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Old 09-20-2016, 10:46 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.
What are you even talking about? I drive from Preston & Royal to multiple places in the Park Cities every week at different times of the day and it never takes more than 10-15 minutes. My house is exactly 11 minutes from Lovers & Preston. If it's rush hour, cross Northwest Hwy at Douglas instead of Preston. I pick up Mustang Donuts for my work team a few times each month and it's about 15 minutes door to door, including driving through 2-3 school zones.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:50 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??????
It's not totally ridiculous, but you'd need to live as close to DNT & Bush as possible. Living in Far North Dallas zoned to PISD schools might be a good option as that puts you south of Bush. It would be about 15 minutes during the middle of the day, but up to 30-40 in rush hour just depending on exact home & office locations.

You also might like Richardson- more diversity, great public schools K-12, closer than Plano, and more house for your money than closer in.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:13 PM
 
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It's not totally ridiculous, but you'd need to live as close to DNT & Bush as possible. Living in Far North Dallas zoned to PISD schools might be a good option as that puts you south of Bush. It would be about 15 minutes during the middle of the day, but up to 30-40 in rush hour just depending on exact home & office locations.

You also might like Richardson- more diversity, great public schools K-12, closer than Plano, and more house for your money than closer in.

This is great. Thank you!!
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:41 PM
 
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Any thoughts on the Northwood Elementary School (part of RISD)?
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:23 PM
 
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What are you even talking about? I drive from Preston & Royal to multiple places in the Park Cities every week at different times of the day and it never takes more than 10-15 minutes. My house is exactly 11 minutes from Lovers & Preston. If it's rush hour, cross Northwest Hwy at Douglas instead of Preston. I pick up Mustang Donuts for my work team a few times each month and it's about 15 minutes door to door, including driving through 2-3 school zones.
Wait...you drive from Preston and Royal to Mustang Donuts and then to work. Don't you work up in the Legacy area? Now THAT sounds like a long commute. I am SURE there are some good donut places on the way to your office. Someone help her out.

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Old 09-20-2016, 05:09 PM
 
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Wait...you drive from Preston and Royal to Mustang Donuts and then to work. Don't you work up in the Legacy area? Now THAT sounds like a long commute. I am SURE there are some good donut places on the way to your office. Someone help her out.

Mustang is the best. Nothing else even compares. I'm happy to do it for my awesome work team! (Mostly 'cause I get one too!!)
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Old 09-21-2016, 02:14 PM
 
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This is easy - Stonewall Jackson Elementary is a few blocks east on Mockingbird Lane. Robert E. Lee is the next closest and possibly less expensive. It's not as heralded but offers IB PYP.

Why drive for an hour when it can be ten minutes? Or less.
Many HPISD and SMU employees live just east of Central. Because it's easy and it's a great place to live.

Elementary attendance zone maps:

Demographic Studies / 2016-17 Elementary School Attendance Zones

Secondary School Map (also shows the location of elementaries) - both Long and Woodrow are IB schools:

http://www.dallasisd.org/cms/lib/TX0...t/WilsonHS.pdf

Within the Long/Woodrow feeder pattern it is also possible to transfer to other elementary schools within the pattern. For instance, you can apply to Mata Montessori or to Lee and Lipscomb for IB if you live in another elementary attendance zone. Mata does have a waiting list and Lipscomb is nearly full. Lee has room.

Stonewall, Lakewood, Long and Woodrow are all very popular and getting additions to accommodate the rise in enrollment. Long and Woodrow are getting their second new wings in the last few years. Since earning International Baccalaureate accreditation (and revamping into four college prep academies) in March, 2011 Woodrow has grown by about 400 students.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:32 PM
 
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I agree with Lakewooder that Stonewall seems like a nobrainer. It is a great area, that meets all your criteria and budget well.
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:26 PM
 
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This is easy - Stonewall Jackson Elementary is a few blocks east on Mockingbird Lane. Robert E. Lee is the next closest and possibly less expensive. It's not as heralded but offers IB PYP.

Why drive for an hour when it can be ten minutes? Or less.
Many HPISD and SMU employees live just east of Central. Because it's easy and it's a great place to live.

Elementary attendance zone maps:

Demographic Studies / 2016-17 Elementary School Attendance Zones

Secondary School Map (also shows the location of elementaries) - both Long and Woodrow are IB schools:

http://www.dallasisd.org/cms/lib/TX0...t/WilsonHS.pdf

Within the Long/Woodrow feeder pattern it is also possible to transfer to other elementary schools within the pattern. For instance, you can apply to Mata Montessori or to Lee and Lipscomb for IB if you live in another elementary attendance zone. Mata does have a waiting list and Lipscomb is nearly full. Lee has room.

Stonewall, Lakewood, Long and Woodrow are all very popular and getting additions to accommodate the rise in enrollment. Long and Woodrow are getting their second new wings in the last few years. Since earning International Baccalaureate accreditation (and revamping into four college prep academies) in March, 2011 Woodrow has grown by about 400 students.
Thanks so much! Just one question:


"Many HPISD and SMU employees live just east of Central." Would you happen to know what the zip code is? I am totally new to Dallas and a bit lost at the moment!
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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thanks so much! Just one question:


"many hpisd and smu employees live just east of central." would you happen to know what the zip code is? I am totally new to dallas and a bit lost at the moment!
75206
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