I am shocked that so many people on this site moving to Houston for RESIDENCY are actually considering moving to and commuting from Sugarland, the Woodlands, etc.! I can not think of a worse idea. Seriously, see some of my previous posts on this same thread- if you want to be anywhere near the med center there are GREAT areas to live in: museum district, rice village area, upper kirby, montrose, the heights, etc. If you want more of a neighborhood with yards, lots of familys, try Meyerland, Maplewood, Bellaire areas (these are nice neighborhoods WITHOUT the commute!!!). Where are you guys getting the idea that moving to Sugarland, Woodlands, etc. is a good idea (these places aren't even in the city where you will be working!, and also working long hours!!). I lived in Houston for over 20 years, including during med school, so I do have a lot of insight to the city. PLEASE look around carefully before you make your decision!