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Old 04-04-2019, 06:59 AM
 
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Thank you for your suggestions. I will take a look. So could one live in Las Colinas and send kids to Coppel SD? Just asking out of curiosity.
No, but you could live in (the right part) of Valley Ranch and send your kids to Coppell ISD. You definitely have to be in the district boundaries to attend. Open enrollment is a possibility in a handful of other areas (not Las Colinas), but it isn't something I would count on long term.

I think this poster was suggesting that you could eventually move to Coppell if you settled in the Las Colinas area and not uproot your life too much
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Old 04-04-2019, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Thank you for your suggestions. I will take a look. So could one live in Las Colinas and send kids to Coppel SD? Just asking out of curiosity.

Is it similar to let say NY where school districts are assigned based on your address and you can't send your kids to out of district for regular school time.
School districts in Texas are Independent (ISDs), which means they do not follow city boundaries. Las Colinas has three school districts within the area: Irving, Coppell, and Carrollton-Farmers Branch. Always verify which ISD serves the home or apartment you're considering.
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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School districts in Texas are Independent (ISDs), which means they do not follow city boundaries. Las Colinas has three school districts within the area: Irving, Coppell, and Carrollton-Farmers Branch. Always verify which ISD serves the home or apartment you're considering.
This ^^^. I have lived and owned properties in the DFW area since 1978. I think the Carrollton/Hebron area (served by Herbon High School), Castle Hills (served by Lewisville schools) and the Las Colinas/Valley Ranch area (both Coppell and Carrollton/FB attendance zones) are highly desirable for proximity to IT hubs and have decent schools. Add in your profession in the medical field; Las Colinas area tips the scales for you.

The North Irving area in Valley Ranch is generally served by Coppell Schools if the house is on the west side of McArthur Ave. The Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district that serves zip code 75039 also has highly rated schools, and the schools in that district serving 75063 are becoming better. The Valley Ranch section is on the north side of major Hwy #635, so traffic/commute can be much worse than living in Las Colinas (zips 75039 and 75038).
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:26 AM
 
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Try Oklahoma City or Albuquerque.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:40 PM
 
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Thank you for your suggestions. I will take a look. So could one live in Las Colinas and send kids to Coppel SD? Just asking out of curiosity.

Is it similar to let say NY where school districts are assigned based on your address and you can't send your kids to out of district for regular school time.
OP, can I ask you a few questions? DFW is pretty wide and diverse, and different communities offer different things:

1) What do you hope to get out of your move? What kind of house do you want to live in? How big of a house do you want? What kind of budget do you have?

2) You mention you're second generation desi - what kind? Any specific religion (Hindu/Muslim/Ismail/Christian?) or state/country (Punjabi, Gujurat, Hyderbadi, etc.?) How big of a role is your cultural identity in your life? Would you rather your daughters take Indian dance classes or soccer classes?

3) Every parent says schools matter - but how much do they matter to you, really? Do you want your kids to have the best shot at attending Ivy League schools (and are willing to have them pull all-nighters, take enrichment courses, SAT prep classes, etc.)? Or do you want them to have a more laid back school experience?

Sorry if I'm being invasive, but if you answer these questions, we'll be in much better shape to guide you.
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Try Oklahoma City or Albuquerque.
Those aren't exactly known for having strong Asian Indian communities. He meant Indian from India, not Native American.
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:49 PM
 
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Thank you so much for your help, I replied to you on PM.
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OP, can I ask you a few questions? DFW is pretty wide and diverse, and different communities offer different things:

1) What do you hope to get out of your move? What kind of house do you want to live in? How big of a house do you want? What kind of budget do you have?

2) You mention you're second generation desi - what kind? Any specific religion (Hindu/Muslim/Ismail/Christian?) or state/country (Punjabi, Gujurat, Hyderbadi, etc.?) How big of a role is your cultural identity in your life? Would you rather your daughters take Indian dance classes or soccer classes?

3) Every parent says schools matter - but how much do they matter to you, really? Do you want your kids to have the best shot at attending Ivy League schools (and are willing to have them pull all-nighters, take enrichment courses, SAT prep classes, etc.)? Or do you want them to have a more laid back school experience?

Sorry if I'm being invasive, but if you answer these questions, we'll be in much better shape to guide you.
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:50 PM
 
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I was wondering why those cities but now I get it !!!
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Those aren't exactly known for having strong Asian Indian communities. He meant Indian from India, not Native American.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:11 PM
 
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Have heard good things about Plano and Frisco areas. It appears that the schools are assigned based on the zip codes and not necessarily city boundaries so what are the zip codes in Dallas Suburbs with the best school ratings? Will be renting in the beginning so not looking to buy a house at first.

Have been looking online on the school ratings and which areas would give us all 9 or 10 ratings for Primary, Middle and High schools. It looks like Southlake has one of the best schools.

I would appreciate your help in narrowing down the most desirable zip codes in terms of school ratings in Plano, Frisco and closeby suburbs. Thank you for your feedback!
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:52 AM
 
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Again, I'd totally focus on getting the job first. You'll want to be within a decent commute--you can find excellent schools within a decent commute of any part of Dallas, but if one of you lands a job in Ft. Worth and you live in Frisco, you're gonna hate life. (And consider if there will be call requirements--does your spouse have to be within 30 minutes of the job?)
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