Your minimum acreage will need to be 2 acres (1 acre per large animal). My office is located in Wylie, and our area plus other surrounding small towns may be a good option for you. Additionally, we have several horse boarding facilities in our area if you end up looking at that option.
Feel free to call me at 214-418-0180 or Katrina at 214-244-3664. We would be happy to help you as you relocate to Texas.
Melissa Hailey - North Texas Top Team, Realtors
Coldwell Banker Jane Henry Realtors
I realize you are wondering how you can search on your own, but I think you need the assistance of a realtor as we can specify acreage. Just looking in the MLS I see 2 properties that specify you can have horses - 1 in the McKinney area and 1 in Anna area. If you would like me to send you those listings give me a call or drop me a line.
It isn't the acreage that will necessarily be an issue, in N Dallas, it's the deed and zoning restrictions to "farm' animals. How are you defining "N Dallas"? How much do you want to spend a month on your lease? Need to narrow it down a bit to give you any good info.
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