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Old 08-05-2012, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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My son drives from home in north Arlington near Lamar Middle school to TCU campus in south FTW. About 25 minute commute. I noticed full force new construction going on around Collins/157 just north of Green Oaks, That's not too far from him. He lives in a lovely section called Prestonwood in zip coded 76012. Also lovely homes in zip code 76006. However, not new homes.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Irving, Texas
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Nothing against Mansfield, but seems like it's mostly junk and salvage yards than anything else. If you're looking for your stereotypical white picket fence house, stick with Keller.

You'll pay more, mind you but Keller is a very nice city with a supposedly excellent school system

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Old 08-05-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Nothing against Mansfield, but seems like it's mostly junk and salvage yards than anything else. If you're looking for your stereotypical white picket fence house, stick with Keller.

You'll pay more, mind you but Keller is a very nice city with a supposedly excellent school system
There is a stretch of Hwy in Mansfield along the alt 287 that is as described above. Just about the exact same thing exists in Keller...I take my dogs to a daycare in Keller that always makes me think I am in the middle of skid row. But both burbs have lovely housing sections, great proximity to shopping and good schools. This post is obviously from someone who hasn't driven thru the lovely country club area of Mansfield.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Irving, Texas
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How bad would the drive be from Arlington, say 30 near 360? What are the nice neighborhoods in that part of town?
Arlington really is a great city and like any other major city, you will have your great areas, your so-so areas, and your blighted areas.

The high-dollar areas are going to be around the Lamar/Davis areas. Quite a few multi-million dollar homes and trust-fund babies. Also beware they love HOA, so if you're looking for a non-HOA you may want to avoid that area

The area I grew up was in South Arlington, and even though I have not lived there in years, I must say they have really cleaned up. There was a lot of gang-related incidents in that area about 10 years ago (Espeically in the New York AVE/ Arkansas lane areas)

But like I said, the city really cleaned up and transformed into a very nice blue-collar neighborhood
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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What are the nicest neighborhoods in Mansfield?
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:50 PM
 
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Sorry - also, please rank the best HS's in Mansfield.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Sorry - also, please rank the best HS's in Mansfield.
Here is a good place to research school ratings.

2011 Accountability: List by District
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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The area in north Arlington that Squirl mentioned is mixed use development with homes (supposedly some fairly $$$ ones), townhomes/apts with retail/commercial space...
the problem is that the area is just across 157/N Collins from a huge dump?
and there is a problem with methane gas and other smells that is pretty evident
Plus that road gets lot of traffic on Ranger and Cowboy game days in addition to normal commuting to 183/Mid Cities...

frankly I would not recommend that area to anyone looking to relocate to this area
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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frankly I would not recommend that area to anyone looking to relocate to this area
No kidding! My husband and I were laughing about the fancy "Veridian" signs and such! Dnt the developers notice the huge dump right across the road?! And who wants to live on land that is essentially in the river bottom flood plain?! I just can't ever see this project working out...
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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In Mansfield for your price range it would be SE Mansfield which will go to the newly opened H.S. Lake Ridge. That area also has a lot of family oriented businesses, (little league, Big League Dreams, Hawaiian Falls water park). Your route to work would be Broad St. to 287 to 20, can't tell you about traffic though.
Boundaries change within the MISD so I'd get as close as possible to the H.S. (even though those that live across the street from Summit H.S. go to Mansfield H.S.)

I think Legacy H.S. is also doing well as far as admin/teachers & there are some very nice looking houses w/large lots there. In that area you have most of the restaurants & the movie theatre & quick
access to Cooper street.

Please don't don't confuse the Old Mansfield Hwy/Business 287 (in Kennedale) with Mansfield.
Hope that helps a bit.
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