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Old 06-18-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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I am planning on moving my family (3 kids, 1 teenager and 2 toddlers) to the Dallas area in the beginning of 2011. We currently live in Pennsylvania and need help finding a town that will fit what we are looking for. We need a town that is family friendly, has a good school system, is safe, and has lots of things for the children to do. My husband will be trying to work in the banking or financial real estate field because he has 5+ years experience. I would love to eventually open a bakery because I currently have a bakery in my home. I would love to have a "main street" feel in the town or in a town nearby that would be a good place for a bakery. We also would like at least a 1/4 acre yard and would love to stay around $120,000-$150,000 for a house. Also, trying to say this as 'PC' as possible, I don't want my children to be in the minority cultuarlly (we are white). We are open to diversity just don't want to be the minority.

So far we have researched Mansfield and Forney and seemed to think they might meet this criteria. thanks a ton for all your help! It is soooo hard to find a town from the other side of the country.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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I am planning on moving my family (3 kids, 1 teenager and 2 toddlers) to the Dallas area in the beginning of 2011. We currently live in Pennsylvania and need help finding a town that will fit what we are looking for. We need a town that is family friendly, has a good school system, is safe, and has lots of things for the children to do. My husband will be trying to work in the banking or financial real estate field because he has 5+ years experience. I would love to eventually open a bakery because I currently have a bakery in my home. I would love to have a "main street" feel in the town or in a town nearby that would be a good place for a bakery. We also would like at least a 1/4 acre yard and would love to stay around $120,000-$150,000 for a house. Also, trying to say this as 'PC' as possible, I don't want my children to be in the minority cultuarlly (we are white). We are open to diversity just don't want to be the minority.

So far we have researched Mansfield and Forney and seemed to think they might meet this criteria. thanks a ton for all your help! It is soooo hard to find a town from the other side of the country.
Have you considered Wylie? Wylie a classic main street (Ballard st, and we could use a nice bakery on that street), homes with .25 acres in the $120-150k range, safe, family friendly, great schools, plenty of stuff for kids.

And yes, Wylie is still a white majority. About 90% white. I am personally one of the 0.60% Asians there.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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You might research the Midlothian and Terrell, maybe Denton, Garland and Sherman, too. You can use this website to research schools. Texas Accountability Rating System
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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Thanks for the help. we are definently going to come check out Wylie. Some of the other ones were already on our list too so we will also be checking those out. feel free to add more because we want to check out as many places as we can when we come out since we will only be able to come a few times before we actually move.
Thanks again!
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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You might research the Midlothian and Terrell, maybe Denton, Garland and Sherman, too. You can use this website to research schools. Texas Accountability Rating System
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Midlothian, Terrell, Denton and Sherman are good ones to look at too in addition to Wylie (although Sherman is pretty far from Dallas).

As to Garland though, I think Garland is the type of place you don't want considering your criteria includes a place where white people are not the minority.

Garland, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 215,768 people, 73,241 households, and 55,443 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,778.1 people per square mile (1,458.7/km˛). There were 75,300 housing units at an average density of 1,318.5/sq mi (509.1/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 26.27% White, 32.87% African American, 0.60% Native American, 7.35% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 11.99% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.58% of the population.
Whites are a minority in Garland. I suspect the person who suggested Garland was referring to the Firewheel area of North Garland (Which is more white BUT out of your price range!), but just a heads up since you said it was important.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:53 PM
 
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Not all of North Garland is in Firewheel and would actually meet the level of diversity that the OP is looking for. And there are homes in that price range.

However, North Garland doesn't meet that small town feel that she's looking for. Although I think a good bakery would be very welcome. Most folks hit Bakery by George in south Garland or Casa Linda bakery waaaay down Garland Rd.
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