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Old 09-05-2021, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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And Murphy is diverse down to streets. There are no "Indian" or "Black" or "Hispanic" pockets. Each street has a variety of cultures, and ethnicities. And actually quite a lot of interaction. Not the wave and barely know your neighbors. We had Emerald City as our final summer concert and I commented on how there were all ages (even teens!) and all facets of our community there.

It's sad because the OP would probably actually be able to give her kid a great life here - very much of the "community" feel of her typical American childhood. Except we actually embrace Diwali lights on folks' homes as much as we do Christmas lights.
Oh yes I can see that. Murphy might be the only city where even the Walmart stores are staffed with Indians. I honestly had never seen Indians working retail in Fort Worth, Dallas, Garland which are other cities I've lived in, but then again the Indian percentages are much lower in those cities too.

 
Old 09-05-2021, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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2019 ACS stats. I found something more recent on the city of Frisco page:
61% white
26% Asian
8% black
5% other/multi

Still….that’s 2.3 white people for every 1 Asian. I know some specific neighborhoods are more Indian than others but I’m also in Frisco every week for work and although Frisco is diverse, I still see more white people than all other races combined.



Murphy IS a lot more diverse than either Frisco or Plano - it’s only about 50% white, 36% Asian and has a much bigger black population than many other northern burbs.
https://murphyedc.org/wp-content/upl...phic-Flyer.pdf
OK those stats sound more like it to me. And Murphy is pretty diverse. Wylie where I live used to be heavily white, but that's been changing slightly over the last few years.
 
Old 09-05-2021, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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She hasn't posted since asking her question. Not familiar with northern burbs. I thought they were predominantly white. Mostly white neighbors, teachers, school administrators, city council, state reps, congressman, cops, etc. If that's your idea of "America," then northern burbs should be fine. Or move further out.
 
Old 09-05-2021, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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She hasn't posted since asking her question. Not familiar with northern burbs. I thought they were predominantly white. Mostly white neighbors, teachers, school administrators, city council, state reps, congressman, cops, etc. If that's your idea of "America," then northern burbs should be fine. Or move further out.
That’s not really a good description of the northern suburbs of DFW. Just using Frisco as an example, as it was discussed earlier, the school district is about 39% White (31% Asian). Plano ISD is 33% White, Allen is 44%, McKinney is 47%.

I don’t live in that area, but by any realistic measure the northern suburbs on the Dallas side of the metroplex are incredibly diverse.
 
Old 09-06-2021, 05:40 AM
 
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The most “white bread type” burb I am aware of with decent schools and average house prices is Midlothian. Highland Park is very white, but prices are unlikely to match OP’s budget.


Midlothian Demographics
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Midlothian was:

White: 88.40%
Black or African American: 5.01%
Two or more races: 4.37%
Other race: 1.01%
Asian: 0.79%
Native American: 0.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%


This site can help you research demographics: Moderator cut: link removed, competitor site

Thank you for an actual location and town suggestion. This is more in line of our expectation of Texas. I took a look at the map, this is a bit far from what we are looking for. Hubby travels a bit and will need to be somewhat close to an airport.

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Old 09-06-2021, 05:43 AM
 
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emily my advice is to tread very very carefully. we were in the same exact position as your family a few years back we wanted good schools town new house nice to decent safe neighborhood for kids to grow up in. we searched and searched and as most folks have noted here we immediately realized the north burbs of DFW was a no go but kept on going. we finally found what we thought was OK still bit of a compromise when we found a still being built out new neighborhood that had around maybe 50/50 in terms of demos but felt OK cause not like the 98/2, 99/1, or 100% breakdown of the north suburbs


net result we bit the bullet and sadly ended up having to move out less than a year after moving in. in that time we experienced what some have noted in CD maybe not unfriendly but aloofness and insular behavior among what you've called less desirable neighbors they did not celebrate any of the traditional American holidays like christmas, 4th of july, halloween, thanksgiving, memorial day, st pattys etc but instead celebrated their own home countries many many celebrations. my family and I have lived all over the country and are not against diversity but the difference we saw here in DFW was this group almost seemed like they knowingly and made no effort whatsoever to be American. most immigrants I know at least uphold some responsibility to their host countries in trying and being open to American culture, but this group is something else. net after experiencing this and also flight by the time we said enough is enough neighborhood had probably become 80/20 good luck emily

Thank you for sharing your experience, and I'm sorry to hear what you and your family went through. Do you mind if I ask what town that was in? And where did you end up after moving out? Thanks Emily
 
Old 09-06-2021, 05:49 AM
 
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The solution for the OP is simple. Look for neighborhoods of slightly older homes. You will find a different demographic.

Thank you for the suggestion. We did consider a slightly older home, slightly older subdivision, but prefer newer. Hubby is not much of a handy-man and travels and works a bit, while I'll be staying home with the children. We decided a new or newer house will be require less upkeep and maintenance.
 
Old 09-06-2021, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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Thank you for the suggestion. We did consider a slightly older home, slightly older subdivision, but prefer newer. Hubby is not much of a handy-man and travels and works a bit, while I'll be staying home with the children. We decided a new or newer house will be require less upkeep and maintenance.
Unfortunately you’re not going to be close to an airport with a newer home unless you have a huge budget. DFW’s urban sprawl has already developed almost allow the land surrounding DFW, and Love Field has been built out for decades. At best, you’d be able to get a new home west of I-35 in Justin/Keller/far north Fort Worth that wouldn’t be nearly as bad of a commute to DFW as a place in the northern suburbs. And that demographic you’re trying to avoid is generally not present in that part of DFW.

I’d strongly suggest giving an older home a second look. Newer homes are notorious for not being well-built, and they may actually need more work than an older home that has been well-maintained and updated. We owned a 1989-built house in Grapevine for nearly 20 years, and honestly, it didn’t require much repairs or maintenance at all. Yes, we had a good plumber that we used for several issues, we had a contract for termite prevention, and we had the semi-annual AC maintenance done every 6 months, but beyond that, there wasn’t much that needed to be done. We loved having the mature trees, and the convenience of being close to shopping, etc.
 
Old 09-06-2021, 09:14 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Thank you for the suggestion. We did consider a slightly older home, slightly older subdivision, but prefer newer. Hubby is not much of a handy-man and travels and works a bit, while I'll be staying home with the children. We decided a new or newer house will be require less upkeep and maintenance.
And the Indian community (like you) prefers newer homes for the same reason you do.

You might consider Lantana north of Flower Mound. Also Flower Mound for a slightly older home.
 
Old 09-06-2021, 10:34 AM
 
Location: 89052 & 75206
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Another suggestion, closer to the airport than Midlothian is Keller, great schools. But scant new home construction.

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/kellercitytexas

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