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Old 07-12-2012, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Coarsegold Ca
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We are probably moving very soon to the Dallas area from the mountains near Yosemite. Where can you get a place with an acre or 2 that is still within 30 miles from Dallas? We don't have horses or livestock but want somewhere that has a small town feel and a little land between you and your neighbor.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I'd look at areas south or east of the city. Areas to the north- forget it! North is the direction towards which middle-to-upper-middle-class sprawl-burbia is growing. 30 miles north of downtown is already within the bulldozers' sights!

OTOH, if you don't mind 30 miles away from suburban Dallas, there are Grayson Co. and Cooke Co. - both bordering Oklahoma. Even then, don't be surprised if developers lick their chops hungrily at those areas in about 20 years (which may be and advantage if you're looking for a bonus for your property, long-term speaking).
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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I don't know if all of these will have homes for sale but....

Parker, home of Southfork Ranch from the tv show Dallas, has only acre+ lots and was recently voted the best suburb by D Magazine (search for the thread).

East Plano has "Ranch Estates" (south of Parker Rd. between Los Rios Blvd & San Gabriel Dr.)

Murphy, just east of Plano, has "Skyline Acres (east of Murphy Rd & south of Renner Rd.) and "Willow Wood Ranch Estates" (east of Murphy Rd. and north of FM 544)

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Old 07-12-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: DFW
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We are probably moving very soon to the Dallas area from the mountains near Yosemite. Where can you get a place with an acre or 2 that is still within 30 miles from Dallas? We don't have horses or livestock but want somewhere that has a small town feel and a little land between you and your neighbor.
Like Phil said, go South: Cedar Hill or Midlothian, or east: Forney or Heath should have what you're looking for...
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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Sunnyvale has 1-2 acre lots (you can have horses) and is 18 miles to downtown Dallas (but we don't even have a town, we go to Garland or Mesquite for "stuff"). Good sized lots in Heath (they don't have a town either, but its a quick drive to Rockwall or Forney). Forney is going to be the cheaper option (Heath and Sunnyvale schools are a bit better).

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Old 07-12-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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I guess not everyone can have a ranch in downtown Dallas...sell diamonds by the ton, chase cuties in Cadillacs, or drill oilwells just for fun.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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use one of the real estate websites that allows you to input desired lot size and just put in the specifics on the size, price and then put Dallas w/i 30 miles and see what you get. Sometimes you get very pleasant surprises! But I would expect you will find properties in Heath, Prosper, Pantego, Midlothian, Sunnyvale, Roanoke, Argyle....
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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I'd look at Murphy and Parker which is off US 75. Flower Mound might have some lots and homes on acres. There are some nice places around Firewheel (not in it) off PBGT. You will pay for them but OTOH the value is there in the long run.

I would start with where your job is then figure it out from there.

Moving from the Western foothills to DFW is a BIG change. Good luck!
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Coarsegold Ca
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Well luckily for me my job isn't really a job and we do business all over the world. It doesn't matter where I live, I work from home mostly. Texas is exploding right now with the deregulation of Energy and that is why we are moving there. There are many very wealthy people in my business who are currently moving to TX because there is a lot of money on the table with the deregulation of energy.

Thank you all very much for the input, I have a lot research to do now! Moderator cut: See note

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