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We want to move to the Dallas/Ft Worth area & would like to know what are the best family friendly cities to live in (low crime, great schools)?

Asked by Dalanfamily, Texas Sat Mar 20, 2010

We are interested in cities with low crime, great schools, dining, shopping, entertainment, etc. We currently live in Missouri, but are looking to move within the year. We have two children and one on the way, so schools are very important to us too.

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The suburb near Dallas - Richardson, Texas is a great place to live. Its reasonable and the city has a lot of blue ribbon schools. You can find a nice home under 150000 to 1.2 million and send your kids to exemplary schools. I will send you a relocation packet from the Chamber of Commerce - if you like. Also check this out. http://www.cor.net I am an agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage so let me know if I can help you find more info.
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Hey DalanFamily!!

I moved here from a small Missouri town on the NE edge of the state. So here's an early welcome to Texas! You are going to LOVE our winters!!!

There are a lot of great communities in the DFW metroplex so to point out just one would be nearly impossible. Naima is right on when she said we would need to have just a little bit more information. Where in the Metroplex will you be working, what types of activities do you enjoy, and what price range will you be looking in? Are you looking for a subdivision with a community pool as well as other amenities or is that important to you? Lots and lots of questions to answer before you can decide on an area to concentrate on. I work with out of state clients and feel confident I can help you find what you are looking for! Take a tour of our web site, http://www.truvaluerealty.com when you get a moment. It is full of information for both buyers and sellers. Drop me a line at truvaluerealty@gmail.com and I'll be happy to help you out or just answer any questions you might have!! Thanks again and we look forward to having you in Texas!!

Jackie Rankin
Tru Value Realty
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Hi Dalan Family,
I will be happy to help you in this process, feel free to contact me or use MLS Search on my website to find your next home. You can find a lot of helpful information on my website http://www.dallashomelist.com different cities, Independent school districts, community information and more...Here is some useful websites for crime rates
http://www.city-data.com
http://www.familywatchdog.us
http://www.crimeweb.net
Hope it helps.
Sincerely,
Pelin
http://www.dallashomelist.com
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Here is a great web site to help you with your question.http://zipskinny.com/
Web Reference: http://robertsuarez.net
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As Realtors we're only able to provide you the resources to statistical information in regards to neighborhood crime rates and scholar statistics, and even this raises an eyebrow or 2. The fact of the matter is our ethical code in conjunction with state law strictly prohibit "steering" a customer to one area or another. The simple mention of a particular community, city, subdivision or area could very well constitute such a practice. What I can provide you are the appropriate resources you need in order to do a bit of research (which far outweighs any opinion given by a Realtor or even a trusted friend). The bottom line is while everyone thrives for an environment that makes them feel safe, the problems arise when any opinion, good or bad, is expressed in correlation to the specifics of that area. That being said, let's first get you the basic tools you need to determine sight-unseen what cities "you" may in fact be interested in obtaining more information.

The best way to move forward is to first start looking at the different cities that make up the Metroplex. You can do so via my website at http://www.RKRegan.com/cityinfo.htm
Each link on that page will allow you to have access to each city's portal to find out about schools, crime statistics and other very helpful information. While it may not be exactly what you were hoping to hear, the very real fact of the matter is any Realtor who even thinks they are just able to answer this question or part of this this question without dancing in a dangerous territory may find their whole career come under review. Kudos To Anna for pointing this information out. If you do decide to visit my website, please forgive my dust as it is currently under construction to make way for a bigger and better site that will allow visitors to receive the most comprehensive information about DFW Real Estate with accuracy and ease.
You'll love our city and can't wait for your arrival!
Web Reference: http://www.RKRegan.com
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It's a great place to live in. We moved here 15 years from Chicago and we really love it.

You have to understand that the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is 3500 square miles. We drive a lot. So, in order to recommend areas, you need to tell us where you will be commuting to for work and a price range that you want to stay within. There are a lot of places to recommend.

Naima
214-289-8555
Naima@Sumner-Realty.com
Web Reference: http://www.SumnerRealty.com
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You need to do some homework of your own first--visit a neighborhood several times and at different times of day to get a sense of belonging. Check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from “steering”—enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached. When visiting areas, stop by the local police departments and inquire about crime, visit the school districts, ask for a tour of the facilities, speak to the principal, teachers, etc., --then make a determination as to what area(s) will best suit your needs.
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