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Old 12-19-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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I have a job offer from a reputed Fort Worth based company and will have to move from Kansas to Fort Worth or nearby areas. Need your advice (i will search other threads as well) on the following criteria:

1> My eldest son will go to high school(9th grade) next year and is currently in a gifted/talented program in Kansas blue valley school. One of the reason of my move is to provide him better/ competitive education environment so i am looking for excellent high schools in Fort worth / adjacent area. Not sure of Fort Worth high schools ratings/ quality??

2> Cummute time from 30 mins -45 mins is acceptable to me.

3> My budget on a 4 BR house is 250-275K ..Age of house is flexible.

Thank you so much in advance !
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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check out grapevine, keller, and coppell- they have excellent schools. all are northest of ft worth and within your commute time.

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Old 12-19-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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Also check out Paschal High School in Fort Worth.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:40 PM
 
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North Crowley is also a pretty good high school
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:58 AM
 
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Secong Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. Grapevine HS and Heritage HS are both fine.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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Appreciate everyone for the response. I like Pascal HS and Colleyville ISD. Will check Grapevine.Irving seems to be a little farther. I am hoping that all these high schools will accept my son in their Gifted/ Talented program (like some kind of transfer instead of re-test). If anyone knows what these schools do for Out of State gifted/Talented transfer, please advice.
The other concern i have is the house prices..i hear that houses in Colleyville ISD or Southlake are way out of my budget. I live in OP,Kansas which has very friendly family oriented neigborhood so i am kind of looking for similar neighborhood close to excellent schools..may not be easy.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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colleyville schools are in grapevine/colleyville isd. so, while colleyville is probably out of your range, grapevine is not. just check and make sure which district they are in (some grapevine homes might be in another district). southlake is way out of your budget (as well as almost everyone's).
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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I see some old houses in South lake/ Collyville under 325K ( 1960 -1965 built) . Some folks have called them a tear down lot. If i get some decent one with good schools around should'nt these old homes hold their values and also appreciate when housing market improves? Since i am not from Dallas am not aware of home warranty plans if they cover such old houses? is it worth the risk to buy these old homes with low values in a higher value neighborhood?
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:04 PM
 
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Keller would be a good fit for your budget. You can get a great deal on homes west of 377, but they are not near as desireable as homes in Keller 'proper'. I'd go for a smaller home east of 377 than a nicer home west of any day.

I love the community atmosphere of Keller and The Pointe (rec center) is fantastic. Keller High is also quite good. Southlake and Colleyville are fantastic too, but way out of the price range you stated.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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Oh, and yes, a tear down lot is a tear down lot in Colleyville/SL. No decent homes in those areas are priced below $350k. Tons of McMansions...
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