(Closed) Moving To Texas!

posted 9 years ago in Dallas
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

When i went down for a whilelast year I stayed in Bedford. they have one of the best school districts. Hurst, Euless, bedford. HEB, they call it.  It can bekind of hard to exlpain how that works out, but my uncle lives in Hurst and he loves it.  I can ask them more if you would like.  I thought bedford was pretty in some parts.  A really nice area though is Southlake, but that is an expensive area.

 

Hope this helps some.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Keller isd in the fort worth area is great, and its newer and growing. There are so many subdivisions over there, some are newer, some older. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

By far my favorite area in Dallas/Ft Worth is the Las Colinas area.. its newer and definitely one of the nicer areas.. they kept alot of great trees though.. so it might still have the feel you are looking for. If you dont mind a 20-30 min commute, Mckinney and Plano are great too, Mckinney being more expensive than Plano…

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

PS- My sister and her fam live in Mckinney and I’m told they have one of the best school systems in Texas… thats important!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Frisco is really nice and so is Las Colinas.

I used to live in Burleson, which is just a few minutes south of Ft Worth. I LOVED it!!! we lived over on the other side of the small airport that was in burleson. We were in a subdivision, but they were still on one acres lots. It was a great nieghborhood and good schools. Practically everything you need is off of broadway. That way you don’t have to make too many trips in to fort worth and dallas

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It’s going to be hard to find that New England feel in DFW where the sprawling suburbs don’t have mature trees.  You might try areas close to town like Lakewood in Dallas where the houses and trees are mature, the elementary schools are A-rate.  Anyway, you should try to post on http://www.city-data.com/forum/dallas/ for relocation questions.  There’s tons of information on there about commutes, school districts, general life style of neighborhoods, and price range (if you’re looking to buy a house).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

The area around White Rock Lake is probably going to be closest to what you are looking for in the Dallas area, older houses, lots of trees, etc. Also, check out Richardson, just north of there, it’s a more established suburb and still pretty close to the city.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Lakewood area has older charm with lots of trees as well…good luck!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

When I read the description of what you are looking for, I immediately thought Lakewood as well. Huge, beautiful trees, and I LOVE the houses, very cottage style, just beautiful. Lakewood used to be more expensive, like in the 300-400K range, and many of these houses have lowered their costs dramatically.

Pretty much anywhere else: Plano, Frisco, Allen, Carrollton, Richardson, McKinney (all the suburbs are going to have those cookie cutter houses) but the school systems are pretty good there.

I would also recommend the M streets, its the area around Greenville Ave, but it is Dallas ISD, so I recommend private schools if you choose that area.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I live in Farmers Branch and the there has been a tremendous amount of effort put into the greenery here. They have their own historical park as well. A lot of people forget about farmers branch I think but it is right up against all the nightlife in addison and is so centrally located. My vote is farmers branch but like any neighborhood there can be a sketchy side. Richardson taxes are really low and that area is nice as well

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Stonewall Jackson Elementary (which serves most of the M-street neighborhood) is actually rated "exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency.  Lakewoood Elementary is rated as "recognized."  So not all Dallas ISD education is a loss 🙂

Unfortunately, a standard 3-2-2 home in Lakewood will cost you 400k and up.  So it just depends on your price range.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I know Grapevine has a fabulous outlet mall!!! not sure about the living though…

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Plano (North Dallas)

Lake Highlands

Both of these are nice areas, I live in far north Dallas, almost plano and it is a very nice area. The schools are great too. Very nice 

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