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Old 01-28-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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Hi. My husband's job may be relocating us from Tennessee to Dallas area. His office would likely be in downtown Dallas but could also be at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

We have a 1st grader and a 6th grader so schools are important to us. Our housing budget was around 250,000 to 300,000 until I realized how much more the property taxes and insurance was.

Any suggestions on good areas?

Thank you so much for your input.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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If the office is downtown you may enjoy Richardson or Plano if you are a suburban type. If you like areas in the city with historic homes you might like Lakewood.

If the office is at the airport, there are great schools in Coppell, Euless, Hurst, Bedford, Grapevine, Flower Mound and North Irving. The newer homes tend to have smaller yards. In the Dallas area the school districts don't always follow the towns. Example: Richardson schools serve many Dallas addresses, Irving is served by 3 different school districts. So be sure to research the schools that serve any house you have interest in.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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I second all the locations suggested by Squirl. I would also add a neighborhood of Dallas called Lake Highlands, it's served by the Richardson school district.

Estimate a tax rate of about 2.5 and insurance on a 300K home would be about $1100 with 1% deductible.

Naima
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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Thank you for your help. Suggestions on how to compare schools with the ones we are coming from?
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Look up info on www.greatschools.org or SchoolDigger.com - School Rankings, Reviews and More - Public and Private Elementary, Middle, High Schools then there is the TEA website Texas Education Agency - Welcome

Naima
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