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Old 08-27-2013, 05:03 PM
Location: Holly Springs, NC
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Just curious about neighborhoods around White Rock Lake. If max budget is $300K, what does that buy and where in location of the lake? Do you know names of elementary, middle, Jr. High and High that may be decent in that area?

We are in Murphy now, very nice neighborhood, live in probably one of the smallest houses in Murphy (grateful, not complaining), but interested in more of an urban neighborhood. Just kicking around the idea.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:09 PM
Location: la hacienda
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Try this house:
9144 Bretshire Dr, Dallas, TX 75228 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com®
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:12 PM
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There's a house on Vinewood around that price range. Needs a total redo from grandma style. Nice trees, creek. Great location.

But...schools are iffy at best. Sanger is good for elem. Middle and High School - need to look into other options.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:28 PM
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White Rock Elementary and Lake Highlands Elementary serve really nice neighborhoods. We live in White Rock Elementary school zone and love it. You would be in a smaller house that needs some updating though. Hexter elementary is closer to the lake (you could walk there) and the school keeps getting better. May be a good fit for your budget as well. You should look up the Green Spot. They have a great Farmer's Market once a month.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:52 PM
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If you want Dallas ISD, the least expensive neighborhood in the Lakewood Elem / Long MS/ Woodrow Wilson HS zone is called University Terrace (I think?). It's between Northwest Highway and Mockingbird, east of Bucknell. You have a decent chance of getting a 3 bedroom here. You could also look at the Lee & Stonewall Jackson districts (75206 mostly) if a 2 BR is an option.

Hexter Elementary on the far east side of the lake is excellet and there are plenty of 3 BR homes in your price range within walking distance to the school. Middle and high schools are crummy though; would need to try for magnets or use Bishop Lynch HS or St John's (both privates nearby).

If you're interested in being north of the lake and in RISD, I be there are quite a few neighborhoods in the Lake Highlands area that could fit the bill. I know prices are rising there so someone better versed in the local market there will have to tell you what $300k buys these days.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:04 AM
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University Terrace and the areas just south along Mockingbird are good options. Search 75214 and 75206. Possibly there might be something in Hollywood Heights 75223, but prices have been rising and the last time I checked there were only six listings available. Usually the homes are smaller but very charming historic Tudor cottages. Lakewood Elementary and Stonewall are renowned as the best schools in Dallas. But if you check out Robert E. Lee and Lipscomb, they may work for you. Long Middle and Woodrow Wilson High offer International Baccalaureate and a full range of pre-AP and AP classes, as part of four college prep academies.

Here's the attendance zone map: http://www.dallasisd.org/cms/lib/TX0...Wilson2013.pdf

If you were to live in Hexter or Sanger Elementary zones, it is possible to transfer (seems half of Hexter goes to Long or Travis TAG) after 5th grade. Not as easy so far at middle school level, but that may change with IB MYP and the fact that an elementary school on the south end (O.M. Roberts) has been taken out of the attendance zone this year to make more space. For high school here is the transfer info: Woodrow Wilson High School :: Prospective Students
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