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Old 08-09-2007, 11:42 AM
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We currently live in So. California and are looking to move to Fort Worth area. The home we are looking is located in Cattlebaron Parc D, Fort Worth. We are looking for a very family oriented neiborhood and safe surrounding areas. Is this a low crime area????? How are schools middle thur high this is very important? How is traffic going in & out of the city during week day (ETA)? Are shopping centers & resturants close by?
Any additional information you could think of would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-10-2007, 01:56 PM
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Are you wanting to actually live in Fort Worth or just the Fort Worth area. Decatur is a suburb of Fort Worth and from Decatur, you can be in Fort Worth in 25 minutes. DEcatur is a very nice city that has grown a lot and is still growing fast. There is a lot of new housing developments there. As far as shopping, there is several shopping centers in DEcatur but most people go to the malls in Fort Worth and Denton. In Fort Worth, there is North East Mall, Hulen Mall, and Ridgmar Mall. There is Grapevine Mills Mall in Grapevine, Stonebriar Center in Frisco, The Galleria and NorthPark CEnter in Dallas which are very upscale malls, and the Parks Mall in Arlington, Firewheel Town Center in Garland, and Town East Mall in Mesquite. They are building a new mall in Northlake(right by Southlake on 114) called Circle T and a new mall in the Alliance Corridor area right off I-35 just north of Fort Worth. Denton has Golden Triangle mall and they are building a new one called Razor Ranch. Denton is about 20-25 minutes away. There thinking about putting in a mall in Decatur at the intersection of 380 and 287. Most people that live in DEcatur and work in Fort Worth and Dallas. Dallas is about 45 minutes away. You should see the line of cars in the morning on 287 heading towards Fort Worth. Theres a TON of them and I am one of them. I work in Downtown Dallas. The schools in DEcatur are wonderful.
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:42 PM
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regarding CattleBaron Parc Addition--this is development NW of FTW--in the Azle ISD--not really in a town but just Tarrant county--it is pretty isolated from shopping and restaurants although there is more development going on off Jacksboro Hwy --HWY 199--it is strip mall type stuff and there are no major malls in that area--

yu would have to go to the new mall N off I-35 around Alliance Parkway or go S on 820 Loop into Ridgemar (on I-30) or further south to Hulen (better choice) or go into downtown FTW for more botique type shopping but some great restaurants...there are two movie theaters downtown as well and one out by Ridgemar and Hulen...
this is a fairly rural area...Lakeside is one of the smaller towns near it and Lakeside has had problems in past with water availability---homeowners in past have been on water rationing that has been more strict than most other towns in the Tarrant county area--for a variety of reasons--not sure why but just know they have had them...
not saying Cattlebaron Parc has--but you should definitely inquire from someone who would know and is not trying to sell you a house (call the water board for this area)
You should check the current and past TAKS ratings for Azle ISD--I am not that familiar with it but think it is middle of road quality and has some schools that are acceptable which is the C+ kind of rating--
much of the home building going on in that area off 199 and branch roads is tract homes and less expensive ones-- if you drive out Jacksboro Hwy and look at the signs that clutter the side of the road...
when we have driven that way going to Eagle Mtn Lake area or out to look at homes off Silverlake road, some of these areas look blighted to me to be quite frank and they aren't that old...
White Settlement which is another town between Cattlebaron Parc and FTW is older town with older developments and not much up-scale retail

traffic can be difficult on weekends when we are usually out that way--there are not many major roads--more two lanes with few traffic lights...can't give input about weekday drive times...

be advised that buying in an "unencorporated" area of Tarrant County anywhere not just here means that some of your city services won't be there--volunteer fire department, county sheriff and contract EMT/ambulance instead of FTW city ones...that is one reason taxes are lower--city services are not covered...

you really need to drive out there and see what is there and then go to comparable priced homes in other areas to see apple-to-apple...
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:13 AM
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Cattlebaron Parc is in the Aledo School distrist, any input on this?
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:52 AM
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actually an MLS listing I saw for home in CAttlebaron Parc said Azle--so maybe it is a split development--some house in Aledo and some in Azle--
check TAD data == that shows where taxes are owned
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:07 PM
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I don't know whether you need to be NW of Ft. Worth (because of work commute, etc.) but, if not, you might want to consider the HEB (Hurst, Euless, Bedford) area. We live in Bedford where there is, believe it or not, a great small-town environment and family orientation despite its location, central to the entire metroplex. It has a blue ribbon high school with a first place, NATIONAL champion band and another high school with a state-championship quality football team and excellent jr. high and elementry schools as well. Among areas around here that have great schools, the HEB area is more affordable than some. Homes here range from very expensive ones in gated communities to nice older homes that are quite affordable.

Cliff Smith
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