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Old 04-07-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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While I agree with most of the folks on here about Richardson being a very good choice, the only issue I would have is with your budget. For $215K, you are going to get a very old/small/possibly not updated home. If you read some of the recent threads, Richardson is definitely one of the hotter real estate markets right now, ditto Plano. Murphy wont have much in your price range...for this reason I would suggest looking in Rowlett or Garland, Sachse maybe even Wylie...your dollars will go much further in those areas, offer the diversity you seek (Rowlett and Garland moreso than Sachse/Wylie, but diversity is growing in all these areas), and all are within a decent commute of Richardson (under 30 minutes).
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: NE Westminster Colorado
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While I agree with most of the folks on here about Richardson being a very good choice, the only issue I would have is with your budget. For $215K, you are going to get a very old/small/possibly not updated home. If you read some of the recent threads, Richardson is definitely one of the hotter real estate markets right now, ditto Plano. Murphy wont have much in your price range...for this reason I would suggest looking in Rowlett or Garland, Sachse maybe even Wylie...your dollars will go much further in those areas, offer the diversity you seek (Rowlett and Garland moreso than Sachse/Wylie, but diversity is growing in all these areas), and all are within a decent commute of Richardson (under 30 minutes).
Gotcha.

Thanks for the input.

We definitely want to be able to purchase a nice / updated home.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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East Plano had some really nice and affordable subdivisions built in early 2000's. Checkout the area near Spring Creek and Jupiter. I guess Timber Brooks and Stony Hollow but not sure about the names.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: NE Westminster Colorado
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East Plano had some really nice and affordable subdivisions built in early 2000's. Checkout the area near Spring Creek and Jupiter. I guess Timber Brooks and Stony Hollow but not sure about the names.
Thanks Pama
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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There is a larger black population in Richardson, but Plano is more multicultural with a much larger Asian foreign born community.
Actually, they're almost identical in terms of diversity. I thought Plano was whiter than that. Oh well!

Richardson:

White alone - 57,600 (58.1%)
Hispanic - 15,849 (16.0%)
Asian alone - 14,929 (15.0%)
Black alone - 8,283 (8.3%)
Two or more races - 2,001 (2.0%)
American Indian alone - 318 (0.3%)
Other race alone - 201 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 42 (0.04%)

http://www.city-data.com/city/Richardson-Texas.html


Plano:

White alone - 151,629 (58.4%)
Asian alone - 43,659 (16.8%)
Hispanic - 38,174 (14.7%)
Black alone - 19,199 (7.4%)
Two or more races - 5,779 (2.2%)
American Indian alone - 831 (0.3%)
Other race alone - 449 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 121 (0.05%)

http://www.city-data.com/city/Plano-Texas.html
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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Plano has more than twice the population of Richardson, I believe. The raw numbers should be greater. But going back to the original post, I believe the OP would find either city agreeable with regard to the criteria he was concerned about.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Plano has more than twice the population of Richardson, I believe. The raw numbers should be greater. But going back to the original post, I believe the OP would find either city agreeable with regard to the criteria he was concerned about.
Which is precisely the point I was trying to make.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Which is precisely the point I was trying to make.
Which is cool, but the foreign born numbers are 3-5x higher in Plano.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: NE Westminster Colorado
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Thanks to all for the valuable info.

Exactly what I was looking for.
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