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Old 12-23-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: WI
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Would like opinions from people who have lived both West and East of Dallas. We are moving to be closer to cutting horse activities AND to get away from WI winters. While we have been looking at properties from Decatur to Granbury on the West side due to the proximity to horse activities I am drawn to the topography found East of Dallas in the big pines. I currently live in an area with alot of trees and land variation. While shows will be a part of our lives, I don't want to feel like a lizard baking on a rock all summer if I step outside because I chose the drier, more open west side just to be close to something I may do once a month or...? I am well aware of the oppressive heat, but think I would find it more bearable if I had some shade trees all around the property to buffer it. So anyone that has lived in both areas can you help me with opinions? We do need to be near an area with new construction as my husband does commercial or residential construction. Wishing I was down there now as it is about 20 below and more snow expected up here. 25 inches and counting this month.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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Have you considered Cedar Hill, Red Oak, Midlothian, or Mansfield?
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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I would look west - Weatherford, Granbury or thereabouts over East Texas any day.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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More cutting horse people live near Decatur, Weatherford and Pilot Point. If you're out in East Texas, it might be harder to find other folks like you.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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The only part of East Texas to find horse country and more horse farms is going to be up I-30 thru Rockwall, Royce City and on up to Greenville. Of course from I-30 in each direction for several miles and to the much smaller towns in either direction but that route is where your going to find the horse properties.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:42 PM
 
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Go west! Parker or Wise county is horse country around these parts, pardner. Cedar Hill is too close in to Dallas and almost all city now. Midlothian has pollution issues, Red Oak and Ovilla area has a lot of horse people and is mostly semi-rural. But west of Fort Worth has lower humidity which makes it more tolerable but those pines in East Texas sure are pretty!!
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:40 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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One thing's for certain: Wherever you land, you won't have the Wisconsin winters.
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