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Old 09-25-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Texas
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My husband is military and they offered him a position active duty at the reserve base in Ft. Worth. I am over whelmed by how big Ft Worth and Dallas and in between seems. I do not know where we should live. We have 1 child boy 9, we are early 40's, we would like the traditional house with backyard bbq, he plays ice hockey so not too far from the rink (30 mins or less). We plan to retire where ever our last move is. Please give me any and all information on whatever you can, I am so lost. Thanks
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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What are you looking to spend? How close do you want to be to the base? North Fort Worth,Haslet.Keller would all be great areas. Geat schoold also
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:39 AM
 
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Mid Cities like HEB, Colleyville, Keller have ice hockey teams that are not UIL sanctioned but still supported by the schools
big ice rink at Grapevine Mills mall and in Euless and North Richland Hills which are all east of downtown FTW...
map shows local ice rinks
http://www.rinktime.com/skating_rinks/dsp_LargeMap.cfm

From Mid Cities to Carswell is probably not that bad a commute
we live in Bedford and it takes my husband about 15-20 min to get into downtown in morning drive time
little more to get home...add about 10-15 min for Carswell
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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I don't know if we should rent or buy/ monthly payment of no more than 1700 w/ escrows. I would like a 4 bedroom or 3 w/ frog 2-3 baths, about 2400-2700 square ft in the best school district which I can look up on Great schools.net. Acre between .25-.50. Traditional style preferred.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I think you will be fine. You could go up to around 180k depending on credit, Downpayment and rates at the time of purchase.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Mid Cities like HEB, Colleyville, Keller have ice hockey teams that are not UIL sanctioned but still supported by the schools
big ice rink at Grapevine Mills mall and in Euless and North Richland Hills which are all east of downtown FTW...
map shows local ice rinks
Steinberg Skating Rink Skating Rink in St. Louis, Mo - Large Map

From Mid Cities to Carswell is probably not that bad a commute
we live in Bedford and it takes my husband about 15-20 min to get into downtown in morning drive time
little more to get home...add about 10-15 min for Carswell
LOL, the map only shows rinks in St. Louis!!
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Honestly, look at Keller or maybe even North Richland Hills. You want to be on the west side of the 183/121 interchange, which will save you a lot of time in traffic! Anthing east of that will be a considerably longer commute. West of 377 will be even better.

The Dr. Pepper StarCenters are popular for hockey players. Welcome to the Dr Pepper StarCenter There is one in Euless that would probably be your best option.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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have more faith in my Google skills, Synopsis---I guess page defaults to STL for the home page but you can search by city on the top search bar--search by Euless or FTW or Grapevine and it will show rinks in area

If you live close to Carswell you are going to be driving longer distances to get to hockey rinks for your son---
to me it makes more sense to have the rink closer and let your husband make the drive to work that might be little longer
If you would be playing/practicing out of Euless then living in Keller W of 377 is not that great a drive...
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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They might a have a little trouble trying to find a 1/2 acre in North Richland Hills For Sale though, If they did it would be allot higher. It is a great area though
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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unless they want to live in southlake or colleyville or haslet or aledo or other areas outside metroplex
they really aren't going to find something on that large a lot
do MLS seach for .5 acre and see what comes up
land is too expensive in Mid Cities
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