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Old 07-09-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Hi folks, I was hoping for the most recent information I could obtain regarding the best family suburbs North of Dallas. We are considering relocating to the area in the next year or so, and have a housing budget between $250,000 to $350,000. We would be relocating from Brooklyn, N.Y., with two children ( 11 and 6 ,) and are interested in the best school systems and area's with lots of kids, and activities geared towards them. We've researched Allen, West Plano etc... and will be visiting the Dallas area in two weeks to explore. In addition to our research, I was hoping to hear local opinions on the matter. We're basically looking for the best place we can afford to raise our kids and give them the childhood that's no longer possible to have up here (for a variety of reasons.) I'm currently an active member of the NYPD and would be looking for employment as well.......Thanks in advance !
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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McKinney is pretty nice for families. Kinda far from Dallas proper though...over 30 miles away.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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Find the job first, then decide where to live. This is especially important for law enforcement since most PDs require officers to liv eno more than 30 minutes' drive away from their report-in station. If you got a job with Dallas PD, and lived in McKinney, this would be like driving from Manhattan to Connecticul every day! There are MANY family-friendly suburbs with excellent schools all over DFW in your price range!
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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Best suburbs north and west of Dallas for the $250,000 plus price range....

- Southlake
- Colleyville
- Prosper
- Flower Mound

Check out Cedar Ridge and Willow ridge in Prosper
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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Both Souhlake and Colleyville are well above $250k. You need at least $350k to get in there...
Prosper is so far north it is practically in Oklahoma.
Flower Mound is nice, but commute times to most DFW suburbs will be lengthy due to lack of highway access and heavy traffic.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Thanks for the replies. We're looking forward to our visit (arriving on 7/20,) and are planning on spending a few days each visiting Dallas and Austin. I'll be sure to post our impressions ! Thanks again.
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