Originally posted by szccdw
I just received my package of information from the chamber of commerce. Wow, there is so much to do in Houston!!!! I would prefer to live someplace quiet and just commute into the "city". Thank you Dplear for all the info you sent in your PM. I sent you a PM back. Someone on this BB had once talked about a place called Fort Bend County. I looked on the internet at their local newspaper and it looks like a very quiet place. How far away are the beaches? I am going to come to Houston in Decemeber during my schools Christmas break and check out hospitals and the area for about a week or two. I am also looking for someplace with really good schools. Thanks for all the info you've already given and any more you can assist me with.
Fort Bend is a really nice area with really good schools. Its the fastest growing part of the metro area. However, the infrastructure hasn't kept up with the growth. It seems every road in the area is under construction. Its also one of the most expensive 'burbs to live in. I also read a couple of years ago that there are more millionaires per square mile in FB County than anywhere else in the US, even Beverly Hills. It seems to be a mecca for pro athletes as well for some reason. Oh, when you see "Sugar Land" or in the stuff you read, that's Fort Bend.
If you'd like to be near the beach, check out the following areas:
Clear Lake, Dickinson, Webster, El Lago, League City, Kemah - these are a cluster of smaller cities SE of Houston, all right near NASA and all within a 20 minute drive of Galveston. This is the area I live in (technically I live in Houston city limits but I'm in the Clear Lake "neighborhood".)
If you want a true small town feel, try Alvin or Santa Fe. Its due south of the Med Center in a relatively undeveloped area. You'll get to see traditional Texas kinda stuff - oil wells and cattle everywhere!
Check out this site for cost of living info -