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best neborhood for kids and animals close to middle school

we are moving to Andrews texas in July 2014 due to new job relocation from east texas and need advice on where is the best place for children and animals some land would be nice for our dogs (3) trying to get a head start on looking for home thanks
  • November 13 2013 - Andrews
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Thank you, to everyone for the good advice. I will deff do every thing on the list.

  • November 20 2013
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Agents cannot tell you which neighborhood is best or which schools are best. Although they want to help, it is against Federal fair housing law. You need to check out a board with regular people who live there already like the forums on Zillow or city-data. Non professional people can tell you their honest opinion about where to look for a new neighborhood and what areas to avoid due to high crime or bad schools.
  • November 13 2013
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I am actually located in Michigan but your question caught my eye.  As real estate agents we are required to avoid discussing our opinions as to what is a "good" neighborhood.  This avoids any type of discrimination and also since we are all different we avoid assuming our idea of "good" is the same as yours.  When acting as a Buyers Agent I suggest my clients subscribe to Nixel.com which is a free service that allows our local police departments to report their activity.  This can be a great tool to help you look for safe areas for your kids by avoiding those prone to higher police activity.  You can also call your local police departments and they are usually very helpful.

Also consider researching the schools in the community you are considering to see how the State rates their ability to educate.  When my family moved into our current area we choose our school district (Columbia Schools) because they rate as an "A" rating in every category.  We then toured the school and found out why - they ROCK.  Then we started looking for homes within that area knowing that long term that would also help insure better property value protection and long term resale ability and of course be great for our family.  As a relocation that might be a little tougher to site visit, but your extra leg work will likely pay bigger dividends in the long run.  Hope that helps, best wishes for a smooth relocation.
  • November 13 2013
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Check on here and see which Realtors with reviews are featured in the Andrews, TX area and then contact them with your questions about neighborhood. It will be helpful for you (and them) to have an idea of what type of price range you'll be in, how much land you want or need, and what other features are important to you in the neighborhood and house. Good luck with your move!
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