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Old 01-06-2012, 08:40 PM
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Having lived in Dallas years ago, and planning to move back, it seems West Plano is the best location if you don't want to be downtown and/or inside Dallas and 635. Leaving apart job commute considerations, it's close to the tollway and 121 (easy access to downtown, airports, other roads), lots of shopping/restaurants nearby, some nice parks, safe, clean, pretty established so you know you're getting into, strong resale, etc. Going further north just seems to add uncertainty and inconvenience, with the benefit of getting a little more house/property. Does this sound right?
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:54 PM
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Sure, if you want to live in the burbs, nothing wrong with West Plano. Also North Irving, Grapevine and Southlake offer the same amenities......and they are near the airport...
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:25 PM
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Congrats on moving back...Many people work no where near Dallas and never go there,myself included.We work in the Legacy area ,live in Prosper and practically never venture into Dallas.There are many people living in McKinney,Frisco and Prosper who do not need access to Dallas on a regular basis.Nothing about west Plano was appealing to us.Moving here from Greenwich,Ct we wanted to move to a own that felt like home.Back alley ways,overall small lot neighborhoods with an abundance of apartments and flat terrain did not feel like home.I could never buy a house to live directly on top of my neighbor.The overall lot sizes in Plano were way to small for us in our price range (under $400,000 ). We loved Prosper,Southlake and west Mc kinney.We ended up building new in Prosper and could not be happier.

Notthern collin county has virtually every store ,facility and amenities that we need.Those conveniences were not here 15 years ago but they are now.
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