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Lancaster, TX


I found what I needed in Lancaster - 8/23/2009
After an terrible experience in Red Oak, my family moved to Lancaster two years ago. Even though I heard a lot of negative things being said about Lancaster while living in Red Oak, they were based mostly on ignorance more than anything else. Our neighbors are a true blessing. They helped us unpack and get settled into our house and my son has thrived in the new surroundings. His school is great and this year they were rated "Recognized." The teachers are wonderful and the quality of education is top of the line. After such a poor experience in Red Oak, all I wanted was to find a nice, safe, and welcoming place for my family to live. I found it in Lancaster!

Red Oak, TX


Awful experience - 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.
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