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Old 01-08-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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Just wanted to say hi. My wife and I lurked this forum alot reading about DFW before we moved here. Once we did we got a simple apt in Valley Ranch and started doing weekend trips all over the area to find where we wanted to live. January 2 we started looking for a house in Frisco (loved the area) and found a house in the Trails/Eldorado estates area. We are super excited to be home owners around here (previous owned a house in Normal, IL, glad to be out of that terrible state).

Saying that, we choose the area of the Trails as we liked the sub divisions, the HOA's were decent, the house values were fine for what we feel we are getting. We are concerned a little about the terrible shape the 423 road is in, anyone know whats going on with that construction? I'll need to take that to 121 (or find an alternate way to get there) for me to get to work. Honestly my commute will be rough a bit as I work in Las Colinas, but my wife will be right next to her work so it makes it worth while.
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Don't know about the construction, but congratulations on the new house. May you and your family enjoy it for many years.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:01 PM
 
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FM 423 Widening Project
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:02 PM
 
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Glad you found a home! Enjoy!
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Can you take Legacy? I live really close to you and work at DNT/Legacy, so I just take Legacy all the way. I would die (somewhat kidding) if I had to take 423 to work everyday. You could take Legacy to 121, or you could hop on DNT if you aren't opposed to spending more money on tolls.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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Can you take Legacy? I live really close to you and work at DNT/Legacy, so I just take Legacy all the way. I would die (somewhat kidding) if I had to take 423 to work everyday. You could take Legacy to 121, or you could hop on DNT if you aren't opposed to spending more money on tolls.
Looking at the map it would add a few miles to the commute, but nothing terrible. I wouldn't mind that and I'm sure the ware and tear on my car would be worth saving.

I'm not apposed to DNT (one of the first things we did when moving to Texas was get a toll tag), however I've never once seen it moving smoothly. It always looks completely jammed. Am I just seeing it at really bad times or is it actually a viable option at 8am?
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:10 PM
 
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I leave at 8:30 and while traffic stops for no good reason, it's usually after 121.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I usually leave my house around 7:00/7:05 and it doesn't seem too bad at that time. I took DNT to 121 to go to the airport a few months ago and left my house around 7:45 and it was definitely more congested than I usually see it. The only catch with taking Legacy is that you might hit a school zone or two, depending on what time you leave. If you are driving on it at 8:00, you will probably only hit the Wakeland school zone.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:26 AM
 
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You guys are a great help, I truly appreciate it. We have the home inspection today, so here is hoping all looks good. The home's only 10 years old so hopefully there are no fundamental problems like foundation, mold or roof issues.
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