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Old 05-25-2007, 07:06 PM
 
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Yes, there are areas in Dallas city limits that are like this - Bluffview, parts of Northwood Hills, some other areas of North Dallas, I think Lakewood also has great trees.
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Old 05-26-2007, 01:47 AM
 
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Firewheel, North Oak Cliff, Bluffview in Dallas, Old Preston Hollow in Dallas. Forest Hills in Dallas.
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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So, because I cant wait to come to Texas and I love looking at houses online, I usually look through craigslist every other night while watching tv. I found an ad which had a link here:

Picasa Web Albums - Home for sale in ... - 8 Echo Cove G...

Wow, I love the look of this neighborhood! The price was a little out of my range, but does anyone know of any other areas like this in the DFW area? I love the heavily wooded, green feel. Almost feels like your living in a forest. Beautiful.
Alot of the older more stablished neighborhoods look like this in DFW!! Where are you planning to move in DFW?
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Old 05-26-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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I actually found a forrest today in Collin County.

Drive up Custer and cross over 380, then turn Right on 123....a few miles down, turn right on 124. I believe this area is where Mckinney meets Prosper....but it is rural....dense trees, creeks, farms with an ocassional estate, and of course a little trailer home here and there. Oddest thing. It didn't seem like I was in TX anymore when I was there....more Louisana looking.
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Old 05-26-2007, 03:35 PM
 
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yes areas like bluffview and preston hollow have trees like that. Im here in Bluffview, and love it
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Old 05-26-2007, 04:18 PM
 
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So someone explain....if I can pull 5-10k lot premiums on raw land as a builder, why would I remove the trees ? I know they can do this because my area in Mckinney has new lots you can build on with huge mature trees. Lot premium included. W/o the trees, they are just average interior lots.

Is it that difficult to build 'around' the trees ? Think about it....if you drove into a new community and saw lots with trees, that would be very desirable right ? Someone I work with who grew up in Dallas told me that at one time, Plano was covered with large trees.

It must cost too much to leave some trees, so they just mow em all down. I heard Frisco was fields, so there were few trees to begin with, so we can't beat up them.
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:07 PM
 
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So someone explain....if I can pull 5-10k lot premiums on raw land as a builder, why would I remove the trees ? I know they can do this because my area in Mckinney has new lots you can build on with huge mature trees. Lot premium included. W/o the trees, they are just average interior lots.

Is it that difficult to build 'around' the trees ? Think about it....if you drove into a new community and saw lots with trees, that would be very desirable right ? Someone I work with who grew up in Dallas told me that at one time, Plano was covered with large trees.

It must cost too much to leave some trees, so they just mow em all down. I heard Frisco was fields, so there were few trees to begin with, so we can't beat up them.
When we first drove into my neighborhood (before we bought) there was a couple of blocks of land with trees on each side of the street no houses... and there was this HUGE tree that really makes a statement when you first see it. Well a couple years after we bought our house... a new developement went in and I told my husband "I hope they don't tear down that beautiful tree!" Luckily they roped it off and built around it so I still get to see it when I drive that way. Of course they tore the rest of them down though for the houses to go in. My neighborhood is kind of odd...lol...new developement with small trees ...drive just a few blocks to the older homes with lush landscaping and tree lined streets)
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:34 PM
 
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Trees are one of those comforting things we take for granted and miss when they are gone.

As is the ocean....

And good Carne Asada....
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:21 AM
 
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Trees are one of those comforting things we take for granted and miss when they are gone.

As is the ocean....

And good Carne Asada....
HAhaha! I think I will miss the good carne asada more when I leave.....

Anyways, to everyone else, thanks for the recommendations. Looks like I have focused more on the Fort Worth Side (Keller, Colleyville, ect) since that is a decent commute to UTA. Now I am starting my research into the Houston area (I know, dont hate me please) because UH has a good MSW program and since I can work anywhere there is high speed internet, we will probably move to which ever area my fiancee gets accepted to for graduate school.

Regardless, I am excited to come back Texas. I think I will create my own bumper sticker that says 'I am a native Texan who was ripped away, I came back as soon as I could and now I'm here to stay!'. Hah, maybe that will help me in the transition time from CA plates to Texas plate
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Old 05-27-2007, 07:53 AM
 
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Trees are one of those comforting things we take for granted and miss when they are gone.

As is the ocean....

And good Carne Asada....
A big DITTO to that!!!!! I had carne asada 3 times when I went back to SD in March!! gained 4 lbs while i was there!!
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