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Old 03-19-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Broken Bow, Ok
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Default Glen Rose?

We are hoping to move to the Glen Rose area soon. My husband has an interview at the Nuclear Power Plant there and if all goes well... Anyway, I was wanting to get some information on the area. Would it be better to buy a house there or rent? Would it be better to live in Glen Rose itself, or look for houses in Granbury and other close towns? Is there a community type center locally that offers adult education classes such as art, pottery and cooking? Are there any good gyms around the area?
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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someone else wanted to rent home in Glen Rose and posted about that a few weeks ago--just very very difficult--not lot of rental property out that way--some apts--but not homes
they finally got home that was on MLS for sale and went to lease--they got lucky

run search--lots of posts about granbury and glen rose
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth TX
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Default Glen Rose

Glen Rose is tiny, with a population of about 2800. I only drive through it to go to Dinosaur Valley State Park, but it appears to be little more than a wide spot in the road. I doubt there is much in the way of community activities, except for high school football. You probably want to look at larger nearby towns.
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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Default Glen Rose

Okay, I live in Glen Rose so here it goes...There are homes to rent in Glen Rose they run approx 650-900 for a 3 bedroom. Realestate is higher here than most areas, but it pays off to be able to go to the good schools here. Granbury has lower cost homes, but the crime in the schools are a little high. The thing with the Granbury Realestate is that some of the subdivisions charge an extra subdivision fee and I know of one of them you can't even drink the water there (Oak Trail Shores). Printed on the water bill is a message that states small children and elderly don't drink the water. . As for the adult classes Hill College, out of Cleburne, offers some in Glen Rose. The only thing is that there has to be at least 20( I think) for them to hold the class. Glen Rose has 2 locally owned Gyms. One is 24 house (Paluxy Valley Fitness and the Tiger Gym). If you are a big shopper them you may like Granbury better, but if you like a close community Glen Rose would be better.

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We are hoping to move to the Glen Rose area soon. My husband has an interview at the Nuclear Power Plant there and if all goes well... Anyway, I was wanting to get some information on the area. Would it be better to buy a house there or rent? Would it be better to live in Glen Rose itself, or look for houses in Granbury and other close towns? Is there a community type center locally that offers adult education classes such as art, pottery and cooking? Are there any good gyms around the area?
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Glenrose is a great little city but I would look west towards Hico! A sleepy town within reach of everything. If the construction begins as planned on the third reactor there will be a run on Glenrose you don't want to be in the middle of. I was there through the original construction years of reactors one and two. I lived in Granbury. Granbury has its bad sides and schools are suffering too. But its half way from Ft. Worth to Glenrose
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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I just recently retired from the power plant.

Many who work there live in Glen Rose, Granbury, Tolar, Stephenville, Acton, Cleburne, Hillsboro, Hico, Meridian, Weatherford, and from as far away as Fort Worth. Although I would state most live in Hood and Somervell counties. I believe just as many live on small ranches as in towns/cities.

Fort Worth is the largest city in the commuting area. Cleburne Stephenville, and Weatherford are the small cities, with access to many restaurants and stores. Granbury and Hillsboro are more like large towns, with stores and restaurants too, just not as many to choose from. Granbury does have the advantage of having many home lots on the lake, with very exclusive private neighborhoods down to trashy trailer parks. The others listed are more like small rural towns.

As for schools, Glen Rose ISD is the best in the area. Granbury, Cleburne, Weatherford, Stephenville are good too. For school sports, Cleburne and Stephenville have better records for football. Granbury usually has a very good swim team.

As for commute time to work, Glen Rose is 5-10 minutes from the plant. Granbury 20 to 30 minutes. Cleburne and Stephenville 30 to 40 minutes. Forth Worth 50 minutes or more.

Each town or city has its advantages, and each has its disadvantages. It should be easier renting an apartment in Cleburne or Granbury that the other towns nearby. After a 6 months lease, you'll have a much better idea where you will wish to live.

If you have more questions, ask away.
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