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Old 08-23-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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Hello all!
My family and I are going to be relocating to the Frisco area within the next two weeks and I am lookinging for any suggestions or knowledge on nice places to live. I have searched various things on this forum, but almost everything looks to be a year or older.

Ideally, we are looking for a nice newer house (no more than 10 years old, at least 3-4bed/2-3 bath with 2000+sf) in the 200k-325k range, in a neighborhood where not every house looks exactly alike or is constructed 6 feet from your neighbor (if possible). I will be working in Frisco and am open to commute anywhere from 30-45 minutes.

I have heard good things about Allen ISD, Frisco ISD and Lovejoy ISD...any others we need to consider?

If anyone has an OUTSTANDING realtor they know of, I am always open to referrals if you want to PM me. Thanks!

-OT
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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There are litteraly 100s of homes on the market in your price range in Frisco so you can be as picky as you want. The one challenge would be to find different architectural styles within the same neighborhood. Griffin Parc stands out has the most diverse neighborhood with cape cod style homes as well as the traditional brick.

Naima
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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It's really hard to find a home anywhere that isnt almost on top of the one next door. Lot sizes have stayed the same, but homes have gotten bigger. You'll probably have to specify with your realtor that you want a larger lot.

Do you know what area of Frisco you wll be working in?
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:43 PM
 
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Your choices are endless but you will be right in the middle of cookie cutter heaven. Just about the entire area is 10 years or younger. You could add McKinney to the list since its a stones throw away. Finding a house that does not look like the rest on a good size lot will be your hardest hurdle. You will have many, many, many choices.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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Tucker Hill is an somewhat different development for that part of the metroplex. It is in the process of opening now...none of the houses are built directly across from one another, and the architecture is unique for this part of the world. Have you looked at any of the homes in Prosper? However, the older homes and larger lots can be found in the Eldorado Country Club part of McKinney....nice large tress and landscaping....and are more like you seem to be describing in your post.
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:39 PM
 
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Look for larger lot minimums - Murphy, Parker, Sunnyvale all have lot minimums larger than many other suburbs. Oh, and check the lot setbacks - the minimum distance from the edge of the property behind and next door.

Also look for homes with side entry garages. They seem to provide a buffer between houses. Looking out at my neighbors across the street, They've got an easy 30' between their 1 car garage wall and the neighbors house. From the door of the 2 car garage, it's another 15'.
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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Do you know what area of Frisco you wll be working in?
My office is right off of Warren Pkwy and the toll road, just north of 121.

-OT
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Tucker Hill is an somewhat different development for that part of the metroplex. It is in the process of opening now...none of the houses are built directly across from one another, and the architecture is unique for this part of the world.
The diversity is there for homes in Tucker Hill in McKinney... but the homes are less than 5 feet apart (no kidding). Standard lot size is 40 X 125. They are concentrating on volume and prices start around 380K for a 2000SF.

Naima
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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You might look at Celina ISD, too.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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try the tribute development or take a look at the custom homes on lake lwesville on the frisco side. some of them are ultra modern with great views and some are southern, some french architecture--etc
definitely not cookie cutter tract
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