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Old 09-20-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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I'm a single 42yo man with a grown daughter. I'm thinking about moving near White Rock Lake, but unsure of the area. Schools are not an issue for me, but rather the draw there for me is the cycling community that seems to be very active there around the lake and surrounding areas. I'm looking for a safe, quiet neighborhood to live in near that area that I can ride my bike from to the lake or other trails. I'm coming from a rural area so I'm used to quiet neighborhoods and low crime rates. I do have a couple of dogs, so a house with a medium size yard would be nice. Does anyone have any advice on where to go/not go around that area? Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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You need to provide is if you are renting or buying and what your budget is.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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Renting or buying is fine. Renting, around $1600/mo would be fine. Buying around $265k max.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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I would recommend looking in the Old Lake Highlands area on the east side of the lake in zip code 75218. You could also look on the south side of the lake in the Little Forest Hills area (also 75218). Both of those areas have easy access to the biking trails around White Rock Lake and would have homes in your budget.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:11 PM
 
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My husband rides to the lake on weekends from our home in 75228 - Casa Linda Forest. Lots of cyclists all around. Houses are still affordable here - mostly ranch homes with decent backyards.

If I could pick any neighborhood, I'd pick Penninsula which is right on the lake and you do not have to cross any major streets to get to the lake. Homes here might be more as well as smaller.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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I'd pick the Peninsula too, but the only listing over there right now is a $950,000 teardown.

Robmab is right...Old Lake Highlands and little forest hills. Lochwood too, it's a hop skip to the lake for someone heading out on a training ride anyway.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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One of the wholesalers in my investor group has a house for sale that he alleges is in the WRL area. Needs rehab but if you want the info let me know thru DM. I know nothing about the property. Lots of wholesalers are slimeballs, but the property is not on MLS so maybe its something worth seeing. I can copy and paste the email he sent.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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Old Lake Highlands (east of the lake) has really good lots with smaller houses. Because they are smaller and from the 50's and 60's, they are really affordable. It is adjacent to the lake, the trees are mature, and the streets are quiet. You can get right on to the bike loop. We lived on the other side of the lake- but the lots are smaller and the streets aren't as wide. I would definitely live on the east side if we needed less space.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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Yep Penninsula would be ideal. I remember when it was actually cheap, and many homes did not sell very well, even if they were in the $100-200K range (or less!). How things have changed. I think OLH and LFH would be good. Lochwood is a bit farther but would have larger lots and houses with trees and creeks. If you want something historic, say a Craftsman Bungalow, on the west side of the lake closer to downtown, try Junius Heights (75214). You have to cross Abrams and Gaston but no problem after that...
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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You could get a smaller house in Casa Linda for that budget. Yards are huge so you'd have plenty of room for your dogs. You only need to cross Garland Rd for easy access to the lake. Problem is there isn't a ton of houses on the market right now in Casa Linda. Little Forest Hills is right next door and is also quiet and affordable. Houses and lots are much smaller though.
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