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Old 01-08-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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Hi,

I plan to relocate to the Dallas metro area from my current residence in Detroit metro. The job market for my skills is great here but the weather is terrible to say the least.

Please help me answer my below questions that will help me make a decision:
1. How is the school district in the Plano area? Any suburbs you would recommend ? I will be moving out from an area which has great schools rating.
2. What am I looking to pay to move into a 4BR, and >2 Bath house (at the most 15 yrs old) ?
3. Any health factors that I should consider moving ?
4. How is the IT/tech job market
5. Cost of living, how should I be negotiating my compensation?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Before we answer, do you have a job lined up or enough money saved up to compensate you for three months while you look?
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:11 PM
 
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Yes I want to move within my own company. So I am not looking for a job when I am there.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Hi,

I plan to relocate to the Dallas metro area from my current residence in Detroit metro. The job market for my skills is great here but the weather is terrible to say the least.

Please help me answer my below questions that will help me make a decision:
1. How is the school district in the Plano area? Any suburbs you would recommend ? I will be moving out from an area which has great schools rating.
2. What am I looking to pay to move into a 4BR, and >2 Bath house (at the most 15 yrs old) ?
3. Any health factors that I should consider moving ?
4. How is the IT/tech job market
5. Cost of living, how should I be negotiating my compensation?

Thanks in advance.
1. Plano ISD has one of the best school districts in Texas and usually comes in #2 in the north Texas area behind HPISD.
The red numbers are nation ranking:
2013 America's Best High Schools - Newsweek
2. 250K+ 4-Bedroom Plano, TX Homes for Sale - realtor.comĀ®
3. No
4. Pretty strong. Austin is the only stronger city in Texas.
CIO.com - Geek America: The Top 10 U.S. Cities for Technology Jobs - 5. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
5. No idea

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Old 01-08-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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Where is your office located in Dallas and what price range are you looking at? Or are you initially planning to rent, which is a good thing to do before buying in a new place.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:52 PM
 
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I am looking around Plano, Allen, Frisco. Thinking of renting for a few months initially and then buying a house.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I am looking around Plano, Allen, Frisco. Thinking of renting for a few months initially and then buying a house.
Those are all strong school districts with Plano being the strongest of the 3. Unless you are into football.....then Allen.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Originally Posted by raghavkashi View Post
Hi,

I plan to relocate to the Dallas metro area from my current residence in Detroit metro. The job market for my skills is great here but the weather is terrible to say the least.

Please help me answer my below questions that will help me make a decision:
1. How is the school district in the Plano area? Any suburbs you would recommend ? I will be moving out from an area which has great schools rating.
2. What am I looking to pay to move into a 4BR, and >2 Bath house (at the most 15 yrs old) ?
3. Any health factors that I should consider moving ?
4. How is the IT/tech job market
5. Cost of living, how should I be negotiating my compensation?

Thanks in advance.
1) Excellent. Skaggs Elementary in Plano is ranked the best elementary school in North Texas and the 2nd best in the entire state. If you dont like Plano, then Allen, Frisco, and Richardson all have excellent school districts.

2) Probably $1800 to $2500 depending on the area.

3) Not a one.

4) Excellent in some areas, not as great in others. Overall its extremely healthy.

5) No idea on that one.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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[quote=peterlemonjello;32942633]1) Excellent. Skaggs Elementary in Plano is ranked the best elementary school in North Texas and the 2nd best in the entire state.[quote]


Can you link to where you pulled this information, I'd be interested to see.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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[quote=bencronin04;32942852][quote=peterlemonjello;32942633]1) Excellent. Skaggs Elementary in Plano is ranked the best elementary school in North Texas and the 2nd best in the entire state.
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Can you link to where you pulled this information, I'd be interested to see.
I got it off of another thread where another poster pulled it. He/she didnt pull a link, but this is what they posted:

"elementary school rankings 2013 north texas rank, texas rank are the numbers that follow the shool

