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Old 05-11-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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Hi I'm from Jersey and I'm moving to DFW area on June 1. My husband found a job at Grand Prairie. We gonna rent first but I'm already looking for a house.
We want something close my husband's job in a nice, safe and children friendly neighborhood (we have 2 little children). I heard about mansfield. Do somebody has a better idea ?
What about Mansfield ?
Thanks, Sophie
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:45 PM
 
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Check www.greatschools.net for more info on schools. Where in Grand Prairie will your husband be working? If he's on the north side of town, Mansfield could be a frustrating commute taking around 30 minutes. If he's working on the south side Mansfield would be fine.
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:10 PM
 
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yes, south.
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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Maybe try Hurst, Euless, Bedford,Keller area... if my memory serves me correct they would be a lot closer to Grand Prarrie than Mansfield. I think Mansfield is on the other side of Ft. Worth.
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:18 PM
 
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I just looked at a map... I'm incorrect. I had Mansfield confused with another area. I think go padge may be correct. :-)
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:47 PM
 
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thanks for all your information. the school site is very good too, thanks
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:38 PM
 
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If you want a lot of house and big lot for the money try Cedar Hill - great on home value, low in amenities. North Arlington will probably have more resale value than Grand Prairie. Good luck - there are a lot of great things about living here and raising a family.
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:38 PM
 
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Hi I'm from Jersey and I'm moving to DFW area on June 1. My husband found a job at Grand Prairie. We gonna rent first but I'm already looking for a house.
We want something close my husband's job in a nice, safe and children friendly neighborhood (we have 2 little children). I heard about mansfield. Do somebody has a better idea ?
What about Mansfield ?
Thanks, Sophie
Personally, Southlake, Coppell, Highland Park, Plano, Frisco, Allen all are the districts that everyone talks about.

B/c your husband has a job in Grand Prairie, then a place like Southlake may not be so bad...but then again, it depends on how long your husband is willing to drive.
Cedar hill on the southern side of the Metroplex seems to be booming with new development. Mansfield is also booming.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:34 PM
 
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Mansfield is a great school district. People on here post about where they live and say how great those areas are, which is fine, but Mansfield is probably 2nd to coppell in scholarship winners to 5 star colleges. Even where I live in Irving they have more award winners than place s like frisco, allen and plano. In Irving they have 4 high schools one is called the Academy, where its a state of the art vocational school. Mansfield will be a great school district and joe pool lake is near by.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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Red face Best Areas in DFW

Hi Sophie!

I moved here from Upstate New York several years ago, and we LOVE DFW!
I'm a Texas Realtor, so I help people with this all the time.

Grand Prairie is 20 minutes from Cedar Hill and HEB (Hurst, Euless, Bedford) Area. It's 30 minutes drive from Southlake. These are without traffic or rain. People here don't drive well in the rain.

The best guide that I've run across is the TEA Accountability Report. TEA (Texas Education Agency) assesses schools annually and ranks them. Exemplary is the Best, Recognized 2nd Best and so on. I'm attaching the link.
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/2006/...187a73489d4072

I think the HEB Area is the Best Value for the money. I checked the above mentioned report and Meadow Creek Elementary is Exemplary. There are also MANY other elementary schools in the district rated Recognized.

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Good luck & Welcome to Texas!

Trish Abramson
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