moving to Houston


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I'm planning on moving to Houston by the end of November; I would like to know which one are the best neighborhood to live and also the top rated colleges. I will be moving with my daughter whos attending Cal State right now and I'm trying to find more information about Houston before I move there. I'm from Long Beach, CA and we have pretty much everything in this city a lot of entertainment, Disneyland, nice areas to live and of course Cal State is one of the best state colleges in California; therefore I would like to find out about colleges in Houston that will be compare to Cal State. Any information will be appreciate.

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Loly
 

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awesome city with awesome people !! rice university and University of Houston are 2 great choices :: and last but not least Welcome to TEXAS : )
 

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Oh don't move to Houston its horrible here in Houston. Its so hot and sticky for seven months. Terrible people in some area. Traffic is awful. If I were you I would look into Oregon because that where I am moving to soon. Look at Beaverton,Tigard, or Oregon City in Oregon because they have a wonderful summer and many things to do outdoor. Its rains a lot during winter in Oregon but its very nice the rest of the year. Don't move to Houston because its very flat and not pretty. People are much nicer in Oregon and its so much prettier in Oregon than Texas. You might regret living in Houston Tx after living in Ca.
 

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This is not an awesome city. A few area in Houston are okay but its mostly a dump. Rude people in some area. If I were you don't move to Houston because you may hate it in Houston and you might hate the weather if you don't like high humidity and heat. Check out Colorado,Utah,Reno Nevada and Oregon those are nice places to live and the weather is more comfortable during the summer in those state.
 

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Jaime C.

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The two best universities in Houston are University of Houston (One of only 3 Top Tier public universities in Texas (Univ of Texas and Texas A&M the others) and Rice University (The "Ivy League of the South"). As for neighborhoods, can't begin to list all the great ones, but I will try: Rice Village, River Oaks, Memorial City , Meyerland, etc.
 

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Nanette S.

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I will give you a few resident tuition-only comparisons - these are approximations! There are MANY colleges in and around Houston. Rice University has probably the most gorgeous campus in a wealthy neighborhood (and in medical center area) with huge oak trees lining the streets. I would call it the Ivy League school in Houston ($33,000 with 84% receiving financial aid). It is ranked #17 in US News vs So Cal #23 so they are pretty close. The University of Houston is a Tier 1 school and if you want a bargain ($9000 resident)you can't beat it. I would suggest applying for the Honors College for a great experience. They have campuses ALL OVER Houston. It also has a top-ranked law school. There is also Houston Baptist ($23,000), University of St. Thomas ($30,000) and you can't beat it for medical schools (UT MD Anderson & Baylor Med.). Within 1-3 hours of Houston you have another bargain in Sam Houston State ($7000) and of course University of Texas (Austin -$9700) & A&M (if you like a really tradition-bound campus culture)and Baylor (Waco - $29,000). I haven't even begun to list all the colleges (public and private) in the area. Good luck! Many of us love Houston. It takes awhile to find what you like but it's here!
 

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