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Old 09-21-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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We are a couple in our mid 30's without kids and with 5 dogs. We'd like to spend about $200,000 on a house (or less) and I'm wondering what neighborhoods you would recommend. My boyfriend will be working in Willow Park and doesn't mind a commute of 30 min or so. I will be working for myself as a Speech Therapist. My ideal house would be an older home that has been remodeled or a newer home. I would like to live within a short drive of restaurants, bars, cafes, bookstores, etc. If we could walk or bike there - even better. Any ideas?
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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We are a couple in our mid 30's without kids and with 5 dogs. We'd like to spend about $200,000 on a house (or less) and I'm wondering what neighborhoods you would recommend. My boyfriend will be working in Willow Park and doesn't mind a commute of 30 min or so. I will be working for myself as a Speech Therapist. My ideal house would be an older home that has been remodeled or a newer home. I would like to live within a short drive of restaurants, bars, cafes, bookstores, etc. If we could walk or bike there - even better. Any ideas?
I'd look around the TCU area. Older neighborhoods, but the houses have been kept nice and/or updated. Plenty unique dining spots, museums, the zoo, parks, university, etc. This part of Ft. Worth nearer to the Willow Park area doesn't have good schools or zoning...so buying a new house is not going to be a good long term investment.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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Thanks! I've been trying to look at houses downtown, but it is hard to get a feel sometimes from the internet. I'll look around TCU.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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Thanks! I've been trying to look at houses downtown, but it is hard to get a feel sometimes from the internet. I'll look around TCU.
Bluebonnet hills neighborhood is nice but you'd be on the low end of the price range there.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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Would love anyone else's input. Bluebonnet does seem a lil out of our price range - at least what is on the market right now. We are hoping to do a weekend trip to drive around the neighborhoods to get a better feel.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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You might want to try the Near Southside just south of downtown. Area is being revitalized... Neat bungalow type homes, shops, restaurants, bars and very pedestrian and bike friendly! Close to everything... a real hotspot right now! Fort Worth's Near Southside: Urban Living, Eclectic Dining, Health Sciences, Cool Careers, City Life (http://www.fortworthsouth.org/FWS/index.html - broken link)
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Thanks fwjeff! I found a house on Washington that I really like, but my boyfriend is unsure of the neighborhood. I guess we'll know more when we can drive through. Love the link you sent.
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