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Old 02-07-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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Hello everyone.

I have been reading this forum for the last two weeks and find it very informative about the real information about a city. Not the top ten list information.

My family will be moving to Dallas in the fall from the Wet(left) coast of Canada.
Yes, a canadian moving to texas!

I would like some input regarding neighbourhoods. We are a mixed-raced couple with two boys 6 and 8. The boys are in Catholic school now and we would like to continue when we move.

We are looking for a house between $400,000 to $450,000 range. Where we live now the average house price is $650,000 USD. Certain areas of dallas look like a bargain.

So we are looking for neighbourhoods or towns with young families, lots of
sporting activities. (Any hints where my boys can play hockey, Canadians are very religious about our ice hockey).

Thanks for any information in advance.:
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:12 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Canuck fan??? Hockey is growing here in popularity so you will not have to worry about that.

As for housing, do you know what area of Dallas you will be working in? Do you want a short commute or does it matter? If you want to stay inside the loop of Dallas then try the Lake Highlands area. There are some other areas around Preston Hollow and near the Park Cities (Highland Park & University Park) that would be in your price range. The Park Cities are going to run you a lot more than that. Outside of that there are areas that would fit your budget and be close to a Catholic school. One of the largest and oldest in the area is Bishop Lynch. Pretty big school and well liked in the area.
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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If you're looking into the northern suburbs, just north of the President George Bush Tollway is John Paul II High School. It would be convienent to central Plano, western Richardson, the exteme north end of Dallas, and Addison if you take the DNT to Plano Parkway.
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:31 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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From what I understand, there are 4 ice rinks in the northern suburb areas that offers hockey. Here's a link to get you started http://www.drpepperstarcenter.com I've got a high schooler that plays and from what I understand, there's quite an active high school league. I'm sure there's travel teams for your little guys.

We're moving out this summer and narrowing down housing/schools as well. There's a lot of Catholic schools in the area, here's the link to the Dallas diocese and in the middle of the page, is a schools link http://www.cathdal.org/
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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As Momof2 mentioned it will depend a lot on where you'll be working and how important it is to be close to work.

That said, take a look at West Frisco. Very nice, new community. New construction abounds for your price range and there will be plenty of homes to choose from. There are two hockey rinks in Frisco, one at the Dr. Pepper park area (home to the Texas Tornados http://www.tornadohockey.com and other youth leagues), as well as one in Stonebriar Centre Mall (http://www.arenamaps.com/arenas/3599.htm) (broken link).

Once the Dallas North Tollway is completed this fall you'll have much better access to John Paul II High School in Plano (about 15 miles from the heart of West Frisco). Just take the DNT to George Bush and it's right there.

Also, take a look at Plano. Fewer new homes but you'll find some really nice resale homes in that price range. Closer to the school and still close proximity to the hockey rinks in Frisco.
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