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Old 03-14-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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How about Weatherford? What can you tell me? Anything you can, whatever comes to your mind?
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Cutting horse farms
Traffic into Fort Worth on I30 gets worse every year...
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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I think caliche which seems to be the predominant dirt out that way
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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Polluted well water.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:31 AM
 
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We moved to north FW from northern California last year. Sorry to say, I am very disappointed because of what really is here. Smog, polluted water, lack of healthy affordable food in the markets (Thank goodness Winco is here now!) and the extremely high property taxes. All of those huge high school football stadiums are where your tax money goes. Those taxes will continue to rise every year, too!
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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North FW is not Weatherford

Weatherford lacks lot of the shopping/amenities available in the Metroplex
while it does have reputation as cutting horse location--those facilities are specialized and often outside of town limits--and not everyone is looking for that

there is/was a good bit of drilling out that way several years ago--don't know if it is still going on--
just think it might work for special niche shoppers but if you are going there to be close to work you could be pretty disappointed in the range of restaurants, apartments, and quality of schools...
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Weatherford is the Parker County seat founded in the 1850's. Since history is a passion of mine, I can factually state Weatherford is one of the North Texas towns blessed with 19th century architecture. The downtown was a National Trust Main Street program participant. But those items noted by others (traffic, sprawling development) can be problematic as many Weatherford residents commute into Fort Worth and back for work. I can recall back when I was a kid over 50 years ago Weatherford was as tranquil and charming as the proverbial Mayberry but its proximity to the expanding big city has changed its character to some degree. West of Weatherford, the big city effect is less noticeable with the family owned ranches, cattle, and horse raising operations continuing much as they have for many decades. Some of the more well-to-do DFW based individuals have private luxury retreats with acreage to get away from it all. In summary, I think of Weatherford as a formerly tranquil town that's now a de facto bedroom community for Fort Worth. You can observe this change along I-20 which in decades past was rural scrubland but now lined with businesses for miles.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Here's a similar Weatherford-related thread: What do you think of when you think of/hear someone say Weatherford?
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth TX
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Personally when I hear Weatherford, I think of First Monday because that's really all I do when I go out to Weatherford. :S
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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Default Polluted Well Water?

...anyone mind filling me in on that? Looking at a house that has a well north of town about 7 miles.
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