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Old 03-11-2014, 02:42 PM
 
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We will be moving to Dallas from the mainline outside of Philadelphia. My husband has taken a position at a company in the downtown area. We have two children D10/S12. We would like to continue their co-ed private school education. Although I work fulltime in Philadelphia as an attorney I will not be working when first we move to the Dallas area. Of course, we're looking for a home in an area that is safe, filled with children, close enough to my husband's job and near the children's school. D is a great student, student counsel leader, on a travel soccer team, involved in chorus and hand chimes ensemble at school and plays guitar at School of Rock. S is also a great student, enjoys chorus and is on a premiere baseball team in our area. I'm thinking in the $500,000 price range for a home. Can anyone give me some areas to look at and private school opinions?

Also, we will be traveling to see the area- never been to Texas - so can anyone suggest things to check out to get a vibe for the area -both for adults and the kids.

Also, also, anyone want to weigh in on the things about Dallas that will most surprise/disappoint us coming form the Philly area?

thank you!

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Old 03-11-2014, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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East Dallas(Zip code 75214 & 75218) might be a good area for you all since you are also doing private schools. There a lot of families moving into the area. You should also check into Devonshire(Zip code 75209), though houses in that area are a little more pricey. Both are only about a ten minute commute to downtown Dallas. As far as coed privates, I think Greenhill would possibly be a good fit for you all.

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Old 03-11-2014, 02:52 PM
 
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In your price range I would look in Las Colinas. Lots of kids in the newer communities and in Hackberry Creek.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:03 PM
 
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The private co-ed schools you should consider, in my order of preference, are ESD, Greenhill, and Parish. In North Dallas you will be able to locate a nice home for 500k.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:19 PM
 
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School of Rock Dallas | Inspiring Kids To Rock On Stage And In Life owners live in Lakewood (75214,75206 and 75223) area and send their kids to the public schools. The school is located between Lakewood and University Park off Central Expressway near Greenville Avenue on Dyer. This area is about 10 minutes from downtown and the average home price is around $500,000 but you can find many homes for more or less.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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Thank you for your quick responses to my post. I will look into your suggestions HockDad, Squirl and bencronin. Very nervous about the move since I've lived my whole life in the same area!
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:23 PM
 
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Yes, Lakewooder I was so happy to see an SoR in Dallas. That will make my daughter very happy as she loves the program here.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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East Dallas(Zip code 75214 & 75218) might be a good area for you all since you are also doing private schools. There a lot of families moving into the area. You should also check into Devonshire(Zip code 75209), though houses in that area are a little more pricey. Both are only about a ten minute commute to downtown Dallas. As far as coed privates, I think Greenhill would possibly be a good fit for you all.

Homepage | Greenhill School
I second this; I was going to post it myself but saw you beat me to it.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:51 PM
 
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If you want to keep both kids at the same school from now through 12th grade, your options are:

Episcopal School of Dallas, Greenhill, Parish - all in North Dallas and all top schools. Zip codes for your home search would be 75220, 75229, and maybe 75230 if you can find something good for $500k. All three schools are in the $20-25k/ per child / per year. All have pretty good sized graduating classes for privates (compared to Lakehill or other super tiny K-12 coed's where there are 15ish kids per class).

If you're open to Catholic schools, K-8 are coed and 9-12 are all boys and all girls (with the exception of co-ed Bishop Lynch HS in Far East Dallas). Most of the better Catholic schools are in the same general area as EDS / Parish/ Greenhill. Catholic schools are SIGNIFICANTLY less expensive than the other privates.

If you're hellbent on coed privates and are willing to step down a few notches academically to maintain coed, Trinity Christian Academy in Addison and Prestonwood Baptist in Plano would be the next best K-12 options. You could live in Plano, Far North Dallas, or anywhere else along the Tollroad. I am not sure how much these schools are but definitely less than Greenhill/ ESD / Parish.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:49 PM
 
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If you're hellbent on coed privates and are willing to step down a few notches academically to maintain coed, Trinity Christian Academy in Addison and Prestonwood Baptist in Plano would be the next best K-12 options. You could live in Plano, Far North Dallas, or anywhere else along the Tollroad. I am not sure how much these schools are but definitely less than Greenhill/ ESD / Parish.

These schools are very good value for the price they ask and you can live in Plano with Plano ISD as a fall back option, you wouldn't have option of good public schools if you lived in Dallas.
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