I think the best home for your price range, and access to good schools and freeways/highways, would be Sugar Land. Homes range in price from $190's to the millions. You can find a very nice home in the high 200's and low 300's.
Please let me know if I could be of assistance - thanks,
Nadeem - Realtor
I'm happy to help. If you are looking for a job in the IT field, send me a copy of your resume and I'll get you connected with a couple folks that I know that play in the recruiting space and see what I can do to assist. You just never know....
I think you may want to first consider focusing on which job you want to take. This will give you the center point from which you could do a range search to find neighborhoods that will work you you. Send me an email if you would like some help.
You can also catch me live on Fox26 every Thursday talking about the real estate market in Houston. I've been doing the show for over 3 years now. Do a youtube search for me or turbo realty to catch one of the past 30-40 weekly episodes...
If you need assistance or further opinion please do not hesitate to contact me.
Best regards and good luck in your search.
I understand your predicament trying to get all your priorities together to benefit everyone in the household.
As you may well know there is a huge cluster of companies in the Houston Downtown area that very possibly could have your choice of jobs, so if you do decide to go with a competitive offer in that area, you are certainly looking at a commute that is definitely more than 30 minutes whether you are in Sugar Land, Katy or Cypress. The Memorial area will reduce the commute considerably - the houses will be older, but upgraded, mostly. Also if you want to stay within $400K in this area, you will find a limited number of homes.
If you decide to accept a position in the Energy Corridor area (along I-10 between Higway 6, Eldridge and Dairy Ashford) and decide to live in Katy, you will be close to the 30 minute commute. The same pertains to an offer you may select in Sugar Land for your job, and you choose a Sugar Land neighborhood to live in.
All above options have quiet decent neighborhoods, but ultimately you will decide what you really like and feel comfortable with once you visit the areas.
If I can answer any more questions for you, please feel free to contact me by phone or email as below.
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I absolutely agree that Sugar Land and Katy are fantastic areas outside of the busy city that would be great for you. You may also consider the neighborhoods west of the city (Spring Branch and Memorial Villages, off I-10, going towards Katy) or Bellaire. There are some great neighborhoods in this area and would make your commute pretty reasonable if you are working in the city.
Best of luck to you!! Let me know if I can help in any way.
Congratulations on your decision to move to Houston.
There are several areas that meet your description in Houston.
There is a lot of industry construction going on in the Energy Corridor; lots of companies building or relocating here so there is a good possibility for finding something in this area.
I also know several people in IT so I could hook you up with them.
As far as housing goes, 30 minutes commute time in Houston is reasonable. Houston is large and spread out, so the job location would determine where the house should be if commute time is number 1 on your priority.
Please give me a call if you would like to discuss your upcoming move to Houston.
You will find Houstonians very welcoming!
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