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Unni, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL

Moving to Dallas

Asked by Unni, Chicago, IL Sat Dec 8, 2007

Off Plano/Carrolton/Richardon and Garland, which is a good place to live? I am looking to move to Dallas soon. I mostly will be working in Dallas or Richardson

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Hi Unni:

I used to live in Plano, Texas, just north of Dallas for about 8 years. Plano is a great town, close enough to Dallas and has a lot of large companies (EDS is who I used to work for) and homes from entry level to luxury homes; parks, recreational facilities, shopping, dining. We even had a balloon festival.

http://www.planoballoonfest.org/ (yes, I worked for EDS back then)

Where I used to live in East Plano (my first home), there is a creek and a trail behind the house and we walked our dogs along the trail (later biked with the kids) all the way to several different parks. Great Place!

Here's city of plano website.


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Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin, CA

Austin Waters is a great community within Austin Ranch which sits on the city limits of Carrollton, Plano, Lewisville, and The Colony. It has amazing new homes starting under $400,000 built by Billingsley Townhomes and are unlike anything in the Dallas area. Please contact me today for a private tour.

I look forward to working with you.

1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2007
Stonebridege Ranch, located about 20 mimutes north of Plano (in-laws live at Parker/Independence area, so we make that trip often) is a great place to start. Wonderful schools, great HOA with fabulous ammeneties (pools, hike/bike trails, tennis courts), and many neighborhoods that range in price.
I can offer you a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, new fence, fabulous new 144 sq ft deck with arbor and new oak trees in back yard, professional landscaping with micro-drip irrigation, ne roof 2008. Inside: crown molding, new fixtures, fresh paint and much much more. Asking 250K for this incredible 2700 square feet. (92/sq ft)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 24, 2008
If you hae not already moved, please give me a call. A lot depends on your personality, lifestyle and pocketbook. Do you have children? Are schools important? Are you single and do you like to go out? All these things would make a difference in which area is perfect for you.
Cyndie Gawain
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 4, 2008
You can search the MLS on my web-site, and others. It is no cost, and the listings have photo's as well.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 22, 2008
If you are looking for nice quiet living, great school and SPACE, check out Forney, just east of Dallas. Rockwall and Royse City are also nice communities that are east and near Lake Ray Hubbard and have excellent schools. If you want to live in the Metroplex but not have to deal with the big, city I would recommend these places. There are nice neighborhoods with acre lots that are affordable.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 22, 2008
The area north of LBJ, between Central Expressway and The Dallas North Toll road would be my suggestion. This area includes N.Dallas, Plano, Allen, Richardson etc..
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 7, 2008
You need to be pre-approved for a loan therefore a Dallas real estate agent knows how to assist you in your search. The areas depends on personal and professional lifestyle, what you can afford, schools and etc.
There are some GREAT Dallas foreclosures I have seen move in quality

Contact my office if we can assist
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 29, 2008
Hello Unni,
Depending on the lifestyle you seek and others in your household to take into consideration. Are schools important to you? Do you like an active night life? How long of a commute would be ideal for you, 30 minutes or less? Knowing a little more, I can tell you what areas are most popular and what they offer.

I invite you to contact me and I'll be happy to discuss further with you.

Naima Sumner
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2007
Speaking as a consumer and not a realtor, all of the towns you mention have alot to offer. Spent 11 years there and I luv'd it! Having said that, I would focus on your personal priorities. Plano is further north and Carrollton is just south of Plano. After 5 years in the Carrollton/Addison area, I became tired of the commute for social purposes so I moved further south.

Distance from your business is also key as when you say "I'll be working mostly in Dallas" that encompasses a wiiiiidddeeee area. Determine where exactly in Dallas you will spend most of your time.

Once you get a firmer idea of the above, use Realtor.com to get an idea of the inventory in each neighborhood. Then, most definately, visit Dallas and use a Realtor . . . you can spend weeks trying to get to know the areas . . . a realtor will help u to minimize that time and help u make the best decision.

Good Luck! Perhaps, I'll see u in Dallas when I return!

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