houston texas

  1. I am researching areas to relocate to upon graduation (next year). I am very interested in Houston. I like the low cost of living and housing. When I go to find out info about Houston it is always broken down into North and South. Can someone please tell me what the differences are in the areas. Also can anyone recommend some hospitals they feel are really good. I am very interesed in PICU at this time (not to say that won't change between now and graduation). Any assistance anyone can give me would be most helpful.
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  3. by   Dplear
    You have a PM....

    Dave
  4. by   Nurse2bee
    What`s a PM? Sorry, I`m a newbie here.
  5. by   RNforLongTime
    private message.......go to your user control panel and it'll be right there...you can only access the user cp when you are logged in
  6. by   vettech
    Originally posted by szccdw
    I am researching areas to relocate to upon graduation (next year). I am very interested in Houston. I like the low cost of living and housing. When I go to find out info about Houston it is always broken down into North and South. Can someone please tell me what the differences are in the areas. Also can anyone recommend some hospitals they feel are really good. I am very interesed in PICU at this time (not to say that won't change between now and graduation). Any assistance anyone can give me would be most helpful.
    I can't speak for the hospitals as I am only a student. However, I've lived in Houston for 30+ years and would be glad to help in any way I can.

    The med center is located south of downtown, between it and the Astrodome. The Med Center is HUGE! I once read that, taken as a single entity, it employs more people than any other employer in the city... and we have 4.5 million residents (when the 'burbs are figured in).

    Keep in mind that this city is VERY spread out, esp when you figure in the whole "metro area". As an example, my best friend lives 43 miles from me yet we're both in the city limits!

    If you can give us a better idea of what you're looking for, I might be able to help a bit more. Do you want to be right in the "action"? (if so, define "action"... we have several club districts here) Walking distance to museums? Want trees and forests? Want to be near the beach?
  7. 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.
  8. by   vettech
    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 -
    Best Places.net
  9. by   nicudaynurse
    If your interested in PICU, Texas Children's is one of the largest and best hospitals in the country and they have lots of internship programs for new grads. Good luck!!
  10. by   szccdw
    Does anyone know if Texas Childrens Hospital offers any type of relocation assistance? And once again thanks for all the great information everyone is giving me. My classmate who has also been thinking about relocating was looking at my package of info I was sent today and she wants to come with me now when I vist Houston too check it out for herself.
  11. by   NurseStacey143
    I agree with Vettech.... Alvin is a wonderful place. The people here are laid back and friendly. Also the Med center is a 20 min drive straight down 288. I grew up in Friendswood which is also nice but I like Alvin a bit more. People just seem so much more freindly. Alvin has nice neighborhoods as well as less expensive ones. We have rural areas down 1462 among other places. Good Luck on your move!
  12. by   ctyler98
    LOL...small world. I grew up in Manvel and all of my family still live in Alvin. My father lives in Alvin off of 1462. I have moved to Charlotte,NC but go back home often and it feels weird to go from the city back to the country...lol.
  13. by   NurseStacey143
    WOW Ctyler98.....I bet I live within minutes of your dad. Small world indeed
  14. by   JedsMom
    I used to live in Pearland

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