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Old 11-16-2009, 05:28 AM
 
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Oh dear, I can feel what you are going through, there is absolutly nothing out there! Just the airport and the darn noisy train, you are right. And maybe some gas stations with overpriced food items. bad choice I can only say if you are used to some urban life. I lived in a few armpits around the aera and I know what you mean.
Get out of that lease and move to Ft. Worth, a lot more fun believe me. Good luck.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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You are right about the train noise going on at all hours. My husband works for BNSF and that Alliance/Haslet area is the main switching yard for this area. I think that every BNSF train that goes through this area has to switch through the Haslet yard. Wish I could help you out by telling them to stop honking, but I think it is a safety precaution.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I thought it would be quaint yet convenient to amenities such as grocery stores and other shopping/restaurants, but it isn't. And that is an understatement. Plus I hear planes all the time from Alliance Airport. For shopping I have to go over to Keller (which is not impressing me either) and that takes 30 minutes one way once I get through the stop signs and 30 mph two lane roads and get up on the interstate to quickly exit and go through more stop signs.

Plus the area seems disjointed- tiny little brand new tract houses then wide open farms with a horse or two then a gas rig operation with tarps all around it then another smaller farm on 2 acres with a metal barn bigger than the house. Is there any hope for this area? I really want to move. If I am looking for a good area with established neighborhoods with trees (homes built in the 60s or 70s with larger lots) and relatively close shopping amenities, where should I start looking? I didn't think the no trees would bother me but it is, and I don't like these new subdivisions.
To start with, what is your price range?

Nita
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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You are right about the train noise going on at all hours. My husband works for BNSF and that Alliance/Haslet area is the main switching yard for this area. I think that every BNSF train that goes through this area has to switch through the Haslet yard. Wish I could help you out by telling them to stop honking, but I think it is a safety precaution.
Thank you mikmodo! LOL! Yea if they could only stop honking.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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To start with, what is your price range?

Nita
250,000. I could do more but don't want to because I don't want to be house poor. I would like to be able to decorate every room in my house in a tasteful manner and still have income left over.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:56 AM
 
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Most importantly - where do you work? I like my South Keller location, but our trees are just sproutin' (new sub). We actually have almost every service we need (restaurants, specialty, and box stores) on 377 in Watauga of all places. I have seen some really good deals lately in the Highland Creek/Oaks, Ridgewood, and possibly Hidden Lakes. Yard size is always a hit and miss, maybe better in Hurst or Bedford...
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: O Fallon, MO
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No plane noise is great news! I am also hoping that there are not multiple railroad lines running through the area either. As I am typing this I can hear the blast of a train horn. This goes on day and night.

Having a shopping center within driving distance would be heaven,
You should check out SW Arlington. That's where we've lived for 3 years. 20 minutes to downtown FW (25 in rush hour). I'm 10 minutes or less from the Parks Mall, Arlington Highlands, three nice libraries, parks and swimming pools galore, and so much shopping and restaurants you seriously would never have to leave a five mile radius. Good schools, etc. and you could get something really nice with a large yard in your price range. Oh, and quiet, too. I haven't noticed any plane or train noises at all.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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since this thread is from 2009--I think whatever concerns the OP might have had are resolved one way or the other by now
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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Can threads be closed? I think the admin should close these regularly to avoid reviving old posts..?
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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Can threads be closed? I think the admin should close these regularly to avoid reviving old posts..?
Why? It is interesting to read some of these old stories.

We ended up in Haslet in January. It is not that bad. Could be better. Could be worse. It is a few miles from everything. The trains bothered me at first. Now they are my alarm clock. There seems to be new conductor - he tries to play Dixie but he needs to practice:>)
Some nice and helpful neighbors; some "Stepfords".
Mail delivery braved ice and snow to bring packages to the door. Trash and recycling cleans up if they drop something. ............. Read up on Haslet at the US Census report 2010.
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