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Old 10-22-2007, 08:46 PM
 
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Looking at a couple houses in Carrollton and Hurst. Does anyone have an opinion on one or another?

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Old 10-23-2007, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I live in Hurst and we love it here. City services are good, close to just about anything you want, and it's very safe where we live (North Hurst). In the 8 years we've lived here we've never had one single theft, rowdy neighbors, or anything negative. The one drawback is 830/183 traffic interchange, which is a mess but I don't have to take that route very often so it's not a big deal to me. Hurst is also more developed than Carrollton so you'll find a lot more houses with mature trees and tree lined streets, if that's what you like. I've only been to Carrollton a few times and passed through many times and it's a nice enough area but I prefer our location here in Hurst. If you want to DM me with the location of the house I can probably give you a better idea of what to expect. North Hurst, specifically North of 183 is generally more upscale than South Hurst. That doesn't mean that South Hurst is horrible, there are some really nice areas but allin all I prefer North Hurst over the Southern part as far as owning a home. I hope this helps. If there are any specifics you'd like to know, feel free to ask.

Below is the city of Hurst website.

Welcome to the Official City of Hurst, Texas Website
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Where will you be commuting to? Both cities have a lot to offer. I'd let the shortest drive to/from work be the deciding factor!
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:17 AM
 
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Commuting to DFW
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:19 AM
 
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personally I would prefer Hurst--think that for the most part you have less traffic on surface roads and there is less crime in general--have lived in HEB area for 20+ years so am more familiar/comfortable with it--nieghborhoods N of 183 even the older ones seem to keep their property values up--the houses are not new or large in most cases but think the areas are safe and there is plenty of convenient shopping/churches/medical care so everything is pretty close to hand...
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Hurst will be a LOT shorter commute to DFW, and you won't have as much traffic to deal with each day.
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:09 AM
 
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You might want to consider tax rates in both cities.2007 tax ratesCarrollton -0.617875Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD - 1.367Hurst - 0.535000HEB ISD -1.303711In Hurst, you might instead pay school taxes for Birdville ISD or Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. I believe in Carrollton, you might pay Dallas ISD school taxes. Allow depends where your home is located.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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This would be for a temporary move not going to buy the home in either place, so tax rates arnt an issue. Commute time or distance doesnt matter much either as Im so used to doing it for so many years its just part of life i think. Im just wanting a nice safe neighborhood where I dont have to worry "alot" about my house being broken into or my cars being vandelized if i decide to leave the out over night etc etc. Any more help you may have would be aprreciated. If you have any other areas you could suggest in the DFW airport area that you think are great let me know that as well. Thanks.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: TX
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agree north hurst is nice.

north Euless is nice as well

Grapevine is close to DFW and very nice. Coppell is super close and also very nice.

I wouldthink there would be some nice areas in Irving that would be close to DFW also. (but not sure as We didn't look in that area at all)
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Good suggestions 5stones. If you are renting, might also look into Bedford. There are a lot of nice apartments in Bedford (north side) that are affordable. Are you looking to rent a home or an apartment?
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