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Old 01-20-2008, 09:09 PM
 
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We are being relocated to Fort Worth area. I have been research Heritage Subdivision in Keller. Does anyone have an opinion of this area. We have four young kids. Youngest 2, oldest 12. My concerns are traffic, schools, safety, and family friends. Are there good shopping areas nearby?

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Old 01-21-2008, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Heritage is one of the subdivisions that we first looked at when we were researching moving here. It is a master planned community that has a wonderful pool complex and new community center. It is actually in the city of Fort Worth, but is serviced by the Keller ISD. It is quite close to Keller and I think they put that in there to kinda trick you for some reason.

We have some friends that live in one of the subdivisions. The schools are good and they are constantly building. The houses are relatively close together so you won't get much land, but if you are familiar with that type of living, it should be fine.

The different subdivisions run 120K and up with some neighborhoods nice and some showing a little wear on them. There are two preschools (Premier Academy and Primose), doctor's offices, pizza joint, church, cleaners, nail place and a lot of retail growing.

Very important to know (and I met someone that bought in there and didn't realize it and had to get out of their house), is that the property taxes are 3.5% there.

We chose elsewhere because we personally wanted a little more land and we are a little farther out of town. Good luck in your choice and Congratulations on your move!
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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^ hit the nail on the head.
The price and size of houses are attractive with nice amienties...
but they are really packed in there. After driving though both Heritage and Woodland springs we crossed them off our list. Too much a "fish bowl" for us. Lots of young families out and about.

for us we choose a slightly smaller house with a bigger lot in a more "mature neighborhood.

Right now with the economy and the housing market they way it is....I'd say buy at the bottom of your budget, offer a "low ball price" and make sure you are not buying the bigest most expensive house in the neighborhood.

keller schools are good. there are both positve things I like and negitive things I dislike. On a scale of 1-10 I give them an overall solid 8. (this is our 3rd state with kids in school) My biggest complaint right now is the bussing issues... not enough busses and too many kids not being bused so drop off and pick-up can be a nightmare! Plus my middle daughter catches the bus at 6:45am when school doesn't start until 7:35am (and we live 5 minutes from school!) If you live within 2miles of school you don't get bussing, it doesn't matter if the child has to cross a busy road or not.
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