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Old 08-26-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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I am a retired lady in my 60s and live with my daughter, who is an accountant, age 40. We are moving to Plano next year. My daughter will be looking for an accounting job in industry. She is a Cost Accountant 2 & has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, an MBA, a CPA, & 3 years experience.


We do not have any pets. My daughter does not have children, so schools are not a consideration with us. Our main consideration is the location. We want to be centrally located in Plano so that my daughter can easily commute to a job anywhere in the Plano-Frisco-North Dallas area.


We are looking for a respectable, safe, very quiet -- but also very nice & upscale -- apartment with 2 bedrooms & 1 or 2 baths. We would prefer a gated community. We can spend about $1200 or so per month for rent. Which apartments would you recommend?


What areas of town would be best & which should we avoid? What would you recommend to your own mother or grandmother?


I would appreciate any suggestions.


Thank you!
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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$1200 per month may not get an "upscale" apartment -- seems demand is very high right now and supply is low.

There are several decent apartment complexes in West Plano off of Preston between Spring Creek and Park. Use zip code 75093 when searching. Good luck.

Legacy Village (off of Legacy and the Tolllway) is very lovely and popular, you might be able to get a smaller 2brm in that price range. Good luck.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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Thank you so much, Brookside.

Looks like we may have to rethink our budget. I guess there are always these reality checks when moving to a new area!

We'll look in the area you suggested. Really appreciate your prompt & kind response.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Our main consideration is the location. We want to be centrally located in Plano so that my daughter can easily commute to a job anywhere in the Plano-Frisco-North Dallas area.
Our initial recommendation to those relocating to the DFW area, is to acquire the job first... THEN and only then decide on your home location based on the commute distance that you and your daughter finds acceptable.

While it may be her desire to work in the Plano/Frisco/North Dallas area, that may not come to pass, as there are large business centers spread out all over here in DFW, and it could be that she finds an exceptional opportunity anywhere from Plano to downtown Dallas to Irving to Arlington or even Fort Worth, etc. DFW is huge, with many safe and lovely communities to live in... and commute times could well be 1-2 hrs each way with added tolls expense if careful planning is not done upfront.

Good luck to you both on finding exactly what you're looking for... I'm sure it's out there... just don't limit yourselves at first to one certain home location until the job has been decided upon!

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Old 08-26-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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That's an excellent point, BstYet2Be.

We lived in Frisco several years ago & had an awful commute. Neither of us would really want to repeat that experience!

Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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Plano is huge land wise, truly wait till she secures a job. If she gets a job more north in Frisco, I would look more over that way and you might find it much more cheaper in a nice area. If she is going to be working in north Dallas, then living off of 190 might be a better fit. I live over in the Murphy area, my husband works in Richardson, his commute is 20 minutes. If we lived closer to 121 or the Dallas Tollway, the commute for him would run much longer.
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