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Old 09-17-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: BRLA
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We were thinking of going to the fair this year, but after hearing about the "parking scam" last year, forget it!!
Catch Dart Rail in Plano to go to the fair, that is what I started doing once the rail made it to Plano. Its a blast! You get to people watch, don't have to worry about traffic stress or parking and when you get off the rail they have special city buses to take you to the gates of the fair. You should really go, every one needs to experience it at least once. Also they have police officers at the spot you get off the train to get on the special buses.
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:29 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Catch Dart Rail in Plano to go to the fair, that is what I started doing once the rail made it to Plano. Its a blast! You get to people watch, don't have to worry about traffic stress or parking and when you get off the rail they have special city buses to take you to the gates of the fair. You should really go, every one needs to experience it at least once. Also they have police officers at the spot you get off the train to get on the special buses.
Great suggestion. The State Fair is a tradition and it is really great. There is something for everyone there.
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: southwest michigan
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Ditto... I never realized how much I would miss it until I no longer had it.

To the OP, I worked and lived in West Plano and it was awesome, I went home for lunch every single day. No traffic, etc. to stop me. Also lots of medical facilities for doctor appts, no need to take leave to go to the doc or dentist. Also my company had a gym, I could go home, relax a bit then go back to the company gym to work out after all the gym crowds had left for the day. Its the little things we don't appreciate until they are gone.
This is absolutely so true. What my husband wouldn't give to work in the same town that he lives in!

Plus, West Plano is more centrally located to the rest of the metroplex than the other options, so if a job change ever came up, you'd have a better chance of having a more reasonable commute.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Ken Caryl, CO
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Catch Dart Rail in Plano to go to the fair, that is what I started doing once the rail made it to Plano. Its a blast! You get to people watch, don't have to worry about traffic stress or parking and when you get off the rail they have special city buses to take you to the gates of the fair. You should really go, every one needs to experience it at least once. Also they have police officers at the spot you get off the train to get on the special buses.
The trains actually run to the Fair beginning this year. You would just have to change from the Red Line to the Green Line and then that will take you to the front gates.

DART.org - DART Rail System Map
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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In my opinion the key is to look on an east-west axis to where you'll be working. The heavy traffic goes N-S.
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas area
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We bought a house here in Plano a year ago after my husband's relocation from the Austin area. We looked at Allen, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, McKinney and Garland. All of them had lots to offer, so it finally came down to commute. Hubby works 3 miles from our house and comes home for lunch.
We do not regret our choice. It's been awesome!
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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We are going to be moving to the North Dallas area in a few months and I was wondering what area(s) is/are the most desirable? My hubbie will primarily be working in West Plano, we will have 2 kids soon (I'm due at the end of the year) so good schools are a plus, parks, etc. I guess I'm addressing those who currently live in those areas--if you had to choose again, would you make the same decision--or would you move elsewhere? Be as specific as you like. For example, currently live in Waterford Parks in Allen but would love to live in Twin Creeks b/c...
Thank you so much for your responses! I look forward to reading them!
I would not do it again. We moved from North Garland to Allen for better schools. However, the commute is awful for my hubby and the schools are not as good as we thought, mainly because they are just too big/crowded. We now know that our kids will probably just become numbers in the sea of students here. WHY they only have ONE high school and THREE middle schoos is beyond me. They have TONS of elementary schools but refuse to make more buildings for the older grades.

If I HAD to do it over again and move away from Garland, I would probably scope out Frisco or Plano over Allen. Yes, Frisco is farther out but their schools are really much better in terms of size. Plano would definitley be on the top of my list too.

Good luck with your move!!!!!
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I would not do it again. We moved from North Garland to Allen for better schools. However, the commute is awful for my hubby and the schools are not as good as we thought, mainly because they are just too big/crowded. We now know that our kids will probably just become numbers in the sea of students here. WHY they only have ONE high school and THREE middle schoos is beyond me. They have TONS of elementary schools but refuse to make more buildings for the older grades.

If I HAD to do it over again and move away from Garland, I would probably scope out Frisco or Plano over Allen. Yes, Frisco is farther out but their schools are really much better in terms of size. Plano would definitley be on the top of my list too.

Good luck with your move!!!!!
I heard that Allen is going with the one high school strategy so they can be a football powerhouse.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: High Cotton
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West Plano should be your #1 choice by a huge margin.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Default Go with Plano

I agree with all of the people who said Plano was your best bet or maybe Richardson or Far North Dallas. I live in west Plano, and at least it is closer to the city and wouldn't be a long commute for your husband. The schools are excellent in west Plano as well.

I really can't believe this person who lives in Allen and never goes to the city. This person bases her opinion on one trip to the Sixth Floor Museum--definitely not the cultural destination in Dallas. The Dallas Museum of Art, The Nasher Sculpture Center, the new performing arts center, Dallas Summer Musicals, the awesome restaurants like Stephen Pyle's, etc. are all located in Dallas. We have season tickets to Theater Three, a wonderful professional theater with reasonably priced tickets. I just can't imagine never leaving Plano to get to the city.
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