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Old 09-02-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Any opinion or experience about Farmersville and their downtown?
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:05 PM
 
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I've been to Princeton but it was not really appealing, certainly nothing like NJ's Princeton. I'm guessing Farmersville is not much different.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Small town on a rural area that's a long drive to McKinney or Plano. There used to be a good Mexican restaurant there but I hear its closed.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Earth
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My realtor sent me this listing. I have yet to go see this property and visit Farmersville. Its been 8 years since I went there. I was hoping some one has latest updates.

3478 County Road 1056, Farmersville, TX 75442 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com®
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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To buy, tear down and rebuild or.......?
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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oddly enough, had to go out there this weekend to pick up a washing machine. The guy selling it had listed the location as "north Wylie"...HAH!!! talk about middle of nowhere. I guess if you like peace and quiet then this is the place but good God...miles and miles of nothing. NOT the place to have your car break down on you.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Nice that it is close to Lake Lavon, but is there any water in that portion of the lake these days?

Highway 380 from McKinney to Farmersville to Greenville is a busy, dangerous road. There are always accidents, often fatal on that road. I would not like living in Farmersville for that reason.

I don't remember a good grocery store there; you would probably want to do most of your shopping in McKinney or Greenville or possibly Wylie.

I haven't heard anything bad about Farmersville, but really, I haven't heard much of all about Farmersville.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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My nephew and his family have lived there for around 10 years or so and they love it. Farmersville is one town that has managed to stay small despite the massive growth in most northern suburbs. And I think most people there probably prefer it that way. Not for everyone but perhaps the closest thing to Mayberry we have that is fairly close to Dallas. Highway 78 is being widened in sections due to increasing traffic, but I don't look for things to explode there like in other suburbs. It does suffer from poor access to other parts of DFW, however that improved some with the completion of the Bush Turnpike.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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According to my realtor, Princeton is getting a lot of of new construction so Farmersville is probably next in line. For 35k(after negotation) only, one can comfortably hold on to this property for 5 years if town has a promising future. I can spare a few hours on weekend. Lake Lavon has really low water level so flood insurance is probably low as well.

I wouldn't live more than 30 minutes away from Dallas but Farmersville can be a nice place to retire or ones who not mind 2hr commute.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:36 PM
 
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Originally Posted by DitsyD View Post

Highway 380 from McKinney to Farmersville to Greenville is a busy, dangerous road. There are always accidents, often fatal on that road. I would not like living in Farmersville for that reason.
That section has been widened. And they improved the RR crossings N of it.

HWY 69 from Greenville to Celeste is the most dangerous road in the area BTW.

As for the OP, Farmersville is a lot better than Greenville.
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