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Old 04-20-2010, 10:11 PM
 
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Looking for some advice from the city data folks.

I am looking really hard at a job in downtown Fort Worth. All of our family (my wife's and mine) live in Rowlett where we grew up. That's near I-30 and 635 on the east side of Dallas. We'd like to live somewhere more convenient to do things with family. For example, I don't see us living in White Settlement or something like that since it's on the complete opposite side of town.

I don't want a horrible commute. Preferred something in the 30-40 minutes max during traffic times (my work times would be somewhat flexible and could be adjusted for traffic reasons). My wife is a teacher so I would suspect that she could likely get a job wherever we live.

The goal would be to buy a house but might rent first. Not sure how we're going to work it since we have a house in Houston now and unsure of how it will all shake out. I'd like to find something with good schools (no kids yet, but probably start trying in 1-2 years). Would like to find a reasonable house in the 200k range.

So what do you think? NRH? HEB? Grapevine? Maybe Flower Mound?
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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HEB or NRHills--
Grapevine is probably going to be outside your commute time--especially when construction really gets started on 121/114 and Hwy 26 has lots of lights/school zones and is time consuming

Flower Mound will take longer than Grapevine to downtown FTW

you will probably be going to Rowlett fewer times than you think--certainly not every weekend--
and if you go on weekends only the trip won't be too bad--
635 Loop is usually crowded during the weekend though...
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Anywhere in NE Tarrant County will be about 45 minutes' drive to Rowlett. Going through downtown Dallas is MUCH faster than going around 635! George Bush Tollroad is also a good option.

Flower Mound to downtown FW would be a horrible commute, especially with the DFW Connector construction that is starting now and will last for 5 years!

DH and I live in Grapevine and LOVE it here. If you get in the southwest part (south of where 360 comes off 121) you will not be affected by the construction. Look along Hall-Johnson road near Parr park.

NRH is also very nice. The northern parts of Hurst/Euless/Bedford are nice, but don't get south of 183. In Bedford, don't get too close to the apartment complexes that are scattered through the town.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:30 AM
 
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Is there much in Grapevine that is $200ish ?

In Houston we have har.com where you can easily search everything that is listed in MLS in Houston and the surrounding areas. Does DFW have anything similar?
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Is there much in Grapevine that is $200ish ?

In Houston we have har.com where you can easily search everything that is listed in MLS in Houston and the surrounding areas. Does DFW have anything similar?
Yes! I live in a neighborhood full of them! You will need a good Realtor and you will need to be able to see homes as soon as they come on the market because they are often under contract within a few days!

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