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Old 06-04-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I love the area of Lakewood, but a lot of these posts on the board are making me think they are EXTREMELY over protective and reactive as well as being blinded by anything else that is not Lakewood.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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I moved to Lakewood about three years ago and it has been wonderful for our family with 2 small children. It is really is idyllic in that they play with the neighborhood kids, everything is close (including all the Dallas amenities and excellent restaurants) and white rock lake is beautiful.

That being said, we have very good friends in Plano who have many of the same things. Their kids all play with the neighborhood kids and they have lots of nice places to hang out (including the two Plano community centers - which are totally amazing and much better than anything that Dallas has to offer.)

Both places have their issues, too. We chose Lakewood because it is closer to our work and we wanted to be close to all the things we like to do in Dallas (essentially eat out.) Plano is a great place to have a family because it is built for families. Either choice can be a great fit.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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I love the area of Lakewood, but a lot of these posts on the board are making me think they are EXTREMELY over protective and reactive as well as being blinded by anything else that is not Lakewood.
That's what white-flight does to a community. Read a board in another city, the successful urban neighborhood has to fight off tons of misinformation and actively work to keep people from making the "easy" choice for new construction and whiter schools.

See: East Denver, NW DC, Park Slope, etc.
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