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Old 05-26-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Upstate New York
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Hello,

I was wondering if Castle Hill is a nice place to raise a family. My husband and I are in our late 20's and mid 30's with a 10 month old baby. We currently live in Upstate New York. Please help!

Our budget is $500,000 for a house. If Castle Hill is not a nice place to raise a family, please provide me with some more areas around Dallas that would be a nice area to raise a family and if I can find housing with more than an acre of land in a development.

Thanks for reading my thread and look forward to reading your response
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Castle Hills is a great area for families - see this thread for more information: Tell me about Castle Hills in Lewisville

You won't be able to get 1+ acres in CH in your price range, but you can get a 1/4 to 1/2 acre lot.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: The Village
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Castle Hills is an excellent place to raise a family. However, you aren't going to be able to get an acre lot in an urban or suburban neighborhood in Dallas--it just won't happen. If you want to live 30-60 minutes away from the city, you can, but there isn't anywhere close you can do that without shelling out the money to buy multiple houses and tearing them down.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Upstate New York
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What other areas do you suggest I look for a little more land then 1/2 acre and how far approx. would the drive be to downtown and to the airport?
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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Lovingfamily,
My wife and I moved to Castle Hills this past November and I can tell you that you will be hard pressed to find an area this nice. CH's has great schools, playgrounds, community centers, included security monitoring, basic cable included, BEAUTIFUL HOMES,tons of restaurants, close to major hwys, 5 malls within 6 miles in almost every direction, community get togethers, tons of clubs, etc. I'm sure I'm missing many other things.

My advice is to come visit for a weekend and check it out. If you have any questions about this area, feel free to PM me and I will help you out. I can tell you my wife and I couldn't be happier that we found this place and LOVE it here. As do all of our neighbors. It's the PERFECT place to raise your kids.
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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What other areas do you suggest I look for a little more land then 1/2 acre and how far approx. would the drive be to downtown and to the airport?
Flower Mound would be the closest city where you will find homes on an acre+ in your price range. Very conveniently located to the airport too.

Naima
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Look in the Roanoke and Argyle areas, too. NWISD has good schools, and the commute to DFW will be easy!
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:30 PM
 
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What other areas do you suggest I look for a little more land then 1/2 acre and how far approx. would the drive be to downtown and to the airport?
Fairview or Argyle - neither are close drives to downtown or the airport though. You might want to think south of Dallas - Midlothian, Red Oak - if you want a larger lot and slightly quicker access to downtown and the airport.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:58 PM
 
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Lovingfamily,
My wife and I moved to Castle Hills this past November and I can tell you that you will be hard pressed to find an area this nice. CH's has great schools, playgrounds, community centers, included security monitoring, basic cable included, BEAUTIFUL HOMES,tons of restaurants, close to major hwys, 5 malls within 6 miles in almost every direction, community get togethers, tons of clubs, etc. I'm sure I'm missing many other things.

My advice is to come visit for a weekend and check it out. If you have any questions about this area, feel free to PM me and I will help you out. I can tell you my wife and I couldn't be happier that we found this place and LOVE it here. As do all of our neighbors. It's the PERFECT place to raise your kids.
I am with you on this one! I love Castle Hills....it's awesome! Such a nice and family-oriented area. It would be worth it to just get a slightly smaller lot and be able to live in Castle Hills.
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