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Old 09-15-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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Default Country Like Areas

We may have an opportunity for a job in the Dallas Metroplex area. Are there any outskirts that may have lakes and rolling hills. Also I would like to be in a family friendly area where there is a sense of community, ie. knowing your neighbors, helping each other out, activities, etc. Would like to not have heavy traffic around our home. Are there any homeschool groups in the Dallas area? Thanks for any info.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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No one can give me any info?
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:54 PM
pfw
 
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There are definitely plenty of family friendly areas within the area, unfortunately there is also plenty of traffic in most of these areas. If you truly want a more rural lifestyle you'll be able to find it but then you'll have to deal with traffic if you have a work commute. If you know what area of Dallas you'll be working in that would help narrow down locations of where to live.

As for homeschool groups - you will also definitely find them. My daughter is not school age yet so we're aren't on that track. Best place to find those is probably thru the churches or I know every year there is a homeschool convention for the parents to buy the books and other materials. I think the homeschool group my sister-in-law is involved with is from their church. They live in the Sachse area but she was also in a group when they lived in the Bedford area.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:59 PM
 
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Here is a group that meets on Thurs:
Homeschoolers EXCEL > Home

Lakewood Presbyterian on Gaston runs a homeschool-like program Tues-Fri from 8am-noon. Grades K-12.

And there's a homeschool art class here:
studioartsdallas.com (http://www.studioartsdallas.com/content/view/103/122/ - broken link)

More info for enrichment:
Welcome to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center :: Glen Rose, Texas (http://www.fossilrim.org/visiting/home_school.html - broken link)
The HEARD Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, Mckinney Texas
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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We may have an opportunity for a job in the Dallas Metroplex area. Are there any outskirts that may have lakes and rolling hills. Also I would like to be in a family friendly area where there is a sense of community, ie. knowing your neighbors, helping each other out, activities, etc. Would like to not have heavy traffic around our home. Are there any homeschool groups in the Dallas area? Thanks for any info.

up in the mckinney area north of 380 on 1827 there are country estate developments. 1 acre minimum lots rolling hills and some of them have lakes. this website will take you to a few of the developments

The Green Belt of McKinney
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:56 AM
 
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you might also conside the Rockwall area east of Dallas
some of the post here give it a thumbs up and it is close to lake
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:30 AM
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Look at Fairview. Especially if you're homeschooling...
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Allen
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I agree with aeh. Fairview has the rolling hills that you mention, as does neighboring areas of Lucas or Parker. About an hour commute to downtown Dallas if that helps.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:17 AM
 
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Argyle too
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:36 AM
 
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I would totally recommend Fairview, Lucas, Parker and Wylie. We live in this area and love the fact that it is more rural and we can easily get to the lakes but also we can easily get to the shops in Mckinney and Allen.
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