Lane Mabray CRS GRI CLHMS
RE/MAX Westside Realtors
281-925-3023 direct line & msg. center
Joe Cano - Realtor/Locator
Glad to help you find a place here. I live in the Heights also. Heights, Oak Forest, even out around Jersey Village would work just fine. It all depends on price and size of home. Call me if you have any questions. 713-863-9494 or http://www.richardhill.com. Hope your move works out great.
I have been assisting relocating families for over 19 years. Your general question is one EVERY buyer ask us. Who doesn't want a diverse community, great schools and to be safe in your new city?
You mentioned Jersey Village. I just posted an page on the community on my web site with a little bit of history and a list of homes for sale. This is the general Cypress and Cy-Fair areas of northwest Houston. There are other communities in these areas with prices from starter all the way to +$600,000 custom homes. http://www.markknowshouston.com/Jersey-Village-n46612.html
I'm aware of other communities such as gated/wooded neighborhoods, patio homes, those backing to water and more. We have access to multiple web sites that can assist you with evaluating the schools, crime rates and more.
When are you coming to Houston? You might need temp. housing until you get to tour the area and have time to review financing and schools. Provide me your address and I will send you a relocation packet and specific information on the City of Jersey Village and other communities near by. When the time is right, I would love to tour you around. Review my web site to see my experience in the area.
Depending upon exact location, you'd be in either the Cypress-Fairbanks (Cy-Fair) or Katy school district ... I wouldnt hesitate sending my children to either.
Sites such as this one ... http://houstoncrimemaps.com/ ... can provide you with information for you to determine whether a neighborhood is "safe." As Realtors, we don't make that judgment.
Are you looking to lease or purchase? If you're consdering the latter, you'd be surprised at just how much home you can get for your money in these areas. $120,000 to $150,000 will buy a lovely property. A three-bedroom, single family home in excellent condition and a desirable location should lease at $1300-$1500 per month.
I'd love to discuss this further with you, and assist in any way I can to facilitate a smooth transition to your new home town. Please feel free to call or text me at ... (713) 213-6350 ... or e-mail me at ... email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards ...
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As a Realtor we do not discuss race and religion, but Houston is a very big and diverse melting pot and I am sure you will find the perfect place for your family.
As for safe neighborhoods, Trulia has crime stats and rating tools, and there are numerous websites, too.
Check out my website and drop me a line when you are ready to look at homes!