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Old 08-31-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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Euless is very diverse, and has good schools, but it a typical suburb and doesn't have the "urban" vibe at all.

Personally, after working in north Arlington, I wasn't impressed. The downtown area, and immediately around UTA, was nice and it has lots of shops, restaurants, etc. But the rest of the town just seemed tired, blue collar, and run down. There were a lot of payday loan/check cashing places, and Division Street is lined with liquor stores, cheap motels, and used car lots. We had a fair amount of car break-ins at my office parking lot. Yes, there were some gorgeous neighborhoods in north Arlington, but everyone I met who lives in them either is an empty nester, or sends their kids to private schools.

If you want an "urban vibe" you are going to have to move to an urban area, such as downtown Fort Worth,, and that will mean paying for private schools for your kids...

Agree.

I have many friends that lived in Arlington during highschool but none of them went to public schools. Every single one of them went to private schools.
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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There are some good charter schools in North Arlington. Arlington Classics Academy and Summit. Both free and highly rated. Also close by is Harmony charter. Also highly rated. Check out the uplift website for Summit. Very diverse and getting great ratings.
Arlington / Uplift Summit International Prep


I didn't realize you were responding to both of my post. Thank you so much. You've been a huge help. I don't mind living in a city w/ payday loan spots. I know that those businesses are there b/c questionable people live close but there's no way I can find a vibrant/diverse/non vanilla or boring suburb type place without those being close enough for a 10 minute drive.


Just as long as I can live inside a pocket of the area that is great, priced too high for anyone not at least solid middle/upper middle class, good school options, and has a good mile radius of homes priced too high for hoodlums.


I think the Martin area still leads. But we will not avoid the N Bowen or Interlochen community if we find a home we absolutely love. The light bill around Christmas would kill our budget though.


Thanks everyone
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:00 PM
 
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Can anyone offer up suggestions on what area they would move into, all things considered? Home cost should be less than $275k with no home in the immediate area (probably like a half mile to one mile radius) costing less than $200k

1. SW Arlington (feeding to Martin HS)
I think the zip codes here would be 76014, 76015, 76016, 76017, 76018, 76001, & 76002, correct?
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:52 PM
 
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No,,,

It's 76016 and some of 76017 zoned to Martin HS. Maybe portions of some others but i'm not sure.

The other neighborhood I was referring to was Interlochen and N Bowen RD. Which is in 76012: North of Division, South of I30, west of Fielder

I love the old mature homes of these areas that have mature trees and rolling hills. Especially N Bowen Rd but it's zoned to Lamar HS..smh... I'm not counting it out but it would have to be a magnificent home to sacrifice the fact that my kids may have to go there if we can't afford private school or get them into a Charter.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:53 PM
 
Location: North Arlington
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We live in North Arlington (76011) and I think this area is a total hidden gem. $220k can get you around 3000 square feet in a 25 year old home with character. Lots of green and hills, and easy access to I-30/both downtowns. DFW is probably a 10 min drive.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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We live in North Arlington (76011) and I think this area is a total hidden gem. $220k can get you around 3000 square feet in a 25 year old home with character. Lots of green and hills, and easy access to I-30/both downtowns. DFW is probably a 10 min drive.
But what about the apartments, crime, and Lamar High School
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:21 PM
 
Location: North Arlington
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I don't know much about the schools (no kids yet) other than the overall test scores are weak, but if you break it down by demographics it's immigrant and low income kids with the lowest scores, bringing the average down. That's sad, but it's also the truth.

As far as crime, I'd love for the apartments to be completely torn down. A few have come down already, and more are supposedly to follow. The crime in general though is completely contained within. My neighbors have never seen any rifraff come down our street, and we're not far from the border of where it could be considered sketchy.

If you look at our crime stats, my neighborhood is extremely low crime. Home average around 230k. Nearby they go up to 6-700k.

Anyway, the whole point is that Arlington is a much better place than people give it credit for. North is also supposedly on the cusp of some great development.
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:26 PM
 
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I don't know much about the schools (no kids yet) other than the overall test scores are weak, but if you break it down by demographics it's immigrant and low income kids with the lowest scores, bringing the average down. That's sad, but it's also the truth.
Actually, Lamar High School's demographics sounds exactly like the ideal diversity mix the OP is seeking:
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We want a diverse area. Something like a melting pot. We are black/hispanic and want other young to middle aged, middle class minorities in the residential area.
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Lamar High School students are majority-Hispanic & Black now:
Hispanic - 37%
Black - 31%
White - 26%
Asian or Pacific Islander - 4%
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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Actually, Lamar High School's demographics sounds exactly like the ideal diversity mix the OP is seeking:
Good point... it does! Wish I could have a demographic like that with a well performing high school but sadly, I doubt that exist anywhere.....

Another thing to consider,,, is how much of that diversity is actually in the residential area that we are considering.... if most of the minorities are in the apartments, that doesn't really do much for us.....

I want a diverse area of property owners....... not renters...... I wldn't doubt it if the martin area was more diverse amongst property owners...... im sure S arlington is too but that part of town and those schools are a definite NEGATIVE!
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:12 AM
 
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I don't know how you feel about the area, but you might also check out the southern portions of HEB, too. It's become a fairly diverse area (at least the parts south of 183), and the diversity is not confined to just apartments. The schools are pretty good and have stood the test of time. It's just a little north of Arlington, but still in between Dallas and Fort Worth. The neighborhoods are older with a some character and trees, unlike some newer suburbs.

A neighborhood that might meet your price criteria of $200,000-$275,000 would be like Morrisdale Estates in Euless or Hurst Hills in Hurst. Granted, Morrisdale Estates itself is pretty white, but it feeds into Stonegate Elementary which is practically 1/3 black and 1/4 Hispanic.

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