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Old 05-17-2007, 10:20 AM
 
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does anyone here have any info on Glen Forest development in Keller off of Shady Grove Rd...older development but there are homes w/trees and bigger lots than average--wondered if anyone had info on schools or HOA or stuff like that
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:09 AM
 
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I too am interested in schools and neighborhoods in Keller. (commute time into downtown fort Worth etc...)
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:15 AM
 
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Keller is spread out and depending on where you are coming from the drive can be pretty easy or pretty hard...the south east parts of Keller would take about 25 min into downtown FTW and the far north parts with country roads could take almost 45 or more on a bad traffic day ...
Keller ISD did well in general in article in last weeks FTW paper--showed how much higher the average student's score was above the minimum passing on the TAKS--the state assessment test students take and must pass in order to actually graduate from high school...
Keller came in about 4th in metroplex schools...but the article did not give the avg for individual high schools within any district--I don't think...

I know a good bit about Keller in general === just not this particular subdivision...don't know many people who live in Keller...but we want a lot w/trees and privacy and this house has that...
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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thanks for the info.

I liked the fact that most of the yards in Keller were bigger and also had mature trees. We too want a privacy factor, I just can't see owning a 4000sqft home (yard .14acre!!) where your bathroom window looks into your neighbors! Nowdays it seems people think bigger is better...yes, bigger yard! To me a 4000 sqft home should be zoned 1/2 acre or more!! (but that's me!)

I am also concerned with schools and have 3 girls..7,10 &13 so schools are high on the list.

We are alos looking into Colleyville and Southlake, more $$$ I know but we are comming from Northren Va so the market here in DFW is fantastic! As for commute ANYTHING under 60 minutes is a dream!
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:48 AM
 
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there are many people in your situation coming from back east with money from their sale and finding that the look of houses in this market and their features is really more than they expected...prices have gone up in middle to high end construction because of land prices and the custom features like extensive wood floors or tile vs carpet and energy factors --better windows and insulation--which add to cost w/o much visual impact--but think buyers are more interested in that now...

that is my real regret if we get this house--that it does not have some of the features we would have had in new build--like radiant barrier under the roof and re-circulating hot water because I think this house has the old-fashioned one-way hot water...if we replace hw heaters then we may consider the tankless if we can install close to point of use...
Keller taxes are almost as expensive as Southlake's
Colleyville is cheaper which surprised me but we could not find a house we liked in colleyville and were afraid to pass this one by...
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