals and it didn't show any. Are there any towns outside of Nacodoches that are nice towns to raise a family? What about the schools?

Last edited by Bo; 06-16-2010 at 08:03 AM.. Reason: Moved from Austin forum.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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Is Nacogdoches a good place to raise a family? What about rentals, I have tried to find rentals and it didn't show any. Are there any towns outside of Nacodoches that are nice towns to raise a family? What about the schools?

I have no personal experience, outside of knowing a few people who went to SFA, and they never complained. I would try to post this question in the Texas forum for a more complete answer.
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:21 AM
 
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My wife is from Nacogdoches. It's a small town. It's surrounded by many smaller towns. It's not a very progressive community. Things move very slow, there's not much growth there. It's in the Piney Woods, very pretty. It seems most of the young people move away when they can.

I personally wouldn't live there. There's not much to do. There's no airport. If I were to consider living in that region of Texas I would consider Tyler. They have a small airport that connects to DFW, the city is growing. It's not far from Dallas and Shreveport.

Good Luck.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:19 PM
 
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My wife is from Nacogdoches. It's a small town. It's surrounded by many smaller towns. It's not a very progressive community. Things move very slow, there's not much growth there. It's in the Piney Woods, very pretty. It seems most of the young people move away when they can.

I personally wouldn't live there. There's not much to do. There's no airport. If I were to consider living in that region of Texas I would consider Tyler. They have a small airport that connects to DFW, the city is growing. It's not far from Dallas and Shreveport.

Good Luck.
My question is have you been lately and seen the new developments behind Krogers on north street that are four story with its on penhouse and what about the new 3 story apartments behind taco bueno or what about the 3story ones behind the mall that are being built.So if you haven't been lately don't be quick to say its moving slow because the breaking point for any city to get moving is to consist of a population of 33,000 or more for major things to happen.In downtown they a developer out of Houston is turing the old main theater into 16 lofts with its own movie theater.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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i lived in nac for about 4 years, one of those as a college student/living on-campus and the rest of the time as a civilian. we moved away [not far, to lufkin] for several reasons. one of the main ones was that we got sick of living in a "college town". college towns have their upsides and downsides.

pros: more independent/unique/quirky businesses and attractions, more to do in general, lots of activities through the college [they also have a charter school depending on your kids' ages] maybe a little more open-minded than other parts of east texas. nac has a gorgeous downtown area and a LOT of history [oldest town in texas and all that], and parts of the SFA campus are beautiful as well.

cons: lots of drunk people/drivers, lots of bad drivers in general, loud college kids partying EVERYWHERE.

i personally would probably not raise my family in nac, but a lot of it depends on your reasons for moving there and where you end up living.

rentals: if you're talking apartments, you have TONS of choices. the rental rates tend to be a bit higher there [due to high demand] but my advice is, spend a little more and make sure you get a safe, quiet place. if you're talking house rentals, you may not have much luck just because there isn't much of a market for it. rental houses are few and far between, hard to come by, and don't come up vacant very often. if you find one, check out your neighbors before you sign anything. as a general rule, the further from campus you are the quieter it'll be.

i'm really not sure about the schools, i never really knew people who were still in school or who had school-age children. i know they have at least 2 private schools, and the previously mentioned charter school through SFA.

all in all, nac is a great place to live...for a while. i wouldn't want to live there the rest of my life, but then again i don't want to live in east texas the rest of my life.
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