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Old 02-27-2012, 06:47 AM
 
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Would you recommend Rowlett or Lewisville for buying a new home? Why? Which area do you think will be more valuable in the next 5-10 years? My guess, based on what I've read, would be Rowlett, but I wanted to get some other thoughts. I was leaning toward a community in Lewisville, but went out to a new community in Rowlett with my realtor this past weekend and liked what I saw there too. Of course, Lewisville has lower taxes and larger homestead exemption, but I'm not sure if that alone is enough to prefer it over Rowlett. Thanks for your feedback!
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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I like Lewisville for its more central location to the DFW area. But, I don't know anyone who lives there, but I do have a friend who lives in Rowlett and she loves it there.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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I live in Rowlett and love it here. It has recently become a lot quicker to access other parts of DFW with the opening of the eastern leg of the President George Bush Turnpike.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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Would you recommend Rowlett or Lewisville for buying a new home? Why? Which area do you think will be more valuable in the next 5-10 years? My guess, based on what I've read, would be Rowlett, but I wanted to get some other thoughts. I was leaning toward a community in Lewisville, but went out to a new community in Rowlett with my realtor this past weekend and liked what I saw there too. Of course, Lewisville has lower taxes and larger homestead exemption, but I'm not sure if that alone is enough to prefer it over Rowlett. Thanks for your feedback!

Rowlett and Lewisville are great communities.

Rowlett is east of Dallas and has easy access to Dallas,
Lewisville is a bear on 35E during heavy traffic hours- but easy to get to Grapevine and the DFW airport.

Value is probably the same in both area's, both cities have good qualities.
Lower taxes in Lewsiville will be eaten up with the gas you purchase to driver into Dallas, IMO

Where is your primary work location?
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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There isn't much difference, go with the better house.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Job location would be the deciding factor to to. I was going to move to Rowlett at one time but George Bush tollway was not in the plans and the commute to Dallas would have been a bear. Now the that Bush is finished access is much easier. They are pretty the same so I would go with the one closet to my job.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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Where is your primary work location?
My job is in N Plano, off Legacy between Preston and Tollway. Distance from both is relatively the same, now that 190 has opened up.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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My job is in N Plano, off Legacy between Preston and Tollway. Distance from both is relatively the same, now that 190 has opened up.

hmmm, in that case I would take Lewisville over Rowlett. Yes, the new George Bush extension is great right now, but I foresee it clogging up fairly quickly in the not too distant future. The Rowlett/Rockwall/Sachse/Wylie area is not built out yet, plus I think a lot of development in this area has been waiting on the George Bush to be completed, so now look for an explosion of new housing developments, and the accompanying traffic headaches that it brings. Lewisville is pretty much built out at this point so what you see is what you get.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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My job is in N Plano, off Legacy between Preston and Tollway. Distance from both is relatively the same, now that 190 has opened up.
I worked in Addison for several years and traveled the 190 to and from. I have to say both ways to and from work were easy then going North on DNT or West on GBTP.

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Old 02-27-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Lewisville is better for a Plano commute.
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