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Old 07-31-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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What do YOU consider the best suburb between Fort Worth & Dallas and why?
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: WA
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Grapevine

It has the neatest downtown with walkable shopping and restaurants and plenty of nice parks. Grapevine is the only suburb I would actually contemplate driving to for say, dinner out. The housing stock is nice but still reasonably modest and hasn't gone off the deep end with all the carbon copy mega McMansions one sees in say Southlake.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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Heritage, a better suburb if you work in Fort Worth (as you can access the highway more easily). Located around plenty of shops. Affordable housing (mostly new homes). Lots of trails/parks. Tons of swimming pools in the heritage complex.
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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Heritage is really north of FTW and Dallas--kind of out of the drive path

there are lots of variables
price/commute/schools

Grapevine has lot in its favor but housing is getting pricey there because the lots are usually pretty small and Grapevine is in the midst of the 114/121 makeover so its freeways are going to be the pits and put more pressure on surface roads which were busy as it is...

there are good things to be said for Las Colinas and Flower Mound--Colleyville and Southlake--even Hurst/Euless/Bedford/Arlington have areas that are safe, fairly priced, have trees, and are close to other amenities like shopping and parks...
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Heritage is really north of FTW and Dallas--kind of out of the drive path

there are lots of variables
price/commute/schools

Grapevine has lot in its favor but housing is getting pricey there because the lots are usually pretty small and Grapevine is in the midst of the 114/121 makeover so its freeways are going to be the pits and put more pressure on surface roads which were busy as it is...

there are good things to be said for Las Colinas and Flower Mound--Colleyville and Southlake--even Hurst/Euless/Bedford/Arlington have areas that are safe, fairly priced, have trees, and are close to other amenities like shopping and parks...
That's true, Heritage is definitely closer to Fort Worth than Dallas. Its much closer to fort worth than any of those other cities you listed-- thus it would be better if you were to work in Fort Worth.

Anyway, Southlake, Flower Mound, Grapevine...etc. are cities and not suburbs!
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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The area of Las Colinas in Irving.
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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I like Grapevine. My sister lived there over 40 years ago when it was quite itty-bitty. Now every year when I participate in the Ovarian Cancer Break the Silence Walk/Run, I really enjoy being in that area. It's quite lovely.

Whoops. I just read that it's a suburb, but I'm submitting this post anyway.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:19 AM
 
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That's true, Heritage is definitely closer to Fort Worth than Dallas. Its much closer to fort worth than any of those other cities you listed-- thus it would be better if you were to work in Fort Worth.

Anyway, Southlake, Flower Mound, Grapevine...etc. are cities and not suburbs!
yes but the OP asked for BETWEEN and Heritage is NOT between Ft worth and Dallas.
HERITAGE is PLANNED community. ie a neighborhood not what most would consider a "suburb".

Most people use the term suburb when talking about the smaller towns and cities outside of a LARGE urban city (ie Dallas and Ft worth)

For Between the 2....
Grapevine, Coppell, Colleyville...those would be my top BEST for schools, shopping, housing and safety etc....

Next would be...Las Colinas, parts of HEB, , parts of Irving
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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yes but the OP asked for BETWEEN and Heritage is NOT between Ft worth and Dallas.
HERITAGE is PLANNED community. ie a neighborhood not what most would consider a "suburb".

Most people use the term suburb when talking about the smaller towns and cities outside of a LARGE urban city (ie Dallas and Ft worth)

For Between the 2....
Grapevine, Coppell, Colleyville...those would be my top BEST for schools, shopping, housing and safety etc....

Next would be...Las Colinas, parts of HEB, , parts of Irving
Las Colinas is a neighborhood as well. (not a city or small town)

Anyway, you are wrong-- here is a definition of suburb from the dictionary:

sub·urb

 /ˈsʌbɜrb/ Show Spelled[suhb-urb] Show IPA
–noun 1. a district lying immediately outside a city or town, esp. a smaller residential community.

So technically Las Colinas would be a suburb, but "parts of irving" (pop. 170,000) would not be.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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yes but the OP asked for BETWEEN and Heritage is NOT between Ft worth and Dallas.
HERITAGE is PLANNED community. ie a neighborhood not what most would consider a "suburb".

Most people use the term suburb when talking about the smaller towns and cities outside of a LARGE urban city (ie Dallas and Ft worth)

For Between the 2....
Grapevine, Coppell, Colleyville...those would be my top BEST for schools, shopping, housing and safety etc....

Next would be...Las Colinas, parts of HEB, , parts of Irving
Also, fort worth is a smaller city outside of dallas-- but I certainly wouldn't call it a suburb of Dallas, but under your logic it would be.
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