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Old 10-17-2006, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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Or neither? I just visited this weekend. Seem both have good schools with Mansfield being a bit more upper middle class and more expensive homes although $125K gets you 2100 sq ft newer home in either. Mansfield seems to be expoding with new shopping popping up everywhere, new baseball fields while crowley seems to be much slower-maybe will follow in the footsteps of Mansfield in 5 years or so.

So which do you like better to live in and which one will become more unaffordable first?
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:33 PM
 
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Mansfield is getting a new waterpark. It is scheduled to be open by next summer. Has construction begun and exactly where it is going to be located? I don't know. It is going to be owned and operated by the same people that have three others in the metroplex. The first one was in Garland (Hawaiian Falls), then The Colony and Bahama Beach in the Duncanville/Desoto area. They have a website under Hawaiian Falls. You should be able to call the city zoning & planning dept and get the location from them.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:59 PM
 
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Default Which One!

I am curious, I never hear any information on Mansfield? Is this a good area to raise a family in? How would you rate this area? I hear a lot about the other areas, some of which I have seen and appear to be nice, however there are still many factors to consider when moving to any area.
Would you reccommend this area?

Please advise

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aslowdodge;128365]Or neither? I just visited this weekend. Seem both have good schools with Mansfield being a bit more upper middle class and more expensive homes although $125K gets you 2100 sq ft newer home in either. Mansfield seems to be expoding with new shopping popping up everywhere, new baseball fields while crowley seems to be much slower-maybe will follow in the footsteps of Mansfield in 5 years or so.

So which do you like better to live in and which one will become more unaffordable first?[/quote]
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:09 PM
 
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I read on a previous post that Crowley has some trouble with the schools. I don't know exactly what's going on though. I'm interested in hearing from some locals on this question too!! Please let us know about Mansfield!! It looks like a pretty place. But how are the schools, crime, etc. This board is great!!
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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I read that too. I only got the whirlwind tour but it seems mansfield would be favored by those commuting to Dallas and crowley for those to Fort Worth. Crowley is not as built up, but i am sure it will be like mansfield in 5 years or so. People I casually asked in Irving all said they prefered Crowley because it was less crowded. I myself like lots of stores and amenities nearby. I am hoping someone else who knows more will post up. For me as a single person I liked Mansfield more than crowley. Either way the houses I looked at if they were upgraded eg granite counters, crown molding, fixtures, etc would cost about 750K to 1 million in my town so they look like a great deal to me.
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:10 AM
 
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Or neither? I just visited this weekend. Seem both have good schools with Mansfield being a bit more upper middle class and more expensive homes although $125K gets you 2100 sq ft newer home in either. Mansfield seems to be expoding with new shopping popping up everywhere, new baseball fields while crowley seems to be much slower-maybe will follow in the footsteps of Mansfield in 5 years or so.

So which do you like better to live in and which one will become more unaffordable first?
$125k for 2100 sq. ft. seems unlikely. We will be putting our 1860 sq. ft. 7 year old house up for around $145-$150k next year and we are in Crowley ISD.

I wouldn't recommend Crowley ISD at this point as the district has gone downhill. This is our daughter's 7th year in the district and it's gone steadily downhill over the years to the point that we're leaving the district after this schoolyear.
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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Just had an offer accepted for $115,000 for a 4/2 2250 sq ft house that is 2 years old, single story.
formerkansan where wil you move to?
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:23 PM
 
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I wouldn't recommend Crowley ISD at this point as the district has gone downhill. This is our daughter's 7th year in the district and it's gone steadily downhill over the years to the point that we're leaving the district after this schoolyear.
I'm thinking about moving to the FW area, and I know that some parts are in the Crowley ISD, so exactly how is the district going downhill?
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:58 PM
 
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Thumbs up Living in Mansfield

We've been here since 2005 and find that the amenties Mansfield has to offer are above board. Stores have been popping up all over the place since we moved here. Also the school district is planning on building in the next 2 yrs. more high schools. Our son has attended Mansfield Summit H.S. and coming from a dysfunctional school district in New Orleans we rate it as a 2 on a scale from 1 to 10. Drawbacks are property taxes for people. We have somewhat higher property taxes, because of the schools and other services we are supporting.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:14 AM
 
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Default Crowley

Hi,

I don;t know anything about Mansfield, and very little about Crowley. But my family and I visited Crowley two months ago and love it. We visited the schools in the area and they were very good. We enjoyed our visit so much that we purchased a house in Creekside Crowley. (Legacy homes)

Where ever you go there will be crime and there is a little crime in every school, town and country. Some just have less then others. I moved from Bermuda to Scotland and now after 15years in Scotland, we are moving to Crowley Texas. Mainly for the Christian environment throughout the town and schools, it's the friendly people that make Crowley a worth while place to live in.
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