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Old 10-29-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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Hi, We are moving to Dallas in a couple of weeks and we found a rental home that meets our needs and budget well. It is in a neighborhood called Madison Estates in Southeast Plano (just east of Jupiter and south of 14th Street in 75074). Schools are not a concern for us since my boys are not school-age so I was very excited about signing a lease. But when I searched on city-data, I got a negative tone about East Plano. I don't mind diversity at all but I am certainly concerned if there is crime in the area. The neighborhood looks fairly new and well kept. But is it surrounded by rundown neighborhoods? Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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There are older neighborhoods in the area; the surrounding area was mostly built in the 1960s. The homes are smaller and are mostly owned by lower income families. However, I live in the East Plano area and I grew up a few blocks from Madison Estates. I don't consider the area dangerous at all.

There are posters on CD that consider anything less than upper middle class as ghetto. They feel good about accepting racial diversity but seem to consider financial diversity as "ghetto" even if mixed income or merely middle class.

The access to The George Bush Turnpike can't be beat from there. Tom Thumb is so close and Kroger is a few blocks away. Mr. Wok has often been voted among the best Chinese food in the Dallas area. I love the dry cleaner next door to Tom Thumb. 5 minute drive to downtown Plano and its shops and festivals. Right up Jupiter is Oak Point Recreation Center and Park and Nature Preserve. The park and nature preserve is a jewel in Plano green space.

Welcome to Plano and the neighborhood.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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You can't beat the location for the price range. It's not a bad area. You'll have everything at your footstep. Makes life a whole lot easier compared to far flung places.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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Thank you guys so much. This makes my decision easier! DitsyD, having the park and nature preserve closer by was definitely a big factor for us.
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