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Old 06-21-2010, 06:31 PM
 
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The area surrounding UTD is not a typical college type area. It's suburban. Most people don't even notice UTD being there and there is open field all around it. You literally don't even notice the place from the road. In fact we have had another poster who moved near UTD thinking it would be a more intellectual liberal area being next to a university, but he was very disapppointed and moved into Dallas proper. It's a commuter school for students and faculty.

There are some low income apartments on McCallum (city of Dallas, other side of Coit) where some of the international students live for cheap (if they don't live in one of the on-campus apartments), but the McCallum area is sortof a higher crime area. It's just lots and lots of people in a sea of butt-ugly older cheap apartments. The UTD shuttle does go down the street though.

That area near Walnut Street and Abrams (Cutter Point) is a VERY bad part of town. I used to live there. It's horrible!!

You also have to be really careful of any apartment complex on Spring Valley between Hwy 75 and Coit Road. It's a high crime area.

I don't know the Royal Arms apartment, but the location is not bad.
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:29 PM
 
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Thanks ! You probably saved me from making a blunder. What do you think of Courtyard at Campbell (its listed as being in Dallas, looks like two blocks west of southern edge of UTD) ?
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:30 AM
 
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Yes, Courtyard at Campbell (is it on Lauder?) is a great spot.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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Hi,

Sorry for bringing up an old threa. However, I too am looking to move to the NE Dallas area. Thinking of moving to either Richardson or Plano. Particularly, I read in some threads in the forum that housing near the UTD campus is good (75080). Price wise, its within our budget ($130K to $150K)

How is this area? What are the racial make-up? I am ethnic Chinese just don't want to be on the wrong side of town who doesn't welcome Asian families there. Is it a good area to raise a young family?
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Hi,

Sorry for bringing up an old threa. However, I too am looking to move to the NE Dallas area. Thinking of moving to either Richardson or Plano. Particularly, I read in some threads in the forum that housing near the UTD campus is good (75080). Price wise, its within our budget ($130K to $150K)

How is this area? What are the racial make-up? I am ethnic Chinese just don't want to be on the wrong side of town who doesn't welcome Asian families there. Is it a good area to raise a young family?
I live in Richardson...trust me, you won't stand out around here if you're Chinese. The schools are terrific and the neighborhoods are wonderful.

However your budget is pretty tight for this area. You CAN buy a house with that budget, but it would be in the less-nice neighborhoods in this part of Richardson. Same story in Plano. What neighborhood(s) were you looking at?
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:38 PM
 
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How is this area? What are the racial make-up? I am ethnic Chinese just don't want to be on the wrong side of town who doesn't welcome Asian families there. Is it a good area to raise a young family?
In Richardson and Plano, you will have absolutely no trouble with that. In fact, Chinese outnumber whites in certain parts of Plano.

Richardson, Plano, Murphy, Irving, Garland, and Carrollton are so chalk full of Asians, you wouldnt stand out.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:37 PM
 
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Thanks for the info,

BigD, where are the nicer neighborhood in Richardson? What would be the price range?
I found some threads in the forum that mentioned neighborhood near UTD would be nice, is it true? The houses I started looking at are just south of UTD, (Cambridge Dr, Melrose Dr, Waterview Dr, Salem Dr, Prestwick, Provincetown, Loganwood, Madden, etc.) How is this neighborhood? What about Canyon Creek, just east of UTD? How's that neighborhood?

Also, which part of Richardson and Plano would have the highest concentration of Chinese?
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:04 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Thanks for the info,

BigD, where are the nicer neighborhood in Richardson? What would be the price range?
I found some threads in the forum that mentioned neighborhood near UTD would be nice, is it true? The houses I started looking at are just south of UTD, (Cambridge Dr, Melrose Dr, Waterview Dr, Salem Dr, Prestwick, Provincetown, Loganwood, Madden, etc.) How is this neighborhood? What about Canyon Creek, just east of UTD? How's that neighborhood?
The neighborhood south of UTD east of Waterview isn't as nice as some others. Canyon Creek and that area is one of the most desirable around here. All are in the 75080 zip code.

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Also, which part of Richardson and Plano would have the highest concentration of Chinese?
Not being Chinese I really don't have any idea, though the parts of Richardson east of 75 seem to have more Chinese people wandering around than the parts west of it.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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Not being Chinese I really don't have any idea, though the parts of Richardson east of 75 seem to have more Chinese people wandering around than the parts west of it.
Yeah. Seeing the rickshaws on the road are a dead giveaway.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Also, which part of Richardson and Plano would have the highest concentration of Chinese?
There are significant numbers of Chinese people throughout Plano. However, if you're looking for Chinatown Ground Zero , that would have to be the area around Russell Creek Park. The associated elementary school (Skaggs) has 69.7% (!) Asian enrollment.
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