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Old 10-29-2016, 07:02 AM
 
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You have to remember that the nicer areas of Irving (Valle Ranch and Las Colinas) are not typically Irving ISD. Those areas zone to Coppell ISD or CFBISD, both of which have very good reputations.

North Irving is convenient for all areas near Dallas. If you spend most of your time towards Tarrant county, Euless is a good bet. If you spend most of your time in Dallas, North Irving is a very nice area.
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Old 10-29-2016, 05:41 PM
 
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THANKS EVERYONE. I didn't realize Euless was so small compared to Irving. And there is a reason land is more expensive in Irving and why certain areas like North Irving cost more. I think I'll pass on Euless. Thanks for your advice.


lepoisson
Thanks for pointing that out. You’re right. There is a reason homes are cheaper in certain areas compared to others. I need to keep that in mind.


lpepping
You’re right! When breaking down the price to per square feet, $177 per sq ft is steep compared to Irving. I was just thinking of the overall price and the newness of the home. In Irving, I can’t find a home built in 2015 at that price, not to mention how nice it is inside. And the schools of that home are also better then ISD.


babs7907
Euless appears to be in a different county (not Dallas) so it’s not zoned to Copell schools.


WorldKlas
Ah, good point. I looked up Euless and it’s a small area, compromised of only 2 zip codes. I didn’t realize it was that small. And thanks for pointing out that North Euless above highway 183 is a better area. That’s good to know.


TurtleCreek80
All very good points. I didn’t know it was 1 block from DFW. That has it’s good and bad points. And the distance to Irving being 15-20 minutes is not too bad at all.

EC2005
Good points. Thanks for breaking it down like that. We’ll be spending more of our time in Dallas so I think Irving is the better place to stay in. We don’t want to be that close to Fort Wort.

ChristieP
That’s very insightful. I agree that the schools are better then ISD. I noticed that right away.


C24L
Thanks for the thumbs up.
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Old 11-09-2016, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Southlake, TX
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We are interested in moving to Irving, Texas. I found that some properties in 'Euless, TX' are close to where we want to be in Irving, Texas. Euless, TX is part of 'Tarrant County.' Is this a good area or this is an unsafe area with a crazy commute to South Irving, Texas? I looked on google maps and it says it's about 6 miles from a private school we were looking at.

What is wrong with this house?

819 Mallard St
Euless, TX 76039
Built in 2015 $355K 2,000 square feet


It's so cheap and brand new. It's better then what we can find in Irving, Texas. I am not familiar with Euless but the prices seem better then Irving. What about quality of life? Anyone know?
Euless is better located, and a little safer. It depends on the neighborhood you want to live in. Would recommend Hurst more. From what I can see there's nothing wrong with the home. I'd ask the sellers for inspection reports, survey, engineer report, find out everything you can about repairs that have been done/needed.
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Old 11-11-2016, 02:15 PM
 
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I like Euless.
Depending on where you are going from and to, the commute might not be all that bad.
For example South Euless to South Irving across Trinity might be a nice drive without a lot of traffic.

New homes in Euless probably are cheaper than Irving.

Euless has some good schools too.
Also Harmony Charter if you want that type of school.
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Old 11-14-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Irving, TX
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^What TeamLynn said.

A lot of Irving is built on unstable soil that was basically scraped off the flood plain and piled up into hills and then built on (exaggeration, but not a large one); soil quality in Euless is much, much better, and schools somewhat better too. If you want quiet, Euless is a great pick. (Airport noise is endemic to the area and will be a wash one way or another -- that said, it's *highway noise* you'll really need to get used to -- you can hear tire noise off the freeways during rush hour from a mile off).
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: DFW area
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After living in south Irving for almost 8 years, I will tell you that Euless will be much better overall compared to Irving. One reason is you're in Tarrant County instead of Dallas County which has slightly lower taxes. Also, you'll find a slightly slower pace compared to Las Colinas, Valley Ranch IMO.

Irving, like others have mentioned is really only a good place to live if you're zoned for either Coppell or Carrollton schools, but you have to live in far north Irving to be included in either of those school districts.

I can tell you from first hand experience that the Irving ISD, while they have wonderful teachers and some schools are 'decent', overall the ISD is sorely lacking in preparing students with a decent education.

Hope it worked out for you!
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Irving, TX
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While I agree regarding Irving ISD (it's an embarrassment, has been an embarrassment for years, is likely to continue being an embarrassment for the foreseeable future), I don't think it's fair to say that a typical Irving resident would notice anything hectic about Las Colinas, and especially not regarding Valley Ranch, which was built essentially to be its own bubble having no contact whatsoever with The Great Unwashed of Actual Irving.

Euless is certainly quieter. That's because it's essentially a small bedroom community with very little happening. I would definitely recommend it to people who don't like any sort of hustle-bustle or to the kind of people who feel unsafe in neighborhoods with lots of Mom'n'Pop businesses.
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