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Old 10-01-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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I would love some recommendations of cities that are within a one hour distance of Irving that are a little more rural and have acreage. We hope to have 1 acre or more and prefer an area that might have some hills. Schools are not as important because we homeschool and I would prefer to stay under 400k if possible. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Argyle or western Flower Mound
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:04 PM
 
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I would love some recommendations of cities that are within a one hour distance of Irving that are a little more rural and have acreage. We hope to have 1 acre or more and prefer an area that might have some hills. Schools are not as important because we homeschool and I would prefer to stay under 400k if possible. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
I'm new to the area myself, so all I can tell you about is what's around me. My wife and I just bought a house in the Keller / Southlake area with an acre lot. I pulled it up on mapquest and it looks like you wouldn't have any problem getting to Irving in under an hour during rush hour, but someone else may have more experience with that (I drive to downtown Fort Worth).

We're in the Keller addresses of 76262. Most of the homes are late 80's, acre lots, mature trees (we've got ash, elm, oak, pecan, cedar, etc), no street lights.... we're absolutely in love with it. Only about a 10 minute drive to Costco and the Southlake town center, 5 minutes to all other shopping.

This house is a bit more than you'd asked for, but to give you an idea it's for sale and a few houses down from us.

1717 Bellechase Dr, Keller, TX 76262 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com®

Other homes in the area are going for somewhere between $350k and $500k
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Under $400k isn't going to buy acreage in Southlake. That will buy an older home needing updates on a normal lot.

Keller will be a long haul to Irving. You will be driving on 114, which has a lot of traffic going east in the mornings.

Do you want acreage for horses, or for privacy? This will make a difference. If it's for a horse, you will need at least one acre of pasture space PER horse, so at least 1.5 acres for a single horse since your lot would also include your house.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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West Flower Mound is going to be hard on that budget, but you might find something. Try Copper Canyon and Bartonville
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