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Old 10-23-2020, 09:32 PM
 
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My husband and I just cannot decide where on earth to move to.

Our budget is $400k. We need 4 beds. It would be really nice to get a pool too instead of having to pay to have one built.

Right now we are in crowley ISD and hate the schools. Good schools are important to us but we do realize that most of the areas that have good schools are full up of cookie cutter homes. We'd really love an older home with character, mature trees if possible. If an area doesn't have the best schools we are still open to it as we could look into private or charter schools. For example, we love West fort worth and West arlington by the lake area even though the schools are not the best, the neighborhoods are full of charm.

Husband works mainly downtown fort worth, haslet and grapevine. I work in Southlake but also have an office downtown fort worth I can base out of.

We are a black family so we would like to live in a diverse area, we don't want to be the only black family in the neighborhood.

Helllllpppppppp!!!
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Old 10-24-2020, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Colleyville
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What about Grapevine? GCISD schools are great and lots of existing homes have trees and pools. 400K might be a touch low but as long as you focus on Euless zoned GCISD and Grapevine you might find something. Some of the elementary schools are majority white but by the time you get to HS both GHS and CHHS are diverse.
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Old 10-24-2020, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Bedford
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You might have some luck at that price point in HEB and Birdville ISDs. Not as diverse as Crowley, but more than some of the surrounding districts.

I agree that 400K is going to be on the low end in GCISD, even in that triangle between 121/360/Glade. Mature trees and homes with character aren't a problem, but from my experience looking in that area a couple of years ago, 4 bedrooms with a pool is going to be tough and might need updating (that may not be a dealbreaker, but it's worth considering).
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Old 10-24-2020, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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There are many homes under $400k in Grapevine, but with the 4 bedroom and pool, there will be lots of competition. I live in a neighborhood full of these houses, and we have mature trees. You’re going to need a realtor who is very familiar with the area, and you’ll need to be able to look at homes the day they come on the market, and be prepared to get into a bidding war. Yes, also be open to north Euless with GCISD schools, too.

Pity you chose Crowley, both for the lousy schools and for the long commutes you are both making now.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Not all of the schools are lousy in Crowley. Last year, my son decided to switch from private to public for 7th grade. We've been very pleased. He prefers it to private school. The administration is more responsive than the administration was at the private school he attended and he loves band. He's in all pre-AP classes and they made accommodations to bus him to the 9th-grade campus for pre-AP math once he returns in person.

I'm sorry the OP had such a bad experience with the district.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Check out Arlington in the Martin High School attendance zone. MHS, its feeders in middle and elementary had good school ratings last I checked. Most homes in zip code 76016 and the northwest section of 76017 are in that zone. The many of the homes around Lake Arlington are in this school zone.
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