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Old 03-31-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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Excellent middle & high schools, work 15 miles north of downtown, access to airports, 4 bed/pool/yard/somewhat walkable, below $500, drive ok

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West Plano

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Old 03-31-2013, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Yes I could see you needing to drive that far in some cities to live in the better areas. Not so here. There are top notch areas close to the airport. Colleyville, Trophy Club, Grapevine, Southlake, Argyle, Flower Mound, Coppell, etc.


Not only will living in Tarrant County out your husband a lot closer to DFW, but it will also save you money. Property taxes are lower, and so are car and homeowners insurance. Plus, you will not be paying tolls for him to drive back and forth to the airport on a toll road like you would from West Plano.

Definitely look at Colleyville. Your price point, plus the other things you are looking for, are a great match!
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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Property Taxes

Highland Park 2.00%
Plano 2.19%
Collyville 2.32%
Southlake 2.50%
Coppell 2.73%

On top of it Plano offers better or comparable exemptions with other cities.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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OK, fine. The taxes in those suburbs are not lower than Plano. Check out Grapevine's tax rate. It's almost the lowest in Tarrant, so it must be lower than Plano...right? Coppell's tax rate is one of the highest in Dallas County, and the entire DFW area.

Plano is NOT the be-all-end-all, perfect place to live for everyone. DH and I lived there for 6 months in 1997 and we moved away as soon as our lease was up. Honestly, we've never looked back!
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Thanks tripmom, he'll be working in the office, rarely, but 15 miles north of the center of Dallas
Grapevine and other parts of Tarrant County really would not work with his office location.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: plano
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Grapevine and other parts of Tarrant County really would not work with his office location.
I agree which is why some suggested West Plano....
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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And since she said he will RARELY be at the office, but will be flying frequently, I said Tarrant might be better than Plano.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:39 AM
 
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OK, fine. The taxes in those suburbs are not lower than Plano. Check out Grapevine's tax rate. It's almost the lowest in Tarrant, so it must be lower than Plano...right?
Grapevine Tax Rate 2.31%
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:44 AM
 
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And since she said he will RARELY be at the office, but will be flying frequently, I said Tarrant might be better than Plano.
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I should mention, he doesn't mind a commute an hour the most from the airport.
West Plano is very much a contender with 15-20 minute drive to both airports.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I vote Coppell or Plano considering work, housing desires, school & budget. You will not have a "walking town" unless you consider linear parks -- which both offer. You might also want to look at Castle Hills; that's very popular. Welcome to Castle Hills | Premier North Dallas Residential Community
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