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El Piloto Chido

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Hi, any recommendations on where to live in Houston area? I'm finally getting back into flying- after having taken a hit, and I'm looking for something affordable. Probably rent first, buy later. Will work out of Hobby. If you know of any pilot friendly landlords I'd much appreciate it. Thx.
 

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Just curious?

Hi, any recommendations on where to live in Houston area? I'm finally getting back into flying- after having taken a hit, and I'm looking for something affordable. Probably rent first, buy later. Will work out of Hobby. If you know of any pilot friendly landlords I'd much appreciate it. Thx.
Just wondering, what's a "pilot friendly" landlord, one that's willing to take rent in payments or cut your rent by %15 if you take a paycut?
 

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If you don't mind the drive, Kingwood is a good area as well as the Woodlands. Single bedroom appts. in Kingwood rent for about $900/month, while the woodlands is probably over $1000/ month. Kingwood is about 35 minutes north of hobby while the woodlands is 45 mins plus. Down south, Clearlake is a good area and a much shorter commute. If you want to be around the bar / club scene check out the Midtown area or the Heights.
 

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Whatever you do, do not live on the north side of town (woodlands) if you have to drive DAILY to the south side of town.
 

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It depends...

Are you single? kids? Rather be close to downtown or out in the burbs? Like boating? There is pretty much something for any kind of lifestyle here. It is the 4th largest city in the U.S.
 

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Cosign all of the above. The two woods are nice places to live, especially if you have a family, but having to drive from either to Hobby on any kind of regular basis would make me crazier than I already am. I'd definitely focus on the inner loop if you're looking for a good time, otherwise places south if you want something quieter.
 

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Kids yes. So, maybe Friendswood, or somewhere else in the burbs. The Heights sounds pretty cool, although I've heard it can be a little 'spensive.
 

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With a family, there are a few good neighborhoods in Friendswood that offer all the burb amenities. Close to Hobby, 15 min from downtown, 15 min to space center, and 20 min from Kemah Boardwalk. Good central location.

Heights would be fun if you are a true city type. Lots of great independent restaurants and cafes, but do your homework on the schools.
 

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Hi, any recommendations on where to live in Houston area? I'm finally getting back into flying- after having taken a hit, and I'm looking for something affordable. Probably rent first, buy later. Will work out of Hobby. If you know of any pilot friendly landlords I'd much appreciate it. Thx.

The best areas down there are Clearlake and Pearland...check them out, you won't be disappointed.
 

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The best areas down there are Clearlake and Pearland...check them out, you won't be disappointed.
Yeah, you hope he won't be disappointed. Is that where you and your "alternative lifestyle partner" live along with your leather and chain, sado-masochistic sub-culture?
 

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I hope you at least read spanish. Half of the signage down there is written is written in it.
 

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In the Clear Lake area, Clear Creek ISD is the one to go for. Friendswood ISD is good, too. Pasadena ISD isn't as highly regarded. League City and Friendswood are nice, and you get more house for your money vs. the north side of the lake, but expansion there is making traffic a bit of a pain. Clear Lake City Blvd. is the major artery to Pearland or Clear Lake City, and it suuuucks near 45 during rush hour. So does the NASA Rd. 1 exit if you don't take the bypass. If you take the bypass, there are some nice areas near NASA that are 20 minutes from HOU; 15 when they finish the new on-ramp. Do some research on flooding history - Seabrook, El Lago, and Kemah got their butts kicked by Ike last year. Nassau Bay and a few others had flooding as well.

This website is a big help for your commute:
http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/

PM me if you need more info.
 
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If you value culture, live inside the loop. If that's not you're thing, head up north to the Woodlands or Kingwood areas. Personally, I find it creepy up there. It's almost like being in the movie, 'Stepford Wive's".
 

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My dad lives in Friendswood, on an airpark, Polly Ranch. Houses with runway access are under $300,000.

If you want a house on the water with a boat dock, Tiki Island. Close to Galveston. Not the best if you have young kids. Under $300,000.
 
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