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Old 03-08-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: New York
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I currently live in Staten Island, NY but my job is moving to Dallas.

I've never been but research so far is leading me to Plano.

I'm looking for a short commute while being able to return to a suburban style home. Past exposure to gated communities have left a bad impression. Wonder what the group might offer as possible options other than Plano. We are a professional, married couple. Kids have moved out so it's just us going to Texas.

Thoughs on the Addison, Farmers Branch and Carrollton areas. Is it better to go East or even South. Climate is not a issue for us.

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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North Carrollton is nice, West Plano is really nice, McKinney is a popular place to live. Largely depends where your working as the Dallas area has lot's of traffic, if your working in Dallas (downtown) then look in North Dallas or Richardson or maybe even south Plano, Dallas has lot's of suburban type neighborhoods, that's why it's all spread out.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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Plano all the way...I live near Fort Worth now (about 45 minutes away), but if I could live anywhere in Texas I would choose Plano. Mckinney is also very nice. Stay away from Arlington.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Need to know where you'll be working. That's the key for us to help you as you could be 10 miles away and still have a killer commute.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Is your job in Plano or Dallas? If it's the latter, where in Dallas? That would determine suggestions for a short commute.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:55 AM
 
Location: New York
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I'm heading to Texas next week to get a feel for the place.

Not sure how much this changes things but the job is not in Dallas but in Irving. My office opened a branch just a few miles southeast of the DFW airport. They informed me I would be stationed at the new location. I will be staying in Las Colinas during my visit.

Advice on surrounding neighborhoods is welcomed.

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Old 03-31-2012, 07:18 AM
 
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OK so we have you situated near 183 and Estes? That may rule out Plano, unless you like long drives and paying bucket loads of tolls on the George Bush Tollway. Next question has to do with housing price. Las Colinas is very nice but can be pricey. Valley Ranch is a bit north as is Coppell but homes are a bit more affordable.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I'm heading to Texas next week to get a feel for the place.

Not sure how much this changes things but the job is not in Dallas but in Irving. My office opened a branch just a few miles southeast of the DFW airport. They informed me I would be stationed at the new location. I will be staying in Las Colinas during my visit.

Advice on surrounding neighborhoods is welcomed.

Thanks
I live in the area but much of your search will revolve around your budget, how many bedrooms you need and if you need to use public schools. There are many choices to consider right in the Irving area as well as Coppell and the mid cities.....also Dallas. I would nix Plano. Even if/when the commute between Irving and Plano is reasonable (some say 45 min, some say less) it is an expensive commute because using the tollway is the way to go and the price of gas is getting crazy. Soooooo tell us more about what kind of place you need and the school thing.....
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: plano
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OK so we have you situated near 183 and Estes? That may rule out Plano, unless you like long drives and paying bucket loads of tolls on the George Bush Tollway. Next question has to do with housing price. Las Colinas is very nice but can be pricey. Valley Ranch is a bit north as is Coppell but homes are a bit more affordable.
I live in West Plano near the NDT and work in Irving too just off PGBT and Beltline Road (the second beltline rd exit). I have flexibility to go in early leave 7:10 or so and return departing work at 4:30pm and the drive isnt bad at all, OP's drive is probably another 10-15 minutes. The toll road is what makes it an easy commute of 25-35 minutes the times I go. I moved to DFW area about a year and a half ago from Houston and made the right choice living in West Plano. Rarely have to leave Plano unless I want to for fun or dinner or to see things. Its a nice city and very diverse much like West Houston energy corridor where I moved from.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Husband works in Las Colinas...beautiful area. You really need to provide more info so the friendly folks on this forum can give you recommendations. Is it just you relocating, or do you have family? Kids needing schools? Maximum budget? Community preferences? So much will depend on your answers to these questions.

Agree with others about nixing Plano if your job is in Irving...Tollway fees + gas expense + long commute = quelle horreur!
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