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What we can offer you is crime statistics for various area codes. This helps you make an informed decision. Also, what type of recreation do you enjoy? What proximity is hospitals, infratructure and shopping is acceptable for you?
Many folks ask pretty basic questions when relocating. I am a very thorough Realtor that will provide you with detailed information regarding home values, property taxes, future plans for expansion and information that is helpful in knowing how the area appears now and what the future may hold.
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Southlake is generally much newer, out of the freeway hustle and a more DFW centralized location.
The houses are awesome and cheap compared with Florida where I was at the time I came home in 2003 and Seattle where I am now.
I have a few friends that are still in the area. One owned a pet store and sold it and the other a Jewelry store and sold it and now owns a Pawn shop (On Berry-somewhere) however, they both live in amazing homes. One was just built in 2003 and was over 4000 SQ FT and was just about $200,000. In Florida we had a home built that was 2213 SQ feet and had a pool put in and it was only $160,000) but that was when the market was low. Now it appraises at over $363,000.
I grew up in River Oaks, which isn't too far away, but is really run down. I hear that a lot of people are moving to the Hulen Area. I had a friend graduate from Arlington Heights off Camp Bowie and loved it.
Since I am not a realtor I can tell you that crime was and, according to my friends, is still low and there IS a lot of traffic, but you won't be disappointed there and telling your new friends that you live in that area is a great thing too.
Good luck, I'd give anything to move back home, but it is amazing here in Seattle and I love it in the Northwest where there are mountains and snow.
There really aren't a whole lot of cons to the Hulen area. A couple things to keep in mind, because it is conveniently located to so many things is the traffic. The home prices are a little higher than other parts of Fort Worth. Although home values have stayed pretty constant. It really is a nice area with a lot of things to do. (Shopping, Restaurants, TCU and it is close to the cultural district and downtown.)
My office is located right on Hulen if you would like to contact me for information about homes in the area I would love to talk with you.
Keller Williams Realty
The cons are that traffic is congested on Hulen Street and Bryant Irvin, but there are other ways in and out of the area, such as Granbury Road.