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Old 01-15-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Las Colinas
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Will be looking for a rental home in Dallas near I-30 between downtown and Rockwall. Schools not an issue. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:44 AM
 
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Are there any good small towns East of Dallas around the Lake Ray Hubbard area? With good school district, low crime, extra.

Absolutely do not want to live in a master planned community or subdivision?
Strictly looking for the traditional type of town.

Thanks!
If you want to be closer into the city, try Lakewood.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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Will be looking for a rental home in Dallas near I-30 between downtown and Rockwall. Schools not an issue. Any suggestions?
Unfortunately, there are a lot of neighborhoods you'll need to avoid in that corridor due to being seedy, crime-ridden, etc.

Just north of I-30 east of Downtown are some great, affordable neighborhoods in 75218 and 75223 zips -> Hollywood Heights & Santa Monica, Old Lake Highlands, Lochwood, Casa Linda, Little Forrest Hills, Claremont. But it's a block-by-block kind of neighborhood so be sure your realtor is well-versed and steers you correctly.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Unfortunately, there are a lot of neighborhoods you'll need to avoid in that corridor due to being seedy, crime-ridden, etc.

Just north of I-30 east of Downtown are some great, affordable neighborhoods in 75218 and 75223 zips -> Hollywood Heights & Santa Monica, Old Lake Highlands, Lochwood, Casa Linda, Little Forrest Hills, Claremont. But it's a block-by-block kind of neighborhood so be sure your realtor is well-versed and steers you correctly.

Totally agree. There are some really nice areas here, and there are also areas that look nice in the daytime but are scary at night. A good rule of thumb: burgular bars are often not ornamental...
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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Here are some places that might work well for you:

Forney = middle income / great schools / very cookie cutter though

Sunnyvale = upper income / great schools / lots of custom homes (NO cute little downtown to walk around - heck there's not even a town - not sure if you want to go for a stroll in Mesquite. If you're just for walking, there are some nice paths.)

Heath = upper income / good schools / lots of custom homes - really a southern suburb of Rockwall (Same as Sunnyvale, there's a building/stripmall out in the middle of nowhere with some shops.)

Rockwall = middle income / good schools / somewhat cookie cutter (Someone else would have to comment on Rockwall's 'downtown'. There is a nice little 'historic' area of Rowlett - kinda).

Fate / Royce City = middle income / good schools / somewhat cookie cutter but in reality those two cities are two undeveloped yet to really have a designation; both are way out in the country and still growing
Basically, these aren't the places where you're going to walk out your front door, walk a few blocks to the school or hit the coffee shop then bookstore. I think what you're looking for sounds like the cute downtown area of McKinney. Lakewood would be your best bet on the east side of dallas I believe.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Las Colinas
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How about newer(<10-15 years) gated home communities near I-30 on the east side of Dallas for rent or sale? Nearest decent supermarkets/shopping for area residents?
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