Re: So tired of Chicago winters
Hi, I was born and raised in Chicago (50 yrs young, so one would think that I have gotten use to the wishy-washy weather we have here, but I haven't. I have started having bouts of depressions right after summer because I know the brutal winter is coming SOON thereafter. My kids are pretty much grown and now its time for me to be concerned with me and ME wants to live someone where the climate is warmer. Yes, I've heard about the brutal spring & summer of Houston, but how does it stand up to the brutal winters of Chicago? I will soon find out.
Looking to make a move to Houston into AFFORDABLE housing in an (apt, town-home or may also consider a small single family home). Preferably located in an area not overcome with poverty, crime and trashy neighborhoods, but definitely in a middle aged-settled, diverse/type non-racist area. I'm not looking for perfections, but I would like to feel safe in my surroundings and not have to pay an arm/leg to do so, I can't afford it anyway. I hear the cost of living is really nice in Houston, as compared to some of the other big cities.
Anyone have any suggestions? Your honest opinions would be greatly appreciated, as I would like to move before Chicago's next winter sets in. Thanks.