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Old 12-17-2007, 09:15 PM
 
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I am new to the area. We are looking at houses in the Desoto County area. We are looking at new construction but we're having a really tough time finding a neighborhood that still has trees. It is such a shame that so many new subdivisions have clear cut everything.

We are focusing on Olive Branch but we're open to other areas (with "not terrible" schools - elementary in particular.)

Our range is upper $200,000 to lower $300,000

Any advice on where to look?

Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:40 PM
 
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I am new to the area. We are looking at houses in the Desoto County area. We are looking at new construction but we're having a really tough time finding a neighborhood that still has trees. It is such a shame that so many new subdivisions have clear cut everything.

We are focusing on Olive Branch but we're open to other areas (with "not terrible" schools - elementary in particular.)

Our range is upper $200,000 to lower $300,000

Any advice on where to look?

Thanks!
I don't think that exists in Desoto. Try Collierville. A lot more subdivisions preserve trees there. The tree board is fairly strict.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Try The Lakes at Bonne Terre subdivision. Head west on Church Rd. about 5-7 miles from I-55. It's on the left hand side. You won't see any houses from the road but you'll see the subdivision entrance.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:17 AM
 
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Yea, they are not exactly environmentally correct down there. 98% of the subdivisions clear cut the entire acreage. Never seen anything like it.
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:55 PM
 
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Default Trees in DeSoto County....?

The trees in DeSoto county have gone long by the wayside in the last 10 years. Try just outside, like Marshall County. the housing is cheaper, the schools are good and living is so much cleaner.
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Hernando,Mississippi
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I live in an older subdivision in Hernando & every yard has numerous trees. However, there are no $200K houses & the houses that are there are 40 years old. There are 2 modest houses on my street for sale by owner. They would not fit with todays lifestyle. They will sell for about $125K. Poor folks !!
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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You might want to check out Emerald Estates in Hernando. Each lot sits on 1.5 acre, treed lot. It's gorgeous, quiet and tranquil. There are 6 already built homes available ranging from 240-280K price range. Not a bad price for 2000+ sq coming from we were from in the west coast. The commute is not bad either for country living - about 35 min. to Memphis. I think you will like this subdivision if trees and a park like atmosphere is what you are looking for.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:10 PM
 
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The trees in DeSoto county have gone long by the wayside in the last 10 years. Try just outside, like Marshall County. the housing is cheaper, the schools are good and living is so much cleaner.
I would not recommend living over the county lines. It is amazing down there how much county lines mean. I would not consider Marshall or Tunica Co. Desoto is the place and Tate Co. wouldn't be too bad, but still not in the same league as Desoto.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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I think you are going to have that problem everywhere with new construction. New housing = no trees. Just a fact of life as they have to lay down foundation, plumbing, sod, etc.

Find a newer developed neighborhood at least 10 years old. Unfortunetly also most of Olive Branch has just been developed in the last 10 years.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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Try Gwin Farms on College Rd about 1/2 mile west of HWY 305. It's a new development with huge trees on many of the lots.
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