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Old 08-11-2013, 06:49 PM
 
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Hi there! We are moving to the D next June for 2 years and have to be within a realistic 15 minutes maximum from Parkland Hospital. We have 2 boys then 3 and 4. One will be in Montessori, the other in beginning preschool. We would love a 3 br anything but a 2 would do. An upscale area would be nice. We are bigtime runners and a very active family. (running biking) love to cook and check it all out. We cannot live in the subs, too far out. Years ago I lived in rural TX so this will be a new thing for me too. Thanks for any guidance or sneaky tips you can offer! We will ONLY be there 2 years so rentals are fine. Thanks.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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How much do you want to spend? Are you interested in a single-family home, condo or townhome? Though the area right around Parkland isn't what you want, Highland Park, Bluffview, North Oak Lawn, Uptown, and the Knox side of Knox-Henderson aren't too far by car. And all of these neighborhoods, except for Bluffview, aren't far from the Katy Trail, a running-cycling trail in the middle of the city.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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The best neighborhood for what you describe is not adjacent to Parkland but east of 75, also known as "Central Expressway". This would be East Dallas/Lakewood/M-Streets. It may take longer than 15 minutes depending on traffic, but should not take more than 20-30 at the worst. Lakewood has the best access to White Rock Lake, a runner and bicycler's paradise. There is also the Santa Fe Trail/Veloway running from the lake to near downtown and the Katy Trail is being expanded to the lake by 2014. The White Rock Creek Trail connects to the lake from the north.

Lakewood proper is known for being the largest section in North Texas without a major street or traffic light inside its area - and all on the west shore of White Rock Lake. There are streets such as Williamson and Fisher where you would swear that you are out in the country.

It's also a kid's paradise and the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA is one of the best in the country: Home
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Hahahaha, does Lakewooder ever post anything besides how amazing Lakewood is? It's more the 15 minutes, which is the first thing they asked for.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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Um, I said that...can you name something closer to Parkland that fufills these requirements?
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Um, I said that...can you name something closer to Parkland that fufills these requirements?
Highland Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Highland Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek.
And all of those are "upscale" too...
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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And all of those are "upscale" too...
Yup, just what they are asking for! Oak Lawn has become incredibly expensive from where it was just a few short years ago. The average sales price of a home in the area was 771K.

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Old 08-12-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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Highland Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek.
Those are great and closer but a lot of traffic (even on the Katy Trail)...and two of them are not that kid-friendly. However Oak Lawn would probably be the closest.

I don't know about the time it would take to get there from North Oak Cliff (maybe back roads instead of the freeway) but that's another possibilty.

However, White Rock Lake is a gem and should be mentioned.
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