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Old 04-23-2012, 02:07 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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My family and I spent last weekend checking out WAY TOO MANY neighborhoods in Fort Worth. We found ourselves liking the Heritage area with its newer homes and nearby infrastructure, but know that the commute time to downtown may be long. Last night, we looked online at the areas between Heritage and 820 (Fossil Creek, Fossil Park, Parkview, etc.) and saw some nice places. However, CrimeReports.org seemed to have a lot of incidents pop up in that area (to be fair, there were quite a few in the Heritage area as well). We did not get a chance to see this area for ourselves while in town.

Can anyone comment on the safety of this part of FW? Any neighborhoods you would recommend or not recommend?

For reference, our upper limit on price range is high $300s and we would like a home built after 2000, preferably with a pool or a yard large enough to put one it. Ideal commute to downtown would be 30-45 mins. max (6:30 AM & 6:30 PM).

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Old 04-23-2012, 02:15 PM
Location: Keller, TX
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I drive by the fossil creek area all the time. It's much older and clearly not as nice as Heritage. The advantages are you have a lot of shops around the area and it should be relatively faster to get to downtown if you jump on North beach or 35w. I have also seen a few neighborhoods that seem run down and not as nice. You'll probably be at the top end with $300s. I would just be careful not being the guy with the most expensive home on the block so you don't end up taking a hit when you decide you want to move and sell. Good luck!
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:35 PM
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Based on your requirements, I'd say you could look at cities like Keller, Mansfield, Burleson and Aledo. These are all cities that are outside the Fort Worth city limits, and all have their share of pro's and con's. Unfortunately, I can't say there is any one city anywhere in this country that is crime free, but these are relatively safe cities, as is Fort Worth (as long as you stay away from the crime ridden areas).
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:37 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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Thanks again for the help!
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:37 AM
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you might find something in north Hurst area or N Richland Hills in your price range
that is fairly safe area

the I35 is going under construction pretty soon--so it will be worse than it is now...
which means more than 35 from Heritage

check out 8316 park brooke NRH
no pool but nice area--good school--

or 7847 chaddington ct

1413 tennyson parkway colleyville
5920 sterling Colleyville--keller isd not gcisd but good school and a pool
6604 meade--great neighborhood/ross downs off Hwy 26 and Central Drive
house is built before 2000 but most of these are custom homes--well built--has pool-5/3==so pretty big

305 silver oak in grapevine--north of downwton--has pool

4209 bear creek, hurst--Birdville schools--elementary is top rated--built in 02
right off Precinct Line rd--straight shot down to Airport Frwy--
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