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Old 11-08-2007, 05:14 PM
 
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Our family is possibly moving from Charlotte, NC to the Dallas area. I will be working in Arlington and have narrowed my search to these areas. We currently live on a cul-de-sac, have mature trees, and in a very warm and down to earth neighborhood. We are looking for the same and would love any opinons on towns/neighborhoods to live in. We have 3 children(2 elementary age). Great schools are a priority. Price range 300-400.

Advice on the commute to Arlington would also be helpful.

Thanks.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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Our family is possibly moving from Charlotte, NC to the Dallas area. I will be working in Arlington and have narrowed my search to these areas. We currently live on a cul-de-sac, have mature trees, and in a very warm and down to earth neighborhood. We are looking for the same and would love any opinons on towns/neighborhoods to live in. We have 3 children(2 elementary age). Great schools are a priority. Price range 300-400.

Advice on the commute to Arlington would also be helpful.

Thanks.
I moved here at the beginning of the summer. I work in North Arlington and commuted for 3 months from mid-Flower Mound. Now I commute from south Flower Mound. The drive from mid-Flower Mound ranged from 40-60 minutes and the drive from south Flower Mound ranges from 30-45 minutes usually depending on traffic. I have almost always had a 45-60 minute drive to work so this doesn't bother me. Most people around here think it's a horrible drive. Depends on your perspective. For your price range, I think Flower Mound will work well for you. We are planning on buying there and are just renting for a while until we find a house we like. Our price range is a bit less than yours. I think you won't find much in Southlake in your range and Colleyville will be more limited than Flower Mound. Just my opinion of course.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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You can find properties in Colleyville and probably one or two in Southlake for that range, they are going to be older though, but that doesn't always mean a bad thing. There are some beautiful properties out there with lots of trees and charm. Depending upon where in Arlington, you might do well with Keller or North Richland Hills, also Hurst (north of 820- along Precinct Line Road).

Congratulations on your future move. I think you will find a lot of really great people out here
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Check in Grapevine. Out near the lake there will be properties in that price range. GCISD schools are excellent! The commute to Arlington is easy since 360 ends at Grapevine.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:32 PM
 
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In that price range you are probably best off in Grapevine and Flower Mound ... Southlake and Colleyville are def. a price level up. That said, the commute will be a bit longer (but depending on where in Arlington you can take 377 to 820 fairly easily)... but west Flower Mound might be an attractive option as the area affords lots of open space comparatively speaking to the rest of DFW suburbia.
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:06 PM
 
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WOW! I read this post post, and had to see if my husband was the one who posted it. We're looking at moving from Charlotte, NC to TX, too! We are waiting to see if this relocation actually works out with the company. He will be working in Fort Worth, but the Corporate office is in Dallas. So, he'll be between both. We are looking at the Flower Mound or Lewisville area, but it's good to know that the commute might be better from south Flower Mound. That commute will take some getting used too.

Sounds like we might all be in the same boat, so it would be great to hear how things are going for you. We have two children... kindergarten and toddler.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:14 PM
 
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I would suggest Flower Mound/Bridlewood Subdivison. Very friendly . The elementary and middle are school are within community. We lived 15 years in Dallas, left Dec 2005, miss it everyday.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:24 AM
 
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I am considering relocating from Columbus IN to Southlake Dallas. I work in the spa business and would like to know if this is a good move for a single divorced social individual starting a new life.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: TX
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To have a decent commute. I'd stay away from Flower Mound. It's a great community and has great housing prices but traffic can be bad.
Stick with Grapevine, Colleyville and Keller. Southlake is really out of your range. unless you want to do alot of fixing up. The houses we looked at under 400k ALL had major problem. (The one on Pheasant...HUGE foundation issues and yard drainage issues, very small kitchen. LOVELY neighborhood...and the asking price hasn't dropped since sept. )

And for the poster who's husband will be working in Ft worth with a sometimes commute into Dallas... Look near FT Worth. Again, Keller, Colleyville/Grapevine NRH. MY husband works in Ft worth and it takes him 20-25 minutes from Keller. He too has to go into Dallas about 2x a month took hime 40 minutes last time.

There are some GREAT deals on houses right now in this area...but there are also ALOT of forclosures or homes that have been sitting empty for months. On the empty houses, the foundation could be a huge issue. esp. if it was neglected all last summer. WE saw ALOT of houses in Sept that had been neglected, no maintence etc...
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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All of the areas you're looking at have great schools. Commute times are only an issue if you work standard 8-5 hours and southern Flower Mound (south of 1171) is an easy commute ... especially if you are near Morris/Gerault or 2499. I also really like the western part of Grapevine in the Carroll ISD. Grapevine has a great parks & rec dept; great festivals, and a charming Main Street area. Carroll ISD is one of the best academically and for sports. If you're more arts than sports, I would choose one of the other districts. FMHS has won two Grammys and both FMHS and Marcus have incredible band and drama programs.
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