Originally Posted by TexasPlaya
I know. It was just easier how I responded to both of you. Most definitely the O&G crowd is spread over much of Houston.
For the inner loop, what can you expect? If you want kids you are stuck with suburbs unless you are wealthy enough because
1) HISD sucks (starting at middle school and getting worse in high school)
2) It is hard to get into a magnet (and you have to start your kid out a normal/non-magnet school
3) private school is anywhere from $7 to $15k a year per kid.
If you want a house in a low crime area within the loop, its definitely going to be at least somewhat smaller than a house of the same price in the suburbs (and again, HISD).
FYI - this is the position I am in right now. My wife and I expect to have a child in about 3 years and we do not see any viable options except for moving to the suburbs. It pains me to think about it... when I used to live in northwest houston near willowbrook, my commute was 52 miles a day. Now it is 7, so I commute less in a week than I was doing in one day, and then you have to consider that I am also close to everything I want to go see/do outside of work as well.