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Old 05-09-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Recent college graduate moving from Michigan to Fort Worth area, looking for recommendations for which areas to live in. I will be working for Lockheed either on the west side of Fort Worth or around Grand Prairie (they aren't sure yet).

I was hoping for less than $800 a month in rent and less than 25-30 minute drive to work. Being a recent grad I'm interested in going out and meeting people my age (20-23). I like to go to bars, so I was thinking either downtown or the TCU area.

I also like to work out and do outdoor type of activities (hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, etc.). Would downtown/uptown FW or the TCU area meet my needs?
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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You aren't going to get into the downtown area for $800 a month. Not even close...Unless you get a roommate. TCU area will be much better for the money.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:55 AM
 
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Are there nice apartments in the TCU area? I'm a bit over the crappy college houses/apts and looking for something a bit nice. I'm from Ann Arbor and $800-900 will get you something nice here.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:35 AM
 
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I don't think you will be able to find anything around the TCU area for less than $800.00 a month either.
The more I think about it there isn't much in Ft. Worth in that range anywhere other than the little crack house neighborhoods. In my opinion, outside of the loop (820) is always better from the south / west side around to the north. I would push your new employer to give you the verdict so you can plan your move. To me, GP has always seemed like a dirty industrial type city and I have my dislikes about Arlington as well for other reasons. It's probably one of those ford / chevy things with me but I have always liked the west side of Ft. Worth the best. TCU area or west of the cultural district would be a great place to live but those areas tend to be more pricey. Any hunting would have to be done outside the city so we all have to drive somewhere for that but you would have 3 lakes to fish and plenty of hiking areas around the west side. I know a few property managers / realtors who may be able to help, if interested send me a pm.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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The area I can think of with housing in that price is Fossil Creek. It's along Beach Street and north 820. Quite a few young professionals live there due to its proximity to the big call centers in the area. It's an easy drive to the LM facility. There's not much nightlife, but it's a short drive to downtown.

If they put you in Grand Prairie, look at apartments along 360. There is a large group at Bear Creek just north of 183 that are nice.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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I checked around downtown, and the Electric Building has its smallest apartment for $825 plus utilities and parking. Www.hebuding.com
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Roanoke
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I'd say there can be something available for you...it's just a matter of what you can and can't live with/without.
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