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Old 06-03-2010, 09:54 AM
 
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Meritage Homes? Marshall Ridge? Looking for fairly new, well priced home in great neighborhood/school dist. How diverse are the neighborhoods? Need to find someplace near Church and Synagogue. Thanks for any help.

-Sid

Last edited by Sidney2Tex; 06-03-2010 at 10:00 AM.. Reason: Didn't finish my note.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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If you are looking to be in the Keller area since you mention Marshall Ridge, the closest Sinagogue will be in Colleyville, about 25 minutes away. Churches are everywhere though.

Note that if you are looking in Keller because of the schoold district, you need to know that school district boundaries overlap each other here. So you could be living in the city of Fort Worth or Southlake and still be in Keller schools.

There are several new developments still being built and lots of resales on the market that are a couple of years old. What price range, home size etc. that you are looking for?

Naima
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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where do you need to commute to?
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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Work is 170 & 377. All of our friends are in the Keller area east of 377, however we are open to Flower Mound etc. Any hidden treasures? Good places to build?
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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you need to decide how much time you are comfortable spending on your commute

Flower Mound to your work address would be a bad commute--not just time but for various reasons

if you have friends in that area you would probably be just as happy living close to them vs living someplace else and only seeing them rarely and inconveniently...

and "well-priced" is just ambiguous--and totally relative--
if you know your price boundaries then check neighborhoods in that price range and location...
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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Thanks loves2read. I hear you. The neighborhoods look a bit spotty in Keller so I have a hard time being able to tell what's what. Not spotty in a bad way - but new construction vs. well built older home w acreage. Looking at the $250k mark.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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Marshall Ridge is a very nice neighborhood. It will have a new elementary school built right in the plan. It has nice amenties...pool trails etc... The kids will go to the new HS Timbercreek.
Awesome commute!

Drawbacks... the land in front of the development will have a Hotel built soon (Holiday Inn I believe) and Retail and Resturants along that strip of 377.
The Storage facilities that line 377 are an eyesore and so are all the buildboards.
The Train...you are very close to the tracks and will hear the train/whistle.

Other areas to look at would be Trophy club (but I think your price point is a bit low) Saratoga (both are Northwest ISD. TRophy club attends the Byron Nelson HS and Saratoga will still attend Northwest HS (I believe)
Also Heritage would be another good choice for your price point. Lot of Amenties...Keller ISD
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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Thanks 5Stones. Good information. Don't want to hear a train or look at a Holiday Inn. Do you know if the homes in Heritage have enough yard/acreage for a pool? Any advice you all have regarding other neighborhoods/areas, builders - are welcomed. Need all the help we can get.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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I am sure some in Heritage do The Bluffs etc... it's a pretty big development. They have nice community pools. Prices range from about 175k-500k

You could look in Keller proper...your commute would be about 15-25 minutes depending on time of day and traffic. for 250k you should be able to find a nice house with a pool. Not a huge yard though about 1/4 acre or less for that price.

Even the North part of Norht Richalnd Hills that has Keller ISD would still be a pretty good commute...Brandonwood...Thornton(??) Glen Forest etc... are very nice neighborhoods

Woodland Springs would also have what you are looking for and again it's huge. It has had issues with forecloures and renters etc... some of the neighborhoods are nice than others etc... Houses are very close together and parts of it sit VERY close to the tracks.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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Thanks 5Stones. Are you native to the area - you are so full of great information! We will have to physically check things out - however, I am scouting everything online and the Meritage Homes look stunning and the Heritage homes in Trinity look very nice too. This first home purchase may not be for long term, we have many other items to purchase (cars etc) - We are coming from apartment/city living. We were considering renting to start, just seems like for the nice rentals in the area, we may as well purchase and derive some equity - we can always move onward into a better home later on.

Thanks again for all of your terrific local advice - We don't want to get into a situation where we are close to trains or in an odd spot. Want to be around young new families etc. Have to keep up the search.

Is there any one place or builder we should definitely consider or negate from our search?

Thanks,
Sidney
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