I work in Downtown Dallas and take the train back and forth everyday because Fort Worth is so much more affordable.
The schools out that way should be pretty good as I know there's been quite a bit of development. I know Weatherford especially has experienced some solid growth over the last five years.
I would love the opportunity to help you and your family in your search for a new estate. Let me experience the excitment with you and yours. Feel free to reach me at any time. Thank you
Keller Williams Realty
Real Estate Consultant 3x US Army Vet.
As for your price range, yes, I've recently helped buyers find homes in and around Aledo for under $200,000. So, it is possible. Let's discuss in greater detail...
Like everywhere probably traffic just seems to be getting worse and worse. I-35 and 820 area is now getting tough almost all day long. I'd suggest living somewhere in the middle of your two jobs. You didn't say exactly what part of town you'd be working, but I'd guess Keller or Heritage area would be about 1/2 way. Let me know if I can assist you further.