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Old 07-03-2021, 12:23 PM   #1
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Possibly relocating to Rockwall area. Couple questions... Towns surrounding I should avoid, and areas I should seek out. This will be an 8-10yr plan and then retire early. Not wanting to buy my forever home there, as I already have my retirement home location. So, affordable is what I am seeking. This move will likely happen in 8-10weeks. About a 97% chance this is happening.

Trying to secure housing in that amount of time seems to be the biggest hurdle. All suggestions are welcome.
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Old 07-03-2021, 12:32 PM   #2
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Rockwall has grown like crazy and it pretty expensive. Rowlett is alittle cheaper. If you go further past Rockwall you get into forney/ Royce city/ fate is nice and going to be cheaper than Rockwall. All that area is relatively nice though. You should be able to find something in your budget.
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Old 07-03-2021, 01:01 PM   #3
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Depending on how close you need to stay to Rockwall....you have several options. Some more details would help give you some more exact locations/areas to check.

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Old 07-03-2021, 01:13 PM   #4
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My grandmother has a house in Heath for sale. Beautiful area but it has grown A LOT!!!!!
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Old 07-03-2021, 01:26 PM   #5
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Need to be less than 30minutes. Or preferably less than 30min from rockwall.
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Old 07-03-2021, 04:02 PM   #6
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Old 07-03-2021, 05:03 PM   #7
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Josephine, Fate, Royse City, Lavon, Rowlett, Heath, Caddo Mills all of these areas surround Rockwall.

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Old 07-03-2021, 05:17 PM   #8
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House. I have a couple dogs. Will be purchasing something, likely after being there for a year or so. Purchasing in the next several weeks does not sound like fun. Lol
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Old 07-03-2021, 06:01 PM   #9
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get ready to drop some coin.

forgive me if im incorrect, but if i remember correctly, Rockwall County is the "richest" county in Texas, along with being the smallest, geographically.

Fate, Heath, Forney are all nice. Not sure how set you are on location, but Wiley and surrounding area is nice as well.
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Old 07-04-2021, 10:19 AM   #10
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Possibly relocating to Rockwall area. Couple questions... Towns surrounding I should avoid, and areas I should seek out.
Hahaha......I would avoid Rockwall. I hate that town. Poor design. Everything's on the highway and traffic is terrible. I live in Greenville and would rather drive a longer distance to McKinney than go to Rockwall if I need to go shopping or different restaurants. As others have mentioned, the surrounding towns are better for living IMO.

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Old 07-04-2021, 10:36 AM   #11
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get ready to drop some coin.

forgive me if im incorrect, but if i remember correctly, Rockwall County is the "richest" county in Texas, along with being the smallest, geographically.

Fate, Heath, Forney are all nice. Not sure how set you are on location, but Wiley and surrounding area is nice as well.


All the cities you listed are within Rockwall County. Forney is also in Kaufman county as well. Heath will be the most expensive by far, but with the market the way it is Fate, Forney and Royse City will be about the same. Rockwall has very little on the open market, rentals included.
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Old 07-04-2021, 12:59 PM   #12
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I live in heath, neighbor of rockwall. Price point is the big difference. If you want an acre you will need to start in craddo mills maybe royse city

I would not leave heath. It’s a great community. The shores on the north side of rockwall is a great community as well.

Only a couple of neighborhoods that I would avoid.

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Old 07-04-2021, 01:48 PM   #13
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We moved to Wylie a little over a year ago, and we love it here. The people have been good overall and the city keeps up with its endeavors. What has really impressed me with Wylie, is the recreation department. We moved from way South Louisiana and the rec dept was terrible. The ball fields were not kept up and the sports teams always had huge imbalances of talent. Honestly the only thing I miss from South La is the fishing.
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Old 07-04-2021, 02:08 PM   #14
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I'm in Rowlett for 14 years now. Actually moving in a few weeks to a home on the lake and still Rowlett.

My house will for sale in a month or so. $400s for 2k feet with pool. Hit me up if interested.
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Old 07-04-2021, 04:06 PM   #15
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Lived in Rockwall for a decade or so and got out in 2019.

I honestly couldn’t give you a single reason to move there. Of course it is not a “terrible” town crime rate wise or anything but it is just awful. Slam packed with very pretentious people. Traffic is terrible. Roads are terribly outdated. It is small yet they still try to have everything like a big city and it is all just cram packed in there.

I go back now and immediately think “how did I ever deal with this ****”. Can’t get gone from my visit fast enough.

I would look east to Royse City, NOT FATE, to find a little more room and relaxation.
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Old 07-04-2021, 04:08 PM   #16
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Hahaha......I would avoid Rockwall. I hate that town. Poor design. Everything's on the highway and traffic is terrible. I live in Greenville and would rather drive a longer distance to McKinney than go to Rockwall if I need to go shopping or different restaurants. As others have mentioned, the surrounding towns are better for living IMO.

