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Old 10-12-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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Thank you mSooner & jdallas.

Is there a place where I can look up the cities or sub urbs covered by each ISD.
What are the other places that you would suggest considering my budget and kids schools? My husbands job is temporary, it can change to some other city in few months who knows. So I don't want to really decide the place of settlement based on his job in Plano. But temporarily, I can find an apartment in Plano.

jdallas, yeah lot of schools in CT especially UCONN, Yale etc. but considering weather & job opportunities, we prefer moving down to South.

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Old 10-12-2015, 03:02 PM
 
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Ah, if the job is that temporary I would rent until you know where he will be working more permanently. Even some really great central locations could mean an awful or expensive (tolled) commute depending on his job location. And there pretty much is a good suburb/school district within a good commute of any potential work area...you just need to know what it is. Renting in Plano for the short term is probably your best option. I know it makes school changes a pain, though.

Consider the DFW itself is the size of the entire state of Connecticut...
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:14 PM
 
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Thank you mSooner. How can I about finding the apartments that are covered by Plano ISD please guide.
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:38 PM
 
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You will be moving from the 4th most educated state to #29 so align your expectations accordingly when the time comes to evaluate schools.
This statistics has very misleading. The following might serve better:

https://local.niche.com/m/dallas-fort-worth-metro-area/

https://local.niche.com/s/connecticut/
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Thank you mSooner. How can I about finding the apartments that are covered by Plano ISD please guide.
Most Plano addresses are served by Plano ISD though not all, especially on the Northern and Western fringes. You can also add a couple of Dallas zip codes that are served by Plano ISD such as 75287 and 75252. You can also look at Richardson and parts of Dallas served by Richardson ISD such as 75080, almost all of 75248, and the Eastern secion of 75252.

Personally I would stick with Plano or Richardson if your office location could change as they're both relatively central to the majority of IT/tech jobs in the area. There are also a decent amount of IT jobs in Las Colinas (northern part of the City of Irving) which wouldn't be too far from either Richardson or Plano but it can be a 30-40 minute drive in traffic.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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You will be moving from the 4th most educated state to #29 so align your expectations accordingly when the time comes to evaluate schools.
Having lived in Fairfield County for five winters, I find this comment absurd. CT is like a giant 19th-century cotton plantation if you know what I mean. In any case, Plano, or any of the surrounding areas sounds perfect for the OP.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:17 PM
 
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Couple of points IT work especially contract type is very competitive in Dallas area and 300 K for a home in Plano does not buy you anything these days, you may need to revise your budget.
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:44 AM
 
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Having lived in Fairfield County for five winters, I find this comment absurd. CT is like a giant 19th-century cotton plantation if you know what I mean. In any case, Plano, or any of the surrounding areas sounds perfect for the OP.
CT has the perception of having great schools because most of their schools are suburban lilly white with very little racial or economic diversity if that is what you meant. And yes they are very good safe schools with fewer disruptive kids on average.

But they also dont have asians or tiger moms except the author who lives in CT. And of course plano is very asian and tons of tiger moms. So, while CT schools in general may be far better than TX schools Plano schools will have far more competitive students than the top Ct schools. Yes, even more than greenwich, darien, or westport. So be careful what you wish for.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:38 AM
 
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If it's just a matter of few months then why uproot children twice. First let hubby move, get to know the area, find a long term contract or more permanent sort of job, find proper housing then you and kids can join.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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CT has the perception of having great schools because most of their schools are suburban lilly white with very little racial or economic diversity if that is what you meant. And yes they are very good safe schools with fewer disruptive kids on average.

But they also dont have asians or tiger moms except the author who lives in CT. And of course plano is very asian and tons of tiger moms. So, while CT schools in general may be far better than TX schools Plano schools will have far more competitive students than the top Ct schools. Yes, even more than greenwich, darien, or westport. So be careful what you wish for.
What is a tiger mom?
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