Where Is The Safest Place to Live in North Texas?

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No matter where you live, no matter how gated or remote, you have to worry about crime. I am just back from a weekend trip to the Texas Hill Country where we have some pretty acreage. I heard the most amazing story of a home burglary in our very own The Preserve at Walnut Springs. This is a 2000-plus acre gated ranch — Ken Starr owns there, though I hear he’s selling, and former Dallas Mayor Steve Bartlett is about to begin a home. I’m talking the BOONIES. Good news: though the police had to chase the bad guys down a county road running tires over cattle grates, dodging deer and Longhorn, they nabbed ’em and the duo are sitting in the Johnson City jail. High-tech job: the burglars used walkie-talkies to communicate. The homeowner’s television, unfortunately, got trashed. If this had happened in the city of Dallas, the police would just be coming over to take a report, rolling their eyes. But I still feel super safe at The Preserve — it’s the snakes and scorpions that scare me. I feel pretty safe in North Dallas. Should I? Where do you feel the most safe?


Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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