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Old 06-18-2007, 06:59 PM
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Is there an area/neighborhood with homes built in the '20's and '30's (craftsman/american style), that is also a safe place for a family? I've looked in North Oak Cliff, but I am just wondering if i'm missing a Dallas jewel (i'm not looking to spend upwards of a million $$, so Highland Park is out!). Thanks for any info. Zip codes would be greatly appreciated if possible
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:14 PM
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Check out the Lakewood area or the outside edges of Highland Park/University Park that haven't been torn down to build ugly Giraffe Barn Minimansions. You might want to try some of the "old" centers of suburbs around McKinney or Forney or Denton. There are some very cool old homes on Hickory near downtown Denton if you can commute or work there.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:02 PM
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I think there are some in "old" Richardson.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:05 PM
Location: Garland Texas
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Garland has a few, Momof2DFW posted pics of them on another thread.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:27 PM
Location: Collin County
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Look off the M streets - near Knox Henderson and Greenville
Also Swiss Ave Historical District (Munger Place)
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:19 PM
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I had a coworker that lived in Dallas about a mile or two from Love Field and that area was filled with old houses that were built in the 20s and 30s. It was somewhere off of Northwest Highway if I recall. Beautiful old homes; loved the area.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:27 PM
Location: The Big D
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Try Richardson. Richardson Heights has some cute houses and it is a very family oriented area and good schools. The city of Richardson just passed some grant type of program for homeowners to receive funds to help redevelop, renovate, improve their properties so that will really help. There was also an article in the Dallas Morning News recently about Richardson and the property values and it showed this one lady that owned a small 1 bedroom bungalow that the value has gone up DRAMATICALLY because of the things going on around her.
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:46 PM
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Vickery Place Neigborhood Association - great if you can get into recognized Stonewall Jackson district (which is mostly the M-Street Tudors Greenland Hills ). However, Bonham Elementary is exemplary but serves a more blue-collar student group. However, that is slowly changing. Similarly the Junius Heights Historic District (Bungalow Heaven) is served by exemplary Lipscomb Elementary, which is now getting support from the yuppies in the neighborhood. Robert E. Lee recognized Robert E. Lee Elementary of Lower Greenville Ave. serves Lakewood Heights, which has been decimated by McMansions but still has a lot of bungalows. Recognized Lakewood Elementary is probably the best school, but no Craftsman Bungalows to speak of -- but there are some very great little Tudors which now range from $300K - $700K. Hollywood Heights HSMNA Home Page has a few bungalows but is mostly Tudors and is less expensive than Lakewood Proper -- it's also in Lakewood Elementary. Gastonwood/Coronado Heights is in between (and in Lakewood Elementary) Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed

All those schools feed into oustanding Long Middle and Woodrow Wilson High -see: So, tell me about Lakewood

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Old 10-19-2007, 09:49 PM
Location: Junius Heights(East Dallas)
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I'm in Junius Heights and have been for 9 years. Our home was built in 1915. It's a great little neighborhood. We're forming Lipscomb early childhood PTA as well,
LipscombECPTA : Lipscomb Early Childhood PTA
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:26 AM
Location: WA
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Historical Swiss Avenue- Dallas, TX - VirtualTourist.com
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