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Old 01-09-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Oh, I've worked in Dallas with folks from Ennis. They could get to work faster than I could coming from fewer miles to the north. Less traffic.
Hard to imagine, to drive all the way from Ennis through Dallas to Plano. At least one would think they would be going against the flow of traffic on the north side, but it is a total crap-shoot on Central, or even the toll way - but not so much on the toll way. As often as I go downtown from Richardson on Central (usually from 5:00 - 6:00 pm) at least once a week, more often than not, it has been bumper-to-bumper stop-and-go from Forest to south of Mockingbird. It may open up a little, then it starts backing up again at Knox to Haskell down to Woodall Rogers, and now that is a mess with the Arts area construction. Sometimes I would just exit around Royal and head back home because it just wasn't going to happen. What's worse is if there is a Stars or Mavericks game in the evening, or even worse, if the Fair is going on.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Hard to imagine, to drive all the way from Ennis through Dallas to Plano. At least one would think they would be going against the flow of traffic on the north side, but it is a total crap-shoot on Central, or even the toll way - but not so much on the toll way. As often as I go downtown from Richardson on Central (usually from 5:00 - 6:00 pm) at least once a week, more often than not, it has been bumper-to-bumper stop-and-go from Forest to south of Mockingbird. It may open up a little, then it starts backing up again at Knox to Haskell down to Woodall Rogers, and now that is a mess with the Arts area construction. Sometimes I would just exit around Royal and head back home because it just wasn't going to happen. What's worse is if there is a Stars or Mavericks game in the evening, or even worse, if the Fair is going on.
Oh, no, this was not a job located in Plano. It was near SMU. I was coming from the north and they were coming from the south.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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The OP referred to a job in Plano, and sskkc suggested living in Ennis. That's the commute I was referring to.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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The OP referred to a job in Plano, and sskkc suggested living in Ennis. That's the commute I was referring to.
Oh, Ennis to Plano, yeah, that would be a beating.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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Allen, just north of Plano is still relatively cheap and has great schools. Maybe even McKinney?
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Ennis is REALLY nice.
Yes and so is Corsicana and Waxahachie and Red Oak but look at the commute time to West Plano during regular business hours!! That's 90 minutes each way!

Naima
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:03 AM
 
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Thank you all for your recommendatios. I will research these areas.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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Wow... the Ennis post is taking a beating!

I suggested it because while we are doing our househunting, I came across some people that live there that told us "my husband/sister/friend works in Plano". They said that the commute was about an hour, plus or minus 15 minutes. It takes us that long to go from McKinney to Plano (usually a 15-20 minute drive) in rush hour/traffic peak times on the 75.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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Allen, just north of Plano is still relatively cheap and has great schools. Maybe even McKinney?
lol... we're leaving McKinney because in our experiences, the schools are NOT even good.
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