Skip to comments.Yes, Another Vanity (eyeroll)
Posted on 07/06/2011 10:41:36 AM PDT by NoGrayZone
My sister stopped over this morning. We got back to talking about moving to another state....again.
She stated Texas has been calling her, she is an RN. The hospital she works at now used to have several booths, recruiting new grads. Now they have none. They are constantly invited to "luncheons", in which they do not participate. They have stopped hiring, as I have found out trying to find a new job.
My sister said they are encouraging recent grads to go to Texas, to get their bacholers & RN license.
I know, from FR, TX is booming. My sister has a friend who moved back to Houston, TX, owns 3 homes in which he rents and said he could get me a great paying job in the oil industry (I hehehe'd at that one).
With my sisters RN license, she wouldn't have a problem getting a job, and perhaps at the rate she is paid here in NY.
We are very nervous about leaving our home state, been here all our lives.....but they are killing us. She asked me to post a thread, specifically to TX FReepers, just for some information regarding the Houston area.
We are suburanites and very Conservative. We would NOT bid well in ANY area that is slightly blue.
We also have questions regarding weather. I (and my sister) must claim "stupid" regarding this subject. We are used to 4 seasons, etc. How is the Houston area, or it's suburbs(must be suburbs. We CANNOT live in a "city" type area).
If I remember correctly (in which she pointed out) Austin is lib, correct?
The last thing we want to do is move across county, only to wind up in a mini NY.
To all you Texans out there, any information would be grateful, especially around the Houston area.
Keep in mind....."THE REDDER THE BETTER".
I am only making the argument that Baytown is all that great, but it is better than Channelview; not that that is saying much.
Baytown is not going to win any awards for being an attractice city. Funniest comment I have heard about Baytown is that San Jacinto Mall is East Texas Avenue with a roof.
Now ya know.....stay safe.
Houston are folks NGZ....trust em.
Short on time here, so I have not read all of the comments. I hope this helps.
Before your sister accepts a job offer make sure her RN license is valid in TX (don’t know why it would not be, but better to be safe & all that). The energy business in Houston is starting to boom once again, so hopefully her friend really can get you a job. If not, there are many headhunting agencies here that will be able to assist you.
Where the two of you work should be part of your decision as to where to live. Houston is a very large city, so you don’t want to work to far from home. Your commute, no matter where you live will be a bear ~ I work 12 miles from home & it is a 30 minute commute on good days. Will it possible for you two to stay with her friend for a few weeks until you can find a place to live? If you are going to live in Houston proper, you really need to check out an area before moving there.
Also, as I have noticed a few FReepers suggested surrounding cities to Houston. That is a good idea, as most of those cities have a more hometown feeling. Some of the area towns are Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, League City, The Woodlands, Spring and Tomball.
Regarding the weather. Yeah it is hot & humid in the Summer, but that is why all of us are grateful to the inventor of A/C. Our Spring & Falls are short but very pleasant. Our Winter last about four weeks, and those weeks are not necessarily in a row. It rarely snows, and when it does the snow does not last very long. A snow shovel is definitely not needed. We do get hurricanes once in a while, but we get fair warning & if you live inland the chances of damage are minimal. Once in a while there are tornadoes.
Regarding the landscape. The area is flat. No hills or mountains or curvy roads. But a few hours drive and you can be in the hill country ~ which is very lovely, especially in the Spring when the wildflowers bloom. We do have lots of trees & green grass (not so much green this year as we are in a drought).
Dont hesitate to contact me is you need more info.
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