What part of Dallas should I avoid living in?

Hi, my husband and I are planning on moving to Dallas, TX due to the job growth and its reputation as a better place to live. We want to live somewhere in Texas where the commute to work is easier, raise children, and have things to do for entertainment. Though, we would like to know which places are the best places to live in Dallas and what part of Dallas should we avoid to live in? Can you also fill us in with which surrounding towns near Dallas are good places to live? Will appreciate everyone's input!

Asked By: - 6/28/2009
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Dallas itself is a mess right now. The school district is in debt because of 'accounting errors' and the municipal goverment is just as bad. Most of the communities north of Dallas are better. Plano/Allen/Grapevine and Frisco. I'll let you in on a secret too, Dallas likes to think it has all the culture with a zoo... More
Answered By: Kent - 6/29/2009
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dont go to dallas, austin texas is the place to go, every one is nice, a lot of music history, and the economy is wonderful, just avoid the east side.
Answered By: masta sex - 6/28/2009
Depends on your budget. Park Cities are nice, but the prices aren't. The "M Streets" area is good. You might be able to pick up a cool old crumbling mansion in East Dallas, if you're adventurous. Taking children into account, go either Park Cities or suburbs for schools. For suburbs, avoid Hurst/Euless/Bedford/Garland/... More
Answered By: ghost_of_larry_fine - 6/28/2009
The part in texas maybe ? >
Answered By: kate - 6/28/2009
Look at Plano or Allen or Frisco. Most of North Dallas is okay, stay away from South and West Dallas and most of Oak Cliff.
Answered By: lestermount - 6/29/2009
North of Dallas is best, like the other answer said (Allen/ Frisco/ Plano) and also McKinney. My brother lives in McKinney and his children have been brought up in the schools there. They have a wonderful school district. As far as the commute, though, traffic is a problem, but it's going to be that way anywhere... More
Answered By: mysti - 6/29/2009
Really most of the suburbs are pretty nice if you live in the newer parts of the town. Maybe Plano, Frisco, Carrollton, Lewisvile, or Flower Mound.
Answered By: Live4Love - 6/29/2009
Forney TX is East of Dallas. It is small and growing. The schools are excellant. The people are friendly. (Our town is still small enough that we wave, weather we know you are not. :-} ) It is located between Mesquite and Terrell. Forney is in Kaufamn County.
Answered By: Twister - 6/29/2009
Richardson is close to Dallas, has great schools, and a good place to raise kids. The commute to downtown isn't bad and you can take the dart rail as another option. There is easy access to I-75, 635, George Bush tollway so you can get around fairly easy.
Answered By: Boxxjockey - 6/29/2009
Be sure you have a job before you get here and then live near the job. The job market is starting to dry up and the worst thing about the Dallas area is the traffic.. There are literally hundreds of towns in the are that feed into Dallas. Just take a look on the Dallas are maps for an idea.
Answered By: DNT - 6/30/2009
In north dallas is good i live in east dallas and their is alot of crime so you shouldnt move here and dont move to oakcliff unless you want to get shot
Answered By: Dirty South Niĝĝa (RIP MJ) - 7/1/2009
No Oak Cliff or Pleasnt Grove. Most of the Suburbs are average. Mesquite is pretty nice. Houses in the actually city of Dallas are VERY EXPENSIVE compare to most suburbs. It all depends on your budget. If I were you, I would look into the suburbs of Mesquite or Forney. Average house price in Mesquite is probally 145K... More
Answered By: Matthew - 7/1/2009
- Avoid Dallas itself. It's a huge snakepit and crooked as it comes. Most of the Northern suburbs are OK. There are essentially three "corridors", based on the highway that feeds into downtown Dallas. -- NE along I75 is McKinney, Allen, Plano, and Richardson. The NE is now a bit congested because it has been... More
Answered By: louis - 7/2/2009
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