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Old 03-20-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
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Please tell me all about it! We are thinking about moving to that area as I got a job in Plano recently. If yall know of any other areas we need to look, not too far away from Plano, please let me know! We are looking to purchase or rent a place that is about an acre or two in size and won't cost an arm and a leg, lol! Yalls help is appreciated!!
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:33 PM   #2
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Acre or two and not an arm and a leg, better look to the north/east/northwest of McKinney.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:36 PM   #3
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McKinney, Allen, Frisco are all within reasonable distance with good schools and have really been built up. I would say Allen first, then McKinney, then Frisco. Good luck in your search and with your new job.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:37 PM   #4
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Melissa, Anna, Van Alstyne all pretty good schools if that matters
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:38 PM   #5
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McKinney Meadows you can get a house and an acre for about $300k and its Melissa schools...best deal in Collin county!

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Old 03-20-2015, 07:43 PM   #6
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Lived in mckinney my whole life!
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:44 PM   #7
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What area of Plano? What time will you head into work and how long do you consider a good commute? If you go into work on off hours you have options 180 degrees north of Plano. If you go in at normal rush hour time you might start to narrow your areas based on where your job is going to be.

If the job is in East Plano off 75 McKinney makes a good option. If you're off the Tollway in West Plano it is still an option, but depending on what you're looking for there may be better options.

If you're in East Plano, Melissa and Anna are farther up 75 and you'll get more home for your money. If you're in Far East Plano (East of 75) Wylie, Murphy, and Lucas will be good places to look.

West Plano gets tough if you're looking for a house with land that isn't way up there. Little Elm has some options, but rush hour traffic will be a bear. Oak Point has some great local builders doing 1-5 acre homes, but commutes to Plano get longer. Prosper and Celina have direct access to the tollway and the tollway access roads with larger lots but land in Prosper is close to the price of gold.

Weston and far North McKinney/Collin County still have bigger tracts/lots as well. The farther north you go the closer you are to Hagerman too.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:49 PM   #8
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Acre or two and not an arm and a leg, better look to the north/east/northwest of McKinney.

Yep. Got to go a little north

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Indeed !
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:51 PM   #9
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McKinney, Allen, Frisco are all within reasonable distance with good schools and have really been built up. I would say Allen first, then McKinney, then Frisco. Good luck in your search and with your new job.
I look here first look for a short term lease until you learn the area. Any reasonable land is North or East. North is nice but traffic sucks in Mckinney for the next couple of year due to a major construction project. You will hate life if you have to drive 75 everyday until it's done.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:58 PM   #10
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75 has been under construction sense I was a teenager. I'm 52 now!!!
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:03 PM   #11
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I look here first look for a short term lease until you learn the area. Any reasonable land is North or East. North is nice but traffic sucks in Mckinney for the next couple of year due to a major construction project. You will hate life if you have to drive 75 everyday until it's done.
Highway construction is never done in dfw! They seem to take just long enough to have to start over again. East and north east of Plano will give the better pricing options
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:15 PM   #12
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Highway construction is never done in dfw! They seem to take just long enough to have to start over again. East and north east of Plano will give the better pricing options
Very true but this is the worst I have seen 75 in 13 years.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:13 PM   #13
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I would take Graysons advice. I make the drive every day to Richardson from Bells and even with construction it is not that bad. You could look up hwy 78 towards the Blue Ridge area. I have an acre in a nice sub-division I will sell for the right price. Will let it go a lot less then Mckinney prices.

I would stay away from Anna and Melissa though. Nothing wrong with the towns but that dump smells horrible. I feel for the folks that had nice homes built there before it went in and have to deal with that stench. And it does reach all the way to Anna if the wind is right. Will turn your outdoor weekend bbq into a not pleasant experience.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:33 PM   #14
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Lived here my whole life, we have a rent house were renovating now that's on an acre in southeast McKinney. 2 bed/1 bath Ought to be ready by the end of may
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:04 PM   #15
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What area of Plano? What time will you head into work and how long do you consider a good commute? If you go into work on off hours you have options 180 degrees north of Plano. If you go in at normal rush hour time you might start to narrow your areas based on where your job is going to be.

If the job is in East Plano off 75 McKinney makes a good option. If you're off the Tollway in West Plano it is still an option, but depending on what you're looking for there may be better options.

If you're in East Plano, Melissa and Anna are farther up 75 and you'll get more home for your money. If you're in Far East Plano (East of 75) Wylie, Murphy, and Lucas will be good places to look.

West Plano gets tough if you're looking for a house with land that isn't way up there. Little Elm has some options, but rush hour traffic will be a bear. Oak Point has some great local builders doing 1-5 acre homes, but commutes to Plano get longer. Prosper and Celina have direct access to the tollway and the tollway access roads with larger lots but land in Prosper is close to the price of gold.

