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Old 06-23-2009, 04:31 PM
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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Hey all. So I may have found a house to rent on an acreage just outside of Venus (share with another lady). I have never been to that area and have no idea what to expect. Is this is a nice town? Are there many young people? Besides Ft. Worth, are there any closer towns to go out on the town or for dinner/movies? I am a 23 year old, single female, and I'm not going to know anyone. So I don't want to rent somewhere TOO quiet where I won't meet anyone or have anything to do. I have always lived in the country and enjoy rodeos, riding horses, dancing, etc. so I do like rural areas. I've never lived in town though, so maybe living in town would make it easier to meet people?

Please give me your thoughts on the area. Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:29 PM
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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I've never been to Venus, per se, but when I go visit my daughter, I come very close to it. The town sign is right there where I make my turn, but I've not seen the town. It's nice in that area if you don't mind being very close to the hustle and bustle of city life. I take a back road to near Lillian from Highway 67 to a Farm to Market road...I think it's FM 2738. It's very nice on that stretch and I'm sure very similar to where you'll be.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:26 PM
Location: Texas
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Venus may appear tiny from the passersby along US67 but it is growing at a rapid clip (the population has more than doubled since 2000, from 910 to 2,300) due to southern expansion of the Metroplex, particularly the Midlothian area a few miles to the north. Midlothian and Waxahachie (pop. 27,000; about 12 miles east) both provide a bit of a nightlife, and the Metroplex reaches much further south than just Fort Worth; Mansfield (pop. 56,000) is only about 15 min. north of Venus.

I've always been fond of this little town, it's very quaint (for now anyhow), and it does appear to have a future due to its proximity to D/FW. If you do decide to move there, welcome to the area .
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:59 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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As it is, you won't be far from too many things. Cleburne is twenty miles to the west, and Midlothian is closeby. You'll have plenty of solitude.
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Old 03-27-2010, 01:37 PM
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Smile In Answer to your Question ...

You probably already know by now how to live in rural Americana. In Texas the small town mentality is often referred to as: Arrogant Texas Rednecks. I am not saying this in a duragatory way. You may love this mentality, and you may fit in perfectly! It will just take some minor adjustments before you will be accepted by any small, therefore clannish, community in Texas. It helps tremendously to have a great support system ie: reputable friends, family, church, gym --or any other local organization or club you can belong to. Also, you have to know your neighbors so you don't find yourself in a spot where it is uncomfortable for you. It also helps to respect others. We always seem to attract more bees with honey than with vinegar.
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