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Old 10-02-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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I have never been to Houston so I am asking people on the boards I frequent to see what they think of Houston.

If things goes a certain way, I will be working in the North side of Houston, there fore I would like to live near that side of Houston to reduce traveling distances to work.

What area is a good living area, such as low crime. Any nearby towns on the north side of Houston that's worth looking into? Would like to keep driving distance under 20 miles if possible.

Also any RV parks in the area?

How's the social life of Houston? Good concerts, or bar life?

What about the nearby beaches, are they dog friendly?

Any good land lakes around the area? I might have to come Sea Fishing with someone who's been doing this for awhile as my skill of sea fishing is null as I never fished in a sea.

Anything you can add to someone who has never been to Houston?

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Old 10-02-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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Well, Houston has as many opportunities as any other place and you get out of it as much as you put into it.

North side of Houston you have Spring, Tomball, Conroe, The Woodlands and Kingwood just to name a few. Get out side of Beltway 8 at least 10 miles plus and you will be OK. The more the better.

Galveston has beaches but they are tore up pretty bad right now after the hurricane. The bay system produces some good fishing for Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Some are better than others depending on the time of year and what part of the bay you go.

You have several lakes around and off the top of my head there is Lake Conroe. It has decent Bass fishing. within an hour or 2 drive your possibilities of fresh water fishing goes up better.

I dont know any local bars in that area but i am sure there are plenty to chose from. The Woodlands has a nice out door concert facility that hosts most of the big names in music.

Then you have the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It comes every year and has a concert every night with a decent line up of singers.

Hope this helps!!
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:45 PM   #3
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Anything helps cause I am not familiar with the area.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:07 PM   #4
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Houston is awesome -- and like itsmejoe231 said -- you get out of it what you put into it!

Dont know much about the club's or bars -- as I have not been to them in a long while -- but the Woodlands pavilion is the best place to go to a concert there -- everyone who is anyone plays there.

As for fishing - there is Lake Conroe, Lake Livingston, Chocolate Bayou, surf side just to name a few -- of course Galveston is pretty much trashed from the Hurricane but once things get going again down there it is a great place and very dog friendly.

And lets not forget about Spring Creek Offroad Park -- it is in Spring (duh!)

I have to agree the joe -- check out the woodlands, Spring, Conroe area for a place to live -- they are alot better and less crime.

Not sure what else I can tell you -- if ya got any more questions just ask -- there are alot of people in Houston on this board.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:15 AM   #5
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Cody, I tell ya man, Houston is awesome. The wife lived down there for a while before I met her, and we visited family there for a number of years before they moved on. I have a fair bit of folks still down there, but they travel up this way so we never get the chance to go anymore .

The Woodlands area is nice--it's also pricey so be prepared. Cypress is nice as well, and is similar to what you'd find in Lubbock. Trailer parks to put your rig, that might be tough without going a fair bit north but Spring likely has such places. Lots of antique traders traffic comes through there, and a lot of them have RV's.

Most folks that visit there complain about the weather, it's hot and muggy. To me it was great though as I seem to do well in such areas, and my lungs clear up a lot getting out of all the dust. The humidity seems to help in that respect.

As far as clubs go, I hear the boys like us big guys over on Westheimer. <--Linky I've never been, but I have heard "fabulous, just fabulous" reviews...
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:26 AM   #6
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Thanks for the tips folks!

Wade, I found afew RV parks around the northern area of Houston. But due to some of the strict rule of the park I think I might be better off and find me a home with some land down there. I could sell this travel trailer real easy for atleast $9000 if it came to that.

But I might just hold on to it and buy some land when I get down there. That way I will have something to live in and be able to save my money to build something on that land.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:39 AM   #7
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When I lived up off 249/1960 we would go to red river.. I belive they had 75 cent s and good lookin women.. There are a few dencent bars around that area.. In town you have Mid Town,Downtown,Rice Village,..and some bars off Montrose if you like butt darts
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:19 AM   #8
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I am in Magnolia with is just past Tomball. Starting to grow a little. Can still get homes for a good price with some land.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:58 AM   #9
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I've been looking at that town, I might go ahead and expand my search for a place to live to include that town.
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:21 PM   #11
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So where are you going to be working, and what are you going to do in Houston?
If one of the 7 out of 9 companies hires me, I will be a Design Engineer for the oil field.

I haven't gotten hired yet, but all of the Design Engineering jobs takes me to Houston so I been looking at the cost of living and such to get an idea of how much I should ask for a salary.
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:24 PM   #12
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The company I have had response from is,
Halliburton, Subsea 7, Weatherford, Baker Hughes,Cameron, Transocean, and Mustangeng.

I got a interview with Weatherford on Friday at 1:15pm and at the Job Fair the guy was very interested in hiring me. Just have to wait and see, but i wanted to get a idea of living expenses. Along with if i will be happy living down there.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:50 AM   #13
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I like it here. i live south of downtown. It's a fun city w/ lots of really good bars. Concerts are good. Depending on the kind of music you like there's about 3 small clucs w/ good bands that come there. The House of Blues just opend down town too.... As far aas wheeling goes.. We have Spring Creek and that's about it. Anything else you have to travel about 5 hours.
If or when you get there hit me up.
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If the oil field is what your interested in, your moving to the right town. I have been a design engineer in the Houston area for 7 years now and love it. The opportunities are endless. No matter where you decide to work make sure that the area you decide to call home is close enough for easy and quick access to the Sam Houston Toll Road. Most oil companies have started locating their offices close to the tollway to ease the minds of the commuters. If you have anymore question feel free to hit me up!

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