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Help me decide: Hill Country v. coastal plains

I am seriously considering moving to a new department (either police or sheriff) and the areas I am looking into are the coastal plains and the TX hill country.


I enjoy living out here in west texas but I miss being able to be involved with anything really.
I know its surprising but there isn't much out there way besides dust and more dust lol.
My friends and family all live down that way. All my 4x4/jeep clubs are centered around south/central/east tx and the same goes for all my powerstroke and military vehicle groups.

Would anyone have any input as to one over the other? Pros/Cons? Know a good city/county to live/work in?
Right now I am looking pretty hard at:
Coast Area: Aransas Co, Calhoun Co, Live Oak Co
Central Tx: Comal Co, Bee Cave (city), Lakeway (city)

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Go hill country, im near the san antonio area in kerr county... about 30 minutes from SA, great place to live!
Pros: awesome living, and decent fuel prices
Cons for coast: rust, and high fuel prices, but awesome fishing!
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hmmm that has been the general consensus from people I ask (hill country over coast).

I think I'm gong to have to take a roadtrip and visit both areas before I move...

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Hill country, the humidity really sucks around the coast. We just got back from there.

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If you make your way down here to the coast hit me up. I can show you around. I love the coast, I would NEVER move more that 1hr away from the beach. Mainly because I am a fishing junkie!!! and the whitetail are nice here too

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If you make your way down here to the coast hit me up. I can show you around. I love the coast, I would NEVER move more that 1hr away from the beach. Mainly because I am a fishing junkie!!! and the whitetail are nice here too

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I will for sure!
Im thinking about making a road trip down there and visiting a lot of these places. When I do, Ill buy lunch.
What coastal areas are nice places to live? I'm looking at aransas co, calhoun co and live oak county. How is port aransas?

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I will for sure!
Im thinking about making a road trip down there and visiting a lot of these places. When I do, Ill buy lunch.
What coastal areas are nice places to live? I'm looking at aransas co, calhoun co and live oak county. How is port aransas?
Port A is a nice town. Gets pretty busy on spring break and summer time, as do most of our coastal areas. If you want somewhere to stay busy Nueces Co. (corpus christi) is always BUSY we have our share of jackarses. I prefer to live in Corpus (the oulying areas in the country) myself. If you wanna chase illegals all day long look at Kleberg county. Not quite on the border but they get their fair share of illegals running through.

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Good luck brother. How much time do you have in? You can always come over here with me if you've got at least 5-7 in already. It's a sacrifice, but it's the easiest money I've ever made.

If not, and I were looking to move, I'd probably go Comal Co out of your list, or head up towards Fredericksburg, Bandera, or somewhere up in the Hill Country.

Good luck, and stay frosty.
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Good luck brother. How much time do you have in? You can always come over here with me if you've got at least 5-7 in already. It's a sacrifice, but it's the easiest money I've ever made.

If not, and I were looking to move, I'd probably go Comal Co out of your list, or head up towards Fredericksburg, Bandera, or somewhere up in the Hill Country.

Good luck, and stay frosty.
thanks for the tips...I wont ever turn down free advice.
I have a little over 2.5yrs (3 years in december).
My Sheriff is actually looking pretty hard at doing what you are doing only for their slots in Hati....and it pays REALLY well.

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The Haiti gig pays considerably less and it's a live off the economy mission. That means that you are responsible for finding residency and supplying your own food etc.

I actually thought about moving to that mission because it was so much closer to home and, let's face it, the money is still better than we will ever see in TX. But they told me I would be in between missions for about 6 months. I would have blown every dime I've saved thus far. I'm sorry, but forget that. I'm trying to build a house and NOT spend 10 years over here.

Good luck. Once again, I really like the Comal Co area. Probably because we float the river every summer. And Bandera is just about the most beautiful area in the state in my opinion.
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