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Old 03-28-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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My husband is considering a position at Love Field. It would require moving to Dallas from another state and we're trying to figure out the best area for us to live. I lived in Dallas years ago, so I'm somewhat familiar with the area. We are middle-aged, no kids. He'd be working off-hours (not 9-5), and ideally we'd be looking at a 30 minute or less commute. We like the suburbs, newer homes, maybe up to $300k. Initially we're looking at the Las Colinas area, just until we figure things out. Frisco sounds nice on paper. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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Frisco would not be within a 30 minute commute. Go with your first choice. Las Colinas is new nice, and has many great amenities and restaurants.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Yeah, go with an apartment rental in the Las Colinas area. You'll find plenty of shopping out there. And it will be an easy trek on Spur 348 to Loop 12 to Denton Dr. But don't do any hanging out at the north end of Love Field. At least not in the dark.

Find out where you are and go from there.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I agree. Rent in Las Colinas until you get your bearings and figure out where you want to be long-term.

If you don't have kids, Frisco will not be a good place. It is totally family central!
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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Frisco IS a 30 min. commute if your husband is not working 9-5 hours. If he's working overnight (i.e. 9pm-9am) it's about 15-20 min., straight down the tollway.

There are a lot of nice things to do in Frisco, but as mentioned it is very kid centric. But also, not having kids, means you can do just about anything else you want.

The question is...where do you work/hours and see if it matches up. There is also Addison that is pretty close.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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Carrollton has some good newer pockets in your price range.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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Thank you for the input!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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But don't do any hanging out at the north end of Love Field. At least not in the dark.
On this note, are they re-doing the park (or at least the roadways) around Bachman Lake? We tried to go around the lake a couple weekends ago, and the road was closed off and it looked like dirt was being moved around. Hope it reopens! Much easier to get to for us than Founders' Plaza at DFW!
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