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Old 05-20-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, north TX
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I have just purchased a home. The address provided by the builder is Ft Worth. School district is Keller. According to USPS web site, zip code + 4 is Keller, not Ft Worth.

From what I've been reading on this board, because the house is located west of Main St., it's not Keller.

I'm just curious as to what the difference is between a Fort Worth address, versus a Keller address?
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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property taxes and i believe waste pickup too.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, north TX
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Maybe I wasn't clear - the property taxes won't change - the house is where it is - I already know what they are; what I put on my return address labels won't change that. If the postoffice believes it is in Keller, maybe I should just use the Keller address.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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You can use either Keller OR Fort Worth as the city for mail purposes. It doesn't make a difference. A lot of the times, I put Keller because it's quicker to write.
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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We also have the Keller zip, but live in Ft. Worth. In the past, I would use Ft. Worth, but the post office would cross out the Ft. Worth and put Keller. Only because that is our main "hub" for mail. Unfortunately, no luxury of less taxes or discounts for the Keller Pointe for that :-( .
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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your police/fire/emt service comes out of FTW--that area is not staffed as well as other areas of FTW based on what I have read----don't know exact figures--but there can be problems when calling for assistance
two schools had problems with EMT calls when kids were in distress in past several years...

your taxes are what they are--yes--but Keller and FTW have different city taxes and how they are raised are affected by the cities' separate councils and agendas...many people would believe that since Keller is a smaller city than FTW its city council would be more amenable to public input vs FTW where there are more special interest groups and larger population...

if you have been reading the other treads on this topic--you might have read what my impression of this zip code/city name sleight of hand is about...
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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there is a proposeal by the city council of Keller to re-allign the zip codes. that means that only Keller city residents will have the "Keller" mailing address etc...
It's not only a problem in FtWorth but also in a part of Raonoak that is in hte city of Roanoak but has a Keller zip and mailing address.
It causes loads of confusion etc...

but the main Issue as Loves2 pointed out is for EMT services. People who don't reseach etc...believe they live in Keller (since the mailing address is such) and call Keller PD or EMT for help. Then Keller calls back and says it doesn't cover that area...then they have to call FT worth, but then Ft Worth is confussed because when the address is gien it's Keller not ft worth...etc
So, sometime yes a matter of minutes could make a huge difference.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, north TX
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but the main Issue is for EMT services. People who don't reseach etc...believe they live in Keller (since the mailing address is such) and call Keller PD or EMT for help. Then Keller calls back and says it doesn't cover that area...then they have to call FT worth, but then Ft Worth is confussed because when the address is gien it's Keller not ft worth...etc
Is there an issue if I call 9-1-1? I've never considered dialing anything but 9-1-1 for an emergency, and couldn't imagine looking up a particular city's police department phone number.

I'll keep in mind that should the need arise to call for an ambulance (which I hope never happens!), I'll give the address as Ft. Worth.

Thanks for the input!

As for amenities for "Keller" residents, I can't imagine it's going to be an issue - I bought the house because I love the area where it's located, and love the style of housing - I couldn't find anything similar anywhere else so close to where I'll be working (also in "Keller", west of the railway tracks).

I'm really looking forward to moving down to TX!
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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Is there an issue if I call 9-1-1? I've never considered dialing anything but 9-1-1 for an emergency, and couldn't imagine looking up a particular city's police department phone number.
no you'd dial 911. The problem that I think has happened is that people would givethe address (as Keller) dispatch would then relay the call to Keller PD or FD and then when they looked up the route they couldn't respond. SO they had to call dispatch back who in turn would have to call you back for address clarification.

SO...If an emergency arises...give them your address as Ft WORTH, tell them right away what neighborhood etc... I know PD has been working on this issue over the past couple of years.

Commuting on the same side of the RR tracks is key! traveling back and forth can be a real pain as the frieght trains run ALL day. Traffic can get real backed up etc...

Welcome to Texas!
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Got to tad.org and under property search type in your address....that should tell you whether it's a Keller mailing address or actually in the city of Keller.
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