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Old 03-12-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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Is the commute from Grapevine/Southlake area very bad to my office (near LM AFB)?
I live in Southlake, and I would not want to drive over to Carswell JRB every day. That is a very tough commute, and I would go nuts if I had to do that.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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I agree with Muonic. I would not drive that far, unless you like sitting in traffic. Even in college, driving from Southlake to TCU was a pain.

The area around the CCC is very nice but is mostly homes and they are expensive. TCU is very close to the golf course so you will have some areas that will start blending in with college students. I don't know of any townhomes in the area. Maybe someone else might be able to answer that for you.
CityView would be a quick drive to Carswell, just jump on 820 since it is less than 10 miles away. I am not a huge fan of CityView because of all the stores, shopping centers and traffic but to each their own. Also, have you thought about somewhere maybe off I-30? Ridgmar, Arlington Heights area, Hulen? I am not sure about townhomes and just in case, have you thought about a rental home?
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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Actually my office will be located in Ridgmar. How is this area?
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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Ridgmar is a nice area imo, it is however near some not so great areas and I think that is contributed to some apt complexes near by. If I am not mistaken, Ridgmar Mall I has been cleaned up/renovated and I think the area has been somewhat revitalized. Arlington Heights is a nice area (just east of Ridgmar) but you get close to Rivercrest Country Club and you get into expensive homes just like the CCC area.

The nice thing about FW is that everything is "pretty" close if you live in FW and you won't be dealing with traffic as much. I'm not saying their won't be any but compared to Dallas/Dallas county the traffic will be a breeze.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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Iím 67 years old and in a different generation so Iím not sure how relevant my view may be in this conversation. Itís already been well said that Dallas is more Ďadvancedí and dances to a faster pace, and it is a great city. Dallas has many benefits over Fort Worth and is often chosen by the younger crowd.
We are proud of our sister city Dallas, but we are also proud of the difference we have to offer. You have a young family, if you value going out in the morning and finding your newspaper on your porch instead of the curb because your neighbor got up first, then youíll enjoy Fort Worth. Either way, welcome to Texas and weíre glad youíre here.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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My wife and I will be visiting next weekend. Can anyone provide us with contact information for a realtor or relocation specialist that wouldn't mind showing us the area. We aren't looking to buy a home as soon as we get there, but will be looking for areas that we desire to live in. I just don't want to purchase a home without know all the areas first.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:13 AM
 
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My wife and I will be visiting next weekend. Can anyone provide us with contact information for a realtor or relocation specialist that wouldn't mind showing us the area. We aren't looking to buy a home as soon as we get there, but will be looking for areas that we desire to live in. I just don't want to purchase a home without know all the areas first.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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frankly a weekend trip here is not going to let you "know the areas" well enough initially to make a decision about where to buy a home

do some investigation on line--
you can get lot of info from a quality MLS site that allows you to search for what you are attracted to and can afford--you can see the school info and get general idea of neighborhoods with good schools in your price range that is a decent commute to your job--

start a search by distance first--
the only qualification I would offer is that schools are so important in how happy people are with their home-buying decision
and if you buy a home now without considering being there long enough for a child to enter the public school that is a mistake--
always look for decent public schools because they make resale much better and offer usually a better atmosphere/neighborhood anyway...

it is not always possible to buy your first home in area where you might be renting an apt or house either--
don't confuse the two--
if you rent in one area for a year--that will give you enough time to get your base knowledge of the metroplex--
although HONESTLY--I have lived in Tarrant county for over 20 yrs and there are still some parts of the Metroplex that I have only a vague--drive by--type of knowledge of...and some I want to keep at that distance...
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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I think you could find some nice rental property in your target range along Bryant Irvin Road south of I-20 in the Benbrook area. Very nice area.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:40 AM
 
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Azle and White Settlement are white trash meccas - I'd stay away. Hulen, TCU, Benbrook are nicer areas, esp the first two. Fort Worth is my hometown and we've got a lot to be proud of; I hope you like it here!
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