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Old 07-18-2019, 07:41 PM
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Hello Texans - It's just too tough searching Zillow etc...There are too many different locales in TX, such a big state..None of the other threads were specific to our needs. Let me list our needs and see if youall can help..
1) 5+ acres
2) 2000 ish sf home (can be distressed since I can fix)
3) Horse/animal friendly
4) Conservative county/city
5) Within reasonable distance of a decent city (read hospital), school districts not important...
6) Prefer drier climate, not so muggy. But not a deal breaker I guess.
7) Safe, ie not on the border
8) Under $300k

Areas to stay away from? Most beautiful areas? Any ideas welcome....!
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Learn to speak Spanish unless you already do so
Pretend to be or identify as Latino al a Beto
There are a number of good threads discussing where to land in Texas
Hill Country is where I would want to be if I had the $$$
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:21 PM
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Learn to speak Spanish unless you already do so
Pretend to be or identify as Latino al a Beto
There are a number of good threads discussing where to land in Texas
Hill Country is where I would want to be if I had the $$$
I refuse to learn that language
Good one, no Beto for me..
I will look again
Hill Country is between San Antonio and Austin?
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Considering a move to Texas - Advice?

Don't do it.
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Considering a move to Texas - Advice?

Don't do it.
Not exactly the help I was lookin' for....but thanks for the input. Do you live there and hate it or just don't like it period? I always thought it was the best state in the Union.....
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:12 PM
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Anything west of Abilene will be getting into drier climate, but its still hot in the summer. Most of the state is friendly and conservative. Some liberal hell-holes like Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio should be avoided. Food is great and work is plentiful.
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I don't mind hot. Live in eastern California with a BOL in the desert. Hot is normal. Just rather have hot in a conservative state if ya know what I mean.....
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Just going by your list, I might look somewhere around the Possum Kingdom Lake area. But there are plenty of similar places just as good to consider.
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Palestine area, won’t put you to far from Dallas Ft Worth.

West of Houston also. Waller area or closer to Hempstead you may still be able to get something in that range.

If in the Hill Country look between San Antonio and Austin, a little east or west of both.

Look in the area of Comfort and Kerville

Texas is great. Every big city is completely different than the others. If you like outdoors there is plenty to do. Oceans lakes and rivers. Lots of state parks

Lots of sports

Plenty of work and good paying jobs. Very small business friendly

Avoid inner city areas for living.

Pay attention to the counties when shopping. Property taxes have a huge range in counties. You can go 5 miles from 1 county and rates change by 50% or more.
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North of I20 west of I35. Any thing along US287 from Decater to Claude should meet your requirements.

Stay away from anything south of I10 or within 50 miles of the city limits of DFW, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Austin. Yes I put Austin twice for a reason.

The humidity averages about 85% anywhere withing a hundred miles of the coast.

Anything in the Hill Country plan to double (at least) your budget. Undeveloped land is going for $50k+/acre now for anything buildable. And the liberalism of Austin/San Ant is spreading that way at light speed.
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North of I20 west of I35. Any thing along US287 from Decater to Claude should meet your requirements.

Stay away from anything south of I10 or within 50 miles of the city limits of DFW, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Austin. Yes I put Austin twice for a reason.

The humidity averages about 85% anywhere withing a hundred miles of the coast.

Anything in the Hill Country plan to double (at least) your budget. Undeveloped land is going for $50k+/acre now for anything buildable. And the liberalism of Austin/San Ant is spreading that way at light speed.
What's wrong with being south of I-10?

I ask because I live south of it and I think it's great here. In fact the area I'm in fits the OP's requirements almost perfectly.

Also, I only live about 30 miles from downtown San Antonio yet I'm on 22 acres and almost everyone in the entire area has even larger properties. 50 and even 100 acre properties are the norm.

For no obvious reason San Antonio isn't spreading this direction. It's pretty much farmland until you hit city limits.

If you or the OP are curious just google map New Berlin Tx. With satellite you can see it's just farmland all around.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ne....1011187?hl=en

Also the demographics aren't what you'd expect for being so close to SA.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Berlin,_Texas
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Lots of areas fit your criteria. here is the NW of Houston areas

$300k should get you about 2000 sf (maybe 3 acres, dont know bout 5) about 45 minutes from the Texas Medical Center. The best, most advanced in the world. Satellite hospitals within 5 miles of subdivisions all around outer Metro Houston. Look in NW Harris County or SW Montgomery county or The Woodlands... these areas are low crime, great schools, conservative.,,,Mailing addresses in towns like Magnolia, Tomball, Cypress, Plantersville, Montgomery, Katy. Look these towns up on a map and you will see the region I am describing.

Some s/ds have larger lots with one horse allowances, you cant have a remuda LOL but here are plenty of places to board. Several lakes within 30-60 minutes. Cant help you with the heat/humidity.... it's Texas after all, but on the up side, we have two garden harvests per year
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What's wrong with being south of I-10?

I ask because I live south of it and I think it's great here. In fact the area I'm in fits the OP's requirements almost perfectly.
Reread numbers 6 and 7 of the OP.

What is the humidity in SA today 80%+?
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I refuse to learn that language
Good one, no Beto for me..
I will look again
Hill Country is between San Antonio and Austin?
Not exactly, my definition of the Hill Country is really more west northwest of Austin. Mega expensive! and riddled with Austin liberal BS. Too close to the U of Texas to avoid the "Berkley" type crap not to seep in. Beautiful with lakes but not for me.

You dont need to speak spanish, unless you are looking at the border. But you may have trouble understanding the cashier at the local convenience store
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Reread numbers 6 and 7 of the OP.

What is the humidity in SA today 80%+?
I did, it clearly says "but not a dealbreaker I guess".

I don't consider where I'm at near the border either, it's about 3 hours to the nearest crossing. It's why I posted the wiki link about demographics. This area consists of almost all ethnic Germans. It's 98.07% white with 7.2% Hispanic, as compared to the place you mentioned, Decatur Tx, which is 81.64% white with 22.53% Hispanic.

I'm not saying this is good or bad but if the OP was concerned about being in little Mexico or having to speak Spanish then no worries there.
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I did, it clearly says "but not a dealbreaker I guess".
Understood. He did express a preference. The answer was based on those preferences.

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I don't consider where I'm at near the border either, it's about 3 hours to the nearest crossing. It's why I posted the wiki link about demographics. This area consists of almost all ethnic Germans. It's 98.07% white with 7.2% Hispanic, as compared to the place you mentioned, Decatur Tx, which is 81.64% white with 22.53% Hispanic.
The other problem with San Ant is that it is a city with a large military presence. Go a little south you'll run into a Federal prison. A little north and you are in the outskirts of the capitol of liberalism. You don't have to go to far to the east to be back in the coastal plain.

I said from about, not in Decater.

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I'm not saying this is good or bad but if the OP was concerned about being in little Mexico or having to speak Spanish then no worries there.
Okay, reread 4. San Ant most definitely is not conservative. And all I can say is we must be visiting different parts of the city.
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I was told by a buddy in the army that everything is bigger in Texas...made a beeline for the border, walked into the closest bar, entered the bathroom, unzipped my pants and dropped my underwear, and was like....

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Texas is like its own little country. See all the opinions?

Watch Lone Star Law, you will see all regions on that show from a game wardens perspective
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You dont need to speak spanish, unless you are looking at the border. But you may have trouble understanding the cashier at the local convenience store
Are you kiddin? I live outside of San Diego.....some areas of the downtown look just like Tijuana! Disgusting.....
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We really appreciate all your guys comments by the way....Having the names of actual areas is a huge help.
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