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Old 01-08-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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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!
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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Rockwall would be a good choice for a suburb east of Dallas...
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Rockwall is really nice!
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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Rockwell is great but is definitely master planned, cookie cutter country!

There really isn't a quaint small town east of Dallas that meets the "good schools" criteria.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Rockwall is NOT all "master planned." Sure, there are some communities where it is, but a LARGE portion of the city is NOT. The part where my parents live (just east of downtown) is older, historic homes that are really cute and walking distance from downtown. There's nothing "master planned" about that at all.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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Lakewood is sort of a small town within the city, east of downtown (about two miles). Not sure if that might fit what you are talking about..also it would be pricier than suburbs or small towns 'east of Dallas'.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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Heath right next to Rockwall has a great small town feel ...check out both
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I checked on the google map and thought that heath and rockwall might be more of traditional type towns. But just looking at a a satellite google map...it is hard to tell.

So as far as Lakewood....is that just more of an extension of the city?

So I will definitely check out these to towns. What about sunnyvale, forney(?), fox Hill and Rowlett(?)? Again I am just going based on the google satellite map....

I grew up in a small town with a lake and I loved that not one home was the same as another and they all had character. So I would really like living in a place that has the walkability of a traditional town and homes with character and individuality, etc.

Thanks again!
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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Lakewood is in the city and we also have a lake - White Rock Lake - that's our eastern boundary. Depending on where you live, it can be very walkable. I don't think any nearby town or section can match us for homes with character and individuality.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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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

Heath = upper income / good schools / lots of custom homes - really a southern suburb of Rockwall

Rockwall = middle income / good schools / somewhat cookie cutter

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

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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!
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