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Old 10-09-2015, 02:06 PM
 
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We are a married couple in our mid-30's with three children. We are looking for an area near Dallas with a country feel. We would prefer the area to have great schools and access to grocery stores, restaurants, doctors' offices, kids' activities. We lived in McKinney in 2010, but feel like it's gotten a little too crowded/too much traffic for us. We would love an area with great Christian churches as well. We are hoping to stay around/under $300K.

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Old 10-09-2015, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Austin
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For a "country feel", you need to go to the outskirts East and West. Rockwall, Royce City, Fate all seem to fit that in the East. Watagua, Keller, and other areas around Ft Worth are much more a "country feel" in the West.

I would go even further SouthWest like Burleson and Crowley.
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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300K, country feel but still close to Dallas and great schools is going to be hard. Good schools can be had in places the over poster mentioned, which seems like it might be your best bet. Something like Forney I think would fit what you are looking for.
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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Thanks, I appreciate the responses.
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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Just to clarify a bit: By country feel, I mean like McKinney was a few years ago. I'm originally from the Washington DC area, so anywhere in TX seems kind of country to me. I'm not used to friendly people and houses not being right next to each other. That's what I'm looking for. My husband was born and raised in Texas, and says no place is better, so that's why we are moving there.

I've been doing some research and places like Allen, Frisco, Anna, and Melissa have come up. Are they built up like McKinney? Would that area be above our price range?
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Old 10-09-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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Where's the job?
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Old 10-09-2015, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I've been doing some research and places like Allen, Frisco, Anna, and Melissa have come up. Are they built up like McKinney? Would that area be above our price range?
Allen and Frisco are built more than McKinney. Anna and Melissa are headed that direction as that's where the buyers are going. Price point will be difficult.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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You may want to reconsider McKinney, and see if you can find a place north of 380. Development north of there still has a long way to go before it'll be as crowded as the rest of McKinney, and will be in your price range. Otherwise, Anna and Melissa would work as others have stated. I'll also throw Prosper out there, but finding a home in your budget will be the tricky part, but they are out there.
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Rockwall or Forney, but if your job is close to McKinney, forget it.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:25 PM
 
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Maybe we need to consider raising our housing budget :/. Thank you all so much for your replies.
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