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Old 09-09-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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It's "Cedar HILL", not "Cedar MOUNTAIN". No mountains there, although a few people tend to make a "mountain" out of a "hill".

It's certainly unusual and quite pretty when compared to most other parts of the DFW area.

Heck even the Hill Country folks are smart enough to name theirs "hills" and not mountains, and those are certainly a lot taller than anything in Cedar Hill.
Hills or mountains either one works just fine. I want to see some green
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:58 PM
 
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I believe the trend is reversing somewhat on HOAs, at least in Texas. I bought a new Meritage Home in Cedar Hill and I don't pay HOA dues. Builders feel the pressure as more people are turning against HOAs and they are letting people come into some new communities under a "maybe later" kind of agreement with regards to the prospect of starting up the HOA. Now with the Texas Legislature taking some power from them I don't think they will ever get off the ground in many of these new neighborhoods. Everyone keeps their homes nice and yards manicured, we don't need an HOA to tell us to do that. And no one has painted their house hot pink yet, which is the line I always hear. I guess that one person who wants to do that to a $200,000 home is out there somewhere, so thousands have to pay HOA dues just in case he moves to their neighborhood.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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I honed in to Cedar Hills because of the fact that it seems to be diverse. It is just about in the middle of Dallas and Forth Worth as it relates to driving time. I want to buy a home soon and I see that they have houses there that are not ridiculously priced for the lot size and house size. It is close to other cities however I have read that Lancaster and DeSoto are not the best cities to live in if I am looking for safety first this I do not know as I have not personally research this claim. My husband's company is also not very far away in Grand Prairie. Why do you ask? What are your thoughts?
Based on the criteria you are looking for, I would say Cedar Hill is definitely the best match. Regarding Lancaster and DeSoto, I've lived in both cities for a combined total of 25 years. They are actually decent, mostly middle-class communities with nice neighborhoods like other DFW suburbs. Neither is unsafe or a place to avoid. Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Lancaster have grown signficantly in recent years and they continue to attract new residents. Much of the negativity directed towards the southern suburbs on City-Data comes from people who have never lived here or those with poor knowledge of the area in general. Just a few things to consider while navigating through the forum. Regardless, you can enjoy a good quality of life in Cedar Hill or the other suburbs south of Dallas.

Welcome to Texas.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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I believe the trend is reversing somewhat on HOAs, at least in Texas. I bought a new Meritage Home in Cedar Hill and I don't pay HOA dues. Builders feel the pressure as more people are turning against HOAs and they are letting people come into some new communities under a "maybe later" kind of agreement with regards to the prospect of starting up the HOA. Now with the Texas Legislature taking some power from them I don't think they will ever get off the ground in many of these new neighborhoods. Everyone keeps their homes nice and yards manicured, we don't need an HOA to tell us to do that. And no one has painted their house hot pink yet, which is the line I always hear. I guess that one person who wants to do that to a $200,000 home is out there somewhere, so thousands have to pay HOA dues just in case he moves to their neighborhood.
I love the fact that that is happening because there are hardly people who would really plan and execute painting their homes in hot pink. In fL the neighborhood was well kept by each individual household. The lawn man was very happy because he did such a good job at one home that he ended up having to hire people to work for him to help out with the workload. I love when the lil man gets a chance at making some money too
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I'm all for homeowners, to an extent.

There are those people out there who just don't care how their yard & neighborhood looks. All they care about is a place to shelter them from the elements & lay their heads at night.

I've noticed even people with money do this.
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