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Old 08-02-2015, 11:11 AM
 
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Thanks, I'm coming from an area where housing was lower and you get more for your money, but the schools were low performing within that district. So, I'm willing to have less house and pay more for my children to have better schooling.
Oh, trust me, I know. I moved here from Memphis, TN and I also used to teach there. I couldn't sell my house and get me and my family to Dallas quick enough.

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Old 08-02-2015, 11:15 AM
 
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Default rent for a while

why don't you rent for an year and then pick the area you want to live in, that way you got an idea of the area yourself. i myself moved from Memphis last summer started renting, people suggested me to buy immediately but i wanted to see for myself and pick a suburb. earlier this year , i contracted to build a home in mckinney and will move in a few months. even though i could have saved some money if i bought it right away, i am still happy because i navigated around and picked the location myself.
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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I agree with sammrm22, get an apartment close to work for about a year. That will give you time to navigate the freeways here, find the communities you like etc. That is what we did when we came from WV, having never even been here before! We bought a house in Lancaster. The schools have made big improvements and are about to get some new campuses and have some schools completely rebuilt. Housing prices are still pretty good and going up.

There was an article I read recently that talked about how Lancaster was going to be the new up and coming area. Looking forward to it. Some restauranteurs and film producers opened up a restaurant in the square and are rebuilding the theater.
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I agree with sammrm22, get an apartment close to work for about a year. That will give you time to navigate the freeways here, find the communities you like etc. That is what we did when we came from WV, having never even been here before! We bought a house in Lancaster. The schools have made big improvements and are about to get some new campuses and have some schools completely rebuilt. Housing prices are still pretty good and going up.

There was an article I read recently that talked about how Lancaster was going to be the new up and coming area. Looking forward to it. Some restauranteurs and film producers opened up a restaurant in the square and are rebuilding the theater.
I also believe only good things ahead for Lancaster. HOWEVER the schools have a way to go, and new campuses are not yet built. For someone needing schools NOW, waiting for the improvements is not a good option.

I remember when you were buying your adorable home (also remember the photos). You did so great and it pleases me that you are happy in Lancaster. We need more CD posters contributing to the Dallas forum from the southern burbs.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:42 PM
 
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I think you should accept a job offer further north.
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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Oh, trust me, I know. I moved here from Memphis, TN and I also used to teach there. I couldn't sell my house and get me and my family to Dallas quick enough.

What area have you found best to fit your family?
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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I think you should accept a job offer further north.
You are probably right!
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:42 PM
 
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why don't you rent for an year and then pick the area you want to live in, that way you got an idea of the area yourself. i myself moved from Memphis last summer started renting, people suggested me to buy immediately but i wanted to see for myself and pick a suburb. earlier this year , i contracted to build a home in mckinney and will move in a few months. even though i could have saved some money if i bought it right away, i am still happy because i navigated around and picked the location myself.

I can't wait to leave Memphis! I know god has something better in store for me...Within in my field I've had plenty feedback from corporations, so I'm thinking I won't have that hard of a time finding a job.
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:50 AM
 
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I know exactly where AAFES is located and you definitely DO NOT want to live in that area. Previous posters have offered good advice and the drive from SW Arlington with good schools (Martin attendance zone and a straight shot on I-20) would be an easy commute.
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