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Old 07-14-2007, 10:51 PM
 
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We just moved to this area 6 months ago so from a "new homeowners" prospective let me say we love it in the Keller/Fort Worth area. I happen to live "west of the 377" (I can see the distant buildings of downtown Fort Worth from my driveway) and it's a fantastic place to raise a family!

Keller doesn't have any more issues than any other city talked about. I'm not sure why certain posters always seems so down on this area but there is no reason for it. Honestly, let's be fair here. Both of my kids just finished their first school year in the Keller ISD and both did exceedingly well with wonderful teachers and great schools. Great people live in this area and there is a real sense of community here. It's growing by leaps and bounds up this way. Alliance Town Center (I-35 & Heritage Trace Parkway) has opened the first of it's many, many stores and resturants, etc. This will be an exciting place for shopping and dining in the near future. A hospital and medical center are coming here as well.

I live in a wonderful master planned community and there are others in all directions from ours with fantastic amenities and with the I-35W corridor, you are close to downtown Fort Worth for all it has to offer. We have Southlake nearby and Grapevine beyond that for lots more shopping and dining. Also, the airport is there as well. Also, a huge indoor Ski resort is planned for this area that sounds incredible.

I have been all over the entire Metroplex and specifically in all the places you've mentioned and from a newer resident's point of view let me say every town has tons of traffic! 820 NRH and by the mall and that whole area there is heavy traffic. I avoid that area and go up to Grapevine and to Southlake.

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Old 07-15-2007, 06:44 AM
 
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there are numerous homes foreclosed or in pre-foreclosure in the Woodland Springs and other developments in Keller/FTW---most people don't like to buy in developments were that occurs because of how it affects property values...
there have been issues witht he Keller ISD--school board infighting, falling TAKS scores, review by TEA--those things affect schools as well---
there are plenty of people on the board who have said good things about Keller as well as some that are not so positive...so that people get a more rounded perspective...
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:08 AM
 
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Keller is a fine area in my opinion. I go through there all the time and it has a lot going for it. Several of my friends live there and just love it.
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:44 PM
 
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Yes, Keller is a fine area. Not perfect, but then no place is. Well rounded perspective is just why I posted the positives about Keller. Wouldn't want anyone to have the misconception that it's Only got bad schools and falling TAKS scores, foreclosures "west of 377", and "deception" going on.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:28 PM
 
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what I wrote is true...like it or not...by the way--we had optioned a lot in NW Keller and had every intention of building on it until the developer cut down half the trees and the builder would not honor the price he quoted us...so even with the negatives about Keller I can see positives as well...
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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Yep I agree every single town has positives and negatives. Mine, yours and every person reading this. All of them. I have no problem with balance and perspective and you must have it to make an informed choice of where to live. To add to this cnn money dot com's 2007 list of 100 "Best Places To Live" lists Keller at 50. (this list is smaller cities I assume - perhaps under 50,000?)
That's terribly unfortunate what happened with your optioned lot. Have you since found another lot?

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Old 07-17-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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Yep I agree every single town has positives and negatives. Mine, yours and every person reading this. All of them. I have no problem with balance and perspective and you must have it to make an informed choice of where to live. To add to this cnn money dot com's 2007 list of 100 "Best Places To Live" lists Keller at 50. (this list is smaller cities I assume - perhaps under 50,000?)
That's terribly unfortunate what happened with your optioned lot. Have you since found another lot?
Here's the link.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:55 PM
 
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Thanks beowulf7, I wasn't sure we could add a link
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:40 PM
 
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Thanks beowulf7, I wasn't sure we could add a link
No prob. Yes, we can, although I think those with too few posts can't (not sure what that # is).
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:51 PM
 
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you can add a link--just not copy the material from the link--and you can't list MLS #s I found out today--but guess you can give the addresses so someone can search MLS sites for themselves...

and no, we haven't found another lot--the ones inside Metroplex are all to expensive--would have to build a 600-800,000 house to justify the price of the land if the lot is decent ...so we re surfing the resale market but what we want is not that common and houses go quickly--we optioned a house last month only to have the people back out because their son was diagnosed with a brain tumor (at least that is the reason they gave the real estate people) and there is basically no way to challenge that request without making yourself look really bad....
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