Skaggs El Plano ISD Collin 1 2
Borchardt El Frisco ISD Collin 2 5
Walnut Glen Acad For Excel Garland ISD Dallas 3 7
Tanglewood El Fort Worth ISD Tarrant 4 10
Carroll El Carroll ISD Tarrant 5 12
Beverly El Plano ISD Collin 6 14
Kerr El Allen ISD Collin 7 16
Mathews El Plano ISD Collin 8 19
Hillside Acad For Excel Garland ISD Dallas 9 20
Kimberlin Acad For Excel Garland ISD Dallas 10 21
Robert H Rockenbaugh El Carroll ISD Tarrant 11 24
Robert L Puster Elementary School Lovejoy ISD Collin 12 25
Carrie L Lovejoy El Lovejoy ISD Collin 13 26
Bolin El Allen ISD Collin 14 27
Old Union El Carroll ISD Tarrant 15 32
Walnut Grove El Carroll ISD Tarrant 16 33
Stonewall Jackson Elementary School Dallas ISD Dallas 17 37
Riddle El Frisco ISD Collin 18 38
Brentfield El Richardson ISD Dallas 19 40
Joe V Hart El Lovejoy ISD Collin 20 49
University Park Elementary Highland Park ISD Dallas 21 54
McCoy El Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Dallas 22 55
Carroll El Frisco ISD Collin 23 60
Smith Elementary Frisco ISD Collin 24 62
Beaver Technology Center Garland ISD Dallas 25 64
George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Dallas ISD Dallas 26 71
Universal Academy - Flower Mound Universal Academy Dallas 27 73
Hyer El Highland Park ISD Dallas 28 74
Armstrong Elementary Highland Park ISD Dallas 29 75
Andrews El School Plano ISD Collin 30 78
Fisher El Frisco ISD Collin 31 79
Victor H Hexter Elementary School Dallas ISD Dallas 32 80
Beverly Cheatham El Allen ISD Collin 33 85
Flossie Floyd Green El Allen ISD Collin 34 87Bethany El Plano ISD Collin 35 95
Jack D Johnson El Carroll ISD Tarrant 36 96
Frances E Norton El Allen ISD Collin 37 101
Haun El Plano ISD Collin 38 104
C T Eddins El McKinney ISD Collin 39 105
Sparks El Frisco ISD Collin 40 106
Daggett Montessori Fort Worth ISD Tarrant 41 107
Hightower El Plano ISD Collin 42 108
Roberta Tipps El Mansfield ISD Tarrant 43 112
Bowie El Richardson ISD Dallas 44 121
Colin Powell El Grand Prairie ISD Dallas 45 122
Bledsoe Elementary Frisco ISD Collin 46 123
Heritage El Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Tarrant 47 128
Bradfield Elementary Highland Park ISD Dallas 48 131
Wyatt El Plano ISD Collin 49 138
Lakewood El Dallas ISD Dallas 50 141
Rosemeade El Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Dallas 51 142
Canyon Creek El Richardson ISD Dallas 52 147
Prairie Trail Elementary Lewisville ISD Denton 53 151
Isbell Elementary Frisco ISD Collin 54 156
Mockingbird El Coppell ISD Dallas 55 157
Kent El Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Dallas 56 158
Como Montessori Fort Worth ISD Tarrant 57 159
Watson Technology Center Garland ISD Dallas 58 160
Alvis C Story El Allen ISD Collin 59 163
Bransford El Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Tarrant 60 164
David And Lynda Olson El Allen ISD Collin 61 170
Moss Haven El Richardson ISD Dallas 62 181
Anderson El Frisco ISD Collin 63 182
Schell El Plano ISD Collin 64 183
Uplift Education-North Hills Prep Uplift Education Dallas 65 184
Tadlock El Frisco ISD Collin 66 187
Arapaho Classical Magnet Richardson ISD Dallas 67 188
Old Settlers Elementary Lewisville ISD Denton 68 190
Mary Evans El Allen ISD Collin 69 193
Spears Elementary Frisco ISD Collin 70 194
Cora Spencer El Mansfield ISD Tarrant 71 197
Boals El Frisco ISD Collin 72 207
Valley Ranch El Coppell ISD Dallas 73 212
Castle Hills Elementary Lewisville ISD Denton 74 216
Keeley El Garland ISD Dallas 75 218
Green Valley El Birdville ISD Tarrant 76 221
Uplift Education-Peak Prep Pri Uplift Education Dallas 77 223
Lakeside El Coppell ISD Dallas 78 233Northwood H"
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