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Old 01-21-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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My husband and I are new to the FW area. We are a young family with a toddler. My husband will be working south of 20 at 35. I want easy access to both FW and Dallas. We are looking to spend around 300-350k. Does anyone have anything good, or bad for that matter, to say about Mira Lagos? Thanks so much and all opinions are welcome!
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: NE Tarrant County, TX
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Mira Lagos is HUGE! It has like two big old drainage culverts that run the length of it and a big divided highway running through it. I make fun of my friend who lives there all the time. There is a home for every budget in Mira Lagos. It is situated in southern Grand Prairie in the Mansfield School District. There are some majestic homes there..., but they're all on top of one another... AND, well, you live in Mira Lagos... It is the subdivision to end all subdivisions.

Not to my taste. I have a friend there in the expensive "four car garage" side of the development.

To say that Mansfield is a nondescript sea of homes is to sell Mira Lagos short for just how extensive and mind bogglingly cookie-cutter a development can be.

It's close to Joe Pool Lake. Break out a map. It feeds into Mansfield's best high school. The (limited data) trend is that the schools on that side or town are getting better.

Personally, I'd go with another development with fewer homes and perhaps more varied housing and definitely a wee bit more room between neighbors, perhaps, in Mansfield proper - if you actually like it down there.

-Eric
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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frankly you need to get a realtor with experience in the area (more than 6 yrs if possible) to help you make a rational, informed choice--
and I am not knocking what Eric had to say--
but don't wait until you have decided on a subdivision that may not really work

and frankly--most people who work in FTW are looking for the best commute/other factors for a home--
having access to Dallas for most people is not really that important on a day to day basis unless you work there
at least in my observation it is easy to get pretty much any place in the entire metroplex if you live in the Mid-Cities area--but then that is where I live and am admittedly prejudiced about its positives...
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