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Old 03-26-2008, 04:54 PM
 
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Am I crazy to consider living near the corner of George Bush/Dallas North Tollway and commuting into Parkland in the mornings? I guess this area is technically Carrollton/Addison. I have been told to avoid the tollway if at all possible secondary to traffic and $$ and have been advised that taking George Bush around and avoiding 35/635 as much as possible is the right thing to do?

My other location I'm considering is Valley Ranch, which I love the area and surroundings, it just seems the houses don't have as much character as some of the homes in Carrollton/Addison?

Of NOTE: I would be arriving to work around 7:15/30, so I may avoid the huge major traffic jams, right?

Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The tollway shouldn't be too bad that early in the morning. What kind of commute time are you hoping for?
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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You can not get to Parkland from ANYWHERE in the Dallas Metroplex by taking the George Bush Turnpike aka 190. It is also a tollroad just like the Dallas North Tollway so I don't know where you got that it would save you money. Both use the Tolltag which I HIGHLY recommend. I'd take the tollroad ANYDAY over most other highways.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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Getting to work at before 7:30 will be a huge help. I say live were you want to live but if your schedule every changes be prepared for gridlock.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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My other location I'm considering is Valley Ranch, which I love the area and surroundings, it just seems the houses don't have as much character as some of the homes in Carrollton/Addison?
Thanks!
Have you looked at Las Colinas in University Hills (see realtor.com zip 75062)? It is accessible from O'Connor & 114 from the north side or from I635 or 114 by going south on MacArthur to Northgate, turn left on Northgate and left again at Rochelle. This would keep you within 5-10 minutes of both Las Colinas' and Valley Ranch's conveniences and would also give you a short 15-30 minute commute to downtown Dallas on 114/183 -- without a tollway!

University Hills is a beautiful treed, hilly area with several different architectural home types, ones definitely with a character all their own and with a huge park/duck pond area. Here is the Las Colinas Association website where you can pull up University Hills info by going to the Village Association Info tab.

See The Las Colinas Association

Also, note that the Dart Orange Rail line expansion from downtown Dallas into Las Colinas is scheduled for 2011 with further expansion all the way to DFW Airport in 2013.

See DART.org - Orange Line Expansion Information

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Old 03-26-2008, 09:06 PM
 
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The tollway shouldn't be too bad that early in the morning. What kind of commute time are you hoping for?
Ideally i'd keep it < 30 min at that time of day, with < 45 going home in the evenings. Interesting thought on Both 190 and tollroad being tolls, never thought about that. Thanks for the info, all.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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Default Commute to ParkLand Info

The Commute will be easy from Las Colinas/Irving/Valley Ranch/Addison & Carrollton. If you're used to getting up and going before 8am. You won't have any problems.

You're right about the homes in Carrollton/Addison Areas. They do seem to have more character since they're a little older than the ones in Valley Ranch and Las Colinas.

There are many Great HomeBuying Deals available in Carrollton as well.

Happy to Assist!
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