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Old 12-13-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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I am looking for a community that has a small-town feel, and have a budget of $300-375K to purchase a home.


When I say "small-town," here's what I mean:


- An active Main Street-type downtown area
- A good recreation program for kids
- A sense of community
- Good schools and ones that are not huge


I would consider a place with a population of 100,000, as long as it has the qualities mentioned above.


Looking for a place a little more down-to-earth than a Southlake, which I found to be a little too fancy.


Thanks!
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:02 AM
 
Location: garland
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Cedar Hill
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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I am looking for a community that has a small-town feel, and have a budget of $300-375K to purchase a home.


When I say "small-town," here's what I mean:


- An active Main Street-type downtown area
- A good recreation program for kids
- A sense of community
- Good schools and ones that are not huge


I would consider a place with a population of 100,000, as long as it has the qualities mentioned above.


Looking for a place a little more down-to-earth than a Southlake, which I found to be a little too fancy.


Thanks!
We live in Waxahachie and love it!
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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Grapevine.
Our Main Street is on the National Register of Historic Places!
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:26 AM
 
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Try Roanoke.
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Old 12-13-2016, 12:06 PM
 
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Grapevine. Maybe Coppell.

Roanoke isn't going to fit your commute criteria.

It's going to be hard to find schools that are not 5A or 6A within the area you are looking.

Maybe Rockwall or Heath on the east side? I don't know enough about the south side to recommend anything. I think anything directly north isn't going to fit your criteria.
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Old 12-13-2016, 03:58 PM
 
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Grapevine. Maybe Coppell.

Roanoke isn't going to fit your commute criteria.

It's going to be hard to find schools that are not 5A or 6A within the area you are looking.

Maybe Rockwall or Heath on the east side? I don't know enough about the south side to recommend anything. I think anything directly north isn't going to fit your criteria.
I second Rockwall/Heath area. I had that thought while reading through the OP's criteria, then you beat me to the recommendation. I lived/worked in that area for several years and it really felt like I knew half the town, I never went somewhere that I didn't see someone I knew.

The schools are larger (6A), but it still feels very much like a small town. It's a two high school town (Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath), which is definitely fun in terms of small town rivalry, etc. The schools are consistently good quality, there's multiple sports/recreation programs for kids, downtown Rockwall is thriving with destination restaurants, plus a local farmer's market on the weekends.
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Old 12-15-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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Look at Fate which is just east of Rockwall.
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Old 12-15-2016, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL- For NOW
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I agree with one place....

GRAPEVINE

it is the only city that is a city of its own and still feels like it. Arlington is my personal favorite but lacks that Downtown Hallmark Movie feel
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Old 12-15-2016, 04:01 PM
 
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Celina and McKinney. Or are they too far out?
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