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Old 08-02-2007, 10:41 AM
 
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My wife and I are moving to Ft Worth from Oklahoma. We've been looking at umpteen rental properties online, and will be coming to FTW saturday to look at some. We really have no clue what are good or bad areas.

We've been looking at homes/duplexes in the $800 range, so they won't be in new areas, but we'd like the best possible. I've read some things about south ft worth on this forum. We're looking at a brand new duplex on Sycamore school road just east of Crowley.... is this a bad place?

Also, we've been told to avoid the area south of I-30 and east of I-35. Would anyone agree or disagree with this??

Any info would be helpful.

Thanks
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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About your comment on Sounth of I-30 and East of I-35W I'd say that's accurate.

I live within a couple of miles of the duplex you're refering to. It's not an absolutely terrible area....but for $800....I don't know how much better you could do. You could get a small appartment in an excellent neighborhood for sure.
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:06 AM
 
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There is a row of duplexes a few streets over from us. It'd be great if some good people moved in there. The places aren't that nice to be honest. It's just that there are some folks living around there now that I wish would move on.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:57 PM
 
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thanks for the info, drjones96, We would get a small apartment, but we need garage space for an antique car I inherited.
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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Some appartments have garage space for rent also. Not sure how much more though.

btw: What kind of car do you have. I'm a bit of an auto enthusiast
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:44 PM
 
Location: TX
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I've also heard from many people to avoid the SE quadrant of FW. After over 1 year living in FW, I still haven't ventured out to that supposedly scary quadrant.
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Im curious you say avoid South of I-90, but how is the Benbrook area? We are moving to Weatherford to stay at my wife grandparents vacation house for a couple months and then we will be moving to Benbrook where my wife will be working.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:19 PM
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It is south of 30 and east of 35 where most people try to avoid...

You will hear good things about Benbrook and now would be the time to buy. Prices will go up with the new development that is heading that way.

And EVERYONE loves Weatherford!

As far as rentals go .... that area is a real hit and miss.... you get some bad neighbors and it can be a real problem ...just as drjones96 =)
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:09 AM
 
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SE and near North/NW are the worst parts.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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Several other areas to note...

South of south Loop 820 and east of Granbury road is the Wedgewood area and that extends toward Crowley. When I was growing up this was a nice area. Now this are is changing and not for the better. It borders Everman to its east ans is inheriting some of the problems from that area. There are good developments within that area but overall it's something to be cautious of.

North of downtown all the way up to north Loop 820 is pretty rough. They have a lot of gang problems in that area.

South of downtown all the way to south Loop 820. From McCart east to I-35W is a rough area as well. Again lots of gang activity.

I agree, Benbrook is up and coming. West of Granbury road and around south Loop 820 is good. Weatherford is also growing. Burleson and Mansfield might also be a places to consider.

Good luck.
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