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Old 11-21-2019, 05:58 PM
 
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What new home community in a safe area of Mansfield do you recommend? Budget max 450K, would like to stay under 400K if possible. Is it true that more and more Mansfield single family homes are rentals nowadays and not owner occupied anymore? Will Mansfield decline in the long run or will it stay desirable?
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Several of my coworkers live in Mira Lagos and they really like it. It's in Grand Prairie, but it has Mansfield schools. Price range is within your budget. https://www.firsttexashomes.com/communities/mira-lagos/ It's about a 12 mile drive to your work location.

I have never heard that about Mansfield. I have quite a few coworkers who live there and they say it is a good family community.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:04 AM
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With Mansfield it's not so much the communities/neighborhoods that you have to worry about when it comes to crime. It areas near the shopping centers/commercial areas. When it comes to rentals, yeah it was getting pretty bad when it came to investors buying homes and turning them into rentals. Over the last few years it started to flip over to investors selling off the homes, but I can see it flipping back over to investors buying up the cheaper properties.
Cypress Crossing - Closest to the Airport, small community, slighty higher end builders, can't see there being much crime, located in a more built up area.
Queensgate - Small community, a little more rural, don't really expect any crime, larger homes on larger then normal lots, should be a nice community.
Mill Valley - Located next to 360 & 287, has a large playground & nice walking area, average home builders with average homes on little lots, more apartments will eventually be built north of it, too new of an area to know about crime, should be an easy commute.
SouthPointe - Massive community just north of Mill Valley, most likely has the highest price per SQFT, should be the a quickest commute on the list using the toll road, 400,000 will limit you to small houses on the smaller lots, should have lots of parks and walking areas if the developer can get there act together, again too new of an area too know about crime, but I don't expect much.
Bower Ranch - Big homes on big lots, close to 360, budget might be an issue, rentals might be an issue in the future, wouldn't see crime as an issue though, really nothing special about the community.
Somerset - large community on the Mansfield/Midlothian border, located at the corner of 360/287, average home builders with smaller homes again on small lots, cheapest starting prices in the city, should have a nice community center & walking areas, good neighborhood for starter homes, but the basic homes could eventually lead to rentals and I can see this community going the same way as SE Arlington.
Pemberly Estates - Just north of Bower Ranch, large homes on slightly smaller lots. First Texas Homes so it could be hit or miss in the future, don't expect much crime, really isn't much to the community, very close to schools if that's important.

You could also look at
Lakeway Estates, Clearview Estates, or Mira Lagos on the south side of Grand Prairie.
Seeton Estates in Mansfield if you're willing to wait.
Glenn meadows, Rockingham Estates in far south Arlington.
Any where in Midlothian
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:37 PM
 
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Wow those are great recommendations, thanks for elaborating on them! The home rentals are truly concerning. Went to South Pointe to take a look today and noticed many apartments along the way and around the area. Not sure if apartments around home communities are a good thing. It’s so hard to find a safe nice place to live nowadays that is somewhat affordable. Homes in South Pointe had almost no backyard or very little. They charge a high premium of up to $10K for more yard space. Houses are built very close to each other. Nice community though. Homes were in the high $300-600K range.
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Small yards are the norm in most DFW new construction. If you want a larger yard, look at existing/older homes that are on a larger lot.
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