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Old 09-22-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Just across the train tracks from Little Forest Hills is Casa Linda Forest. I live in this area and it's just starting to get attention. There's a nicely remodeled house on Springwater a smidge below your budget.
Just know that the DISD schools in this neighborhood are BAD, and it will affect your resale value. There was a thread here a few months ago about this neighborhood.
Home buying in Claremont neighborhood... thoughts?
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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Just know that the DISD schools in this neighborhood are BAD, and it will affect your resale value. There was a thread here a few months ago about this neighborhood.
Home buying in Claremont neighborhood... thoughts?
CLF is not Claremont. CLF is zoned to Sanger which many local families are happy with; especially since the school will soon go to 8th grade.
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:55 AM
 
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It seems that there is more variety in school choice than I originally thought! Honestly, this is just an added bonus. It makes me even more sure about my move to East Dallas!
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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If you want to be west of the lake, Ridgewood Park (75214, east of Abrams/ south of Lovers/ north of DART) is probably the best value neighborhood. If you can find anything zoned to Lakewood or Stonewall Jackson elementaries (look north of Mockingbird, south of DART) that works for under $400k, BUY IT! Even if you won't be using the schools, the schools drive home values up disproportionately to surrounding neighborhoods zoned to lesser schools

Hollywood Heights/ Santa Monica is a charming little neighborbood tucked just southeast of the Lakewood Country Club. Also zoned to Lakewood Elementary. 75223.

If you're open to east of the lake, 75218 zoned to Hexter Elem is the way to go. Anything off Northlake is such an easy, straight shot down to the lake. I think everything in the Peninsula neighborbood is probably over $400k now but worth a look east of Buckner,
What do you know about the Sanger school district? I found a home in the northern part of Casa Linda thats in 75218. I've heard some mixed things, but that it's "getting better", and the parents are very involved. Again, our prospective children are about 7-8 years from being elementary age, so we have some time.
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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What do you know about the Sanger school district? I found a home in the northern part of Casa Linda thats in 75218. I've heard some mixed things, but that it's "getting better", and the parents are very involved. Again, our prospective children are about 7-8 years from being elementary age, so we have some time.
Just want to validate your position that you are almost a decade from school use and, unless the neighborhood is seemingly on a downhill shift, don't be overly concerned about schools. The White Rock area is so desirable and if the homes are being kept up and there is an obvious rehab push going on, it will be great!
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:07 PM
 
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What do you know about the Sanger school district? I found a home in the northern part of Casa Linda thats in 75218. I've heard some mixed things, but that it's "getting better", and the parents are very involved. Again, our prospective children are about 7-8 years from being elementary age, so we have some time.
I know very little but would trust pepper131's feedback!
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:18 PM
 
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If I found a house I really like, meets all of my criteria, that's within budget in Forest Hills or Little Forest Hills, just north of Casa Linda and bought it, do you think I'd regret it in 5 years from an investment standpoint? (Sorry if I sound so cautious..first home buyer, and am at a price point I'm surprised we can afford.)

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Old 09-24-2015, 05:34 AM
 
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What are the cross streets? I tend to think of FH and LFH as being south of Casa Linda as Garland Rd runs NE.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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If I found a house I really like, meets all of my criteria, that's within budget in Forest Hills or Little Forest Hills, just north of Casa Linda and bought it, do you think I'd regret it in 5 years from an investment standpoint? (Sorry if I sound so cautious..first home buyer, and am at a price point I'm surprised we can afford.)
It all depends on the elementary it's zoned to. As the other poster stated, both Forest Hills and Little Forest Hills are south of Casa Linda.
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