Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-05-2008, 02:34 PM
 
50 posts, read 158,463 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

My company is moving up the tollway off of Legacy. Considering move to Frisco or Plano area. Looking for $$350 - 425K range. We don't want a big box house as it is just my wife and I. Both sons are in college. Seems hard to find 3100 - 3500 sq ft houses with 3 car garages. We like the Deerfield subdivision with mature trees. Any other suggested subdivisions to check out?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-05-2008, 04:39 PM
 
217 posts, read 1,045,563 times
Reputation: 138
You may be able to get into the lower end of Willow Bend or Preston Meadow on the upper end of your budget. They're worth a look.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-06-2008, 03:52 PM
 
50 posts, read 158,463 times
Reputation: 11
I think I can qualify for up to $450K. So, I'll checkout Willow Bend and Preston Meadows areas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-06-2008, 03:58 PM
 
1,101 posts, read 4,329,022 times
Reputation: 1964
Castle Hills would be in that ballpark as well - https://www.city-data.com/forum/dalla...t=castle+hills. It would be a short jump up 121 to Legacy, and is built around a great golf course http://www.castlehillsgolfclub.com/. You should be able to find a 3-car in that size house, but you won't get the mature trees that you could find in parts of West Plano.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-06-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
2,346 posts, read 6,925,871 times
Reputation: 2324
Default Re:

I'd say Deerfield is exactly where you should be looking - it's the right price point, size, and location.

Parts of Deerfield are in the Frisco ISD instead of the Plano ISD, and those homes sell for a slight discount because of that. Since you don't care, you might be able to save $10K-$20K if you buy in those parts of Deerfield.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-06-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: la hacienda
2,256 posts, read 9,761,000 times
Reputation: 1159
We have friends that live in the Trails of West Frisco, and really like it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2008, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
4,207 posts, read 15,254,649 times
Reputation: 2720
May I suggest Ridgeview Ranch which is located between McDermott and 121 and Independence and Custer. It has a golf course and a few homes in your price range that back to the golf course.

If you like contemporary style homes, the neighborhood around Prestonwood Country Club has a few homes too.

Then there is Preston Meadow which is at the NW quadrant of Coint and Parker. The Highlands of Preston Ridge on the south side of Parker is a nice neighborhood too.

You would find a few in Deerfield under 350K too in your desired square footage and still have a 3 car garage. Most homes will also be over 3800SF there too. Very nice mature neighborhood.

Naima
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2008, 11:07 AM
 
430 posts, read 1,358,988 times
Reputation: 171
I'd look at the Patio homes in phase 4 at Castle Hills. Very low maintenance and in your price range. Commute would be < 10 min.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2008, 01:24 PM
 
Location: North Texas
468 posts, read 1,886,789 times
Reputation: 386
My suggestion would be the area west of the Willow Bend Drive, North of Park Blvd., East of the R.R. tracks and south of West Spring Creek parkway. Steer clear of Kings Gate ($2m+ homes). I would try to avoid the far west area of this description for very active soil conditions. A couple of years ago W. Spring Creek Parkway was closed due to a large sinkhole and the same soil situation is present around the western edge of this.

For reasons that already p*##$% off a few, steer clear of Castle Hills.

From your screen name, I bet you would love living around Prestonwood Country Club.

Or, you can buy a home in Lakewood.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands (Dallas)
2,394 posts, read 8,595,227 times
Reputation: 1040
Quote:
Originally Posted by txgolfer45 View Post
My company is moving up the tollway off of Legacy. Considering move to Frisco or Plano area. Looking for $$350 - 425K range. We don't want a big box house as it is just my wife and I. Both sons are in college. Seems hard to find 3100 - 3500 sq ft houses with 3 car garages. We like the Deerfield subdivision with mature trees. Any other suggested subdivisions to check out?
Am I the only one that finds it ironic that someone thinks a 3100-3500 sq ft home isn't a "big box house" for only 2 people? Ah, the world of excess we live in. Count your blessings.

Seriously though - is it really hard to find a sub-3500 sq ft home in that price range? Or is it the 3-car garage piece that is so difficult? I had a 2680 sq ft home in Allen that I did upgrade to a 3-car garage when I had it built. There was only like 2 other homes in my sub that had 3-car garages... mine sold about 2 weeks after being on the market - and the buyers said it was because of that.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top