has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Barbie is living in Prince Frederick, MD and has a little something to say:
Retired MBA and mother of twins living in the mid-Atlantic region
|Life Stage:||Family with Children|
|Location:||Prince Frederick, MD|
|Enjoys:||reading, travel, knitting, photography|
Wide spot in the road Posted On: 1/25/2010 7:24:11 AM
Having moved from one of the largest urban areas in the country, PF seems like little more than a wide spot in the road to me. Progress comes entirely too slow to this place. It is very frustrating. It is very hard to manage to have a comfortable quality of life here--you must drive an hour at least to get to any decent shopping or medical facilities. There are very few nice restaurants. We actually had a 400 lb drunk collapse on the floor in front of us at a local restaurant on a MONDAY night--if that tells you anything! It is mostly fast or fried food here--not healthy. If you can buy one of the more expensive homes here, the schools are among the best in the state. One point in PF's favor, living back in the woods is very soothing. There are some nice people here but there sure are some real, rude rednecks and some of the worst drivers I've ever seen! They also also real litterbugs--I am really disgusted by that.
Great infrastructure and schools but horrible air Posted On: 1/25/2010 7:03:54 AM
I lived in Southlake for over four years. I loved how well planned and attractive the community was and how convenient it was to get to a multitude of nice shopping and dining establishments. The schools are the best in the entire state of Texas. My daughter has a 504 plan for her dyslexia and she received the absolute best individual instruction in the middle there compared to anywhere else in the country. My only complaint was that for pretty much the entire time I lived there I was constantly sick with upper respiratory infections and allergies. After seeing numerous specialists, including those at UT Southwestern and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, I was advised to leave DFW because the pollution and ozone were making me sick!