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Old 07-26-2015, 07:45 PM
 
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Hi everyone! Sorry to add to the many, many relocation threads around here, but I do have a couple of questions regarding a few areas in Dallas. First of all, my son will be attending Bishop Lynch High School near White Rock Lake starting this August, and my other son will be at Prince of Peace Catholic up in Plano. I work downtown at AT&T. We currently live in SW Frisco, but we're looking to move closer into the city somewhere at a midpoint between all three locations. We can comfortably afford between the 650k-900k range, which areas would you all recommend? Thanks!
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:47 PM
 
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North Dallas, Lakewood, Richardson or Far West Plano, depending upon the current housing inventory.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:37 AM
 
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Have you checked out the bus/shuttle for BL? That might help with your housing choice. I would recommend Lake Highlands or Richardson but you will still have a hike to PoP in Plano. There is also a neighborhood off of Forest/Midway. The name escapes me. Maybe TC80 will chime in.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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I have been scratching my head over this one. The "midway" point geographically is probably somewhere in Richardson (Northwood Hills-ish, which is a great neighborhood, btw), but it means less than ideal commutes to all 3 locations.

What I would lean towards is moving to somewhere between M Streets and Lakewood Heights. Super short commute to BL and AT&T and mom will have to hike up to PoP until that kid goes to high school. Check your school directory to see if there are any families with whom you could carpool to Plano. Towards the upper end of your budget is new/newer construction which I'm guessing you want since you're currently in Frisco.
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:33 AM
 
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That's really a tough one! Traffic patterns are more important here than anything. Even though the housing stock is much lower than your budget, Murphy or Firewheel/Garland may be the best commute pattern. If either of your children is just newly enrolled in one of the schools, there's a chance the school may not be the best fit and you might consider leasing a place first.
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:42 AM
 
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That's really a tough one! Traffic patterns are more important here than anything. Even though the housing stock is much lower than your budget, Murphy or Firewheel/Garland may be the best commute pattern. If either of your children is just newly enrolled in one of the schools, there's a chance the school may not be the best fit and you might consider leasing a place first.
Ok, that is the craziest suggestion yet!! Dad doesn't need to be that far north of AT&T, and even if he wanted to be that north, West Plano makes more sense since DNT runs so much faster than 75 at rush hour (still bad, but not 75 bad).
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:01 AM
 
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How old is the kiddo at POP?

Would you consider shifting him to St. Monica, CtK, St. Rita etc.?

Is he a likely candidate for Cistercian, BL, or Jesuit?

Any younger kids?

Does BL still run an bus from PoP to BL?

It's not clear from your post, do you have a less than full time working spouse?
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Old 07-27-2015, 01:11 PM
 
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How old is the kiddo at POP?

Would you consider shifting him to St. Monica, CtK, St. Rita etc.?

Is he a likely candidate for Cistercian, BL, or Jesuit?

Any younger kids?

Does BL still run an bus from PoP to BL?

It's not clear from your post, do you have a less than full time working spouse?
- my son at POP is going into 7th grade and he's been there for a while, so we'd like to keep him there. However, given he'll be done in just 2 years it is ok if we stray a bit further south

- He'll probably end up going to Jesuit or BL, my oldest was able to get into both so fingers crossed he will too.

- BL does still run a bus, so that's good! We've considered taking it from POP, St. Rita, Christ the King, or even St. Thomas depending on where we end up.

- I am married, but she stay-at-home for now, so she's available for transportation luckily!

Thank you everyone for all you alls help so far! We've looked at a few houses in Northwood Hills and we really like the area, same goes for Lakewood area whose only real drawback is its distance from POP, however I do like that Lakewood seems to surprisingly have many updated or even new build homes. We've also looked at Firewheel, but it feels like a long commute to downtown, though it is halfway between BL and POP distance-wise. Thanks again!
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