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Old 06-22-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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Hi there!

My fiance and I are relocating to the Dallas area from Southern California. I will work in Denton, and he will be going to grad school at the University of Dallas. Any suggestions about where we should live? Lewisville? Carrollton? What are some safe, good neighborhoods for a young couple?

And how's the traffic on I-35?

THANK YOU!
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Southern Lewisville would be a good spot for you guys. You can get to Irving quickly & be going against the traffic to work in Denton.

I like Lewisville much better than Carrollton.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Lewisville would make the most sense since it's on the most direct route between the two places. Rush-hour traffic into Dallas/Irving from Lewisville will be heavy, but traffic from Lewisville to Denton will be almost nothing!
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:36 PM
 
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traffic from lewisville to denton is awful!

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Lewisville would make the most sense since it's on the most direct route between the two places. Rush-hour traffic into Dallas/Irving from Lewisville will be heavy, but traffic from Lewisville to Denton will be almost nothing!
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:54 AM
 
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traffic from Lewisville to Denton can be bad if you're going north with everyone else at 4-5 pm. The reverse commute...to Denton in am and towards Lewisville in pm... is not bad at all. I commuted from Denton to Irving for work for a year and the drive was 45 min to an hour. I concur with the other folks that offered Lewisville as an option. I also have friends who live in Highland Village (slightly north of Lewisville) and commute to Denton...easy peasy.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:40 AM
 
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there is also bus service into Denton if you wanted to consider that
don't know how it would work with your job location--mainly serves the UNT area--
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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Rakin, could you tell me a bit more about why you like Lewisville over Carrollton? I don't know too much about either area... Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:22 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice, everyone! Sounds like Lewisville is the clear winner...

And yes, I will be commuting to Denton in the a.m. (therefore going against the grain of traffic).

I have another question, though: on the off chance that we decide to move to west Irving (near DFW) how bad is the morning traffic going North on 161 to I-35?


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traffic from Lewisville to Denton can be bad if you're going north with everyone else at 4-5 pm. The reverse commute...to Denton in am and towards Lewisville in pm... is not bad at all. I commuted from Denton to Irving for work for a year and the drive was 45 min to an hour. I concur with the other folks that offered Lewisville as an option. I also have friends who live in Highland Village (slightly north of Lewisville) and commute to Denton...easy peasy.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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I forgot to say Lewisville is an all around cool city with enough shopping and eateries to keep you happy....
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: DFW, specializing in NE Tarrant County, Southlake, Westlake, Keller, Grapevine, Trophy Club, Roanoke
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You may also want to consider the Grapevine, Southlake, Trophy Club area heading west out State Hwy 114. It's very convenient to both Irving and Denton and there are lots of nice neighborhoods in various price ranges. Good schools. Most people feel pretty safe out here, relatively speaking. It's a little further drive to Denton from here but the traffic is mostly a breeze.

I live in Trophy Club and love it.

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