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Old 05-05-2013, 10:02 PM
 
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Folks

What is the "next best" area in Tarrant County to live if someone doesn't want to live in Southlake/Trophy Club/Keller.

Grapevine doesn't count. My question refers to "City of Fort Worth vicinity"

Priorities are access to safe parks, good schools, and low crime. Budget is up to 400K purchase price for home.

45 minute or less one-way commute to Alliance Gateway area desired

Thank You
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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Folks

What is the "next best" area in Tarrant County to live if someone doesn't want to live in Southlake/Trophy Club/Keller.

Grapevine doesn't count. My question refers to "City of Fort Worth vicinity"

Priorities are access to safe parks, good schools, and low crime. Budget is up to 400K purchase price for home.

45 minute or less one-way commute to Alliance Gateway area desired

Thank You
I'm assuming you're leaving Colleyville out of the mix as well?
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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I'm assuming you're leaving Colleyville out of the mix as well?
yes, sorry. That is correct.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:48 AM
 
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What are you looking for that's not in Southlake, Trophy Club, or Keller? Based on your priorities and budget, they all seem like good fits.

And FWIW, just about everything in Tarrant County is in "City of Fort Worth vicinity." Are you looking only at Alliance or is there some other area of Ft Worth that you're also trying to stay close to?
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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The areas around TCU is really nice, but its all older homes. Tanglewood, Bluebonnet Hills, Westover. But the commute to Alliance from there will be absolutely horrible!! 35W is about to be totally reconstructed, which will last 4 years. Add this to the already ongoing construction on 820, and it just becomes a ridiculous mess.

If you're working in Alliance, it would make the most sense to live in Trophy Club or Keller. Your budget isn't enough for Southlake as $400k is entry level there. The City of Fort Woeth does extend up that far, but there are issues with few city services that far north. Do a search on the Star-Telegram website and you'll find a few stories about it...
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:23 PM
 
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guys what about Mira Vista area, I have heard good things about that area. Or too far commute ? North in AM, south in PM, opposite the regular traffic flow ?

or forget about it ?
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Mira Vista, as in Mansfield? Commuting to Alliance from there would be absolutely insane. That is NOT against traffic at all. Coming from the south and going north in the AM is WITH traffic in Tarrant County...
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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My office is in North Fort Worth approx 10 miles further after Alliance on 35W S and I get off before traffic slows down on 820/35W. My house search lasted more than 6 months and had this same question few years back. I had a hard time finding all exemplary schools (Elementary, Middle & High) with a reasonable commute under my budget of 300-350K in FW. I was looking into feeder schools and area into Pascal High school as well as other areas with good elementary schools and even considered dropping my son to Pascal High school. Based on the grades your kids will attend, you can try different combination in your budget. Property taxes are relatively higher in FW.
If you have ruled out Southlake, Grapevine,Colleyville, Trophy Club and Keller, I doubt you will find something in FW near Alliance unless you want to compromise on commute and your definition of good schools. My requirement was academic excellence, orchestra and good clubs since my kids are not high in sports. Trophy Club and Keller are some of the nearest Towns. Both will be between 15-30 mins depending on where you live. I have not been to Haslet but you can research more on areas near Alliance. For areas in Dallas, do not rule out FM and Coppell and reconsider Grapevine & Colleyville as well if you are looking under 400K. FM will be under 20-25 mins commute to Alliance if you live in West/ Central FM, 30-40 mins if you live in North/ East FM. Coppell will be at least 40- 50 mins.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:13 PM
 
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Look in the far north part of North Richland Hills around Davis and Bursey rd., north to North Tarrant blvd. I think you'd be surprised.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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If you have to be up north then North Richland Hills is ok, but if you can be south west a bit of downtown fort worth then check out arlington heights area or if your options include being a bit west, then benbrook is also an option. Fort Worth is a very "patch work" type town, you'll have 4 super streets and homes and then the ghetto... There are a few pockets of very nice homes but again, if you want to be in a really nice area you'll be paying $250k+ Oh, if you can go 2 miles east of downtown fort worth there is a neighborhood called White Lake Hills, there are some nice homes, large, 2500 sq ft sitting on .3+ acre lots for around $160k. School districts there are horrendous though, but if you home school, you can pretty much live where you want. Best advice I've heard is just drive around the neighborhood you are thinking about living in at all times of the day / night / weekends. Then you will get the full picture of who lives there, traffic, if people park on the street etc...
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