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Old 09-07-2018, 12:41 PM
 
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Hi! It looks like my husband is going to be relocated to Fort Worth from NC. We are trying to get some ideas about possible places to live...my husband's office would be right near downtown Fort Worth. We have two kids in Elementary school so good schools are a must. We would love a neighborhood with a community pool if such a thing exists in Texas (it's fairly common in NC). Our upper budget is 400K but we would really prefer to stay nearer to 350K if that's possible.
Also, my son is a competitive gymnast. Any recommendations of places to try in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area? I realize some of it will depend on where we end up but I would like him to try out at a few places.
I am a figure skating coach. Is there a year round ice rink in Fort Worth?
We have looked some into Keller but it's hard to judge commutes from a map. We are open to suggestions!
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Most of the planned communities in Keller and north Fort Worth have community pools. Heritage is the big one up there, but there are several more. Most of them would be well within your price range. I honestly can't say how long the commute will take, but the traffic is quite heavy as many people make that same drive.

The big competitive gymnastics gyms WOGA – Dedicated to improving children are in Plano and Frisco, which would be quite a hike from Keller. I'm not sure what level he competes at, but there are many smaller gyms all over the area.

Yes, there are several ice rinks in DFW: https://www.nhl.com/stars/starcenters They do offer figure skating, too.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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There was an ice rink in Fort Worth when I was a kid and competed but not anymore. A friend of mine’s daughter takes lessons and she has to drive to the Parks Mall in Arlington. What y’all want in terms of gymnastics and skating are more readily available in Dallas but commuting from Dallas to a Fort Worth isn’t pleasant at all.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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There are some neighborhoods with community pools in your budget in Mansfield — not a bad drive to FTW. Also not too far Arlington’s Parks Mall. Best schools are in zip code 76063 that are in the original Mansfield High School attendance zone. Very important to know which high schools homes are zoned to in the DFW area.

Willowstone Estates in Mansfield has a community pool and is served by Tibbs Elementary (highly rated) and Mansfield High School.

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Old 09-08-2018, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Another note about your budget. Educate yourself on property taxes and Homeowers insurance rates in DFW area. Quite high, and it will impact your house payment.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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The vast majority of HOA areas have neighborhood pools, especially in your price range.For gymnastics look at Keller or Carrol ISD - but figure in the commute, it has the potential to be brutal. Keller would be an easier commute to downtown
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Her budget is too low for Southlake/ Carroll ISD. Entry level there is $500k.
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