What neighborhood(s) are safe, nice, family-oriented and have lovely homes to rent?

Asked by Rebecca, Dallas, TX Mon Aug 22, 2011

Looking for something under $1,800 in rent each month

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Pamela Edwar…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Nov 15, 2011
There are a handful of neighborhoods that fit this description. Of course, it will also depend on what size home you are looking for and what exactly you definition of "nice" and "lovely" are. You might want to look at some of these neighborhoods: Lake Highlands, The Meadows, Sparkman Estates. There are some smaller homes, duplexes and 2 bedroom homes in those areas that would fit your budget.

Spreading out to the suburbs would be another option. Check out Farmers Branch, Addison and the Far North Dallas areas for nieghborhoods that are not too far out.

Call me if I can help in anyway.
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Melanie, , Dallas, TX
Tue Nov 8, 2011
I would recommend Allen or Frisco. Both are relatively new cities with wonderful parks, great shopping and restaurants as well as exemplary schools. Browse for free and no obligation on my website http://homesinfrisco.kwrealty.com or email me with your specific needs at MelanieHerring@KW.com.

Regards and good luck,
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Hava Johnston, Agent, frisco, TX
Tue Nov 8, 2011
I would look into Plano, Allen, Murphy,rihardson, or Sachse.

You should be able to find a nice home for that price. I would be honored to help you find that rental. When do you need to move and what type of home are you looking for?

call me at 214-994-4782 or visit http://www.havashomes.com for compete listing information in those areas.

Hava Homes,

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Squishy, Renter, Dallas, TX
Sat Nov 5, 2011
There are a lot of options for you, depending on where in Dallas you'd like to be. Dallas is a sprawling city so Allen/McKinney may be too far for some and perfect for others. How big of a home are you looking for? Good areas include Rockwall, Rowlett, Richardson, Plano, the M Streets (near downtown).... For your price point, you'll either need to look at smaller, older homes or duplexes/townhomes.

Another suggestion: Look for homes that are listed for sale and have been on the market for a very long time. Owners may be open to renting out the property if you ask.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Mon Aug 22, 2011
Happy to assist you majority of my real estate practice is residential leasing .

I do require additional info.

Direct Link Dallas homes for rent by owner over 70 cities are listed

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Jay Narey, , Dallas, TX
Mon Aug 22, 2011
I would also recommend the suburbs. To find something "nice" and "safe" and "lovely" in Dallas will cost you more than $ 1,800 /month I'm afraid. It seems EVERYONE wants to rent - and no one wants to buy - even though in my opinion - this is the Buying opportunity of a generation (if you have good credit of course).
My experience is that nice quality rentals are very difficult to find right now (at least Single Family properties).
There are a lot of Condos and Townhouses that are available - but not many Single Family homes in Dallas proper, and when they do pop up - they are leased very quickly. I honestly think the periphery suburbs where land and sq.footage is cheap is probably your best bet. Good Luck !

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Melanie, , Dallas, TX
Mon Aug 22, 2011
I would recommend Allen or Frisco. If you can provide more information about how far you are willing to commute, what you like to do as a family, it would be easier to match you to a specific area.Thanks
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Mon Aug 22, 2011

Big question. Lots of neighborhoods. I'd probably start with the area closest to your work, and perhaps interview you a bit to see if you have kids in school, what activities you like, if you like older homes, or newer homes, what's a good commute, etc.

Hope that makes sense.

Without knowing any of these things, my first guess would be Valley Ranch area in Irving or Coppell. The link below will give you an idea of some of the homes that might be available.
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