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Old 09-11-2007, 05:17 PM
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Can anyone give me info on this area. Trying to decide between
Colleyville and Fairview area. Commute is not an issue. Looking for
comparison on schools, CGISD vs Loveyjoy ISD. Want family friendly
community, not too large, green, nice neighborhoods w/ 1/2 to 1 acre
price range $550-700k.

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Old 09-11-2007, 06:48 PM
Location: Texas
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omg....what a ranch i could buy with that kind of money in rural Texas!!!
dont know much about Colleyville, just one of them rich folk towns i used to pass thru when driving in DFW metroplex from my trailer house ranchette in Wise County...........
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:53 AM
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colleyville is part of grapevine colleyville isd--schools generally considered one of top 3-4 in Tarrant co--homes 400-500 usually go pretty quickly--for some reason on MLS right now there are fewer homes in 500-650 market listed than usual--maybe people are not being transferred or just waiting until spring to move...

colleyville has some tract homes but more custom built homes--there are some homes with larger lots but hard to find one under 5-6oo and even some of the higher priced homes in developments with .25 lots---land expensive--buying older home for teardown to get large .5 lot will cost about 200-250 thousand...for the lot and then youusually have to put a mega house on it to justify the price per sq ft...you can get older home 70-80s or before with large lot and then redo it--but the price won't be cheap...no apts in Colleyville--no trailer home developments--so home prices all residential which keeps them desireable...

some parts of colleyville city limits are in HEB ISD or Keller ISD or Birdville ISD so you have to check for school zone (even n same neighborhood can have 2 ISDs).
Most people who live there think Colleyville is fine--people who don't sometimes think it is snobby--former city mayor Donna Arp made big push to develop area just west of 26 and Glade rd as retail shopping center--tax incentives--but poor design and high rents have lead to more store failures than once across 26 where the Metro Cinema, the Central Market strip center w/restaurants have gone in...

colleyville's taxes are fairly reasonable--less than Keller city or school rate, less than Southlake's--less than Bedford's city rate...but homes are VALUATED at higher prices so yu pay more tax in general but you have a house "worth" more money--even in this stagnate real estate market...
Colleyville is a driving city though--not walking to the stores unless you live in the area right behind Central Market where David weekley has development and there is older one not to far away as well...

have no insight into the other area you mentioned---
the newest list of Nat'l Merit Semi-s posted today and Heirtage and Grapevine HS has a few but most were for Paschall HS in FTWISD, Flower Mound -- Marcus HS, and the Denton Academy of Math and Science (which is too be expected)...
Lamar in Arlington ISD actually had more semis than Martin (which was a surprise to me since Martin is considered THE hs in AISD)--a few others scattered around ISDs---Trinity HS had about 6 which is a good number for that school's general pop...
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