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Old 01-04-2015, 09:12 AM
 
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Are there any towns around Dallas (up to 40 min) with houses on the 250's and great schools??
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Are we talking all the way to high school? How many bedrooms are needed? You can get into a multitude of Plano homes at that price point that have fabulous schools.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Plano is one of many good school districts. In just about all of them you can find a house in the $250's
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Grapevine
Richardson
Plano
Flower Mound

It might be easier to list suburbs that either don't have good schools or don't have houses in that price range.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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Plano is the best valued package for you. Other top tier districts like Highland Park and Carroll(Southlake) are more expensive.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Plano has both good and average schools. It depends where in Plano. Great schools in Coppell, Grapevine, Flower Mound, etc.

I am neutral to all this but the crazy prefernce for Plano is just outrageous in this forum
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:57 AM
 
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Plano has both good and average schools. It depends where in Plano. Great schools in Coppell, Grapevine, Flower Mound, etc.

I am neutral to all this but the crazy prefernce for Plano is just outrageous in this forum
Diversity, good schools, affordable housing. I can see why.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:06 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Check out 75080 in Richardson.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:45 PM
 
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Check out 75080 in Richardson.
Richardson is another good suggestion for $250K. Frisco and Allen are good contenders but Richardson has better location.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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Plano has both good and average schools. It depends where in Plano. Great schools in Coppell, Grapevine, Flower Mound, etc.

I am neutral to all this but the crazy prefernce for Plano is just outrageous in this forum
Well, Plano's school metrics (at least at the high school level for West and Senior) are behind only HP, about even with Carroll (Southlake) and slightly higher than Coppell. HP has nothing anywhere near 250K (maybe a refrigerator box is for sale somewhere ), and Southlake has virtually nothing at 250K (there are actually a few single family detached homes that aren't doublewides [yes, there are actually a few mobile homes within Carroll ISD limits!] that are smallish and might be as low as 250K if they ever hit the market).

Coppell is generally pricier than Plano and we all know how fast houses go there. Richardson (feeding into Pearce) and Flower Mound or Highland Village are other options. Richardson generally gets talked up here a bit as does Flower Mound, but both are smaller than Plano and the school metrics have generally been a touch lower (although FloMo's most recent scores moved them up to Coppell/Plano level). Flower Mound is also a generally tougher commute to downtown Dallas than Plano.

Plano gets top mention most of the time because the schools overall are top notch and there's a lot of reasonably priced housing there. It's not some weird pro-Plano bias. That said, FloMo and Richardson get a lot of props and deservedly so. Grapevine probably is undermentioned a bit (and GCISD is in that weird area of not quite being in the very top tier, and Colleyville is often in the shadow of Southlake reputation-wise).
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