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Old 05-25-2008, 11:13 AM
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I have been reading the city-data forums for about two weeks now trying to find all the information I can about the Ft. Worth area. I have read many of the threads, and I was hoping to get some much-needed advice.

My husband will be working off Alta Mesa off I-35, and we are looking at living in the Keller area. Mainly because of childcare opportunities for our 4 year old and price of homes to lease. My main concern is for my husband having to commute on I-35. We've actually google-mapped some of the addresses from there to his job, and it shows mostly the 25-27 mile range. Would choosing to live in the Keller area vs. the Crowley, Burleson, Mansfield area ultimately be a bad choice for traffic concerns for an I-35 commute? Most of his colleagues live in Weatherford, Crowley, Mansfield, South Arlington area, but I would prefer to be further north.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:09 PM
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you don't mention where in Keller or the price point but IMO--that is a bad drive--
very congested going though the 820/N FTW corridor and then having to merge/change to I-30--that is busy interchange with lots of big truck traffic

he might consider the 820 W Loop to 30 and then the Alta Mesa exit--from what I know that route (once you are past 820/287) should be not so bad---the 820 Loop has wider lanes and more of them compared to 35 S inside the loop which is older and more heavily traveled freeway--the distance is about 10 mi longer but I think it would probably be faster and less likely to have traffic slowdowns for accidents...he could also consider getting off on Jacksboro Hwy/199 4-6 land divided road and then using 183/River Oaks blvd--divided 4 lane older street with traffic lights pretty far apart--I don't know that route but imagine the speed is probably 45 tops...

living west of town like in Aledo would be straight shot in on 30 but that is getting more congested as people move to Aledo area--of course he is not going in downtown FTW like many of them...

I would not recommend the White Settlement ISD if you have kids--Crowley ISD has been getting some negative reviews from people who see it declining with the coming of new tract subdivisions with low costs that attract some lower-salaried workers instead of the larger lot/homes that were part of the rural aspect of Crowley...
Burleson is having quite a bit of growth there as well but think the schools are holding their own since people have not really complained about them...
Mansfield schools E of 287 are generally considered better than those on west side of district (because of the way the area developed but there is more new construction with some high priced homes going in west so the schools will probably gradually get better)

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