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Old 06-21-2007, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by hypocore View Post
Fort Worth in general isn't a huge 'walking' city. Of course there are certain pockets of area that are more conducive to being out and about. I think most people drive to a general area, then walk about it. For instance, Sundance Square as mentioned and the Stockyards are both great places to do fun things, eat and shop, however I wouldn't want to live around there.

Austin is much more of a walking city. I have a daughter at UT and she and all her friends walk all over surrounding the campus and downtown. While driving through you see tons of foot traffic, much more than you'll ever see in here Fort Worth.
I agree. There are some really nice walkable cities, like Boston, Austin, New Orleans, etc.. But FW isn't very walkable, except for parts of it, like Sundance Sq. or Arts District.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:40 AM
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Yeah...I love Austin, but it's way too expensive (unless you live far out of town and drive everywhere). The same is true for almost any city, unfortunately. The walkable neighborhoods in Atlanta have insane prices, at least by the standards I'm used to here in Knoxville. Boston is great, but I think we'd only be able to afford a tiny condo and, again, have to drive everywhere.

I'm starting to wonder if I ought to consider smaller cities like Athens, Ga or Chattanooga (suggestions in Texas welcome). I'd really prefer to be within decent driving distance of a major international airport, however, which Fort Worth is. I suppose Athens isn't too far from Atlanta. In addition, I'd like a place that is either a) liberal or b) laid back enough that it doesn't matter - again, I've heard that FW is a live-and-let-live kind of place. Knoxville is too in-your-face with religion and right-leaning politics for my taste.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:14 PM
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Well I live in Lake Worth, and it is growing majorly! Certain neighborhoods are walkable to all the shopping and dining areas plus we are a 5 min. drive from Downtown Fort Worth.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:01 PM
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^ A 5 min. drive to downtown from Lake Worth is an exaggeration. From where Jacksboro Hwy. and Boat Club Rd. intersect (arguably the heart of LW), it's a 7-mi./15 min. drive to Sundance Square. That's not a bad drive at all, but certainly more than 5 min.
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:36 AM
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I would think abouth the Magnolia/Fairmount/Medical district. That area is quickley gentrifying and is a very pedestrian oriented neighborhood, considering it was developed prior to mass suburbanization. It is also adjacent to downtown, but is def. less expensive. I would also consider that area because of resale value, as it has seen a steady increase in recent years.
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