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Old 03-15-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Hill Country HANDS DOWN
I agree!! The humidity is horrific in East Texas. A friend of mine from out of state drove through there and stopped at a shop to buy a few "take homes." She said she came outside and within a few minutes, her fingers were dripping with sweat. This was at 10:00 a.m. Grant it, it's pretty there but if you don't like humidity, it would be tough. It's humid enough in the Hill Country.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:46 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Default Pine Trees Or Limestone Rock Cuts

You do have a hard decision on your hands. After you've lived in Texas a long time, picking parts of the state for living or visiting is often like picking your favorite kid.


What a great state!
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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we are also looking at those two areas. Have not been there yet, but are coming and spending the month of May looking at the Tyler area and the Hill country. Having looked at real estate in both areas we are finding that the east has a less expensive realestate. There appears to be about a $100,000 or more difference in the median house price. While I'm at it does anyone know the building requirements in Smith county? Do they have some perameters on splitting acreage?
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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It's muuuuuuuuuuuuch much cheaper for land and homes in the East Texas area, and it's pretty there.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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It's muuuuuuuuuuuuch much cheaper for land and homes in the East Texas area, and it's pretty there.
I've even looked there and I so agree, but I just know what the humidity is like. It's so not fair; I wish it were the other way around with the $$$.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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Just a suggestion, but I once lived just north of Palestine Texas, and the humidity wasn't so bad, the weather had colder winters than a few miles south, and there are actually some areas between Athens, and Palestine with decient hills for the same cheap East Texas prices. Then again you are kinda out in the middle of what some people call no where. That's a good thing to me though!
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Just a suggestion, but I once lived just north of Palestine Texas, and the humidity wasn't so bad, the weather had colder winters than a few miles south, and there are actually some areas between Athens, and Palestine with decient hills for the same cheap East Texas prices. Then again you are kinda out in the middle of what some people call no where. That's a good thing to me though!
I grew up in that area north of Palestine (living in Houston now, can't wait to move!) and compared to Houston, the humidity in ETex is nothing! Though I do remember early morning practices and hating the fact that my hair would frizz.

It is hard to compare the Hill Country to ETex. Completely different parts of Texas, each unique and beautiful in their own way. Real estate is more expensive in Hill Country, though the quaintness of the towns is worth paying for. You actually get a "fall/autumn" in ETexas and its so green and pretty in the spring.

And whoever said about the KKK is ridiculous! That's like saying that all Texas has is cowboys and Indians.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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The Hill Country gets a bit of the taste of Autumn as well.

http://www.metronetiq.com/archives/t...%20Country.jpg
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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The Hill Country gets a bit of the taste of Autumn as well.

http://www.metronetiq.com/archives/t...%20Country.jpg
now that's pretty! No boom boxes, loud car mufflers, trash and muggins out there, eh?
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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now that's pretty! No boom boxes, loud car mufflers, trash and muggins out there, eh?
Amen! That's my kind of living for sure...absolutely gorgeous!
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