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Old 09-04-2010, 05:29 PM
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We just moved to Grapevine and love what the city has to offer (e.g., shopping, activities for kids, etc.). We are renting but would love to get a house in the next 6 months or so. We have two small children: one is in a public school, and the other one is in a private pre-k.

Here is my dilemma. We can't decide on where to buy a house.

I'd love my kids to enroll in Carroll ISD as it seems to be well run and funded. I don't like the Grapevine school that my son is in for many reasons, e.g., bad traffic, too many students on reduced/free lunch, teachers spending too much time with hispanic-speaking parents and children and not paying much attention to other minority parent like myself, etc.

My husband wants to get a newer home, not older than 10-yr old. We went to new subdivisions in Keller and Flower Mound, and new homes are much nicer.

I want to live close to our church, which is north of Keller.

Commuting is not a problem since we both work from home.

I looked at homes in Southlake. While we can find homes in our price range ($350k-$400k), I would like to be able to save some money. Buying a less expensive home ($280k-$320k) would allow us to have some savings every month. However, less expensive homes mean older homes unless we buy in Keller or Flower Mound, which is outside of Carroll ISD.

So, I need some advices from those who have gone through the same dilemma before and what decision you ended up with. You can try to talk me out of Carroll ISD and suggest a better ISD that are excellent from elementary to high schools. I have grown up in a highly competitive environment, and I am not afraid to send my kids through it. However, I will be glad to listen. All options are on the table at this point.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:20 PM
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I can see the problem if you child attends a school where the teachers spending too much time with the hispanic speaking parents. Do they actually speak hispanic to each other? If so, you should record it. You might win an award for discovering a new language.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:24 PM
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Why not live in one of the nice new neighborhoods in north fort worth: heritage, woodland springs, saratoga, mcphearson ranch... etc. Depending on where you locate, you can be in Keller ISD (which is a very good school district) or Northwest ISD (which is an up and coming school district)
Check them both out. Check out their ratings!
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:17 PM
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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There is a very small part of Grapevine that has Carroll ISD schools. It is off of Kimbell to the north of 114. A good Realtor can help you find listings in your price range there.
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