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Old 05-18-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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My family is coming to DFW in June in part to look around and consider relocating to the area. Can anyone please give me some neighborhoods to ride through that are family friendly so that we can get an idea of the atmosphere we would be entering into? We are in our early to mid 40's with two boys, age 7 and 9 who are active in baseball and soccer and we'd like to find neighborhoods with many families with children. I hope this question isn't to broad to be answered.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Where is the JOB? "DFW" is huge and covers 4 counties!
What is your Price for housing? rent or buy?
What size house?


There are TONs of family friendly areas with very good schools and all with have active youth sports of soccer and baseball.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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there are dozens of smaller towns in addition to some of the largest towns in TX in this area
frankly I don't think you are thinking through what you intend to do

there was thread started on the TX main forum about what people considering a move to TX should think about
check it out and read it

IF your husband does not have a job lined up any decision you make initially could be overturned once he does get a job
and no one would recommend that you buy a house now without knowing where he might be working--because that would leave your open to a terrible commute if the job was across the Metroplex

and don't say he would never take a job that was such a bad commute==sometimes you don't have a choice
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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As I said in my initial post, "I hope this isn't too broad". I didn't ask for anyone's opinion on my plans (and the purpose of my post is SPECIFICALLY for planning purposes thank you very much!).

We have not secured employment yet. I have applied for a position in Fort Worth. We are vacationing between DFW and Hill Country in June and I was simply asking if there are some nice neighborhoods ANYWHERE in your area that you could recommend just to get a taste of the area.

We would definitely rent for awhile before we purchased. I would hope to pay no more than $1200-$1400 for a 3/2 (whatever...house, apt, townhome, duplex)--preferably with access to a pool and playground.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Some family friendly areas with good schools in your budget: Mansfield, Hurst (north of 183), Bedford (north of 183). Also Grapevine, Keller, Flower Mound and Highland Village... but you would need to spend at least $1800 monthly to find an even scantly suitable place in those places.....

2406 Wood River Pkwy Mansfield TX - Home for Rent - MLS #11585413 - Realtor.com®

2136 Redondo Rd Bedford TX - Home for Rent - MLS #11540030 - Realtor.com®
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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Some family friendly areas with good schools in your budget: Mansfield, Hurst (north of 183), Bedford (north of 183). Also Grapevine, Keller, Flower Mound and Highland Village... but you would need to spend at least $1800 monthly to find an even scantly suitable place in those places.....

2406 Wood River Pkwy Mansfield TX - Home for Rent - MLS #11585413 - Realtor.com®

2136 Redondo Rd Bedford TX - Home for Rent - MLS #11540030 - Realtor.com®


Thanks Squirl!
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:08 PM
 
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The reason...price and sized was asked for claification. Southlake, Colleyville, Coppell etc...are great excellent schools etc... BUT most likly out of your price. So I don't want to recommend a place that you wont be able to afford.


To add to Squirl...
NW Ft Worth, Haslet, Justin, Roanoke, North Irving, Garland, Rowlett, Richardson, Lewisville, parts of the Colony, Saginaw, Wylie, Murphy, Sasche, Benbrook, east Plano maybe, Frisco

not many in Keller...(homes that is) apartments you will do better
1300.00, older neighobrhood( west Bursey Ranch), good schools, low crime. (no neighborhood amentites)
215 Sorrel Trl Keller TX - Home for Rent - MLS #11591785 - Realtor.com®
1575.00 in Keller. Very nice neighobrhood (Carriage Gate) Community pool and playground.
same schools as lisitng above
636 Cherry Tree Drive Keller TX - Home for Rent - MLS #11481887 - Realtor.com®


Agree with squirl if you push it up to 1800, you will have more good areas to choose from. Under 1500 and you are looking at 2-4 in each area. Probably with alot of maintence issues. ESP for the closer in areas...

Saginaw has quite a bit under 1500.00
Garland has quite a few
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:19 PM
 
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Thanks so much everybody!
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