Weston and far North McKinney/Collin County still have bigger tracts/lots as well. The farther north you go the closer you are to Hagerman too.
I will be working right off 75 on the east side, pretty much downtown Plano.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:12 PM   #16
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I live just west of there across from the old Haggard Farms, in a small condo community, small, cheap, rent or buy. But zero acreage. But it might help you save up till you get what you want. Great community, with some awesome neighbors.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:23 PM   #17
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We have really enjoyed Prosper since moving here from Frisco, but if you are off 75 there are probably some better options north and east for you.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:33 PM   #18
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Look into Blue Ridge, Whiteright area's NE of McKinney. Still only about 15-20 minute drive to McKinney.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:48 PM   #19
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Property taxes are high in McKinney
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:50 AM   #20
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But we have this in Allen!
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Allen is nice, but taxes are high.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:36 AM   #21
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Acre or two and not an arm and a leg, better look to the north/east/northwest of McKinney.
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75 has been under construction sense I was a teenager. I'm 52 now!!!
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seriously... mckinney for the last 5 years or more and still going...
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:37 AM   #22
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Collin county isn't a good choice if you are worried about Taxes, lol...they are high everywhere in the county!
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:41 AM   #23
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Great Place, much better than plano. We almost moved out there last year but work took me out somewhere else. If you are one that likes to enjoy a few beers and drive, be very careful. They are extremely aggressive with DWI prosecution in collin county, (under .08s are occasionally convicted...).
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:02 PM   #24
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Allen is nice, but taxes are high.

Too bad it's going to fall down though.

And your high taxes paid for that quality.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:55 PM   #25
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Great Place, much better than plano. We almost moved out there last year but work took me out somewhere else. If you are one that likes to enjoy a few beers and drive, be very careful. They are extremely aggressive with DWI prosecution in collin county, (under .08s are occasionally convicted...).

Especially if you're leaving Hank's
The police and the bar were having a feud, apparently the police were cherry picking cars coming out of there at closing time, Hank's files a restraining order against police.
Didn't make police to happy.


Seriously though I dig McKinney, prop taxes are high but it's a great city if you're going to be stuck in one.
Lots of stuff for the kids, great schools, close to the mall, airport and Dallas.
Old Town or The Square is really cool, lots of bars and eateries.
Only an hour from Texoma "striper capital of the world" which offers great beaches, camping and fishing. Lewisville, Ray Bob and Lavon are closer.
There's corp land to hunt pigs just east of town, and only an hour from Cooper WMA and Caddo National Grasslands both offer decent public hunting.
Lots of city fishing too, most developments have stocked fishing ponds.
If you need a tour guide I'd be glad to show you around.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:59 PM   #26
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I'm looking for a twenty minute drive into/from work. What area would this be?
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Also if you're looking for an acre plus, look north of 380 out by Erwin park and Myers event center.
Maybe Matt C will chime in as he lives in that area.
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:01 PM   #28
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I'm looking for a twenty minute drive into/from work. What area would this be?

Mckinney close to 121 if you're willing to give up the acre

Fairview is another option and could probably still find an acre+

Allen and Plano are both nice but finding anything bigger than average lot will be tough and $$$$
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:10 PM   #29
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I wish I had the $$$$ to spend..
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Old 03-21-2015, 04:57 PM   #30
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If u like traffic and living in a mass of people then it's perfect.
Since your from H-town u fill right in. Hav fun waiting everywhere u go
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:24 PM   #31
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Live in Anna since 06.. Got the house 1.03 acres for 85k. Love it! But want more land!
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:48 PM   #32
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75 has been under construction sense I was a teenager. I'm 52 now!!!
Bwhahahahaha...

It's a good city. Good school systems. Nice people.
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:56 PM   #33
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Lived in Mckinney for about 15 years and when it comes to homes there's nothing cheap anymore in this town. The housing market in this area is very good right now so used homes are going for way over value. If Princeton is an option and your okay with less acreage than let me know. The wife sells new homes for DR Horton in that area and they are pretty reasonable. Good luck.
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McKinney is a great, as are many of the surrounding areas.
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:03 AM   #35
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Read another thread before looking at the OP date. Where did you wind up and is the football stadium still standing?
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Collin county isn't a good choice if you are worried about Taxes, lol...they are high everywhere in the county!
the reason I chose to live in Hunt County, and drive to McKinney daily...Collin County Taxes are crazy high.....
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OP, it's been 3yrs. Did you figure it out?
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I was getting ready to post then saw it was from 2015...I'm sure he has moved already!
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:28 AM   #39
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I was getting ready to post then saw it was from 2015...I'm sure he has moved already!
Im pretty sure he has actually, lol.
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Im pretty sure he has actually, lol.
Yeah I saw his profile showed his location as Plano. Figured that's where he's at now.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:30 AM   #41
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Is McKinney 420 friendly?

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Old 04-20-2018, 07:30 AM   #42
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Yeah I saw his profile showed his location as Plano. Figured that's where he's at now.
Has a post asking for building advice in Midland these days, lol
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:35 AM   #43
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Murphy could be an option for the locations you speak about
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:39 AM   #44
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Has a post asking for building advice in Midland these days, lol

Lol always on the move it seems!
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:47 AM   #45
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As long as he stays away from all the weirdo's up in Melissa and Sherman, he'll be just fine.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:52 AM   #46
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Easy now, Randy! Melissa is getting a Bucee's! We are finally going to have a place to shop lol
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:42 PM   #47
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Did you find a place?

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Old 04-20-2018, 11:01 PM   #48
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Easy now, Randy! Melissa is getting a Bucee's! We are finally going to have a place to shop lol
We're coming up in the world!
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:30 AM   #49
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Easy now, Randy! Melissa is getting a Bucee's! We are finally going to have a place to shop lol
Best thing since the Harlow's lost control.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:35 AM   #50
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No such thing as not an arm and a leg in that area... just bend over and take it.
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