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Old 08-24-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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I did some searching in the Frisco area and could not find anything in a reasonable price range that sat on more than a quarter acre. Some sat on even less than that. In a smaller 3/2 a quarter acre might give you about 8 feet between homes. Bigger homes there may be as little as 3-4. There are tons of homes in your price and age range, but the lot size is the real kicker.

As Murphy said some cities have a minimum lot size. I could not imagine commuting between Sunnyvale and Frisco. The commute between Parker of Murphy and Frisco is a more reasonable. You might also look north of Frisco, those places have not blown up yet so land prices should be cheaper and therefore lots may be bigger.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Texas for now, relocating to California soon!
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Frisco is a big foreclosure spot right now. You may be able to get a great home for a low price. All houses are about the same unless you have $600K or more. I would stay outside Frisco, perhaps Prosper. You can get a nice .3 acre lot with a good home for your price range.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone for all of your input so far!

As Kimberland suggested, I looked at some homes online in the Prosper area and it looks like there are some really nice ones. I looked at the subdivision called "Lakes of La Cima". Can anyone tell me anything more about this area? The schools all seem to be ranked pretty high.

Thoughts?

-OT
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Thanks to everyone for all of your input so far!

As Kimberland suggested, I looked at some homes online in the Prosper area and it looks like there are some really nice ones. I looked at the subdivision called "Lakes of La Cima". Can anyone tell me anything more about this area? The schools all seem to be ranked pretty high.

Thoughts?

-OT
Lakes of La Cima is a master planned community that has been around since 2003. Some of the builders were Graham Hart, Newcastle, Gallery. The HOA is $900 a year and covers the community pool and common areas.

The location is great just east of the NE quadrant of Preston and 380. They are building a mall at the intersection too. The entire area is booming.

The school district is driving the area. There are 5 schools in the district and 2 are rated exemplary (elementary) and 3 are rated recognized. The ISD wants to keep it as a small environment for better learning. There is a lot of parental involvement.

I have heard from a few people that they are a bit stern with the students...

Welcome to Prosper ISD
www.greatschools.net

Naima
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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Any thoughts on a good realtor in the area? I am always open for PMs with referrals!
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Mesquite, TX
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I could not imagine commuting between Sunnyvale and Frisco.
I would only recommend this to a true saint. I don't even like making the occasional drive to hit up Ikea or Pizza Hut Park. And I love me some Ikea and soccer.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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We live in Lone Star Ranch, off Lebanon, just east of 423. The Stone Creek subdivision has some custom homes, though I don't know if they'll fit in your price range. The other subdivisions within the neighborhood would fit the price range, but you might not be happy with the lot sizes. There are greenbelts for biking and walking, though, and some nice water features. The elementary school, Bledsoe, is excellent.
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