Hello, I am relocating to Texas from out of state. Could use some feedback from those familiar with Kingwood. We have a young white family and are in the process of adopting a black child. We are looking to live in a somewhat diverse, middle class area. Someplace where we won't encounter racism. We plan to send our kids to private school. Would we have a hard time in Kingwood or would we be welcomed. Opinions?
Many decades ago Kingwood, like most suburbs, was a destination of the "white flight" from the inner city. Today, there's a great deal of diversity and I certainly haven't seen or am not aware of any episodes of outright racism. People from many backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures reside in my neighborhood and everybody gets along for the most part.
There is racism everywhere but from what I have noticed in this area it is more about your behaviour. People will tear into a white Methhead just as quickly as they will tear into a Black man burglarizing cars. It's not about the color so much...or it isn't now from what I can tell.
I think you will find Kingwood to be plenty diverse and congratulations on the new addition to your household. That you are asking the tough questions to protect the child is a good sign of what kinds of parents you will be.
Thank you all for the replies. I noticed on city data that Humble area is 31 percent black but Kingwood is 72 percent white and only 6 percent black. I was just curious why that was and wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. We did a short visit and really liked Kingwood.
I raised my bi-racial daughter here from second grade and she is 24 now, I don?t think she ever encountered a problem regarding her race. If there was a problem, it was ignorant adults towards me ... kids these days are color blind..
Every city, state and country has people that are racist. In the south people that a racist will put a confederate flag in their truck and proudly drive it around. In the north its hidden but still very real.
Kingwood is a great community and I think your kids will be more likely have an issue with a mean kid than a racist kid.
What is up with that? So many women boozers around here
It happens when women choose to stay home and "raise" kids; once the children are school age, they continue to stay home without an education or career and tend to get bored. They cope with pills and booze.
Gotta love liberals that bash Texas, yet live here
Houston is a very, very blue city; I suppose conservatives could move to the boonies so they won't have to deal with the progress and luxuries liberals provide to them.
It's a little more complex than that. Texas is now a leading producer of crude oil on a global scale. We also have the highest refining capacity in the world. Houston specifically has a leading world class medical industry and all the peripheral trades thereof. Dallas is a national banking and finance center.
I think the most important part of your initial post is that you plan to send your kids to private school. To get to a top quality private school, you would have to leave Kingwood, and it's really not worth it to pay the property taxes here in Kingwood and pay private school tuition. The schools in Kingwood are very good.
worth it to pay the property taxes here in Kingwood and pay private school tuition. The schools in Kingwood are very good.? That's a good point. Some of the private schools we've looked at are quite expensive. Do you know anything about Humble Christian School? We we're interested in sending them there because it's affordable and diverse. We found some in the Woodlands but they are 15,000-20,000 per yr per child....another reason we were looking at Kingwood. We do realize that Kingwood has good public schools, we like this as a fallback and for home resale