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Old 10-15-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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They used to send their high school kids to Allen High, but they built Lovejoy High School a few years ago.
Welcome to Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX - Lovejoy ISD
Thanks for that link. How diverse is Fairview?
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Thanks for that link. How diverse is Fairview?
It's not very diverse. Mostly upper income whites.

This is from 2008-2009:
19 - African-American
39 - Hispanics
572 - whites
8 - Native Americans
31 - Asians

13 - low income
2 - Limited English

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Untitled Page you can get additional information such as demographic and test scores (on the performance report pages).
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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It's not very diverse. Mostly upper income whites.

This is from 2008-2009:
19 - African-American
39 - Hispanics
572 - whites
8 - Native Americans
31 - Asians

13 - low income
2 - Limited English

If you search on this website
Untitled Page you can get additional information such as demographic and test scores (on the performance report pages).
Thanks I'll take a look at it but based on what you posted...I don't think I would be interested in that area. It sounds similar to Melissa in demos. I looked at some town pictures taken in Melissa by their residents and I saw the same minorities in the pictures.
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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From what I'm hearing from you, I'd rule out West Plano, mainly for drive.

Driving to Sherman, I'd say probably Allen is your best bet. The further north of McKinney you get the less diversity you will see. Although I wouldn't rule out McKinney. Sure they've got issues, all cities do. But McKinney is desirable for a reason. I think you'll be able to find the diversity of people and housing stock, in your price range, with good schools, plus you'll be in the middle of both Sherman (work) and Dallas (non-work) just off of 75.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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Thanks I'll take a look at it but based on what you posted...I don't think I would be interested in that area. It sounds similar to Melissa in demos. I looked at some town pictures taken in Melissa by their residents and I saw the same minorities in the pictures.
What would be your ideal demographic breakdown?
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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From what I'm hearing from you, I'd rule out West Plano, mainly for drive.

Driving to Sherman, I'd say probably Allen is your best bet. The further north of McKinney you get the less diversity you will see. Although I wouldn't rule out McKinney. Sure they've got issues, all cities do. But McKinney is desirable for a reason. I think you'll be able to find the diversity of people and housing stock, in your price range, with good schools, plus you'll be in the middle of both Sherman (work) and Dallas (non-work) just off of 75.
Originally, we ruled out anything past McKinney because of the commute. When our Realtor recommended our concentration should be McKinney, Allen and West Plano, we began to consider the latter two. She also stressed that West Plano may hold a better value because of it being almost built out.

Does anyone know McKinney's and Frisco's built out and land-locked percentage or where I can find this information?
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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Originally, we ruled out anything past McKinney because of the commute. When our Realtor recommended our concentration should be McKinney, Allen and West Plano, we began to consider the latter two. She also stressed that West Plano may hold a better value because of it being almost built out.

Does anyone know McKinney's and Frisco's built out and land-locked percentage or where I can find this information?
You should study both of these websites thoroughly: Frisco Economic Development Corporation and McKinney EDC

Frisco is 69 square miles and is just over 50% built out. Current population is 102,000 and "build out" population is approx 350,000. There are currently 2413 people per square mile. Compare with mature suburbs like Plano @ 3820 people per square mile and Richardson at 3549 people per square mile, and you'll see Frisco has many years, probably 15-25 more before being fully developed. The EDC websites provide a lot of data on building permits being issued (residential and commercial), population trends and you can project for yourself how the cities are trending.

McKinney is 49.2% built out (city limits only). Surrounding unincorporated land + city limits is just 26% built out. Current population 127,000. Build out population projected to be 387,000.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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You should study both of these websites thoroughly: Frisco Economic Development Corporation and McKinney EDC

Frisco is 69 square miles and is just over 50% built out. Current population is 102,000 and "build out" population is approx 350,000. There are currently 2413 people per square mile. Compare with mature suburbs like Plano @ 3820 people per square mile and Richardson at 3549 people per square mile, and you'll see Frisco has many years, probably 15-25 more before being fully developed. The EDC websites provide a lot of data on building permits being issued (residential and commercial), population trends and you can project for yourself how the cities are trending.

McKinney is 49.2% built out (city limits only). Surrounding unincorporated land + city limits is just 26% built out. Current population 127,000. Build out population projected to be 387,000.
Excellent info TC80! Someone was asking me basically this same thing the other day and I was unsure where to find the answers. Thanks for the links
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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You should study both of these websites thoroughly: Frisco Economic Development Corporation and McKinney EDC

Frisco is 69 square miles and is just over 50% built out. Current population is 102,000 and "build out" population is approx 350,000. There are currently 2413 people per square mile. Compare with mature suburbs like Plano @ 3820 people per square mile and Richardson at 3549 people per square mile, and you'll see Frisco has many years, probably 15-25 more before being fully developed. The EDC websites provide a lot of data on building permits being issued (residential and commercial), population trends and you can project for yourself how the cities are trending.

McKinney is 49.2% built out (city limits only). Surrounding unincorporated land + city limits is just 26% built out. Current population 127,000. Build out population projected to be 387,000.
Thanks for these links and the information. I appreciate it.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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I looked up Plano's Economic Development website...IMPRESSIVE: Plano
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