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Old 04-30-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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I will be relocating to Fort Worth for my job in June. I'm in my mid 20's and want to live downtown, or atleast walking distance from Sundance Square.. any tips on where I should look? My price range is fair, and I want to be in a safe area. also, how close are West 7th and Sundance Square? I want to be able to enjoy the downtown nightlife on the weekends without having to get in a car and drive home at the end of the night.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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What's your price range? That's going to be the big consideration.

The fun part of Fort Worth for young professionals is quickly changing to West 7th, not downtown. The two are only a little over a mile apart, but you wouldn't want to try to walk it at least until the 7th Avenue bridge reconstruction is finished later this fall. (The bridge will be taken down in a week or so, and will be down for about 3 months.)
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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What's your price range? That's going to be the big consideration.

The fun part of Fort Worth for young professionals is quickly changing to West 7th, not downtown. The two are only a little over a mile apart, but you wouldn't want to try to walk it at least until the 7th Avenue bridge reconstruction is finished later this fall. (The bridge will be taken down in a week or so, and will be down for about 3 months.)
I knew the forest park bridge is down .So if they take W 7th bridge down getting downtown will be a pain. I live west of west 7th and walk downtown all the time
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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What is "the forest park bridge"? And like the post before you said, the W. 7th bridge will be open again by the end of the summer. I wouldn't make any decisions about moving or not moving to an area based on a 3 or 4 month road closure.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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What is "the forest park bridge"? And like the post before you said, the W. 7th bridge will be open again by the end of the summer. I wouldn't make any decisions about moving or not moving to an area based on a 3 or 4 month road closure.
The Lancaster bridge going over forest park is down. Had not heard W 7th bridge was also going down
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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The Lancaster bridge is not down. In fact, they've timed closures of that bridge around the 7th closure so that there is still a route open from the west side into downtown. Forest Park underneath the Lancaster bridge has been closed off and on over the last couple of months for the 7th Street construction.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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The Lancaster bridge is not down. In fact, they've timed closures of that bridge around the 7th closure so that there is still a route open from the west side into downtown. Forest Park underneath the Lancaster bridge has been closed off and on over the last couple of months for the 7th Street construction.
I guess what I heard a couple of weeks ago was the weatherford bridge going down
Fort Worth bridge demolition rattles windows and nerves far away | Your Commute | News f...

Looks like my confusion was forest park was shut down for 9 days for new bridge construction.
I walked from my house to Main Street last week so I knew 7th bridge was still working.
Will they build the new bridge them take the old one down?
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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They are building pieces of the new bridge before taking the old one down. If you look over in the parking lot by Montgomery Plaza, you will see the big metal arches that will be part of the new bridge. And the piers for the new bridge structure are being drilled and poured next to the old bridge before it goes down. I know I've seen a timeline somewhere, but I can't find it... The old bridge is coming down after Mayfest and the new one will be completed before Christmas.

I would not want to walk across the Lancaster bridge to get downtown. It's much further south, and would add a lot of distance to the walk!
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:51 AM
 
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What is your price range? Realistically be prepared to be spend at least $1,000 for a one bedroom apartment and more like $1100+ in W7th.

Lincoln park, Amli. Firestone are all nice. White Buffalo looks real nice and brand new but I think it's pretty pricey.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:43 AM
 
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Hey guys sorry for the late reply My budget is between $1200-$1500. I'm still deciding if I need a one or two bedroom apt. too. Obviously a one bedrm would be in my price range, but would a two at some places downtown be in that price range? The only reason I might want a two bedroom is bc I might need a home office. Also, what are some of the fun hangout spots? I'm not really a club person.. but i love bars, restaurants, and movie theaters. How is the shopping downtown?
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