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Old 01-25-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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We are currently in Kingwood and are planning to move to Dallas this coming summer.Would like to know which is a better option for settling down(we are planning to buy a house)?Some of my friends suggest checking out Dallas suburbs.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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This should probably go in the Dallas forum. http://www.city-data.com/forum/dallas/
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:56 PM
 
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This should probably go in the Dallas forum. http://www.city-data.com/forum/dallas/

Actually you are right.This belongs to Dallas forum but I m trying to find out the comparison between the two cities as I have just moved to Kingwood from east coast.So I m just considering the possibility of setting down in either of one(Houston or Dallas).
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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I visited Grapevine recently and while I only saw a limited area of it, their historic downtown was very pleasant.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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Actually you are right.This belongs to Dallas forum but I m trying to find out the comparison between the two cities as I have just moved to Kingwood from east coast.So I m just considering the possibility of setting down in either of one(Houston or Dallas).
I see. Well, nothing around Dallas is like Kingwood that I know of (regarding trees, etc). But that doesn't mean there aren't really nice areas.

Where will you be working? Grapevine is a very nice suburb. Colleyville and South Lake are $$$. Plano is nice, but has a reputation for being very snobbish and arrogant, and is also $$$. I think Richardson and Garland are nice. I grew up in Ft. Worth and don't know too much specifically about Dallas' suburbs.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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OMG... just like the Houston burbs..Southlake and Plano aren't some super rich haven, you can find anything from UNDER 100,000 and up. Sheesh.Same exact schools as the million dollar homes..Just like all major cities,you can't do that in closer/urban Dallas.

Now, as to trees, even crappy pines...good luck with that.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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OMG... just like the Houston burbs..Southlake and Plano aren't some super rich haven, you can find anything from UNDER 100,000 and up. Sheesh.Same exact schools as the million dollar homes..Just like all major cities,you can't do that in closer/urban Dallas.
EasilyAmused hates the 'burbs...we get it.

Not linking the source but easily found via Google:

"In December 2008, Forbes.com named Southlake the most affluent neighborhood in the United States based on average median household income estimates. In 2009, Southlake's zip code, 76092, was ranked as the richest zip code in the United States with a population between 10,000-25,000 people. The average home in Southlake costs around $630,000 and has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and around 4,000 square feet."
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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EasilyAmused hates the 'burbs...we get it.

Not linking the source but easily found via Google:

"In December 2008, Forbes.com named Southlake the most affluent neighborhood in the United States based on average median household income estimates. In 2009, Southlake's zip code, 76092, was ranked as the richest zip code in the United States with a population between 10,000-25,000 people. The average home in Southlake costs around $630,000 and has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and around 4,000 square feet."
No, what I have objection too is that some post as if specific burbs are held as some sort of goal, as unattainable to the average person, when people are trying to buy in them. The irony is that they were created for those on all budgets, that in fact is why they exist. ALL price ranges are available in them, with the same schools and "amenities." The OP will find everything very similar to the Kingwood layout, just the terrain will be different.

People will say Burb X is $$$$, when in fact homes can be bought for under 100k. All it takes is a real estate search engine.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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No, what I have objection too is that some post as if specific burbs are held as some sort of goal, as unattainable to the average person, when people are trying to buy in them.
Funny. How about those people that promote that armpit section of I-10 and the beltway (east Katy, for all practical purposes) like it is some sort of "goal", as unattainable to the average person, when people try to buy in there.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Funny. How about those people that promote that armpit section of I-10 and the beltway (east Katy, for all practical purposes) like it is some sort of "goal", as unattainable to the average person, when people try to buy in them.
And a Woodlands builder rears his head.....
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