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Old 08-08-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Thanks for all the advice. Turns out she will be covering Fort Worth. So we are looking into the ""H-E-B" area and North Richland Hills. I would prefer living in Dallas but I get to go into to work at 7 and avoid some traffic where she will be traveling all over Fort Worth. Any advice on locations in these areas? Same criteria. Thanks again!
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Thanks for all the advice. Turns out she will be covering Fort Worth. So we are looking into the ""H-E-B" area and North Richland Hills. I would prefer living in Dallas but I get to go into to work at 7 and avoid some traffic where she will be traveling all over Fort Worth. Any advice on locations in these areas? Same criteria. Thanks again!
You might consider North Arlington, around River Legacy Park. Some great bike paths and Hwy. 30 is one of the better drives into Dallas. Also some decent surface roads to get around traffic.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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Grapevine would be first place I would suggest
especially if you see yourself living here long enough to think about buying a home because it offers "night life" without driving into FTW

NRHills area has good bike trail, nice city parks and close to those in Hurst, is nice area for young family but better/new housing might be out of your price range once you try to buy...

Hurst itself has decent neighborhoods in safe areas but older homes for the most part
but most of the lots have trees by now

Hurst and Bedford have good locations along 121/Airport Frwy/183--although that construction into FTW is still continuing and will for next year or more...

There is Sprouts in Keller where Precinct Line/Davis intersects with Southlake BLvd--that is natural food store
plus couple of farmers' market stores in Bedford/Hurst/Colleyville---but not like a true farmer's market...
none of these towns really has a "walkable" center--and you might be hard-pressed to say where one starts and another ends because they look so much alike

Arlington is seeing kind of a resurgence in its older core because of the money from the new ATT/Cowboy stadium in past few years...
and new construction going in around UT-A but you still have to be careful about where you buy a home
AISD is having some problems
and personally I think traffic in Arlington sucks big time---especially where there is heavy rain...
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Grapevine would be an excellent location. DH and I have lived there for 12 years now, and we love it. The road construction is over 90% complete, so traffic is a lot better than it was just a few years ago.

There are some brand new apartments in the new Grapevine Station development: Grapevine Texas Apartments | Grapevine Station Apartments
The development is just getting started, so there will be more shopping, restaurants, etc added over the next few years. Right now, you can walk to a Starbucks, a couple of restaurants, and some stores. These are also close enough to downtown Grapevine to walk there when the weather is nice.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Arlington is seeing kind of a resurgence in its older core because of the money from the new ATT/Cowboy stadium in past few years...
and new construction going in around UT-A but you still have to be careful about where you buy a home
AISD is having some problems
and personally I think traffic in Arlington sucks big time---especially where there is heavy rain...
Yep, back before 2006 the roads were just awful in the rain. So glad they are now fixed in most of those old bad places....... Have you driven in the rain in Arlington recently and had unusual road issues?
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