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Old 02-14-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas NV
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We are retired and currently live in Las Vegas NV in a planned community, and must pay big bucks to keep our motor home in a rather inconvenient storage facility.

We are planning a move to the Dallas area and we would like to find a community where the zoning will allow us keep our motor home adjacent to the house.

We would prefer a resale home with lot size of+/- one acre, mature trees with a little variety in typography and within commuting distance from Dallas.

Please tell me that such places exist other than my dreams!
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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Do they exist, sure. Are they easy to find, not so much. But that depends in part on where you want to live within the Metroplex. Many existing neighborhood, no longer have HOA's or covenants that restrict RV's. It is just a matter of finding a home that has space. But then most of these are not going to be on acreage. There's a home not too far from me that's on 11 acres, but then the owner's aren't looking to sell, and the property's valued at $800,000.

It will take some time, but you can find what you're looking for, you just might have to trade off one portion to meet the others. (Smaller lot, or lousy commute.)
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Old 02-14-2007, 03:31 PM
 
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Your retired, so why not live south of the Metroplex. Much cheaper down there and still commutable to Dallas. I'm sure you can find an acre+ lot and build.
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Old 02-14-2007, 03:37 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Check w/ the cities also to see what they allow as far as code before you do anything. While some may have allowed motorhomes/RV's to be parked on an improved space at one time some have started making it against code. Even if it is allowed most require that it be parked on an improved surface (concrete drive). I suppose your looking to stay near the city for convience to things like medical care? There are a few new developments in the Rockwall area that are 1+ acre lots and many that are older that possibly allow RV's. You may even look in some of the areas that are unincorporated. More of these areas to the east and south of Dallas and a few to the north.
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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There is a gorgeous area adjacent to but not in Little Elm and bordering the lake that I think is one of Dallas' best kept secrets. Heavily wooded (reminds me a bit of The Woodlands in Houston), right on and around Lake Lewisville, all custom homes but several are selling at reasonable prices -- mid $200k's - $700k -- with minimum 1 acre lots. In fact, it's been a while since I've been over there but there used to be several areas left where you could have one built by a custom builder (serious excavation would be required). There are two subdivisions there, Eagle's Landing and Emerald Sound.
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