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Old 05-28-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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Does anyone have a pro/con list for buying a house in NW Fort Wayne versus SW Fort Wayne? Having only lived here a short time, I don't know a whole lot about either area and I'm trying to decide which area I want to buy a house in.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Well you definitely picked the best areas of Fort Wayne. Southwest Fort Wayne is more out-of-state people, also more upscale. Northwest Fort Wayne is also very new but is considered to be a lot of people who have live in fort wayne their lives. Obviously, there are major exceptions. But this gives you a general idea of the area. Both have tons of new home construction. Both also have very bad rush hour traffic, but that is consistent through Fort Wayne. Northwest Fort Wayne, you are closer to Glenbrook Mall and major shopping areas on Coliseum. Southwest Fort Wayne, you are closer to Jefferson Pointe Mall but do lack some shopping, although not really. If you have any specific questions, let me know. Do you have a family? Single? Modest job? etc.
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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Well you definitely picked the best areas of Fort Wayne. Southwest Fort Wayne is more out-of-state people, also more upscale. Northwest Fort Wayne is also very new but is considered to be a lot of people who have live in fort wayne their lives. Obviously, there are major exceptions. But this gives you a general idea of the area. Both have tons of new home construction. Both also have very bad rush hour traffic, but that is consistent through Fort Wayne. Northwest Fort Wayne, you are closer to Glenbrook Mall and major shopping areas on Coliseum. Southwest Fort Wayne, you are closer to Jefferson Pointe Mall but do lack some shopping, although not really. If you have any specific questions, let me know. Do you have a family? Single? Modest job? etc.
I pretty much agree with everything you said. I must say that SW Fort Wayne is also more low-key, if that makes any sense.
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Southwest Fort Wayne (SW Fort Wayne) is closer to the airport, and via Illinois Rd or West Jefferson it has the straightest/easiest route into Downtown, and also it has Jefferson Pointe (Fort Wayne's large outdoor mall). Additionally, there are areas of Southwest Fort Wayne with old trees and rolling hills which you won't find in the Northwest vicinity.

If I was looking to buy a house in Fort Wayne I would probably prioritize the location closest to where I work and choose SW or NW accordingly to minimize commute time.
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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Southwest Fort Wayne (SW Fort Wayne) is closer to the airport, and via Illinois Rd or West Jefferson it has the straightest/easiest route into Downtown, and also it has Jefferson Pointe (Fort Wayne's large outdoor mall). Additionally, there are areas of Southwest Fort Wayne with old trees and rolling hills which you won't find in the Northwest vicinity.

If I was looking to buy a house in Fort Wayne I would probably prioritize the location closest to where I work and choose SW or NW accordingly to minimize commute time.
Very true. I would say some areas of SW Fort Wayne definitely have more character than NW Fort Wayne. Also, another thing to notice is that while NW Fort Wayne is definitely nice and has newer subdivisions, there is still a lot of old mixed in with the new. So you may have an eyesore in one lot and then the next will be full of glorious houses. SW Fort Wayne, at least from my driving expeirence, tends to have people all on the same page, which will ultimately help your resale value and property value. Also, Lima and Coldwater also have modest commute times into downtown, do keep in mind however that Lima Road is entering its first year into major construction. They are constructing the road to six lanes all the way to Dupont Road.
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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I know this is an old post, but I would go Northwest. There's less congestion, though there will always be traffic, it's more open, the people are less judging, and there's new developments happening.

I disagree a little bit about being on the "same page," because I feel at least in Northwest, there aren't a lot of rental places other than a few apartments near Lima/Dupont. Maybe some older additions and a trailer court here and there whereas in Southwest, you have people living in 500 grand houses and people in Preston Pointe who pay almost nothing in rent because they're on assistance.

Northwest is still building, I feel a lot. They kind of copied Southwest with the shopping center that has Dollar Tree and a froyo place with the tanning bed, but it's less congested over there and more open. They did build a new Wal-Mart, which is nice, and isn't as crowded or dirty as the others. I don't feel judged and congested there like I do Southwest's Apple Orchard shopping center with the Dollar, Target, Gordman's, froyo, tanning bed.

I feel like Southwest just has such an angsty vibe to it. I don't know if it's due to transplanted people, say from New York, but they seem so agitated and in a rush, stuck up, but yet at the same time it's getting a more trashy feel with all the rental houses in nice neighborhoods and income based apartments like Preston Pointe, Vera Cruz, and Chestnut. I don't know if Colony Bay is income based, but I always heard bad stories about them...

I just prefer the vibe of Northwest better. It's more open and friendly. Like the previous poster said, it's more older people who've lived in Fort Wayne all their lives. They're more humble. It's not like now with all these immature young parents who act like high schoolers in Southwest. They really need to crank up the maturity level. Just because you were star footballer in 2000 or prom queen then, it doesn't matter now.

I also heard the Southwest looks down on Northwest and thinks they're ignorant and uneducated which isn't true. The schools are comparable. There's a more blue collar vibe, but the town isn't derelict and neither are the people.

I probably sound harsh talking about Southwest like this, but it's just there's so many arrogant and ignorant people who just seem set-in-their ways and just rushed and the area is getting more congested.
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