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Old 04-05-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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Hello everyone ,!


I am moving to the Fort Worth area. It is a new area northwest fort Worth. It is a DR Horton home in a new area with many community features such as a pool and soccer field. It sounds great for my two elementary aged children. It is close to the Alliance airport and has easy sccess to Texas Motor Speedway. The address is Fort Worth but is in Eagle Mountain- Saginaw ISD. It is a little confusing because it has Saginaw, eagle mountain and Keller schools all within a 2.5 mile radius!! One community I am unsure of the neighborhood subdivision name, bit the other is in Alexandria Meadows. I am moving from Oklahoma. I am coming from a nice, safe neighborhood with excellent schools and would like to have the same in Fort Worth. Does anyone know anything about this newer neighborhood and could someone please give me some insight and/or advice. I dont know the area that well and would looove to have some input.Is anyone familiar with that part of Fort Worth and those ISDa that I mentioned. Please help before I pull my hair out!!
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:12 PM
 
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Sorry, I don't know about the Saginaw district, but have you tried greatschools-dot-com? Its a little information highway. Also type in the districts name on a search engine and check out their school website. Thats where I started. Good luck!
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Hiya! I have done a bunch of research in this area and you can find out your own opinions from www.greatschools.net. I love this site because not only does it show the TAKS scores and school and ISD rankings, but it has feedback from the parents.

I would say that is one of the main reasons I opted to stay away from Saginaw-Eagle Mtn ISD is because it doens't seem like it promotes a lot of parental involvement. My Mom moved to Saginaw and she loves it. Currently, we are living with her and we really enjoy the area. I have met a few Moms at the park and they seem to really like the schools that their kids are in.

We opted to build in Haslet which is serviced by Northwest ISD which is "Recognized". We looked at Heritage as well with the Keller ISD and was really planning on moving there. Heritage is a great master planned community which awesome pools. It is a higher property tax rate because it is in "Fort Worth" and is over 3%.

We have our 3 yr old in dance and swimming lessons over in Heritage (they have a full medical and retail area within the community).

There are a lot of master planned communities here and going up. Hope this helps!
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:56 PM
 
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Thanks for the info.Yes, I hear that they are building alot of new neighborhoods which is what drew me to the area in the first place. I a massuming that all of these areas are sitting really close together. Do you know anything about crime in the area? It seems like a really good area, eveything is so nice and new. I was just wondering if any of you Texas natives knew much about it. Once again, thank you to all that are posting comments, it truly helps.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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We are moving from the Keller ISD (near Heritage that is mentioned above) district to the E-MS (Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD). My dd, who will be a Junior in High School by time we move...will be going to Boswell High School. She currently goes to Fossil Ridge (KISD). She is already grounded with her academics (As and Bs in Pre-AP)...so, we didn't mind that her new school is only slightly "better" than her current school. FWIW....the ratings for Boswell were higher than Central (KISD) as well. Keller HS is the best of the bunch in Keller ISD.

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Old 04-23-2007, 07:18 PM
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Just looked in that area last weekend and there are tons of subdivisions there and many have D.R. Horton homes... some very close together and some with a bit more room. The Eagle Mt. school district is really a good one to go into... I'm a retired FWISD teacher but have some friends in that district so keep up with what is happening there. That area is just exploding with homes, retail, schools, etc. Talked with the developers about crime, etc. up there and so far, they haven't seen it reach that area. Hope you will be happy there. I think that is a really good place to live and raise kids.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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Thank you so much for that reply. It really helps me out tremendously. Will be moving to the area in about 3 weeks, so These new posts are coming to me right on time.I really appreciate everyone willing to comment to help us out. My children will be in a brand new school that opens in fall of 2007 so I can't really get any ratings on the school as of yet.The neighborhood was really clean and maintained so it looks like it just may work for us.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:27 AM
 
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Post good schools

I am a realtor,mom and also have lived in the area for many years. Because of the close proximities of these communities you will find them served by various school districts. The area you are speaking about (and I have a son and daughter in law in Alexandria Meadows) is growing rapidly and is very handy to I35. I've pasted the links below so you can see the ratings of the various schools. Moderator cut: soliciting
Thanks, and welcome to Texas!


www.tea.state.tx.us
www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account

Last edited by AustinTraveler; 04-27-2007 at 12:39 PM.. Reason: Please read the rules; no soliciting or advertising.
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:19 PM
 
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Thanks. I talked to the school that they would normally attend and they told me they will be in the new Comanche Springs. Some of the other schools in that area seem to do well so hopefully since it is in the same district it will do well also. my move is rapidly approaching so I am just trying to get all of the info that I can. It seems like a wonderful neighborhood/ environment.I am not familiar with any stores or buisnesses in the area. hopefully I won't have to drive 30 minutes to get groceriesor to shop. haha. Any comments and/or suggestions are welcome.
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