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Old 01-13-2021, 12:42 PM   #51
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I'm in far north Celina and work on the west side of Carrollton (almost in Coppell). Morning commute leaving at 5:30 is 45 mins, afternoon commute leaving at 4:45 is the same 45 mins. Before covid the afternoon commute was close to 1.5 hrs. I spend about $10.00 a day on tolls.
Nice and quiet area but definitely growing as I am now seeing upwards of 20+ cars driving on my county road on a Saturday. Used not see but a couple
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:44 PM   #52
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I'm in Mansfield off of 1187 outside of the city limits. All my neighbors have at least 1 acre. I've been there for 25 years... Lots of growth and finding land is harder these days. I still have a lot of piece and quiet in my yard. Not bad at all.

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Old 01-13-2021, 12:47 PM   #53
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:00 PM   #54
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No doubt. My wife and I grew up in Southlake when it was still sorta small town... The whole area is crazy now and 95% of our friends/family have moved out because it's too expensive and crazy busy.
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:10 PM   #55
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Take a look at Lake Kiowa outside Gainesville. 1 hour from DFW and has a private lake, golf course etc.
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:30 PM   #56
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Does your 45 minute commute include the 20 minutes to pay the fee to get inside, find your terminal and get to the ticket counter?
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:03 PM   #57
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Take a little time and get a feel for the *%$#*! traffic, before committing! And, don't move to Brock, it is exploding. We now have a Dollar General, Mr. Jim's and a Sonic under construction .

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Old 01-13-2021, 04:49 PM   #58
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Get out in front of the rising property values and get some equity out of the deal. Rhome, Justin, Midlothian will all blow up soon. Prosper, Celina, Mansfield, Argyle etc are already hot and youre going to be paying top dollar there.
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:00 PM   #59
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The metro mess is literally growing in every direction. Up until about 5-10 years ago, the growth was largely concentrated from 75 to the toll way north of Dallas (Frisco area). Now it's exploded everywhere around the metroplex. As these corporations continue to move in, it's going to continue to grow at a rapid pace.

Good news is that it's easy to gain home equity in almost any area you buy.

I'm a solid hour with no traffic from DFW airport. I live near the Grayson/Fannin county line in Whitewright. We have a farm north of Bonham, so I don't travel out of our area very much. We are still very rural, with no subdivisions (yet). The people that are moving to our area are buying family homesteads and building barndo's and 3-400k dollar homes. Most of them are people trying to stay out of the metroplex, but want to live in the country. However, our land value has literally tripled in past 5 years.


You might know this, but there is still a different culture depending on what side of the metroplex you move too. East of Dallas in hunt/Fannin/Kaufman county is east Texas redneck lol. West of Ft. Worth is going to probably be more of what you're use too from being out in Lubbock.

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Old 01-13-2021, 05:08 PM   #60
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Metromess has grown really fast north. I would look, west of Fort Worth
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:18 PM   #61
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We live just west of Weatherford from Mansfield. Weatherford area is great wished we had moved years ago. By the way I work all over the metro mess and the commute is so worth it.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:40 PM   #62
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Justin, Argyle, Ponder, Krum

I live in Justin, office is near the airport. Not a bad drive currently with less travel on the roads. 114 can be a beach sometimes.
I second these areas. Having grown up in south Arlington and Mansfield anything south of dfw has changed significantly. Look north west along that 35w area in the Justin/Ponder area. More bang for your buck vs north east which is the Frisco/Prosper area, and is growing exponentially.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:52 PM   #63
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Your screwed..... I was born and raised in west side Fort Worth. W'ford/Azle area. I moved to Tulsa in '90 to work for the big double A and spent 23 years there. My job moved my department back to DFW in 2013. I'm in NRH now.
I'm a born and raised Texan but I can tell you this...
When I retire in about 6-7 years I'm headed back north across the Red River. This place has gone to the birds. Too many people for me, and you just can't get out far enough to get away from them without driving over an hour to DFW.
If she ain't the main bread winner, I'd talk her out of it!

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Old 01-13-2021, 06:56 PM   #64
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We really don't need any more people north of Frisco....
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:58 PM   #65
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Lewisville, Grapevine
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:58 PM   #66
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We really don't need any more people north of Frisco....

Oh yes we do. Bring those Frisco home prices so I can sell and move home to the country.


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Old 01-13-2021, 07:03 PM   #67
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Justin is a nice place to live, lived there on and off and have a brother who still lives there. The school system is good also if you have kids that age.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:05 PM   #68
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:16 PM   #69
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Grapevine. Most of DFW is in Grapevine. Still has a little small town feel and centrally located.
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Tired of looking at strip malls and want a town feel. R.A. is spot on and you won't get closer for no commute.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:47 PM   #70
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I would say paradise/Justin, easy access to 114. I live in haslet and its a triangle of traffic with the railroads (stopped trains blocking the road) and packed two lane roads, Amazon, UPS, and FedEx distribution centers.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:53 PM   #71
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We live in between Murphy and Wylie and really like it. Been here 12 ish years but it seems to be changing as the city gets closer and closer everyday. Same drive to DFW or Love and close enough to Dallas in case you need it.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:07 PM   #72
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We live in Prosper, but I’d recommend Weatherford/Aledo. Prosper/Celina are going to be crazy crowded in the next few years. Will take a little longer and the feeling is a little better the closer to Ft Worth side of things you stay. That side is also closer to your Family from what you said.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:56 PM   #73
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:12 PM   #74
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Im not worried about a commute, I work from home, and only need access to the airport 8-10 times per year. Im not sure what she will do, or if she will work.


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Your screwed..... I was born and raised in west side Fort Worth. W'ford/Azle area. I moved to Tulsa in '90 to work for the big double A and spent 23 years there. My job moved my department back to DFW in 2013. I'm in NRH now.
I'm a born and raised Texan but I can tell you this...
When I retire in about 6-7 years I'm headed back north across the Red River. This place has gone to the birds. Too many people for me, and you just can't get out far enough to get away from them without driving over an hour to DFW.
If she ain't the main bread winner, I'd talk her out of it!

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I think Ive staved off this move at least for a few more years. Weve been compiling a list of wants in a new home and after sending several listings from different areas I think she concluded not only would we not get these features we would likely have a lateral move and end up with a smaller lot size.....
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:46 AM   #75
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