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Old 07-17-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I've looked for threads specifically about the Fort Worth area, but haven't found much. Maybe I'm just blind. I had posted before and like the Frisco area, but now my husband's job may be in Irving. Is Forth Worth family friendly and safe (with newer homes and nice neighborhoods) or should we just stick with a commute? I've seen some decent homes on the net, but those could just be the nicer areas in FW. What about schools, too?
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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Abby, I'm so sorry, but I'm totally confused. Frisco is north of Dallas, so there would likely be more info on the Dallas board regarding that area. The commute from Frisco to Ft. Worth would be a PIA. Is that where you currently live? Of course Ft. Worth has some beautiful homes/ nice neighborhoods. If you clarify your post we might be able to give you some suggestions. Where is work? Where are you currently living? What distance of a commute is doable for you/spouse? and what is your budget range?
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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Have you posted on the Ft Worth forum?

//www.city-data.com/forum/fort-worth/
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Default sorry to confuse

I didn't really give much detail did I? OK, we currently live in Atlanta, however my husband is looking at jobs with the same company but in different areas. One job is in Plano, where we would live in Frisco so I could go to UNT. Another position is in Irving and I would go to UTA, so I was interesting in living in Ft. Worth. So we are looking at different areas (after we finally narrowed it down from San Antonio vs DFW). Right now our commutes are 1-1.5 hours each way, so we're not afraid of a little driving. As far as range - somewhere in the $160-200 for a house. Irving and Arlington don't look as appealing house-wise. We'd really like nothing older than 8 years. hence, my interest in the FW option.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Have you posted on the Ft Worth forum?

//www.city-data.com/forum/fort-worth/

I didn't know there was one, I thought DFW was one in the same. sorry.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:41 AM
 
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Just an FYI. The Lewisville/ Flower Mound area is also a reasonable commute to Irving and also a very doable commute to the main UNT campus in Denton. That area has quite a mix of old and new construction. I do love Ft. Worth though!
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Funkytown is waaaaaay too far of a commute from Irving or Plano. Since you live in the Atlanta area, that would be the equivalent of driving from Marietta to McDonough.

And Valley Ranch is a very nice area in Irving. Coppell would be a good suburb too.

Ft. Worth is a large city in its own right, with about 700,000 people, so it would be too hard to peg in a nutshell.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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If the job is in Irving, Ft Worth is too far a commute IMO.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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One thing that is hard for many people to understand is that there is far more to Fort Worth than the city proper when you are looking online at maps and such. There are tons of cities, both small and large, in and around Fort Worth, Dallas and Denton. Frisco, Plano, Irving are just 3 of the tremendous amount of cities.

There is just no way to narrow it down that easily. Additionally there are all kinds pockets of areas within each city that would make most of them an area of potential.
It's truly best to be here in person and see what there is to offer and see what the actual commute is like before settling on one house.
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