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We now live south of Greenville off 34 near Cash, out in the county, and LOVE IT. Can’t imagine going back to live in Rockwall.
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Old 07-04-2021, 04:21 PM   #17
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Thank you for all the info. Spoke to a few of you via PM and this (to me seems worse time to buy) but I HATE renting. I am trying to stay under $450K if purchasing as this will either become another rental property or sold when I leave in 8-10yrs. I already bought my retirement home and use it as an AirBnB at the moment, and vacation spot.
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Old 07-04-2021, 06:24 PM   #18
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We now live south of Greenville off 34 near Cash, out in the county, and LOVE IT. Can’t imagine going back to live in Rockwall.
Small world. We are just down the road on 2101 1/8 mile north of 1564. Howdy neighbor!

I hear ya. We moved from Keller here to be closer to family. God willing I'll never go back to the burbs again.

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Old 07-04-2021, 09:07 PM   #19
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Lived in Rockwall 10 years and moved in 2019. I loved the area and the people, definitely the closest city around Dallas to the small town feel. I spent most free time fishing or cruising the water.
Few neighborhoods off dalrock rd that are nice and give you a nice drive over the lake every time you leave the house. Dalrock is the border between Dallas and Rockwall counties. Nice neighborhood around 66 on east side of lake and few big communities. Big developments just east of rockwall on hwy 66 in fate. Still a fair amount of cattle land over there which is nice to see when driving around. Several developments off hwy 205 south of town, again lots of open land still.

I was not as big of a fan of rowlett, garland, or mesquite. Wylie/Sachse is good but it takes quite a bit if time to get to major highways depending on how far in you are.

I moved way out to the country to get away from it all, but if i had to go back to city life it would be rockwall and as close to water as possible.

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Old 07-05-2021, 09:46 AM   #20
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I work for a builder in Royse City, our homes are pretty nice and in your price range. We are less than a mile behind Bucees and have wider lots than most in the area. 60' wide lots with a 40' product. Check out Unionmain homes.
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Old 07-05-2021, 10:01 AM   #21
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Small world. We are just down the road on 2101 1/8 mile north of 1564. Howdy neighbor!

I hear ya. We moved from Keller here to be closer to family. God willing I'll never go back to the burbs again.

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Fellow FM 2101 resident my-self, probably less than a mile north of you, howdy to you neighbor!!!!!!!
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Old 07-05-2021, 10:10 AM   #22
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Everything in this area is expensive right now, it's ridiculous. If I was looking right now it would be around Union Valley, draw a triangle from Royse City, to Cash, and to Union Valley. Good hunting through there too if you can find enough space. The south side of 30 is prettier than the north.
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Old 07-05-2021, 01:22 PM   #23
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Make sure you look at the tax rates in all the mentioned cities, they are all not equal but they are all high and always wanting more. All housing no matter where you look right now is completely insane.
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Old 07-05-2021, 07:14 PM   #24
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Fellow FM 2101 resident my-self, probably less than a mile north of you, howdy to you neighbor!!!!!!!


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Small world. We are just down the road on 2101 1/8 mile north of 1564. Howdy neighbor!

I hear ya. We moved from Keller here to be closer to family. God willing I'll never go back to the burbs again.

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I am probably 3 miles NW from both you guys off 3318.
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Old 07-05-2021, 07:29 PM   #25
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Fellow FM 2101 resident my-self, probably less than a mile north of you, howdy to you neighbor!!!!!!!
I'll be dang! Never knew I had so many TBHers around me. Where abouts on 2101?

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Old 07-05-2021, 07:38 PM   #26
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Old 07-05-2021, 07:51 PM   #27
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Still has the small town country feel
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Old 07-10-2021, 09:50 AM   #28
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I'll be dang! Never knew I had so many TBHers around me. Where abouts on 2101?

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1/4 North of Cedar creek (bridge) on west side of road, stone house w/ a beige shop beside it.
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Old 07-10-2021, 10:16 AM   #29
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I’m about to list a house in royse city off the golf course if your interested or I can help ya find one!
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Old 07-10-2021, 10:18 AM   #30
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I work for a builder in Royse City, our homes are pretty nice and in your price range. We are less than a mile behind Bucees and have wider lots than most in the area. 60' wide lots with a 40' product. Check out Unionmain homes.
Your not doing the stone river sub division are ya?
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:58 AM   #31
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We have been in McLendon Chisholm, just south of Rockwall, for 11 years and have no complaints. Most homes are on 1+ acre lots. Prices here are extremely high now, like most areas. Good luck.
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Old 07-12-2021, 12:51 PM   #32
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No sir, last phase of Woodland Creek. We’re in Hunt county over on this side.
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Old 07-12-2021, 01:11 PM   #33
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That whole area is now just Dallas east. The way it is growing I am pretty sure anything you buy now will double in price in 10 years.

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Old 07-12-2021, 01:17 PM   #34
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Sunnyvale is a great place to live, especially if you have kids.
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