If you want to live in Dallas, not pay for private school, but still not send your kids to DISD, here’s where you’ll want to live:
1. Richardson ISD
The western border of Richardson stops at Coit Road, but if you live between Preston and Coit roads, north of 635 but south of the Collin County line, you’re inside the Richardson ISD limits. Same goes for the Lake Highlands area north of Northwest Highway, east of White Rock Creek.
2. Highland Park ISD
To be a part of HPISD, you’ll have to live east of the Tollway, north of Greenbrier Drive, west of Douglas Avenue, and south of Northwest Highway. There’s also a small stretch north of Colgate Avenue and west of Preston Road inside the HPISD boundaries.
3. Irving ISD
You can live in parts of West Dallas and send your children to Irving ISD schools. There are some neighborhoods south of the Trinity River and west of Top Line Drive inside the Irving ISD lines. Ditto for an area north of the Bernal Greenbelt, south of the West Fork of the Trinity.
4. Plano ISD
Find a home north of the Collin County line that’s east of Midway Road, west of Waterview Parkway, and south of the President George Bush Turnpike. Plus there are apartment communities centered around Horizon North Parkway that qualify.