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Old 07-09-2007, 03:04 PM
 
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I'm coming home! Actually, I grew up near SA, but I've lived in Ohio for 15 years. I think I'm being transfered to Ft Worth. My job will be right where 30 and 35 intersect, but I've lived in a rural setting for the past 10 years and I want to keep it that way. I have a 10 year old daughter who wants to be able to keep her horse on the property.

I don't mind a commute into town- especially if I can drive in to catch a train in from the suburbs. I'm fed, so I can probably telecommute some of the time.

Where are the best areas to look for someplace safe, with a few acres, a good school and a fairly inexpensive house (under 150?)
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:44 AM
 
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think the good school/price range is the problem here--have read posts here that areas like Crowley which might work for you is having problem with its schools because of overflow from FTW and rising problems w/discipline...
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no trains to use for commute unless you are more in Mid-cities going into downtown on TRE

Search here for Aledo, Granbury area, Mansfield, Joshua, Burleson, Azle -- those are areas that might work for you...but do you really expect to get house and acreage for 150? don't see much quality available there...
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:01 AM
 
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well the last poster said "but do you really expect to get house and acreage for 150?".....i got a very nice double wide trailer, huge barn with tackroom, stables, and 3 acres.....all adjoining a very large sprawling cattle ranch in Paradise in Wise County for $60K!
i commuted to Ft Worth for work.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:49 AM
 
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If inexpensive rural settings is what you seek I'd look toward someplace like Springtown. I was looking out there at homes for 200k with 1 acre lots. But these were new homes with 2300 sq ft.

You could likely find a used house with more acreage for less. But land isn't getting cheaper by the day. You may have to shop around.....a lot.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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I read the comments, "Do you really expect to find a house (and a few acres) for $150,000?," and I thought that it is very likely one can. I don't know how you feel about manufactured homes but for some reason, they seem to go along with acreage. That isn't to say you can't find a stick-built home.

I did a quick look on one real estate sight and found the stick-built home and a tad less than 2 acres, 2,083 square feet for $139,000 (Granbury) that you can view by clicking on the link below. I like this house, but I'm not into anything fancy; I like the homey look much better, and it's a great looking country home. I hope the link brightens your spirits a bit to give you the assurance that for what you're looking can be found.

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Anyway, I have no doubt if you search more real estate sites or even For Sale By Owner (FSBO), Sell home house condo Buy Real Estate MLS, you will find something to your liking. Of course when you arrive, an agent can take you all over the place and help you find that wonderful rural area for you, your daughter, and the horse.

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Old 07-11-2007, 11:37 AM
 
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Granbury looks WONDERFUL. Even the schools seem to look pretty good. I limited the MLS search to there and found 3 places I'd love to look at right away. I figured if I could find a place with land, then the house could be someplace to live until we got settled in. Then I could build next to it and remove the old place later. But it looks like I wouldn't even have to do that in a few of the listings.

I'll check out Springtown and Paradise, too. Thank ya'll so much.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:21 PM
 
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I was looking at an area just east of Springtown. It was pretty rural. Some of the neighboring land had cattle grazing. Would seem to me a great place for a horse too.
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:51 PM
 
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Springtown and Paradise are both AWESOME. i owned a trailer and land in Paradise...best years of my life. and you got Walmart and Tractor Supply Company and NRS in Decatur, not too far a drive....

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I was looking at an area just east of Springtown. It was pretty rural. Some of the neighboring land had cattle grazing. Would seem to me a great place for a horse too.
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:45 AM
 
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Should Burleson be on the shopping list? Dunno, but it came quick to my mind because we have friends with about 10 acres there, some horses, dogs, etc. And that is pretty much an easy shot down i-35 from your job.
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:49 AM
 
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Should Burleson be on the shopping list? Dunno, but it came quick to my mind because we have friends with about 10 acres there, some horses, dogs, etc. And that is pretty much an easy shot down i-35 from your job.
Burleson is growing at a fast rate and houses are going up everywhere. I don't know much about the outskirts of the city though, but if your friends have 10 acres, then it must be able to still be found in spite of the overwhelming growth.
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