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Old 03-22-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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I have compiled a short list of suburbs that are either small in population or are rarely mentioned on this forum.

Balch Springs
Cockrell Hill
Combine
Ferris
Hutchins
Oak Leaf
Pecan Hill
Seagoville
Wilmer

For the sake of inclusion, are there any posters that live in or have significant knowledge about one or more of these communities?
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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Balch Springs, Seagoville, Wilmer and Hutchins are on the low end of the socio-economic spectrum. Wilmer-Hutchins had its own ISD that was dissolved by the state. From what I understand it is a traditionally black community.

Balch Springs and Seagoville are east of Mesquite. It's on the edge of suburbia, bordering on rural. There is quite a bit of shopping and dining nearby in Mesquite, and it has pretty good highway access.
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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I have compiled a short list of suburbs that are either small in population or are rarely mentioned on this forum.

Balch Springs
Cockrell Hill
Combine
Ferris
Hutchins
Oak Leaf
Pecan Hill
Seagoville
Wilmer

For the sake of inclusion, are there any posters that live in or have significant knowledge about one or more of these communities?
Just as a FYI, Acntx, I've included what info is available for these communities in an update to the Dallas Metroplex - Relocation Information Index at the top of the forum this date.

Last edited by BstYet2Be; 04-16-2008 at 09:02 PM..
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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Wilmer really is battling a bad reputation. The whole school district issue was obviously attention-getting, and now they've got a sexual predator running for mayor. And his neighbor doesn't see that as a problem.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Wilmer really is battling a bad reputation. The whole school district issue was obviously attention-getting, and now they've got a sexual predator running for mayor. And his neighbor doesn't see that as a problem.
I wonder did the school district's reputation play a factor in Wilmer and Hutchins remaining small in population, despite its proximity to Dallas. Maybe with the coming Dallas Logistics Hub, the area will grow and attract development.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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There is nothing in Wilmer-Hutchins. They have no econmic base and there has been zero new construction in the area. I has not changed one bit in the last 30 years. They did get a prision but thats about it. I don't think that area is ever going to grow.
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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Default Pecan Hill

My wife is on the city council in Pecan Hill. I can provide information you may need.

[mod]DM member if you need more info[/mod]

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Old 03-25-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: WESTIEST Plano, East Texas, Upstate NY
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Wow, never heard of Oak Leaf, and I've been in DFW most of my life!
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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I never heard of Oak Leaf or Pecan Hill.

Grainraiser
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Wow, never heard of Oak Leaf, and I've been in DFW most of my life!
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I never heard of Oak Leaf or Pecan Hill.

Grainraiser
Oak Leaf and Pecan Hill are small communities in north central Ellis County. Oak Leaf (population: 1,410) is located west of Red Oak, east of Ovilla, and south of Glenn Heights. Pecan Hill (population: 650) is southeast of Red Oak.
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