Frisco, Plano, Allen, and Richardson have great school districts and easy access to highways that will get you down town. If you're more west, Arlington, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, are all great. Rockwall, Rowlett, and Garland are pretty decent, too. I LOVE ROCKWELL, but Plano is our choice due to where we both work and our kids' activities.
While construction is constantly improving the road system (and simultaneously disrupting it for the construction), some commutes are much harder than others. You might, for example, take a real shine to Joe Pool Lake area but have to commute to Frisco (or vice versa). The hour-plus everyday in the car will take its toll on you. So, despite your child being in a good school with great friends, you might be in no mood to enjoy it.
Where you are going to work will also be a major factor since Dallas-Ft Worth covers a large area and you want to keep your commute reasonable. Would love to answer your questions--I always enjoy working with people relocating to Dallas and can give you names of recent "relocators" whom I have assisted for referrals.
You're going to love it here! :) Hope you'll call me soon!
Susan Hanson - 972-489-0229
Congratulations on your move to Dallas and welcome to Texas!
A lot of folks do not know this, but DFW is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the US, behind New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. So, to answer your question is not as easy as it might seem. You've already received some great advice and I'll just echo the parts about being close to work or within a tolerable commute and being close to the things you and your teen enjoy.
Once you pick an area, here's a link to school information that you'll find helpful:
Good luck and best wishes on your new journey.
Welcome to Dallas. You've received a great deal of information. There are so many great communities surrounding Dallas to chose from. I would start with the location of your work. No sense in spending your entire life in the car - I've been there/done that, and I can attest that it is good for the whole family if you are at least reasonably close by.
Many have mentioned great suburban communities such as Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Lewisville, etc. there are also some wonderful Dallas communities inside LBJ. I am partial to Lake Highlands, having lived here for the past 20 years. It offers the convenience of being close to the city center, and is part of the Richardson ISD, so the schools are great. Its very much like the small town in the big city.
Congrats on your return to Dallas!!
What price range do you need to stay in?
Do you want to buy or lease?
How long do you intend to stay?
Where will you work?
Drive times can be significant as well as price ranges....so we would like to get you the best possible place in your price range and close to work.
Other considerations might be style of home you desire, hobbies, or any other services you need.
Not know the answers to these I might suggest Coppell, Flower Mound, Wylie, Sachse, Keller and Frisco.
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You say you want a community best for a 13 yr old.
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There are many excellent school systems here, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Lewisville, Mc Kinney.
If you will provide me more details on what location is the job site, I can provide you with much
information for you to make a good decision.
I am a Buyers Agent with 20 years of valuable experience, who will put your best interest first.
You are welcome to contact me.
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