Review of Red Oak, Texas

Awful experience
Star Rating - 8/23/2009
I wouldn't recommend Red Oak as a place to live. I moved to the area from Tyler four years ago to take a job in Dallas. I did my research on areas south of Dallas and chose Red Oak because I thought that it would be a great place for my family. It wasn't. I knew that my decision was a mistake when I would greet my neighbors while out doing yard work. A few would smile back, at the most, and others just ignored me altogether. I had never experienced this type of attitude from people before. I visited many area cities -Lancaster, Waxahachie, DeSoto, Ferris, Glenn Heights, Midlothian - and was treated so poorly. The schools are overhyped and aren't as "good" as they are sometimes made out to be. I put my child in another district after two years of a truly poor educational experience in Red Oak schools.

I tried to make Red Oak work for my family, but after a while, it was too much. We sold our home at a loss, but money doesn't matter when you come home to find your wife and son crying out of shear frustration. We had to get out of this town.
Vernon | Lancaster, TX
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- 9/11/2009
Not what it used to be
The small, charming country town that I moved to 26 years ago sadly doesn't exist anymore....
A. M. | Red Oak, TX | No Replies

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