It's been years since you posted this.
Did you ever make the move to Flower Mound?
I would think your cost of living would be lower here.
Although housing prices are moving up quickly, especially in Flower Mound.... more
Tolerance for humidity is kind of personal. People who were are used to California or other non-humid places seem to always complain about the humidity in Texas, the Midwest(I've lived there also) etc. I have always lived with humidity, except for the two years I lived in California so I guess I'm used to it. It just seems from personal observation that some people just can't seem to get used to it. I have to admit, it can get kind of oppressive....even for me.... more
Oak Lawn puts up with way too many fligh overs. On Sunday, February 21, there were 15 flights in one hour from 8 pm to 9 pm. That is one plane every FOUR MINUTES. The planes fly quite low, preparing to land at Love Field, and the noise is deafening. This is not a count of total fligh overs for one 24 hour period. Inside my residence with all windows and doors closed, I feel like I am on the planes. I have lived in my residence for a year and a half.l
Why does Love Field allow this incessant racket to go on, day and night? I am sick of it and may have to move. Thank you.
Barbara K. Kuether
3907 Gilbert Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219... more
Lots depends on your price range #1....then #2 what commute you can stand. Maybe what hours of travel you have....then what kind of neighborhood you like. Older homes more unique or standardized organized neighborhoods with new or newer homes.
Several great cities around....Frisco...Coppell....Plano....McKinney...Allen...might be nice places to consider.
We normally like to sit down with you and ask lots of questions about your ideas of a good place to live before helping guide you to resources and areas, but sounds like you are on the right track.
Let me know if we can assist you.... more
Depending upon what area south of LBJ you are calling Preston Hollow, the houses between Preston and Hillcrest, Royal Lane to NW Highway are small, McMansions, and in-between. Please email or call me and let's discuss which areas you prefer and what you size home/lot you desire.
Have a great 2014 New Year.
Preston Hollow Realty/RE/MAX Premier Group... more
Hi, we're expats relocating this summer from SG to Dallas and I found your question. Did you move to Dallas already? Which area did you finally decided on? International/ private school or public?
Sorry for so many questions, but coming from Singapore you understand my concerns:)... more
A hidden jewel -- the ENCLAVE AT GROVE HILL is the only NEW GATED COMMUNITY that is INNER CITY. the community is 4 miles to downtown. DAVID WEEKLEY is the home builder and is well known in the Houston and Dallas market. This community can be found at the intersection of LAWNVIEWN @ GROVE HILL; you can build a brand new home or buy and existing home. This is a surprise to a lot of folks - even the Dallas Police stats for 2009 show this community experience's the least amount of crime compare to the rest of the City! Folks call this community THE NEW EAST DALLAS........i hope this helps you out? Most important, do your research. one more thing, i'm not an agent just and person involved in his community.... more
I have lived and worked in Downtown Dallas for 8 years now and I have not noticed anything different about the homeless in a negative way. You will see visable signs of the homeless for sure...
1. They sell the Streetzine Magazine which helps the homeless get back into the work force. You can sponsor a homeless person by buying 60 papers for $15. Buy a Streetzine Magazine the next time you see someone selling a paper on the corner in downtown Dallas. You will be helping a homeless person and the newspaper is very informative of the homeless in Dallas and in America. In addition there are very good articles on all kinds of topics. I love the Streetzine Magazine.
2. Downtown Dallas has the Downtown Safety Patrol. I have their phone number in my cell phone just in case I need to call and report anything in downtown that doesn't seem right. They will answer and then a dispatchwer will dispatch the call to one of our downtown Safety Patrols who will ride their bike to the location you are concerned about.Concerns can be about anything including any issues that the homeless may be causing. (drinking in public, etc)
3. The homeless have some very good resources on the south side of downtown Dallas. The Bridge, The Soup Kitchen and some other homless shelters.
4. Downtown Dallas has a law that the homeless cannot panhandle but the homeless have been known to walk up to me and ask for money.
5. Downtown Dallas has one building already that has been renovated into residential apts to help relocate the homless who have sought help to get into housing and there is another building on the way. I also I read just recently (in Streetzine Magazine) that a church has bought a building to help the creative side of the homeless that will have a place to creat art and music.
I would say that downtown Dallas is on it's way to help the homeless more and more and I believe that our homeless population is being taken care of by many resources here. I have made friends with some of my homeless neighbors and have kept in touch with them and have seen them go from homeless to having a home and recieving mental health care and more., I have seen them go from hopeless to hopeful. The homeless are people just like you and I...they just need help and sometimes someone to talk to and someone who will listen and treat them with kindless and respect. I would say that are homeless are getting better not worse. There are volunteer opening available at The Bridge and other homeless resource centers so you can help make Downtown Dallas a better place to live. :)... more
Yes, I agree with Jim that Coppell is a great suburb - centrally located in the metroplex, all schools but one elementary (Wilson) have the highest rating Texas gives (Exemplary). I39;m actually showing houses in Coppell this weekend to a family moving here from Boston. Let me know what price range you're looking in and I'd be happy to keep your criteria in mind while looking there. I could then send you the MLS links to see photos, etc.
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I grew up in flower mound from the age of 10 until 19 years old and recommend Flower Mound over any where in DFW to raise a teen. I am 33 years old now and do not have kids but when I do, thats where I am heading back to raise a family.... more
As someone who has lived in Dallas from 1992-2002 and now Austin from 2002-2010, the answer is that it depends. Very committal answer, I know!
If you like the big city feel ~ professional sports, the arts, great restaurants, traffic, concrete, then Dallas is your City. Austin has the feel of a smaller town that is starting to grow up but hasn't lost all of its small town feel. Additionally, Austin is located on the edge of the Hill Country and offers much more in the way of natural beauty with the Highland Lake system and tree lined Hill Country views.
Home price wise both are comparable although the average median home price is slightly higher in Austin vs. Dallas (around $180,000 vs. $170,000). More people would prefer to retire to Austin than Dallas; however, more people move to Dallas for a job than are able to move to Austin for the same reason. Either way, you can't go to wrong.
I am familiar with this program. I have had several buyers go through this program. The program will assist homebuyers who purchases a home within Dallas city limits w/ $12K that can be used towards your down pymt and closing costs. You don't have to be a first time homebuyer to qualify and it's income restricted. You can't make more than 80% of the Dallas area median income. It has on the website what the income limitations are and who are approved lenders.
I have included the link to the website for more information on the program: http://www.dallasmap.org/
I would be more than happy to assist you. Please feel free to call or email me at your convenience.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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As a dallas native and real estate consultant who sells all over, I would have to say that exemplary schools abound here, as well as shopping, this is sort of the shopping haven! You can check crime rate on each cities pd website's. I might check these area's for homes: Parker, TX (the city, not county). Shopping 15 minutes away at Willow Bend mall. I would also say Fairview and Frisco. I would love to help you find something, please feel free to contact me!
We welcome you in your pending move to the Big D, from the left coast! I have some great agent friends out there if you also need to sell in California? I'd be happy to give ya a few names, depending on were you are.
An education consultant and friends of mine have raved about one of the area's you mentioned, they say the schools are so wonderful there, and their TAKS scores all back it up! I'd be happy to share that information with ya! Give me a call, I am as you probably know, 2 hours behind you in CST. Nicole, 214-991-9507... more