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Old 02-26-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Mansfield, TX
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I recommend Mansfield, TX. Mansfield population about 60,000 and about 25 mins from downtown Fort Worth. Mansfield was voted #24 by Money Magazine last year. The school district is sought after. Mansfield boast beautiful parks and trails. Great for families!
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:13 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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thanks everyone for the replies, I will check out Mansfield too, Im originally from a small rural town in Eastern New Mexico so Im not really trying to duplicate that but Im trying to find something that is similar and a small city around 30,000 population and has its own character, Burleson looks pretty attractive so far but it seems to be growing like a weed, Why is it growing so fast?
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: So California
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You may want to go slightly farther out to get the true small town/non suburb feel. Granbury, Weatherford, Aledo, even Cleburne
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:12 PM
 
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I couldn't agree more. I too relocated to Texas from Colorado by way of Chicago and Atlanta. I had a home built in Mansfield and love it here. Good diverse community. The school district is awesome!

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I recommend Mansfield, TX. Mansfield population about 60,000 and about 25 mins from downtown Fort Worth. Mansfield was voted #24 by Money Magazine last year. The school district is sought after. Mansfield boast beautiful parks and trails. Great for families!
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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Hey desert sun
You are right desert sun, Burleson has grown a lot but many of the people moving to Burleson seem to be from other smaller towns immediately around Burleson (Cleburne, Alvarado, Joshua, Crowley). The people that I have met that are not from Burleson are often married to someone who comes from Burleson or a locale around Burleson. Of course, there is a sprinkling of other out of towners but when I compare it to places like Keller or other high growth areas, it does not have the same out of state ratio. It provides a lot of shopping that the small towns don't and has many chain restaurants. It is very convenient to get to downtown Fort Worth and so many people like the fact they can live in the country but be downtown relatively quickly. The east side of Burleson actually still feels quite rural to me (lots of land and horses), bigger lots - pretty much runs into Mansfield which has also been discussed on this thread. The people that want to be a little closer to shopping and restaurants are gathered around 35 or slightly west of 35. Around this area, it probably doesn't really have a small town feeling. I think if you like country and want country, it seems to be well liked as it still has a rural flavor to me on the east side of 35. You need to realize that this is coming from a city girl, so take it for what it is worth. I always tell people to explore all options before they commit to anything no matter where they are looking.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Hey desert sun
You are right desert sun, Burleson has grown a lot but many of the people moving to Burleson seem to be from other smaller towns immediately around Burleson (Cleburne, Alvarado, Joshua, Crowley). The people that I have met that are not from Burleson are often married to someone who comes from Burleson or a locale around Burleson. Of course, there is a sprinkling of other out of towners but when I compare it to places like Keller or other high growth areas, it does not have the same out of state ratio. It provides a lot of shopping that the small towns don't and has many chain restaurants. It is very convenient to get to downtown Fort Worth and so many people like the fact they can live in the country but be downtown relatively quickly. The east side of Burleson actually still feels quite rural to me (lots of land and horses), bigger lots - pretty much runs into Mansfield which has also been discussed on this thread. The people that want to be a little closer to shopping and restaurants are gathered around 35 or slightly west of 35. Around this area, it probably doesn't really have a small town feeling. I think if you like country and want country, it seems to be well liked as it still has a rural flavor to me on the east side of 35. You need to realize that this is coming from a city girl, so take it for what it is worth. I always tell people to explore all options before they commit to anything no matter where they are looking.
thanks, I would like to be near either west or south Fort Worth, I noticed that Burleson has grown by about 66% since the year 2000, that is crazy growth, Is there anything attracting people there?

I checked out the city in google maps and it looks like your typical city of 35,000. Im not really trying to find country life, although that would be great, but we will be renting an apartment and I dont want too much of a commute so Burleson seems to be a good fit. Aledo also looks good but may be too small for apartments, but then again, I dont really know the area. Are the towns safe around the western and souther part of Fort Worth?
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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[quote=desert sun;13097925] I noticed that Burleson has grown by about 66% since the year 2000, that is crazy growth, Is there anything attracting people there?quote]


Cheap houses and cheap land. I live in a similar place on the opposite end of town. Don't know anything about the crime in Burleson though.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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The west side of Fort Worth, southside and far north Fort Worth would be the ideal place to live
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