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Old 02-08-2019, 03:44 PM
 
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Hi Everyone, This is my first post and would appreciate your feedback.

My husband and I are moving to the DFW region (from NY).
His job is in Fort Worth and I will be working in Frisco. Would appreciate if you can help us decide where to live between these two towns.

We'll rent out before we buy to better understand the region. Our range to purchase is 650 - 700K.

We don't have any kids yet (on the way though).

I zeroed in on Colleyville and Grapevine (as my job includes travel too). Sadly we can't have it too far from FW as my husband in in healthcare and needs to be closer to his workplace. I am ready to sacrifice a little bit because I can have the flexibility when it comes to getting in and out of the office.

I chose these places purely based on location in Google Map and I kind of liked that area when we went out to see.

Do you think driving from Colleyville/Grapevine to Frisco is a nightmare or something that's do-able?

I'd appreciate your feedback.

Thanks!

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Old 02-08-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Bedford
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Colleyville or Grapevine to Fort Worth is a pretty reasonable commute. I live a hundred yards from Colleyville in north Bedford and I commute to Fort Worth just to the west of the medical district. 25-40 minutes each way depending on the time of day and if there are accidents along the way. I've done that for more than 20 years.

The Frisco commute is definitely not as easy, but I wouldn't call it unreasonable or a nightmare. It's all new, wide freeways going that direction with a lot of people going that way. I rarely go there during the week, but I would guess 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on time of day and traffic with it creeping over an hour in the worst circumstances. Two things to remember: part of the route in Grapevine will be under construction for the next couple of years. It's mostly bridges and flyover connectors that you won't use, but it will no doubt impact the main lanes. Also, it will be next to impossible to avoid driving toll roads to get to Frisco and avoiding them will just add to your commute time.

You'll probably get more for your money in Grapevine in your budget, but you aren't completely priced out of Colleyville. Both have excellent freeway access.

Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:16 AM
 
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My friends live in Colleyville. She commutes to downtown FW and he goes to Legacy & 121. They’ve been there for 10ish years since she took the FW job and love it. I think either of those are the best options to split the commute distance. My friends had their kids in a daycare by the husband’s office in Plano until they started elementary.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I think Colleyville or Grapevine is a good solution! You might also check into Lantana....
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Bedford
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Sadly we can't have it too far from FW as my husband in in healthcare and needs to be closer to his workplace.
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I think Colleyville or Grapevine is a good solution! You might also check into Lantana....
If being closer to FW is important, Lantana isn't a great option. Having to take 35W south or adding Flower Mound to the Grapevine/Colleyville end of the commute is going to make FW a pretty long drive with traffic.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:05 PM
 
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Coppell, Colleyville, Southlake,
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:29 PM
 
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Thank you everyone. This is all very helpful. Looking forward to the change and driving!
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:31 PM
 
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Lantana looks good but it's going to be a long commute for my husband. Colleyville was the north most I could pull him
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Yes, Lantana to (I assume) downtown Fort Worth would be a horrible commute. It wouldn't be a particularly good commute to Frisco, either.

Definitely look in Colleyville. That's the best option for sure. You might also look in the north part of Euless that's east of 121 and north of MidCities Blvd as that has GCISD schools. There are some new construction homes there in your price range.
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