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Old 12-21-2007, 12:18 AM
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My hubby's job search has narrowed and one opportunity is in Las Colinas. On Realtor.com there are some homes we really like that are very close to hubby's work (3 miles or less). We have no kids at home and would be looking to keep a house long-term.

However, you never know what life brings - so I'm wondering about resale on a house in Las Colinas that is in the Irving ISD (I've checked the maps and confirmed). In searching the forums Irving ISD seems to get negative responses. I'm interested in all opinions including real estate pros that have experience in North Irving.

On another note... What kind of shopping and restaurants are in Las Colinas. We're mostly homebodies but we like go out sometimes. We also love Whole Foods and I'm hoping something like that will be near.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:08 AM
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Las Colinas is a highly desirable location. Resale has never been an issue for homes in the Irving ISD. A part of Las Colinas is in Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD too.

The closest Whole Foods store is about 10 miles from Last Colinas, at Preston and Forest. Shopping is not only our hobby, it is considered a professional sport here, so you won't run out of places to shop at. Lots of department stores such as Kohl's, Home Depot, Target, Stein Mart, countless boutiques and lots more are in Las Colinas. A few malls are close by too. The Galleria, NorthPark, Vista Ridge, Grapevine Mills, Irving Mall etc...

The variety of food is extensive too. From steakhouses, to Indian food, middle eastern Ali Baba is one of my favorites on McCarthur, Thai, Mongolian, Texmex...

So, don't pack any food... just come on down y'all...
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:44 PM
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Resale values in Las Colinas have never been an issue, even in the IISD. It's the nicest part of the city.
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:16 PM
Location: Dallas
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Las Colinas is a highly desired area, however Irving is know as hill country and there are specific areas that tend to carry high DOM(days on market) when reselling. I would be careful on areas you choose. Market is Dallas is very unique and specific areas surrounded by both new construction and pre owned are having some depreciation issues.

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Old 12-21-2007, 11:23 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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I live in Las Colinas , haha. I got to CFBISD, which really shouldn't hurt you too bad. Pounce now, i've lived here my whole life and can say that when i came it still looked like you lived in the country. Thats gone, this area is skyrocketing in prices. I moved here when the prices in hackberry ere 250k, which is now the price of townhomes.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:20 AM
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You will find that Las Colinas is a terrific area to live and work. Close to downtown Dallas, and DFW, plenty of great shopping and restaurants. Since things are so spread out, it is not unusual to drive 20 minutes to your favorite location.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:33 AM
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Well, unless you buy the house and then it is zoned to a different school district (this rarely ever happens), the effect on resale value when you decide to sell it will be similar to the effect on resale value experienced by the person who sells it to you.

In other words, all else being equal, no net effect.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:17 PM
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I think it has an effect, but not a complete downside. Many residents I know who live in Las Colinas but in Irving ISD did not mind moving into the district because they were already set on private schools. Crazy reading this forum from 2007 and now having a Whole Foods in Las Colinas.
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