Texas land prices? (Houston Area)

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Here's another question! Can anyone tell me what the housing/land prices are in the Houston area. My husband grew up there and would like to return sometime & I would LOVE a warmer cimate. We are currently near Denver where things are skyrocketing. What we would like is a place within commuting distance to Houston where we could keep some livestock. 5 to 10 acres would be suitable for a start. Thanks!

-- Elle (hotging@aol.com), June 29, 2000


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I'm north of Houston about three hours, might not be applicable, but swamp w/o trees goes for 300. Swamp w/trees 500. Raw land, not on main road 600, Roaded 800-1200. Bought 99acres of pine plantation 4 years ago for 500/acre. Land adjoining it, and next to my main property, has been bought by developer, and he's selling private lake lots for 25k an acre. Location is everything.

-- phil briggs (phillipbriggs@thenett.com), June 29, 2000.

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A hour north of Houston and you can still get land for 2000$ per acre. This would be only raw land, no electicity, water or sewer. It's a buyers market right now with lots of nice places on the market. Have you Elle ever been to Houston during the summer? Seems my wonderful Husband while stationed in San Diego, had temporary amnesia when remembering home (Houston). It is about 98 today with 99% humidity, fire ants, mosiqutoes, the worse pollution except for some days Los Angeles actually beats us, ozone alerts, the traffic and the roads are horrible, male superiority (well they think they are) runs rampant, and the worst schools in the country! They spend more per child on Football then they do on school books and teacher salaries! And those are just the good things I can think of :) Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), June 30, 2000.

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Why don't you consider something a little farther west that Houston. Houston's really not a very nice place. No offense Houston people but you gotta' admit the weathe ain't exactly great in the summer. Over around San Antonio the weather is much drier and you can get some land to the east or south of San Antonio pretty reasonable.

-- Joe Cole (jcole@apha.com), June 30, 2000.

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1 1/2 hours NW of Houston an hour east of Austin....depending on the size and location of land anywhere from$700.00- $4,000.00. The more land you get the lower the price, GENERALLY.

As for the weather it's a bit less sticky than Houston, but it's Texas, so it's super hot. The most brutally honest time of year to visit is late August. This area at it's absolute worst, if you can handle that, you'll be as happy as a pig in a puddle!

-- Doreen (livinginskin@yahoo.com), June 30, 2000.

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I'm living at Liberty Hill which is 35 miles NW of Austin and land prices are still terrible! East Texas and West Texas...also the Panhandle are the cheapest. West Texas land can go as low as $100 per acre but then again you will need 20-50 acres to feed a single cow while in East Texas you can feed a cow and a calf on one and half acre. It's humid in East Texas and slightly in Central Texas...cool in the Panhandle...jobs are almost non-existant in West and East Texas...in East Texas you are discriminated against badly if you're handicapped or otherwise a college type of person with a degree. I would suggest the Panhandle but I've grown in DFW and Austin along with Tyler and like all those areas..Tyler is the town that I would recommend that you live if you like East Texas but not the discrimination that it brings..Tyler's still big enough not to have that type of thing but low wages still prevail unless you have management experience or a college degree....


-- Ted Hart (tedhart71@hotmail.com), January 12, 2001.

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