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Old 06-25-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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Once we live there, we may change course. For now, i wanted to keep my daughter's school environment as close to what she has now, what with all the changes we are facing.

As someone else pointed out, the op's kids are young. Perhaps the overcrowding won't bother them at all, having nothing to comoare it to.
Everyone has to make the best decisions for themselves, of course. But if you're moving to Lakewood, one thing to keep in mind is that the public schools -- particularly Lakewood Elementary -- are a huge focus of community and social support for the kids AND the parents. It may be harder for you to "plug in" to the community if you live there and your kids go private (depending on the private).
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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It may be harder for you to "plug in" to the community if you live there and your kids go private (depending on the private).
That has not been our experience at all. We have friends and neighbors from public and private, country club to KC pool, porche to honda. Be a friend to get a friend, you learned it in kindergarten...
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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That has not been our experience at all. We have friends and neighbors from public and private, country club to KC pool, porche to honda. Be a friend to get a friend, you learned it in kindergarten...
Agreed. Considering something like only 20% of homes in Lakewood have children at home and 25% of school-aged kids are in private schools, the schools are only one of many ways to get "plugged into" Lakewood's community.

Churches, the county club and other social clubs, ladies circles, the neighbors on your block, preservation/home tour organizers, etc are all non-school ways to get to know people in Lakewood.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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That has not been our experience at all. We have friends and neighbors from public and private, country club to KC pool, porche to honda. Be a friend to get a friend, you learned it in kindergarten...
Agree with you 100%
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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Lakewood, is sherbet and candy canes flowing down the creeks....and everyday is sunshine and rainbows, while everyone holds hands and sings "kumbaya". It truly is paradise!
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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That has not been our experience at all. We have friends and neighbors from public and private, country club to KC pool, porche to honda. Be a friend to get a friend, you learned it in kindergarten...
I'm not saying it's impossible, only that the network you get plugged in to as part of the school is a huge benefit, particularly if you're coming from out of town with zero other connections. The KC pool is great, but last I heard there was a three-year waiting list.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:20 PM
 
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What is the KC pool? I hadn't heard of that....is it some sort of community pool?
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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I'm not saying it's impossible, only that the network you get plugged in to as part of the school is a huge benefit, particularly if you're coming from out of town with zero other connections. The KC pool is great, but last I heard there was a three-year waiting list.
I'm saying it's not only "not impossible" but "really easy" to plug in...even if you don't go to Lakewood Elementary (we don't), don't belong to the club OR the KC pool (we don't), and came with zero connections to the neighborhood (we did.)

Lakewooders is more likely to appreciate Shiner and guacamole than rainbows and sherbet, but I hear you. I think if we didn't live here, I'd feel fairly "enough already with the Lakewood, we get your point!" too. But I do live here, and people keep asking, and we all can't seem to shut up about it.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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What is the KC pool? I hadn't heard of that....is it some sort of community pool?
Knights of Columbus pool over behind the original White Rock Coffee.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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It's a private pool club -
KayCee Club - Home
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