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We have been very interested in leaving California and moving to the Dallas Texas area. We are hoping to find a family orriented community just outside of Dallas. Possibly Allen tx, Plano tx, Richardson tx, Denton tx, end etc. Anyhow, the time is coming close where this just may happen in the next few months and I was hoping for any additional info possible.

Does anyone have any info about these area's or anything around here. I would love to find an area that gets snow and I have learned that maybe twice a year Dallas gets a small amount of snow. Yea!! lol Mainly a nice clean community with good schools for the kids.

Thanks in advance for any info possible.
 

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I don't know how much help I will be. It has been years since I lived in Dallas, but I still shop there. Plano, Richardson and Allen are all good areas. My sister lives in Allen and loves it and they have good schools. They are all central to shopping and fun things to do.

IF we get snow, it is only about 2 inches - 3 is a lot. Usually what we get is ice.

I don't know anything about Denton.
 

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Hey Jenn, Whats this about you possibly moving to Texas? If this is what you really want to do, I hope that it works out for you. Is your Hubby possibly getting a transfer with his job? Thats how we ended up here in Central Cal. from So. Cal. Dennis was able to transfer with his job. Was the best thing that we could have done at that time, but we like yourself would really like to get out of Callifornia all together, and as I've said many times, Texas is our favorite choice. We do have a daughter that was born in So. Cal., raised here in Central Cal., moved to Texas, actually around the Dallas area, but just recently moved back to So. Cal., says she hates the humidity in Texas. Some other friends of ours who also moved from Oakdale, Ca. a few yrs. ago, have visited back here in our valley, and have also complained about the humidity in Texas, but I think that it just depends on each individual. I actually hate our tulley fog that we get here in the winter time. If the house market was better right now, we would sell our home and move. Do your parents know that you are thinking about possibly making this move? Good luck to you and your family on whatever you decide to do.
 

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I am a Realtor and can send you some links to homes available in the area. I have sold homes in Garland and have friends in Richardson and Plano. I like to talk to people to find out what their goals are. For instance, how long do you plan to live there, are you willing to do some remodeling, how big of a yard would you like to maintain, what is your tolerance for an Homeowner's Association, do you want a pool? All sorts of stuff like that.

Then I like to go over numbers in general to let you know what it takes to buy a home. A lot of people start looking at a house and get caught up in the loan process and don't account for closing costs.

Remember PITI (Principal on the loan, Interest on the loan, Taxes on the property, and Insurance) All of this together will be your monthly house payment. Texas doesn't have state income tax, so the property taxes tend to be a little higher. I'm sure they are still better than Cal. I can get you school ratings and a comparison of the suburbs in the area.

Anyway, I would be happy to help you get started on your research. I'm winding down my real estate business in order to get Poodle Prints going. I can help you find a reputable Realtor who really cares about what you want to do.

If you are interested, just PM me.
 

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My son and his family lived in Plano and Richardson while stationed in Texas. They really liked the communities. They lived in a gated community. I visited there, really liked the setting and people were very nice.

They also lived outside of Fort Hood for a few years and I visited there too. It was not as nice and the people were not as nice. And, the setting was actually depressing... lots of sand and open space and just seemed dirty somehow.

Best of luck with your search.
 

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Well we arent ready to buy in texas but would like to rent for about 1 year and then decide what town we may want to buy a home in. Hubby is a district manager for Auto Zone and there may be a position opening in the next month to few months in the dallas region so he had to put the word in with his boss now. My parents have wanted to move to texas since a family vacation we took there back in 2000. So they will be renting out there house here and then moving out there as well.

Im personally not happy with the communities around here and whats becoming of California. Plus with young kids starting school soon, Im worried more then ever about the school systems. We wanted to buy a house the beginning of the year but Im so upset with whats becoming of California that I dont even want to buy a home here now. Hubby is working in the bay and his commute is 1.5 hrs one way to work. His time home on the week days is very limited and I havent been able to find a town affordable for us in the bay.

All my family lives her so leaving will be hard. Hubby's family is in NY so he is used to having family close. Im personally scared to leave but dont want to stay just because everyone else doesnt mind living here. Well, they all complain about California but nobody is willing to move away. I did find a childens hospital in Dallas that has specialist in gastronology for my sons condition so that is the first step. My son Drew is going to be in and out of the hospital possibly until age 10 and I need good doctors familiar with his condition for when he gets infections.

Now that I went on and on thats what we are looking at doing. Im still very nervous about doing it though. Im glad you guys where able to shed some light on the town being considered. I know first hand how bad that humidity is there. We vacationed in texas smack in the middle of summer and the humidity wasnt pleasent. lol
 

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Well, looks like our plans to move went up in smoke today. My dad of all people is backing out of moving. My grandmother (his mother) is not doing her best and she may need round the clock care so a care center may have to be the resolution. However, my dad has to deal with possibly selling her home and all the additional stuff that comes up in these situations. With out my parents moving with us,I cannot move alone due to my sons health condition. I need additional family when he gets admitted into the hosp which is something that is happening every 4-5 months as of now. My husband is having to call is boss and tell him nevermind a transfer....can't move after all. Gosh! Lol

Thanks everyone that gave info and advise.I feel silly bringing this up and a day later everything has changed. Oh dear!
 

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Jenn, Sorry to hear about your plans going up in smoke, We know what that is like, thats sort of what happened to us. We had our plans of moving, then my Dad passed away and my Mom who lived in So. Cal at the time moved up here with us for a year. Things didn't work out with my Mom living here so she moved back to So. Ca. near my Brother. Well at about the time we thought okay now we will move, the house market took a big dump on us, so now the equity that we would have gotten from the sale of our home is no longer, so here we sit, still here is California. Maybe there is a reason we are not suppose to go at this time, I don't know, but I have always thought that certain things happen for a reason. You and your family are still real young, you still have plenty of time to make your move. You are not Senior Citizens like us, that if we don't do it soon, probably never will. Still hope that we can someday.
 

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Fuzbutz, ya I can understand what you mean. I agree that we are still young and who knows, maybe its a blessing in disguise. Plus, Im having a baby the beginning of the year and my sister is still going through the adoption process with her baby boy. I'd hate to leave and not be a part of his life. At the same time, I was ready for a good change. Oh well though, things will work themselfs out.
 
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