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Old 01-28-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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We are a professional Indian family considering living in University Park or Highland Park. Are there many Indians in the Park Cities? We have young school aged children and also want to take into account if would fit into the schools and community compared to the suburbs? Any advice/feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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Indians are everywhere but not as many in Park Cities as well may be in Plano, Coppell, Allen, Frisco, Richardson, Irving. I know quite a few Indian doctors in my neighborhood of West Plano. They can afford HP but prefer diverse environment of Plano. North Plano is too diverse for them. Which I find funny.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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Things are changing in Texas. If you have enough money then your skin color, sexual orientation or religion doesn't matter as much. People would rather have an educated and wealthy colored neighbor than a blue collar or red neck white neighbor. It is about financial segregation now. I guess same way wealthy Indians wouldn't want less educated poor Indian neighbors.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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I would suggest that you take a few different steps to answer your questions:

1) go to Mustang Donuts on Hillcrest. Inside the donut store, they have posters for almost every group at HP (football, cheerleading, Ac Dec, Soccer, band, etc.). I think you will get a feel for the lack of diversity. You could also just look at a yearbook, but this way you get the best donuts in town.

2) go shop at Highland Park Village and have dinner at Mi Cocina. Set up a game that you will have one margarita for every Indian family you see. Unfortuantely, I think you will be sober.

3) go grocery shopping at the Tom Thumb in Snyder Plaza.



I joke about the lack of diversity, but it is the Number one reason why we moved out of the Park Cities. The schools are great, but we wanted a little more diversity in our lives.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback. This is exactly what I was concerned about. What other areas with high end luxury homes would you recommend with more diversity and excellent public schools?
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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From my point of view, you have really two choices: 1) Plano, or 2) Private. Plano has plenty of areas with million dollar homes. It would probably be a really good fit.

Personally, I see a ton of Indian families going to private schools. The kids excell and the Indian parents appreciate the learning environment.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback. This is exactly what I was concerned about. What other areas with high end luxury homes would you recommend with more diversity and excellent public schools?
Coppell schools have a high Indian student population. Coppell serves parts of Irving in zip code 75063 and of course, the town of Coppell. Coppell's schools are very highly rated.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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Coppell and Plano ISDs are where the lion's share of affluent Indians can be found.

Over the last 5-6 years, there appears to have been a big increase in Indians among the big-$$$ communities on the east end of Plano ISD, in Richardson, Murphy, and Parker.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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There are many Indian looking ( ... sorry cant tell the difference between indian, pakistani and middle easterners) families in Lakeside and other pricy Willowbend area neighborhoods.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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There are many Indian looking ( ... sorry cant tell the difference between indian, pakistani and middle easterners) families in Lakeside and other pricy Willowbend area neighborhoods.
Bypass13, i think you just unintentionally confirmed that there aren't very many Indians in the area.
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