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Old 01-24-2012, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Without an indication of the OP's price point, I wouldn't say "most" houses in west Plano have alleys. Once you get into the $600K+ range, front entry is much more common. Most of Willow Bend has front garages, and Lakeside on Preston is about 50/50. Old Shepherd Place is mostly rear entry, except for golf course lots. Among more recent builds, Preston Lakes is 100% front entry, as in Avignon in Windhaven.

Once you get to the Deerfield price point and below, then you are looking at 90+% rear entry, until you get to the really cheap places mentioned in east Plano.
Not true. There are little islands of rear-entry homes and the southeasternmost part of the neighborhood has 'em, but there are MANY (golf course or no golf course) homes that have front/swing garages.

Everything else in this post is about right.

Op, also look for rear-entry garages more likely on new construction. I personally cannot stand them.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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About the very-low-end east Plano homes:

It seems as if half of them or more have converted their lone 1-car garage to additional living space, and just park their cars in the driveway. Does that make them "no-entry"?
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Prosper
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Without an indication of the OP's price point, I wouldn't say "most" houses in west Plano have alleys. Once you get into the $600K+ range, front entry is much more common. Most of Willow Bend has front garages, and Lakeside on Preston is about 50/50. Old Shepherd Place is mostly rear entry, except for golf course lots. Among more recent builds, Preston Lakes is 100% front entry, as in Avignon in Windhaven.

Once you get to the Deerfield price point and below, then you are looking at 90+% rear entry, until you get to the really cheap places mentioned in east Plano.
Yes, most houses in West Plano have alleys. Sure Willow Bend has front garages... but there aren't that many houses there with those big lots. Between West and Central Plano, I bet it's close to 80-85% that have rear entry garage. East Plano is more common to find front entry, but even there you will still find rear entry as well in some developments.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Agreed Mckinneyownr...

Alley way garages were our number one turn off when looking at suburbs .Keller,Prosper and Southlake have very few Alley ways and larger lots.We ended up building in Prosper and love it.No regrets on deciding to rule out towns/cities with mostly alley way garages.The lots were smaller on top of the alley way garages.We love living in an area that has overall large lots and no back alley way garages...
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Exile
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I don't know which West Plano you are talking about. Our zip code of 75093 has a variety of garages. you can find front,rear,swing, double, triple, quadruple garages. Just go on Realtor.com or Zillow.com and see for yourself. In my humble opinion, it is more important to have a shorter commute so I can pull up in my garage a little earlier vs style of garage but my neighborhood has swing garages so I just got lucky.
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