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Old 01-25-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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We are currently in Houston 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.Which is better:weather wise,schools,home prices??
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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OK, Dallas suburbs is one choice.... What else are you considering?
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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OK, Dallas suburbs is one choice.... What else are you considering?

I have no idea abt any of the suburbs of Dallas right now.I have visited Mckinney once and liked it.Any idea about it.How is the real estate over there?We are considering of buying a single family home (~2.5K).Are schools good over there?
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I have no idea abt any of the suburbs of Dallas right now.I have visited Mckinney once and liked it.Any idea about it.How is the real estate over there?We are considering of buying a single family home (~2.5K).Are schools good over there?
.....Folks?.....

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to say that I'm not a denizen of the Metroplex.....YET! Others here no doubt have insights to share!
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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We moved from Southwest Houston (Westbury) to Carrollton a year ago. We love DFW!!!! It's like Houston's older, cooler cousin.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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Dallas is surrounded by a score of cities. I've known a few people who drive every day from as far as Ardmore, Oklahoma, to work in the Dallas area. The spot that is best for you depends on your circumstances.

I love my home in East Plano. It's quiet, low-key, does not have an HOA, does not have much crime and it is close to my school. It's main downside is that many of the jobs I get as an independent contractor are on the other side of Dallas.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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We moved from Houston (Katy) 8 years ago. Where you live is often driven by your work location. Comparing to Houston, would you want to live in the Woodlands and work in Clear Lake? Probably not.

There are a lot of great places, but I would figure out where you are going to work first. Good luck!
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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I think you need to specify where you will be commuting for work first, otherwise the possibilities are endless. We do a lot of driving as things are spread out but still, you don't want to spend hours in your car daily. What is your budget? that can narrow the choices too.

Naima
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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We are currently in Houston 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.Which is better:weather wise,schools,home prices??
You need to be more specific about the location of your job, your budget,etc.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:22 PM
 
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I have no idea abt any of the suburbs of Dallas right now.I have visited Mckinney once and liked it.Any idea about it.How is the real estate over there?We are considering of buying a single family home (~2.5K).Are schools good over there?
I live in McKinney and love it. However, until you give us some more details about where you'd be working and what not, I won't recommend any particular suburb, as McKinney may not be a good fit for you depending on your requirements. It does have good schools at the elementary and middle school levels, but for high school, Plano is a much better choice.

Give us some more info and we can give you better advice/suggestions.
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