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Old 03-25-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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My wife received a job offer that was too good to pass up in Victoria, TX. Of course, there is the issue of my employment. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and have spent the majority of my career working with children (i.e. protective services and foster home agencies), with that in mind, does anyone have any insight on the job market in Victoria? I understand that I may have to find a "job" while I look for a career. Also, we are looking to rent a home since we have two big dogs and living in an apartment is out of the question. Will it be difficult to find a nice home to rent? We aren't opposed to living in a smaller town such as Port Lavaca or Cuero. It may be more difficult to find a home in a town with a smaller population, but we are really attracted to the small town atmosphere. Any tips would be appreciated.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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i dont know much about Victoria, but i believe that there is a designated children's hospital there. you may look into that..or at least one of the hospitals is more pediatric-oriented. have you surfed on the Texas Dept of Health and Human Services website for job openings in social work?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:11 AM
 
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i dont know much about Victoria, but i believe that there is a designated children's hospital there. you may look into that..or at least one of the hospitals is more pediatric-oriented. have you surfed on the Texas Dept of Health and Human Services website for job openings in social work?
Yes I have but much like the last time I worked for the State, it took a long while before I even recieved a phone call. I'll play the waiting game for now. My wife is a speech pathologist will be working at one of the pediatric clinics in Victoria. I'll check out the hosptial the next time I go out there. Thanks for the advise. Know anything about the housing market? Anyone? Anyone?
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Out of curiosity, where are you moving from? I personally prefer Cuero to Pt. Lavaca, but that is just me. Some will prefer the ocean atmosphere. Victoria is very much a historic looking town, I really like the appearance in some areas, but I am not sure on the housing costs. Cuero has some very quaint back neighborhoods, as well, but it is definitely a small town atmosphere (more so than Victoria). It does seem a little more active then Pt. L. I suspect that Pt. L has the cheapest housing, but you are getting down in a pretty industrial area of the coast. Formosa and Alcoa are right around that area, I think.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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There the Devereux: Helping children & adults with emotional, developmental, educational, and cognitive disabilities since 1912 in Victoria. You could probably use your experience there.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:37 AM
 
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Thanks for the posts guys. I actually perfer living in a smaller town i.e. Cuero or Port Lavaca. I figured it would be difficult to find a rental home there, but Im still going to try. I am moving from Alice, so Im used to small town living. I also used to live in Austin and Corpus. It spent enough time in those places to know that I like to visit, but living there just isn't for me.

Thanks for the referral actungpv, I'll look into it.

They don't call Texas the friendly state for nothing.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:06 AM
 
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Hello,
There aren't a lot of decent homes to rent in either Port Lavaca or Cuero that I know about. However, the home values are low enough in both of those towns that I would just buy if I were to stay more than a couple years. I am familiar with the real estate markets in both of those towns, so if you have any questions, definitly let me know.
Currie
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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Hello,
There aren't a lot of decent homes to rent in either Port Lavaca or Cuero that I know about. However, the home values are low enough in both of those towns that I would just buy if I were to stay more than a couple years. I am familiar with the real estate markets in both of those towns, so if you have any questions, definitly let me know.
Currie

Thank you for your input. Do you know of any nice places to rent in Victoria? Fortunately, we aren't moving until July or August so please keep us in mind.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:44 PM
 
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My sister lives in Cuero, TX. She says there are virtually no rental homes there. However, houses are so cheap, really cheap, that you can easily buy one. Victoria, TX is where my brothers and Mom live. They love it - even the extreme humidity. I can't take it (or the bugs) so I'm here in the mountains. Mom said her big lovely home was much below the price last year that she would have paid anywhere else. You should have lots of fun househunting in this market. Have fun and good luck to you.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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My husband and I would like to move to Victoria for the warmer weather year round. We are currently living in Oklahoma and we have extremely cold windy damp days in the winter time. I have Osteoarthritis and the wet cold weather only makes it worse. Very painful. What is the weather like in Victoria?
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