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Old 02-27-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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Guys,

I am still checking out areas to relocate to (this is hard) and I really like this area of Plano, too, trying to convince hubby to take a look But if someone could advise me on this particular area I would appreciate it dearly. This is the area and schools listed.

TIA,

BRN



Home for sale on Beechmont Street, Zip code 75074

Elementary School: HICKEY Middle School: BOWMAN High School: WILLIAMS School District: Plano ISD
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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I work near there. It's got a more country feel, but honestly I'm not a huge fan of the area. East Plano isn't that awesome, IMO. But, that is just my opinion.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Very close to a wonderful nature preserve (Oak Point Plano, TX - Official Website ). Easy access to US 75. Not a "bad" part of town; actually, the neighborhood is separated from other neighborhoods in a good way. Great viewing for the annual ballon festival and 4th of July fireworks.

I'm curious about the elementary school being Hickey, when McCall is in the neighborhood. Bowman MS is probably the weakest school of the three your kids would attend, but I haven't heard bad things.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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I work near there. It's got a more country feel, but honestly I'm not a huge fan of the area. East Plano isn't that awesome, IMO. But, that is just my opinion.
I find East Plano more interesting, but I grew up here.

East Plano contains the historic areas and first neighborhoods of the city. Many of the city's lower income residents live here, but there are also ethnic markets and shops that you won't find elsewhere in Plano. While the area around the Downtown light rail station isn't quite the same as the Shops at Legacy area, it is getting there ~ DART light rails, bars, restaurants, apartments & condos, historic city park, Interurban Museum, butcher shop, City Hall, Courtyard Theater.

East Plano likely isn't for those that want to be a part of a Stepford or cookie cutter community; but, it can be for those that like variety and uniqueness.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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Keep in mind that future resale may be an issue if you decide to buy in East Plano. I know a ton of people who wouldn't even consider anything east of 75 when they were buying. I think for a given budget, if you can, find a place west of 75.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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East Plano contains the historic areas and first neighborhoods of the city. Many of the city's lower income residents live here, but there are also ethnic markets and shops that you won't find elsewhere in Plano. While the area around the Downtown light rail station isn't quite the same as the Shops at Legacy area, it is getting there ~ DART light rails, bars, restaurants, apartments & condos, historic city park, Interurban Museum, butcher shop, City Hall, Courtyard Theater.
You're right. Downtown Plano is quite charming, but the area between Downtown Plano and Allen is kind of meh...all the Fiestas, Salvation Army stores, etc. It's not awful or scary, but I don't know how great of an investment it is.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:45 PM
 
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I think it seems like a poor investment. I DO love downtown Plano but I think there is enough poverty over there that it lends an uncertainty to real estate. West Plano almost guarantees you a good return on your investment. I'd go with the sure bet.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:55 AM
 
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Very simple. Like my wife and I did. Drive east of 75 down either Park or Parker. Look at the housing stock, the cars parked in the front yards, dilapidated housing, trash, chain link fences. OK, it gets better the further east you go (think Murphy) but you will not have the shopping options nor ease of commute you will elsewhere.
Just get in your car and drive around. Or work with a Realtor to help find the neighborhood and school district you want.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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You can look at Timber Brooks and Stony Hollow in far East Plano. These are Pulte homes from 2000 & beyond. Nice area!
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