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Old 10-03-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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MY HUSBAND IS GETTING TRANSFERRED TO A DALLAS, TX OFFICE. WE HAVE TWO YOUNG SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN & ARE REALLY LOOKING FOR A WONDERFUL SUBURB WITH GREAT SCHOOLS OUTSIDE OF DALLAS, TX. MY HUSBAND'S COMMUTE NOW IS OVER 2 HOURS ONE WAY, SO A 30-45 MINUTE COMMUTE IS NO BIG DEAL. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING ON-LINE AT KELLER, HIGHLAND LAKES, TROPHY CLUB, ARGYLE, ETC. WE REALLY DO NOT WANT ANY LESS PROPERTY THAN 1/3 OF AN ACRE, BUT WOULD PREFER AN ACRE OR MORE (WITH A POOL). WE CAN PROBABLY GET UP TO A $400k HOME. PLEASE HELP!! WE'VE NEVER BEEN TO THE AREA SO WE HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO EVEN BEGIN. THANKS ALL!!

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Old 10-03-2007, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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We recently moved here from Illinois. We live in Plano and my husband works downtown, he commutes on the DART. His commute is about an hour each way, but he's not sitting in traffic.

We haven't bought anything yet (still waiting for our house in IL to sell) but from the houses we've looked at, in Plano, Richardson, North Dallas and a few others, finding a decent sized yard is tough. Most houses we've looked at with pools: the pools took up the entire yard.

Our son just started kindergarten in the Plano ISD. So far we haven't really had any complaints about it. Everyone says it's one of the best school districts around here.

Good luck with your move. I know it can be very stressful.
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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WE have lived in Trophy Club for 4 years. It is a welcoming community, great schools, 4th of July activities, women's club, close to EVERYTHING.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:44 PM
 
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Default Re: Best Suburbs Around Dallas, Tx with Great Schools

I would have to say either Rockwall or Forney because of their school ratings and convenient locations. Rockwall is beautiful and sits near Lake Ray Hubbard. Forney is growing and has a homey feel.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:09 PM
 
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Check out Caslte Hills in Lewisville (Castle Hills - Custom Home Builders in Dallas, TX - Community of the Year). Or Flower Mound. You may not get an acre of land but the schools are superb, and the area is just beautiful. Great for families.
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:01 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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I live in Lewisville, and I recommend anything in the State Highway 121 corridor. Also, Frisco would be a great choice.
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:31 AM
 
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Smile Thanks for the tips!

Thanks everyone for the wonderful information. It is a whirlwind and we're still all over the place with where to go. I am researching the best school districts for my kids' sake -that seems to be the most important thing. Any future information or recommendations are always appreciated! Thanks again~
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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Smile Check out Star Creek in Allen

I did a ton of research before moving from the midwest to a Dallas, TX suburb. Please see this link for more info:

Moving to Dallas-- Consider ALLEN!!

Good luck!
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Where in Dallas will your husband be commuting to... that can help narrow down a direction a lot.

Naima
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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I've been doing some research on schools as well.
Highland park and carroll school district seem to be the only two that have exemplary schools in all school levels, (elem-high)

Lewisville had exemplary elem schools, but that drops to recognized or acceptable at the higher levels.
Same with Plano.

Why do you think a district can have great elementary, but okay upper levels?
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