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Old 04-06-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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We are relocating to the Dallas area and we have been looking at homes in Wylie. Could someone share about livining in Wylie and the schools?
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:22 PM
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Wylie has grown tremendously in the last few years. You can get a lot for your money too. The biggest downside is the tax rate is one of the highest. The part that is zoned to Rockwall ISD is 2.74 and the rest zoned to Wylie ISD is 2.81.

The school district is very good and is overall rated "Recognized". There are 17 schools of which 10 are Exemplary, 4 Recognized and 3 are Academically Acceptable.

There are a lot of dining choices and the proximity to Firewheel mall makes it very desirable. Traffic can get pretty bad during rush hour on 78 which is the main artery but that's a small price to pay IMO.

Naima
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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We are relocating to the Dallas area and we have been looking at homes in Wylie. Could someone share about livining in Wylie and the schools?

I just moved to Wylie back in Nov. 09 from CA. I like it because it presents a great combo of cheap, new(er) and large homes, not to mention that you can get Verizon FIOS internet/TV in Wylie. I got my 6/3.5, 3700 sq. ft built in 05 for $210k. Where I come from, that's dirt cheap. We also looked at 3/2 in the 1700-1800 sq. ft that were also built 2000 or later that were $150k or less. Steals if you ask me.

Yes the taxes are high compared to the rest of the metro, and the real drawback IMHO is that there is no direct freeway access. It takes you a solid 15-20 minutes to get onto Bush Turnpike or US 75. If that was cut down to 5 minutes (i.e., Hwy 78 was all freeway to Wylie) then Wylie's real estate values would skyrocket and it wouldn't be as affordable as it is now.

As to schools, the schools are good, but like the other posted hinted at, you pay for it via taxes.

And yes Hwy 78 is a main artery, but so is FM 544 (Which becomes connects with Plano Parkway to the west). FM544/Plano Parkway moves pretty fast (Except around Murphy Rd. where the speed limit drops).
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:27 PM
 
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Pappy,

The speed limit should be going from 35 to 40 soon if it hasn't already thru Murphy.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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Pappy,

The speed limit should be going from 35 to 40 soon if it hasn't already thru Murphy.
Yes the change has already happened but now the stretch that is not 45 is longer which is a pain.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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If you are a person of color stay clear of Wylie - it is what is known as one of the many "sundown" towns in Texas, and that means get your ***** ass out when the sun goes down. Very racist. If you are white, and a bit racist, you will love living there!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Wylie has grown tremendously in the last few years. You can get a lot for your money too. The biggest downside is the tax rate is one of the highest. The part that is zoned to Rockwall ISD is 2.74 and the rest zoned to Wylie ISD is 2.81.

The school district is very good and is overall rated "Recognized". There are 17 schools of which 10 are Exemplary, 4 Recognized and 3 are Academically Acceptable.

There are a lot of dining choices and the proximity to Firewheel mall makes it very desirable. Traffic can get pretty bad during rush hour on 78 which is the main artery but that's a small price to pay IMO.

Naima


Prior to working for Sanden I did commute to Dallas and worked for NEC. That was a nightmare commute, and there was always a local yokel in Murphy with radar out to catch anyone going over 25 mph through their town. Must be the only revenue that town had.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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You just moved from the area, but you're saying that Murphy radars over 25mph? Clearly you have no idea what you are talking about. Murphy Rd is 45mph, 544 is 40mph and Betsy and Heritage are both 35mph. If you were going over 25 mph on any other street than you damned well deserved the ticket because they were residential streets!
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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I lived in Wylie for 6 years, just moved a month ago. Wylie has decent schools, would be great in other areas, but school competition in Collin County is pretty intense. I moved because they install a red light on 544 every month lately it seems and more retail is coming. There is construction on 78 that may improve traffic but it's not great. Even getting around town can be a pain. Not many restaraunts in town, but firewheel nearby is a very nice shopping center. However, I just got tired of having to drive everywhere to do anything.

That being said Wylie is doing alot to fix it's traffic issues. Overall a safe place to live and the downtown is really nice and quaint. Housing is really affordable.

By the way, there is a healthy amount of middle class "people of color" in Wylie, I don't think anyone was told to get out of town as mentioned by a previous poster.

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:04 AM
 
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Actually I wouldn't be surprised if *she* weren't told to get out of town. But that'd be a personality issue not a race one.
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