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Fmly1st, Home Buyer in Cedar Hills, UT

Flying into Dallas w/ kids for 1 week, going to Fort Worth and North Dallas/Plano.What are some nice/safe areas to stay that I can still get around?

Asked by Fmly1st, Cedar Hills, UT Fri Jun 21, 2013

We are coming for a house hunting trip, but trying to figure out where to get a hotel or vacation rental without spending too much, but staying in a safe area that is centrally located.

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 5, 2013
Just going through some of the old questions here.

Were you ever able to find the right house?

If you're still looking or need help just let me know?

If you found the right house, what city did you end up in?

What helped you make your decision.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 26, 2015
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Stay on either I-30, which is where 6-Flags and all those children parks are, or stay on LBJ/I-635, so you'll be close to every major artery - which by the way, are all under construction. Go to for hotels, or go to They have great deals! I've used them in other states and they're awesome! It's "Vacation Rentals By Owner". They will have a map as to where the place is located. I am a Dallas native, and a Realtor for 24 years. Call me if you need me to find you a home! Thanks! Nicki - Mobile: 214-405-8815
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 3, 2013
Plano and Fort Worth are not close to each other. Is there any specific reason as of why you choose those 2 cities?

As for hotels, check out I found that they are a good resource whenever I need to travel. Some hotels may give you a break for an extended stay. If you absolutely have to look at both Plano and Fort Worth then yes, Dallas will be a good choice to live.

Give me a call when you are in the area, I'd be happy to help you find the right home for you and your family. You can also check my website at for the most updated listings on the market!

Susie Kay, Realtor®
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 22, 2013
Hi there,

As many agents had already mentioned that Ft worth and Plano area are about 30-40 mins apart. So just prepared for a bit of driving.

I would recommend staying in Plano by the Shops at Legacy which you will easily find lot of restaurant and entertainment.

here is a link for the hotel in the area -…

Please let me know if I can be any help to find you and your family a new home.

You can visit my website at


0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 22, 2013
Angela Willis, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
I agree with the other agents. I would think Dallas would be a midpoint between Ft Worth and Plano. Plano is only about 30 mins. From Dallas. I am sure you are already using sites like trip advisor rentals, priceline, booking, etc. for hotel rates and where to stay. Keep in mind ......Traffic is a nightmare in pretty all the major frwy from 7am-10a.m. AND 3/4pm-7pm!!! So add an extra 30mins-1 hr to the commute if you go during rush hour
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 21, 2013
Correct, Ft Worth and North Dallas/Plano are nowhere near each other. About hour & half drive between the two (but I was commuting daily between Ft Worth and Arlington, so it's do-able).

You might consider Grapevine, it's sort of central between the two areas. Very nice town. The downtown is cute. They have the Gaylord Texan, very nice hotel. They also have Great Wolf Lodge, and your stay includes their whole indoor water park. Those might be more than you're wanting to spend, but anything around Grapevine is probably in a good area. I also recommend Grapevine Mills Mall - they have a Rainforest Cafe.

Also stop in the Stockyards in Fort Worth - historical.

Have fun! Here are some free/inexpensive things you can also consider:

Dallas Museum of Art - free first Tuesday each month, 11am-5pm
1717 N. Harwood, Dallas TX 75201

Nasher Sculpture Center - free first Saturday every month, 10am-5pm
2001 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201

Crow Collection of Asian Art - free every day (Tu-Th 10am-9pm, Fr-Su 10am-6pm)
2010 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
free parking in Trammel Crow Center garage
free tour every Thursday 6:30pm & Saturday 1pm

Kimball Museum - permanent collection free every day (Tu-Th & Sat 10am-5pm, Fri noon-8pm, Sun noon-5pm)
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2792
Special exhibitions are half price Tuesday all day, Friday 5-8pm

Ft Worth Botanical Gardens - free all day (check their website, hours vary)
Conservatory is $1.00/adults and $.50/children
Japanese Gardens is $4.00/adults and $3.00/children
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 21, 2013
If your primary focus is Ft.Worth, Fossil Creek is a nice area with new construction homes in an established neighborhood. The Marriott is located near 287. Below is their site.…

If in Plano or Dallas there are many hotels along 75 (Central Expressway). Renaissance Dallas is pedestrian friendly with access to Dart rail station.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

James Martin

Dave Perry-Miller InTown
2828 Routh, Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75201
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 21, 2013
Fort Worth and N. Dallas, Plano are nowhere close to each other, so first decide the point of the trip. If you're looking for a home in Ft. Worth and want some vacation time with the kids, stay in Arlington (Six Flags, water park, etc.). If you're looking for a home in Plano, stay up there and plan fun things to do with kids when convenient. Regardless, based on your description, plan on driving quite a bit. Call me when you have a chance and we can talk about what you're looking for in a new home.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 21, 2013
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