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Old 09-19-2016, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I Would put Lee and Mata at the waaay bottom of my list
Mata is a Montessori "Choice" school within DISD now. It doesn't have an "attendance zone" per se anymore (although preference is given to the immediate area and Woodrow Wilson feeder zone in general). You have to apply for entry.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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Unless you're ok with a majority of the student population being economically disadvantaged and having a significant portion (25%+) of students that have English as a second language, the only two options in DISD would be Stonewall and Lakewood. Of the two, Stonewall is more diverse.

White Rock is similar to Stonewall and is in Richardson ISD. You can find some nice homes for your budget in any of these areas, though you'll get more house for the money with homes in the White Rock zone.

Good luck.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:45 PM
 
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"Thanks! I saw this listing for White Rock Elementary. It's a six bedroom place, not sure why it's so cheap!
Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/dallas/2648377-working-hp-where-stay.html#ixzz4KkDpMU8R"

It may be cheap because it's across the street from the school. Schools (and similar) can have large noisy rooftop AC compressors that make a great deal of noise....including nighttime noise. Be sure to check that out.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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"Thanks! I saw this listing for White Rock Elementary. It's a six bedroom place, not sure why it's so cheap!
Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/dallas/2648377-working-hp-where-stay.html#ixzz4KkDpMU8R"

It may be cheap because it's across the street from the school. Schools (and similar) can have large noisy rooftop AC compressors that make a great deal of noise....including nighttime noise. Be sure to check that out.
Very good point, also schools have long pick up and drop off lines of cars starting the hour before and after school.

White Rock Elementary is in the very good Richardson ISD (Independent School District) and would be my first choice because the middle and high schools are higher performing than in the Dallas School Dist. And Richardson is quite diverse.
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:02 PM
 
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Very good point, also schools have long pick up and drop off lines of cars starting the hour before and after school.

White Rock Elementary is in the very good Richardson ISD (Independent School District) and would be my first choice because the middle and high schools are higher performing than in the Dallas School Dist. And Richardson is quite diverse.
And it's overcrowded and expected to get worse. And the plan RISD has to address that is being fought tooth and nail by the Lake Highlands crew. It's unfortunate.
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:26 PM
 
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I would highly recommend 3 months in a rental to get to know the area first. What you consider diverse and what posters on here think could be very different. Also hearing that 75230 is only 10-15 minutes away is news to me. I can't make it in less than 45 minutes on a regular work day from 75230. On a Sunday afternoon? Yes.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:38 AM
 
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I would highly recommend 3 months in a rental to get to know the area first. What you consider diverse and what posters on here think could be very different. Also hearing that 75230 is only 10-15 minutes away is news to me. I can't make it in less than 45 minutes on a regular work day from 75230. On a Sunday afternoon? Yes.
45 min from 75230 to HP? I don't know how you are going (on foot maybe?). Even with bad traffic during rush hour you can make that 4 mile drive on side streets in 15-20 MAX.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:20 AM
 
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Northwood Hills in RISD could be an option.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:28 AM
 
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Thank you all! We definitely plan to rent before buying a place. I can now do a more structured search thanks to you all!


So, another question, it is TOTALLY ridiculous to live in Plano and drive to HP everyday, right?! We can get a way bigger place in Plano and they have so many nice schools there, but if my kid is going to school in Plano, I'd like to be able to get to her in 30 minutes anytime of the day. That won't be possible if I work in HP, right??????
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:43 AM
 
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Thank you all! We definitely plan to rent before buying a place. I can now do a more structured search thanks to you all!


So, another question, it is TOTALLY ridiculous to live in Plano and drive to HP everyday, right?! We can get a way bigger place in Plano and they have so many nice schools there, but if my kid is going to school in Plano, I'd like to be able to get to her in 30 minutes anytime of the day. That won't be possible if I work in HP, right??????
That's not a reliable 30 minute drive.
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