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Old 08-31-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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12k a year for house rent is pretty low. You won't get much for that.
I was thinking $1k/mo for a 1br apartment & put the rest of your belongings in storage for another $150-200/mo. Rent cheaply.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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I was thinking $1k/mo for a 1br apartment & put the rest of your belongings in storage for another $150-200/mo. Rent cheaply.
Makes sense now.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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Research Del Webb Frisco Lakes on this Forum and online first. Be careful.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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The DWF Lakes is an absolute NO NO for us.

Great tip on the 1 br plus storage
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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@ Turtle Creek.... Is there a reason you missed mentioning Irving? Just curious.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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My husband and I are in our late 30's and bought a home in Highland Village. It sits below Lewisville lake. We wanted a one story in a place that had yards. We found that here. After we moved in there was an article about how many people retire to our neighborhood ! We love it here and a great mixture of ages live here. Every morning you can see families riding bikes to school, groups of people out walking, and people working in their yards ! Very small community and very safe. Just a place you may want to check out, no one told us about it when we moved here and we really lucked out where we are! Good luck! KNow there are lots of great places around Dallas!

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Old 09-09-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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Thought I would chime into this post since my wife and I are in the same boat. My son and his wife currently live in North Dallas and we are considering retiring to the area. We just spent a week down there scouting out areas. Our desires are a little different than yours. We have lived in NJ suburbs for over 30 years and are considering a change to city life. We think there is something to be said to be able to walk to a restaurant, bar, store, etc. Currently, we have to get in the car and drive to get anything. We also don't want to be bothered with yard work and would prefer to be as maintenance free as possible (I am challenged when it comes to fixing anything around the house--that is actually an understatement). Given all of that we kind of liked the Uptown area of Dallas and also one area in Addison. If we do decide to move to Dallas, it won't happen until the second half of next year.

I will chime in that Richardson is where my son and his wife would like to live. Schools are good and the area seems pretty nice.

Hope this helps.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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@ Charlie. Thanks for the input. I like your sentence " If we do decided to move to Dallas". Boy! It is sure hard. We live in downtown Naperville right now ( population: 142K) and we walk to EVERYTHING! Love, love, love it. I guess we should make a decision after visiting the city several times over. We are in no rush to move, so we have the luxury of research and procrastination.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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@ Charlie. Thanks for the input. I like your sentence " If we do decided to move to Dallas". Boy! It is sure hard. We live in downtown Naperville right now ( population: 142K) and we walk to EVERYTHING! Love, love, love it. I guess we should make a decision after visiting the city several times over. We are in no rush to move, so we have the luxury of research and procrastination.
If you love walking to everything, you will hate living in the Dallas suburbs. You need a car to go pretty much anywhere, even if your area is served by DART. (Allen, Frisco, and McKinney are not served by DART.)
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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@ Charlie. Thanks for the input. I like your sentence " If we do decided to move to Dallas". Boy! It is sure hard. We live in downtown Naperville right now ( population: 142K) and we walk to EVERYTHING! Love, love, love it. I guess we should make a decision after visiting the city several times over. We are in no rush to move, so we have the luxury of research and procrastination.
I used to have family that lived in Naperville, the downtown area there is very nice. If you like that, then there are some suburban options that are very walkable, but not many. Shops at Legacy in Plano would fit the bill, and has the same kind of "feel" as downtown Naperville, but it's also been years since I've been there so I might be off on that assessment.

Downtown McKinney has several bars, restaurants, and Mom and Pop type stores for shopping, but I think you might find it a bit lacking as far as retail goes. At any rate, there are homes all around the downtown area that would provide easy walking distance so it might be worth checking out.

Addison Circle is another area that would allow you to have a walkable lifestyle to restaurants, bars, etc. Not quite as much stuff going on as in Plano, and the homes there will be condos/townhomes, not detached homes. Still, a fun, lively area, with the benefit of being closer to downtown Dallas if you wanted to head down there vs the other two areas.
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