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Old 12-09-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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My company is relocating to the DFW area. I am interesting in exploring living in downtown Fort Worth. I am having trouble finding information on lofts and condo's online. I have found $500K + new condo's/townhomes, but that's about 4 times out of my range. Not interested in school districts. Interested in safety and location. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:56 AM
 
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Access the FortWorthology website link below for a listing of all the downtown residential options. There is a wide array of choices:

Urban Living at Fort Worthology

Best of Luck! Downtown Fort Worth is awesome and would be a really cool place to live IMO!
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Downtown Fort Worth is not exactly an area very popular for condos... There are about 4 buildings downtown that have lofts with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, fairly new construction that are between 150-210K.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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You will pay a premium to live in downtown. If you have a car, I recommend living 10 mi. outside the city. Then you could find a very nice SFH for < $150k, such as Hulen (southwest of downtown) and Lake Worth/Saginaw (northwest of downtown) areas.
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:09 PM
 
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You will pay a premium to live in downtown. If you have a car, I recommend living 10 mi. outside the city. Then you could find a very nice SFH for < $150k, such as Hulen (southwest of downtown) and Lake Worth/Saginaw (northwest of downtown) areas.
I think the point of living downtown is that you don't have to drive 10 miles into the city because you are already there. Homes in areas such as Lake Worth, Saginaw, and the like will probably be very homogenous with no unique features of any sort.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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downtown lofts/condos are always very expensive, half a mil. sound about right. If you want something modern and convenient you might look into a new urbanism style development. $125-150k for a home is pretty much entry level starter home territory.
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:05 PM
 
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I think the point of living downtown is that you don't have to drive 10 miles into the city because you are already there. Homes in areas such as Lake Worth, Saginaw, and the like will probably be very homogenous with no unique features of any sort.
Yes, but it'll be a tradeoff. One is not going to find a (decent) home for $125-150k in downtown, but that amount can get someone a nice, new SFH 10 mi. outside of downtown.

Living in downtown is lively, trendy, and can be exciting. However, dealing w/ traffic and small spaces can get old quickly, from what others who have lived in various cities' downtown have told me. (I've never lived in downtown of any city, so I can't speak from personal exp.)
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:53 PM
 
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Living in downtown is lively, trendy, and can be exciting. However, dealing w/ traffic and small spaces can get old quickly, from what others who have lived in various cities' downtown have told me. (I've never lived in downtown of any city, so I can't speak from personal exp.)
I would think that being in congested highway traffic commuting into the city every day would get pretty old pretty quick. By living in a dense place such as downtown you are not as dependent on a vehicle as much as in the suburbs because many things are within walking distance or close proximity.
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:13 PM
 
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I would think that being in congested highway traffic commuting into the city every day would get pretty old pretty quick. By living in a dense place such as downtown you are not as dependent on a vehicle as much as in the suburbs because many things are within walking distance or close proximity.
The thread starter never said his job is moving to downtown. He just said his company is relocating to the DFW area.
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:30 PM
 
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The thread starter never said his job is moving to downtown. He just said his company is relocating to the DFW area.
That doesn't matter. You cannot walk to restaurants and other places such as the cleaners, bookstores, coffee shops, pharmacy, etc in the suburbs because of the automobile oriented planning practices.

Plus, the topic starter said he was interested in living in downtown Fort Worth; he never said anything about living 10 miles outside of the city.
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