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Old 12-16-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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It looks like my hubby and I will be moving to Dallas in the near future. His office will be in south Dallas in the area of William Blair Jr Park. I'm thinking our best option is to live in Ellis county for his commute. How does Ovilla/Midlothian rate as far as crime, shopping, etc...?

We will rent at first with plans to build.
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Midlothian and Ovilla are low crime areas and very nice communities
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Midlothian and Ovilla are low crime areas and very nice communities
Thank you for the response.

We really like the Rockwall area. Would Rockwall be a torturous commute for him? I know everyone says traffic is horrible in Dallas (to be honest, it's ridiculous here and only getting worse), but what would the commute be from Rockwall. I keep looking at TxDOT traffic cams and it looks like it gets congested but clears pretty quickly. Is this the case or is it usually constant stop & go?
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I’m not familiar with the commute between Rockwall and S.Dallas. Rockwall is very nice. You might also check out Sunnyvale. Hear good things about it and its a closer commute.
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:42 PM
 
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Thank you for the response.

We really like the Rockwall area. Would Rockwall be a torturous commute for him? I know everyone says traffic is horrible in Dallas (to be honest, it's ridiculous here and only getting worse), but what would the commute be from Rockwall. I keep looking at TxDOT traffic cams and it looks like it gets congested but clears pretty quickly. Is this the case or is it usually constant stop & go?
Rockwall is probably about a 45 minute commute. The tricky thing with Rockwall (which is one of my very favorite suburbs) is that commuting info Dallas required driving on a bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard. One wreck and you're trapped on the bridge with no alt route.

Sunnyvale is a nice bedroom community with good public schools and is on the Dallas side of the lake. It would prob be more like a 25-30 minute commute. There's not much in Sunnyvale itself but it's right next to Rockwall and Mesquite. Between those two is everything you could possibly need. Our friends who live in Sunnyvale go into Dallas almost every weekend for fun stuff with their kids or date nights. It's 15-20 min max to downtown on a Saturday.
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Rockwall is probably about a 45 minute commute. The tricky thing with Rockwall (which is one of my very favorite suburbs) is that commuting info Dallas required driving on a bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard. One wreck and you're trapped on the bridge with no alt route.

Sunnyvale is a nice bedroom community with good public schools and is on the Dallas side of the lake. It would prob be more like a 25-30 minute commute. There's not much in Sunnyvale itself but it's right next to Rockwall and Mesquite. Between those two is everything you could possibly need. Our friends who live in Sunnyvale go into Dallas almost every weekend for fun stuff with their kids or date nights. It's 15-20 min max to downtown on a Saturday.

I live in Rowlett and have seen the effects of this very thing. Sunnyvale is nice. Personally, I would go south of the loop, Red Oak .
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Old 12-19-2017, 07:49 AM
 
Location: garland
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Sunnyvale? Is it still as racist today?
https://www.dmagazine.com/publicatio...n-north-texas/
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Sunnyvale? Is it still as racist today?
https://www.dmagazine.com/publicatio...n-north-texas/
Sunnyvale now has Riverston Trails which is low income housing.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Sunnyvale? Is it still as racist today?
https://www.dmagazine.com/publicatio...n-north-texas/
I haven't spent much time in Sunnyvale, but this article from a few years ago is very confusing. Sunnyvale is about 62% White, 25% Asian, 9% Hispanic, and 3% black. Not much different from Plano, Allen, etc. "Whitest Town"? Pretty sure that is HP/UP.

Sunnyvale, and their opposition to low income housing, seems to me to be no different than any other middle class suburban area.
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