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Old 06-29-2013, 08:48 AM
 
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Will Celina grow further North?

We are faced with two very different situations on our budget:

(1) Buy a Townhome in Allen in Allen ISD or

(2) Buy a Home in Celina in Celina ISD

Which would you choose?

Both are 2013 New Construction.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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Will Celina grow further North?

We are faced with two very different situations on our budget:

(1) Buy a Townhome in Allen in Allen ISD or

(2) Buy a Home in Celina in Celina ISD

Which would you choose?

Both are 2013 New Construction.
How big is your family? Is it expected to grow? Where is your work located?
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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How big is your family? Is it expected to grow? Where is your work located?
3 people total in home. One son at Frisco Collin College Campus.

I am going to TWU for Graduate School.

Townhome will be hard for my older mom to walk up steps.

However, Allen is closer to other places of need such as doctors, etc..
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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Concern is that $230K for Allen Townhome is same price as $230K for single family home in Celina. Both 2013 New Construction.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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Concern is that $230K for Allen Townhome is same price as $230K for single family home in Celina. Both 2013 New Construction.
That's because Allen is a better location and has better schools than Celina- hence, a smaller townhome is the same price as a single family home in Celina.

Have you considered looking at pre-existing homes (not brand new) in Allen? You may be able to find a single family home there if you cast a wider net.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:07 PM
 
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That's because Allen is a better location and has better schools than Celina- hence, a smaller townhome is the same price as a single family home in Celina.
"Better" in this case is subjective. I would NEVER move out of Celina to go to Allen, and my kids are far and away happier in Celina's smaller schools than any of our prior locations.

Schools aren't an issue for the OP however it sounds like.

The convenience factor in travel might be significant for the OP. Getting in and out of Celina right now almost requires that you use Preston Rd - and the construction on Preston is dragging on and on and on.

Five years from now, based on the projections, Celina will still be growing and the road work will be done. Should mean good things for property values.

But if you're going to have to drive south constantly to access work, doctors, and so on - you could easily get REALLY tired of that drive.

(For my family, the drive is a welcome trade off compared to living in the density that occurs south of us.)
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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@OP, have you considered Little Elm? Its around your price range for new construction and closer to your son's school.
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