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Old 02-16-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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So we're FINALLY getting out of Taxachusetts!
I'm looking for a nice, family friendly community, within 1 hour from DFW airport. We have 2 young children, so good schools and a lower crime rate (I know it's impossible to find a 0% crime rate) are very high on my list!

Could I get a few suggestions on decent area to consider?

Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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will PM you an MLS site to look for homes in your price range
if you are renting initially you should check realtor.com which has rental info for Metroplex

frankly look at a map--check out towns/suburban areas within your 1 hr zone==which varies a great deal depending on time of day and traffic conditions--(a large construction project on the 121/114 interchange in Grapevine area is starting next week which will have effect on traffic for years to come)

then run a search on the Dallas or FTW forum for those towns/neighborhoods you find in MLS that fit your budget

there is pleny of info out there to sift through
when you get some more developed idea of what you want you can ask more specific questions

where are you working or are you just traveling via airport
most people want a decent commute and an hour each way would not be considered a "good" drive time on daily basis...
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Keller Tx
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Keller Tx!
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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How about the cute little town of Grapevine, which is home to DFW Airport? The neighborhood I live in is full of American Airlines employees who love it because we don't even have to get on the highway to get to the DFW terminals! Crime rate here is very low (knock on wood...DH and I have lived here for almost 8 years and have NEVER been the victim of any crime!) and the city has wonderful services and quality of life.
https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/

GCISD schools are very well-regarded and are one of the best districts in the DFW area. Many people live here because of the schools. Grapevine Colleyville Independent School District
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Keller Tx
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Hey Gvine is awesome we ride our motorcycles to Lake Grapevine then hang out The Gaylord.Don't tell me you know the jet poets?
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. I think we'll be taking a trip down to TX this summer. I work with a few people who lived in TX and have been picking their brains too....
Thanks again!
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Aledo, Keller, and Southlake are great starting points for you (Southlake can get extremely pricey, though)!
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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problem with Grapevine is hearing the jets above your head 24/7 every 2 minutes!

to the OP, I would say it depends on your budget. You didn't give one but that will definitely affect whether you can get into Southlake or Colleyville for example. I would also look at Keller, Trophy Club, and Coppell. Flowermound is also getting very popular.

Good luck!
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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Hey JB113! My husband and I left Rhode Island in 2007 and now live in an area of Keller that will be annexed by Fort Worth in a few years. I applaud your decision to leave Taxachusetts (lol). We also have two children (Texas natives, at that) and looked to Keller based on the information we received about their schools.

Feel free to send me a private message. I'm happy to help a fellow New Englander
Best of luck to you and your family!
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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in an area of Keller that will be annexed by Fort Worth in a few years
Yikes! I think I live in that same area as you and I'd rather not be annexed by FW! what good could this bring?
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