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Old 03-27-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Hi, we are a retired couple from the N.E who me impressed with Waco area &its rebounding. We visited for two weeks last year & liked what we saw. What towns would you recommend to move to. Thank you.
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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So, my daughter is 1/2 hispanic with a hispanic surname. The young man she lives with is also hispanic. They are both well-educated and mature. But is there a racial/ethnic problem in that area of Texas?
The Texas being racist thing gets overblown. I've read about much worse cases of white supremacy groups in Orange County than I have anywhere in Texas.
Not to nitpick on this part of your post OP because you obviously aren't aware but as much as Mexican American culture is a part of Southern California, Mexican and Mexican American culture is a part of Texas. I think San Antonio, one of our biggest cities has a bigger Mexican/Hispanic population than LA.
I've never understood why people in SoCal didn't get that and assume only SoCal seems to have this real deal Mexican American culture. So fret not, your child will have nearly zero problems in a place like Waco. Hispanics are very integrated into Texas culture as a whole, Tex mex and Mexican food, Latin music and such are such the norm that it's nothing to Texans.
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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Whoops just noticed this is a really old thread. The OPs daughter prolly graduated already. LOL.
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Old 03-27-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Hi, we are a retired couple from the N.E who me impressed with Waco area &its rebounding. We visited for two weeks last year & liked what we saw. What towns would you recommend to move to. Thank you.
Im very familiar with the area. Tell me what you want in a place to live and I can maybe point you in the right direction.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Hi, we are a retired couple from the N.E who me impressed with Waco area &its rebounding. We visited for two weeks last year & liked what we saw. What towns would you recommend to move to. Thank you.
Wow, while there are some positives to the Waco area, I have never actually heard anyone say they are 'impressed with Waco'.....
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Wow, while there are some positives to the Waco area, I have never actually heard anyone say they are 'impressed with Waco'.....
Its not a bad place. It has a nice downtown, the people are nice, its quiet, and has some pretty countryside to its west and south towards Gatesville and Moody.
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Old 03-28-2016, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Its not a bad place. It has a nice downtown, the people are nice, its quiet, and has some pretty countryside to its west and south towards Gatesville and Moody.
Oh, I am not disparaging it, really, and I have spent quite a bit of time there for work, but I haven't heard people that visit and are impressed with it based on just a visit. In fact, some of the appeal, I suppose, is that it does not seem to be part of the 'keeping up with the Jones'. I guess you can be impressed with it not being impressive .
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Old 03-28-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Oh, I am not disparaging it, really, and I have spent quite a bit of time there for work, but I haven't heard people that visit and are impressed with it based on just a visit. In fact, some of the appeal, I suppose, is that it does not seem to be part of the 'keeping up with the Jones'. I guess you can be impressed with it not being impressive .
I know exactly what you are saying. It's not half-bad. LOL. But it has improved since I went to school there 78-82. And even earlier as I was the last of my siblings to go to Baylor. But I was there to study Geology and there were not many distractions to take me away from that. However, if we did want to have some excitement for the evening, we were about equidistance between Dallas and Austin. How great was that! That being said, there has been a lot of development with more restaurant choices than Water Works, Lone Star Steakhouse, and Leslie's Chicken Shack! I did see that Cox's did not survive the growth spurt a few years ago, HAHA!
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My sister worked at the Water Works in the mid-80s .

And yes, it has improved enormously over the years, at least in areas. The campus has 'loosened-up' a bit and the downtown renovation and river projects that started in the 90s are nice. Still a big homeless/poverty issue there, though.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:17 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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Still a big homeless/poverty issue there, though.
Thats an interesting comment coming from someone living in Austin... there are homeless people all over the place there. I lived in downtown Waco for a few years and didn't see that many homeless people. Sure the occasional person wandering the streets around the big fast food cluster off 35, and a couple people sleeping down by the river, but not like you see in Austin where they are holding signs/begging at practically every major intersection.
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