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Old 04-06-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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Hi All,

My husband and I just started searching for a new home and we are soooooo confused All these houses are just starting to blend together and we don't know much about the good and bad areas. So, we are starting from scratch again and so I decided to ask for some advice from you guys.

Can you suggest areas that have EXCELLENT schools and within about 30 - 45 minutes from Arlington (hubby works in Arlington). We also want a house that has a nice size backyard, around 1/4 acre up. My kids are just starting school, so we plan on being in a good district for a long time.

I really would apprecate any help you could
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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Sorry, forgot to mention that our buget is a max of around $225,000.

Thanks again
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:59 AM
 
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your budget is going to knock you out of Colleyville or Southlake

you might try Grapevine, part of North Euless that is in Grapevine Colleyville ISD

Bridville ISD (North Richland Hills/north Hurst area) and HEB ISD--Hurst, Euless, Bedford, small part of Fort Worth--have areas with good schools and homes in your price range-
backyard size is just more iffy--while .25 acre sounds like not very large backyard, there are plenty of subdivisions where the avg yard is .22 or less
so good luck with that...
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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One word, Keller! Keller has great schools!
Or try looking at the North Fort Worth Area (but I wouldn't go any further north than Heritage as your drive will be longer the further you go).

Lots of good schools around Heritage (even if they are in... gasp!... Fort Worth ISD!) ... i.e. Central High School
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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I like Keller too by Keller to Arlington would take over an hour. Where in Arlington will your bubby work? major intersections. Mansfield has a pretty good school district with most elementary schools being exemplary.

Naima
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Arlington TX
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I'd look SW of Mansfield in the Rendon area. There are homes with 1/4 acre lots and it is in the Mansfield ISD.
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:19 AM
 
Location: TEXAS
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Originally Posted by Jinbun77 View Post

Can you suggest areas that have EXCELLENT schools and within about 30 - 45 minutes from Arlington (hubby works in Arlington). We also want a house that has a nice size backyard, around 1/4 acre up. My kids are just starting school, so we plan on being in a good district for a long time.

I really would apprecate any help you could

Homeschooling.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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why pay school tax and not take advantage of the excellent public schools in this part of TX--
homeschooling is done usually for people with real religious/social hangups about what is taught in public schools--
the OP does not seem to have that agenda
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Hurst or Grapevine
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: TEXAS
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why pay school tax and not take advantage of the excellent public schools in this part of TX--
homeschooling is done usually for people with real religious/social hangups about what is taught in public schools--
the OP does not seem to have that agenda
What an "uneducated" response.

While many homeschoolers are religious-based, more and more parents are choosing to home educate their kids for a variety of intelligent and logical reasons, they provide a freethinking, broad-based, and eclectic curriculum, and they do NOT, by any means, have any "social hangups".

I hate it when people comment on something as if it's fact - when IN FACT, it's not.
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