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Old 04-05-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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I'm a 43y/o white professional male who has been talking with a Carrollton, TX company about the possibility of moving to TX from where I am now in Northern NJ. I'm not a native of NJ & was born/raised in Southern MA. I've lived in a few different states but nothing like TX & I'm considering a move to the Carrollton area. I have no kids & not married yet but my GF may be moving down later (no kids, just animals).

-Where are the best areas for someone who is active, likes to walk/hike/kayak to live?
- Where are the best areas for movie theaters as I'm a HUGE movie buff or maybe good restaurants?
- Are there BAD sections of Carrollton I should be aware of or should I consider renting in another area?
- What areas local to Carrollton are good to live with little commute?

Thanks. Recorvering MASS-HOLE
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I'm a 43y/o white professional male who has been talking with a Carrollton, TX company about the possibility of moving to TX from where I am now in Northern NJ. I'm not a native of NJ & was born/raised in Southern MA. I've lived in a few different states but nothing like TX & I'm considering a move to the Carrollton area. I have no kids & not married yet but my GF may be moving down later (no kids, just animals).

-Where are the best areas for someone who is active, likes to walk/hike/kayak to live?
- Where are the best areas for movie theaters as I'm a HUGE movie buff or maybe good restaurants?
- Are there BAD sections of Carrollton I should be aware of or should I consider renting in another area?
- What areas local to Carrollton are good to live with little commute?

Thanks. Recorvering MASS-HOLE
What's your budget? There's no rule that says you must live in Carrollton and frankly, I wouldn't. It's OK for renting but I wouldn't buy property there...too many horror stories.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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There are definitely other places to live close to Carrollton that are nicer than that city itself. It's an older suburb, and aside from the far northern part, most of the houses are old and small.

Your budget and acceptable commute length are going to be the big deciding factors here.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I'm not sure what "Recovering Mass-Hole means....."

Are you a person who would prefer a rental community with amenities? Or a small house with a backyard? Budget?
Do you prefer a more dense city-like setting or the burbs? There are plenty of nice parks everywhere; movie theatres, too.
There are many areas in and around Carrollton to consider but it depends on your preferences.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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Default Reply from recovering MASS-HOLE

To answer the question about MASS-HOLE. Local to MA most surrounding states call people from MA MASS-HOLES. Since I'm a native to MA, I consider myself recovering. LOL

I'll be making an above average salary for that area but not over 100k. I'd like my rent to be around 800-1000 (2) beds & in a nice area. If Carrollton isn't the place for an outdoorsy guy or it has a LOT of crime, I'd much rather move further out. Give me some areas local to Carrollton, lets say within a 20min commute. I hear going further north is a great area but I'm not familiar enough to establish specific locations.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I've heard the "Mass-hole" expression before.

With that budget, and what you want, I would look in Lewisville. The lake there has some nice parks around it, and its just a short drive to Carrollton.

It's not that Carollton is high crime, but its just not very nice. It's a very blue-collar town, and there are a lot of recent immigrants there, too. I used to work there, and I really wasn't impressed with the town.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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Another area you might consider is Addison. Lots of restaurants and nightlife in that area and some of the apartment complexes are walking distance to restaurants. Addison Circle is a nice (but urban) park where they have all kinds of concerts and community events. It's about 10-15 minutes drive from Carrollton.

Rent will be a bit higher in Addison than Lewisville, but if you want to be near the action, it might be worth paying a little extra in rent.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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Carrollton has over 20 miles of trails along its Greenbelts. Lake Lewisville is 10 minutes away for Kayaking or you can go just a bit West and get in the Trinity River tributaries.

I'd look on a map in the 75007 zip code along McCoy, Old Denton, and Josey Lane just north of PGBT Tollway and S of Frankford Road.

If you look at that zipcode on google earth, you can see the huge number of paths and greenbelts.
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