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Old 07-29-2019, 11:32 AM
 
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I didn’t post on here to get into Drama of the Internet. Comments of encouragement, healthy criticism of areas and just life in Texas for you where you live are welcome. All the other stuff find another thread please.
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:42 AM
 
Location: College Station, TX
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OP, I can't say what a good rental 2 br home is today, but my wife and I rented a small (1100 sq.ft.) 2 bed/1 bath house back in 1996 for two years in Temple, TX. It was in an average neighborhood, nothing special, nothing bad. Had a small back yard and a 1 car garage. Not even close to a park or walking area. It was $1250/month then.

Maybe I overpaid. Maybe not. Our landlord was very good and the house was clean and well kept. I'm guessing your budget is too low for what you are looking for.

Also, will your husband park his truck/trailer at the house? If not, then no worries. If so, you will almost certainly be way outside of town.
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:06 PM
 
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OP, I can't say what a good rental 2 br home is today, but my wife and I rented a small (1100 sq.ft.) 2 bed/1 bath house back in 1996 for two years in Temple, TX. It was in an average neighborhood, nothing special, nothing bad. Had a small back yard and a 1 car garage. Not even close to a park or walking area. It was $1250/month then.

Maybe I overpaid. Maybe not. Our landlord was very good and the house was clean and well kept. I'm guessing your budget is too low for what you are looking for.

Also, will your husband park his truck/trailer at the house? If not, then no worries. If so, you will almost certainly be way outside of town.
I understand & again this is why I choose to join city data... to get a feel for what Texas is like for rentals & areas what they offer. If we have to pay more we pay more... nobody WANTS to buy sometimes you do but trying to see what area is worth it. We don’t want a gated community, (since a big rig will be at the home, yes the tractor & trailer most times) If we need to live an hr away from the city then so be it... we just hope to find a landlord, pay rent see you when it’s time to sign the lease again or if something major happens to the home & respect with neighbors.... it’s not that hard I hope.
Thank you for posting what you paid and when.
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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OP I am not trying to discourage you but I am trying to give you good info on Texas. Your budget sounds like it will afford you an apartment possibly but nearly certainly not a house. Now I'm not saying you can't find one, especially in a very small town that's sort of isolated, but it will really be a challenge.

Most single family home rental prices start at around $1200 a month and go up from there. Apartments start at a lower price point.

Here's some good info on Tyler State Park, by the way.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/tyler

And here's info on state parks in Texas - there are lots of them!
https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:58 AM
 
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OP I am not trying to discourage you but I am trying to give you good info on Texas. Your budget sounds like it will afford you an apartment possibly but nearly certainly not a house. Now I'm not saying you can't find one, especially in a very small town that's sort of isolated, but it will really be a challenge.

Most single family home rental prices start at around $1200 a month and go up from there. Apartments start at a lower price point.

Here's some good info on Tyler State Park, by the way.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/tyler

And here's info on state parks in Texas - there are lots of them!
https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/
I do appreciate your information. We have never lived in Texas... lol that’s why I am here for advice. Yes we do want a private home so if we have to pay more we will. Thank you so much for the links about the parks! I brought up the state of Texas and the map of parks!! So many exploring!!!
We can’t move until September so for now I will post ads on Craigslist for a home in some of the areas we checked out that you listed, to see what is being offered.
We will hope for the best, something will work out eventually
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I do appreciate your information. We have never lived in Texas... lol that’s why I am here for advice. Yes we do want a private home so if we have to pay more we will. Thank you so much for the links about the parks! I brought up the state of Texas and the map of parks!! So many exploring!!!
We can’t move until September so for now I will post ads on Craigslist for a home in some of the areas we checked out that you listed, to see what is being offered.
We will hope for the best, something will work out eventually
Yay!

Look at a map and then look at smaller towns surrounding the ones I mentioned. Like, for instance, you may be able to find a home in your budget in a town like Troup, Texas, which is cute, but it is about 25 miles from Tyler and pretty far out in the country. Also, Mineola, Hawkins, etc.

Those are towns sort of attached to Tyler but not actual bedroom communities of Tyler. I am not as familiar with similar towns around Waco, Nacogdoches, the Hill Country, etc.

Oh, another area that is decent but reasonable in price is the area around Temple. And it's closer to the Texas Hill Country, which has a lot of outdoor activity to offer.
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:45 PM
 
Location: College Station, TX
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A couple more questions for you...is your son still in school (public high school)? If so, that will complicate your search.

Does your truck driver husband need to be close to an interstate?

You can certainly find a house to rent (some with a couple of acres for parking a truck) but it will be in a small-ish town and not close to some amenities. You might look around Temple (I-35 goes through town) as KathrynAragon said, maybe even the area west of Kerrville along I-10. North Texas might work as you get away from the DFW metroplex. Wichita Falls springs to mind, although it is not on an Interstate.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:37 AM
 
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Hondo
Castroville
Devine
Pleasanton
Floresville
Jourdanton
All small towns out of San Antonio that aren't bad.
You won't find what you are looking for INSIDE the city.
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