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Old 01-07-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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We would LOVE to live in Dallas, M Streets and the area is our ideal. It really can't be beat! The main reason we are looking at Plano and Frisco is for finding jobs. Seems to be much more job growth in the Plano area. Plano seemed to have some nice areas around Legacy, although not half the trees of Dallas.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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PS- Sorry to confuse things, my husband is justinkevans, (the original poster,) I didn't realize I was logged into my account. oops
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Also, which companies are currently having steady job growth in the DFW area?
You'll be able to find all of the DFW company info at the link in this previous post of mine:

DFW Corporations

(http://www.dallasnews.com/cgi-bin/2008/scorecard_tables.cgi - broken link)

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Old 01-07-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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oh that is awesome! thanks!
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:02 AM
 
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My husband and I are in our late 20's looking to relocate to the Dallas Area. He is looking for HR jobs and I am hoping to substitute teach and eventually get my certification.

We are hoping for a cape cod or tudor style house (not brick!) with a nice yard, trees, and safe. We are able to spend about 250k.

What is the best area for us? We are conservative, about to start a family, we used to live in Uptown and loved the great restaurants, trails, and shops. I guess you could say we have yuppie/suburban tastes? Based on my research Allen, McKinney, or Lakewood/M streets seems to fit the bill.....

We have a great appreciation for old, but remodeled (not problems!) houses, we have to be near healthy food for my husband, parks, good schools, and we love trees and big yards.

We are in the process of applying to jobs but want to make sure we are in the right area.....

Thank you so much for your help
go for Allen. easier commute to the city if you like Dallas. They are going to take over as the shopping mecca from frisco soon with all of their retail development.

I can guarantee you that since you lived in the uptown area and loved that lifestyle you will miss it and it will take some adjusting. You may even want to swing down every now and then to Dallas.

Thats when you will notice that the drive north of 121 is a bear

there is plans for construction on 75 (a 6 year project) which will be a traffic nightmare for folks going home to mckinney.

good luck

I would say lakewood but you may not as much house there as you would compared to your other options..

its pretty much a vanilla world in the northern suburbs so you won't really gain much but maybe a better deal on a house the further north you come but you will sacrifice commute time to Dallas.

buyers remorse...my original realtor tried hard to convince me to move to lakewood when I was moving out of my apartment in Dallas. I ignored her advice and can admit that I now suffer from buyers remorse. Not to say that Frisco is bad but that I should have moved to suit my families lifestyle instead of a bigger home and the "in" town.
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