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Here are some Helpful Links and Information to help you get to know the DFW Metroplex:

Want an idea of what to do and the difference between – Flower Mound, Frisco, Plano and Allen… some features of each!

Flower Mound – No Freeways (We call it a “Bubble”)

North – Shops of Highland Village, Walmart and Target. Fresco’s Mexicans, Shoal Creek Tavern, Bistecca, Grimaldi’s Pizza.

Central – Kroger 2709 Cross Timbers, Tom Thumb 4301 Cross Timbers, Tom Thumb

South – Neighborhood Walmart 2800 Flower Mound Rd, Kroger 1101 Flower Mound Rd, Also go look at Lakeside DFW (mostly eating but shopping is going to grow. Eating – Anamia’s (Mexican) Fish City Grill (inexpensive seafood)…..Lakeside – Hanaya (Sushi/Hibachi) Tavern (Bar Food) Mio Nonno (Unique Italian), Menas (Mexican)

Frisco – Most everyone goes to the N. Dallas Tollway or Hwy 121 for their nightlife

North & West Kroger – 2671 Little Elm Pkwy

South & West Kroger – 4851 Legacy – South to Hwy 121- Rock & Brew, Hard Eight (BBQ)

Central – Toyota Stadium 9200 World Cup Way . – Jakes Hamburgers 6195 West Main, Rudy’s BBQ and Country Store (on N. Dallas Tollway), Babe’s Chicken (a local favorite)

South/Central – Ford Center (Dallas Cowboys Practice Facility) Entertainment only Stonebriar Centre (between Tollway, Hwy 121 and Preston Rd) All the food choices you can imagine!

East – Frisco Athletic Center 5828 Nancy Jane, There is only 1 Grocery Store – Kroger’s 12221 Custer

Plano – Similar to Frisco, most everyone goes to Hwy 121 or N. Dallas Tollway . (2 unique locations are Park and Preston and Willow Bend Area).

North/West Near Tollway and 121 – Legacy Hall (Just google this one – you’ll see), Mesero (Mexican), Henry’s Tavern. You have a ton of restaurants in Legacy East and Legacy West. Try any of them you find online.

South – Trader Joe’s Grocery Store (Unique Store) 2400 Preston, The Shops at Willow Bend 6121 W. Park

South & East – Collin Creek Mall

AllenEverything to do here is on Hwy 75. But just north is McKinney and people like to go to Old Town McKinney so West Allen is more like Frisco/McKinney NOT WILLOW BEND. Allen Event Center (and the shopping around it), Allen Premium Outlet, Waters Creek (plenty of shopping and restaurants here too like BRIO Tuscan Grill).

Links

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schoolsClick Here: Great Schools GreatSchools is a non-profit organization with profiles of more than 200,000 preK-12 schools – public, public charter and private – and over one million reviews from parents, teachers and students sharing information about the schools they know best. There are also thousands of articles, worksheets, and videos to help parents encourage and support learning at home. Our new personalized education guide, GreatKids, helps parents see how their children are doing, support their learning, and find great education resources.

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