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Old 11-16-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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if that's the case, you should heavily consider allen over mckinney.
We are looking at that area now and plan to see some more homes in Allen this weekend (away from Stacy Road).
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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We are looking at that area now and plan to see some more homes in Allen this weekend (away from Stacy Road).
Try Montgomery Farms
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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We are looking at that area now and plan to see some more homes in Allen this weekend (away from Stacy Road).

+1 Montgomery Farms

also look into:
Twin Creeks
Sun Creek (1 section is actually in Plano)
Watter's Crossing
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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I think the area you're now focused on is a good choice for you.

There's a small chunk of Allen south of McDermott and west of 75 that feeds to the Plano ISD, if that's still something you're looking for.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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Thanks for these suggestions. We are looking at some Allen homes tonight. We saw one in Twin Creeks but there is an open lot in front of it and the selling Realtor stated that nothing was going to be built there for about 10 years. In the end, the open lot deterred us from the property.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:40 AM
 
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Sounds like quite a few people in the forum are very candid! I like that! We are thinking of building a home in Saddle Ridge (Toll Brothers) in Allen or Shaddock park (Drees). We are new to Tx. Please share your knowledge.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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Sounds like quite a few people in the forum are very candid! I like that! We are thinking of building a home in Saddle Ridge (Toll Brothers) in Allen or Shaddock park (Drees). We are new to Tx. Please share your knowledge.
You might want to start a new thread for that question because it will help others that are searching for this area better. Additionally, people subscribed to this thread may keep getting answers pertaining to this second thread question when they may be interested in the first. I don't know if that make sense to you or not.

*Update: We are still looking and running out of time. We have two front runners so far. One is in McKinney and one is in Allen. We are deciding tonight which home we will put an offer in on and I will be back with my answer and why...
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Sounds like quite a few people in the forum are very candid! I like that! We are thinking of building a home in Saddle Ridge (Toll Brothers) in Allen or Shaddock park (Drees). We are new to Tx. Please share your knowledge.
I built with Toll Brothers in another subdivision back in 2006. I had a very positive experience. Did some things go wrong? Sure - but Toll Brothers was always very responsive and quickly did whatever was needed to make things right.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:41 AM
 
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[SIZE=3]Hello Soon2BTXN,[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I am mexican (34) and I am planning to move to Plano with my wife (33) and my baby girl (8 months) at the beginning of 2011.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I notice that you did a great research so i wanted to ask you for your recommendations on this exciting step for me and my family[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I[/SIZE][SIZE=3] will work in Plano very close to Legacy Mall[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I would like that the commute is less than 30 minutes[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]My plan is to rent for the first year.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]- Where would you recommend me to live: Plano, Frisco, Allen?[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]- Apartment or house? I need like 3 bedrooms and 2 garage, but we are used to small places since our apartment is Mexico city is 1292 ft2.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I read that weather plays a significant factor in Texas, Do you know what considerations should I take into account before renting? [/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]- Do you know some good internet sites to look for rent options? [/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]In Mexico is not common that the one who wants to rent hires a real estate agent but it seems from the comments in the forum that for this relocation it will be advisable. If so, Could you give me some tips regarding real estate agents?[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]- I have read very good things about the communities there, but I am concerned about my family since I have not seen any comments on Mexican experiences, What do you think?[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]- Finally, Could you give me an explanation of how taxes work? How much of my income I will have to pay every month?[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]Sorry for so many questions, but just heard the request from my manager and just realized how many things I have no idea regarding this change!!!![/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I appreciate all the help/tips that you can provide…[/SIZE]
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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Here's my 2¢ worth: We have just sold our house in Plano in Willow Bend, which is the premier neighborhood in Plano. The general area spans from east of Parkwood eastward to Preston, from Windhaven Rd. southward to Plano Parkway. I am including Lakeside, and a few other nice areas that are not in the Willow Bend group of neighborhoods, because they are nice too. The homes range in price from $400k to upwards of $7M (maybe higher, not sure). Our house was near the lower end of that range, and our home's sale value benefited from being surrounded by much more expensive homes. The West Plano schools are the best...no doubt about it. We moved to the neighborhood from Carrollton so our son could go to Plano West HS and were very glad we did. The change was like night and day, mostly because of the kids he was going to school with - kids with educated and affluent parents. Kids with high parental expectations. We now live in McKinney, since we are empty-nesters. As my husband puts it - in Plano we were in a beautiful house in a top-notch neighborhood surrounded by many beautiful and upscale neighborhoods. In McKinney, we are in a beautiful house in a top-notch neighborhood surrounded by cookie-cutter tract housing neighborhoods - I call them "big and cheaps" - the houses that are large, two story, but are cheaply built and designed - they just look cheap. So I think the property values hold better in Plano than they do in McKinney for that reason. But I love where we live now...lots of walking trails and hills, trees and ponds. One thing I have noticed is that the people are a touch friendlier in McKinney than those in Plano, maybe because they get out more and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Welcome to the area and best of luck to you and your family on your move!!
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