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What's a good area to raise kids?


What's a good area to raise kids?

What's a good area to raise kids in Houston? I'd like to find somewhere near downtown (where I work)...nothing too far into the suburbs, but an area that can be good for kids.

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If you can afford to live River Oak (the most expensive neighborhood in Houston), go for it, but in my opinion, the Memorial area is the best place to raise kids. Best school in town, very low crime, and close enough to downtown that the commute won't kill you. Just my 2 cents...

Answered by Randy on September 5, 2007

Yes, Memorial is a good place to raise your children, but not everyone can afford Memorial. A nice area for families and people who work downtown is Garden Oaks area. Older homes, but each one is unique and they have style. Convenient to 610/290/I10/45. Good Luck and Have a Great Day!

Answered by Tara Patton on September 9, 2007: Profile | Contact | Website

Kingwood is a superb place to raise children. Very family oriented, and many of the schools are exemplary. Traffic going into Houston on highway 59 is pretty light compared to many of the other inroads, and it's not a bad commute at all.

Answered by Jennifer Ferris on September 26, 2007: Profile | Contact | Website

I am not too familiar with houston, but just accepted a job in downtown. I have three small kids and am trying to figure out which neighborhood to live in. I keep hearing about the woodlands, kingwood, and memorial, but what about some more central places? Are there any good family areas really close to downtown? I am NOT a commuter.

Answered by on December 3, 2007

Houston is really a driving community, and it has not been until recently that the neighborhoods close to downtown have been redeveloped. The mayor of Houston is really pushing that this development continues at a good pace. I was speaking to a representative from councilwoman Mellissa Noriega's office yesterday, and he mentioned that tax dollars from tourists is still coming in to pay for infrastructure improvement. This is just a longwinded way of saying that we are making the living areas near downtown family friendly, but we may not be there yet. The upper Kirby District and the City of West University offer some family friendly neighborhoods, which are close to downtown (not such a bad drive), and there are some good schools in this area.

Answered by Frank Schulte-Ladbeck on December 4, 2007: Profile | Contact | Website

you may want to find an area that works for you off the Westpark Tollway. Great areas for Kids, Schools, and commutes...Try driving on it and see! We live in Katy and use the Westpark to get to the Galleria Mall in 15 or so minutes.

Answered by Team DiMuria on December 10, 2007: Profile | Contact | Website

For an unbiased answer based on school details visit a realtor's website to see the SCHOOL FINDER link. This will give you ratings and all the statistics on schools in the Houston/Galveston area. Once you find the schools that appeal to you, then research the neighborhoods zoned to that area. A good realtor can help you with this process as well.

Answered by on April 12, 2008

On a more specific note, Many people like the family environment of Bellaire, Meyerland, and

Answered by Jill Aylwin on April 12, 2008: Profile | Contact | Website


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