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Old 04-21-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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My husband is getting transferred to Fort Worth, tx from Georgia. After researching areas I love Keller area but houses seems so close together and worried about traffic. Aledo seems to be a very small town but big lots which I like. My big concerns is kids going to a great school system since I have 3 young kids (8,5,3 years old) And safe area. My husband job is closer to Aledo (north of 30 east of 820) so that's why we thought Aledo area. Just wondering what areas are the best to raise a family or if another area would be great too I would love any suggestions! Thanks
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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If his work is closer to Aledo, then that's where you need to live. Commuting south from Keller in any direction is awful. Traffic is heavy, and the current construction mess just makes it worse.

What's your budget for housing?
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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Ok thanks, we were thinking nothing more than 330k with the property taxes being so high in TX.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Definitely Aledo. Your budget will fit a lot better there.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:05 PM
 
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I'm just going to copy a post I made in another thread about Aledo.

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Originally Posted by texas_nightowl View Post
Look at Aledo. Generally considered one of the better school districts to the west of FW. We live 5-7 minutes beyond "Aledo" and the commute to say I-820 only takes 15-18 minutes (though there is construction on 1187 (*the* road into Aledo) right now.

You can find information on the TEA's ratings of the schools here:
Texas Accountability Rating System
and you can also check out:
Region 11 Texas School Districts | TexasSchoolRatings.org
GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community

You can find a District Map for Aledo at the following page (just look down, it is a pdf)
Aledo Independent School District - General Information Overview
Aledo has 2-3 schools rated Exemplary in the most recent 2011 TEA ratings.

It is a very small town. You will be doing your shopping either along I-20 (Willow Park/Hudson Oaks/Weatherford) or in Fort Worth.

You should be able to do very well with your budget. In our subdivision, 3+ br homes on half acre lots start around $185k and are close to Stuard Elementary. (Though I don't know how many are for sale right now.) And some new developments are underway.

I call this area "rural suburbia" ... there are a lot more subdivisions out this way than you might think.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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Agree with the above posts, definitely Aledo.
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