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Old 07-09-2015, 09:04 PM
 
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Heard that most roads in Dallas have tolls? Do these cities Coppell, W Plano, Allen and Irving have access to toll-free roads? Which roads/highways are toll-free?
Toll Roads in DFW:

Sam Rayburn Tollway (121)
Dallas North Tollway
George Bush Tollway (161)

West Plano is probably the worst, as it is surrounded by 121, the Dallas North Tollway, and the George Bush. 75 is the other border (sort of--I wouldn't really consider that West Plano) and it is toll free.

Coppell has access to 635 (half toll/half free--look it up), 121, I-35, and 114 is close. It isn't too hard to get where you want to go without tolls from Coppell, but the toll road is often the fastest route

Allen has 75 & 121

Irving (the area you are looking in) is closest to 114, George Bush, 35, and 635
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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Toll Roads in DFW:

Sam Rayburn Tollway (121)
Dallas North Tollway
George Bush Tollway (161)

West Plano is probably the worst, as it is surrounded by 121, the Dallas North Tollway, and the George Bush. 75 is the other border (sort of--I wouldn't really consider that West Plano) and it is toll free.

Huh? Having access to 4 highways (three tollways & 75) is a priceless.

Coppell has access to 635 (half toll/half free--look it up), 121, I-35, and 114 is close. It isn't too hard to get where you want to go without tolls from Coppell, but the toll road is often the fastest route

Allen has 75 & 121

Highway 75 sucks big time.



Irving (the area you are looking in) is closest to 114, George Bush, 35, and 635
OP works from home but that can change so access to highways is still an asset.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:03 AM
 
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>>access to highways is still an asset.

+1
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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OP works from home but that can change so access to highways is still an asset.
OP asked specifically about access to TOLL FREE HIGHWAYS. Which is not something West Plano has much (or really any) of. I'm assuming OP can look at a map and figure out general highway access.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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These are the areas of main interest to people moving in.... Thanks for the information.
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:54 PM
 
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Frisco and Allen are great schools. Don't listen to folks from 1947 who keep on insisting Coppell (dead city), Plano (another dead city) are good schools. They are OLD schools. NewGen kids will attend Frisco/Allen schools and in next 10-15 years they are the top school districts. Send to Coppell or Plano only if your kid is in high school NOW. If not don't make a mistake of buying in Coppell. Do your kids a favor and make them not live with granpa's and let them have some friends.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:03 PM
 
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Frisco and Allen are great schools. Don't listen to folks from 1947 who keep on insisting Coppell (dead city), Plano (another dead city) are good schools. They are OLD schools. NewGen kids will attend Frisco/Allen schools and in next 10-15 years they are the top school districts. Send to Coppell or Plano only if your kid is in high school NOW. If not don't make a mistake of buying in Coppell. Do your kids a favor and make them not live with granpa's and let them have some friends.
These views let some people sleep better at night because they bought in Frisco and Allen but to be honest no body has a crystal ball. That doesn't change the fact that Plano and Coppell keep performing better than others year after year, to prove them wrong.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:23 PM
 
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Frisco and Allen are great schools. Don't listen to folks from 1947 who keep on insisting Coppell (dead city), Plano (another dead city) are good schools. They are OLD schools. NewGen kids will attend Frisco/Allen schools and in next 10-15 years they are the top school districts. Send to Coppell or Plano only if your kid is in high school NOW. If not don't make a mistake of buying in Coppell. Do your kids a favor and make them not live with granpa's and let them have some friends.
Interesting. By your criteria the Park Cities are "dead."

I live in Coppell. TONS of young families are buying here. We have 2 toddlers. I was born in the 80s...not 1947. A family just bought the house across the street from a woman whose children had grown up and moved out. They also have 2 toddlers. This is happening all over Coppell.

Same with Plano. Same with Flower Mound. My parents sold their house to a family with young kids when their last one was about to finish high school.

High performing schools in good areas don't simply age away. If that were the case, Highland Park would have been dead decades ago. Some people stay, but many people move down and out (for good reasons) and new, young families move in. It's not really rocket science.

You can keep saying the same thing over and over in different threads, but that doesn't make it true
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:38 PM
 
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Where will you be working? As far as school districts, both Coppell and Plano are one of the best school districts you can find here. As for rental, in Plano (west side) - the better side if you concern about schools (more competitive) I have found 15+ homes that feeds into good schools. The rental of $1800 in Irving is not high, again depending on your preference.
As for electricity, for an $1800 house 3/2 or 4/3 will likely be around $200-250/month but it all depends on how efficient the home is and being rental it is more likely the home is not efficient and build during the 1990s.
Lawn service is $25/30 per week. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:35 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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