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Q&A: Where is the best affordable place to live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area?

by tom44 on August 31, 2013

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Question by Ashley: Where is the best affordable place to live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area?
We are a young couple in our early twenties who have a two year old and a dog. We both will have full time jobs(he works at sprint and I work at aaron’s) so I would like an area with great daycares or babysitters close by. Preferably an apartment that is kid friendly and pet friendly. Any help is much appreciated!

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Answer by Elaina A.
I’m a little biased because I think anyone who lives in DFW is either a Fort Worth person or a Dallas person, and I am definitely a Fort Worth person.

I would suggest Fort Worth, Arlington, or some of the smaller suburbs west of Fort Worth. I love Fort Worth! It’s a safe city with plenty of things to do and a lot of friendly people. There are lots of places for family activities including the recently renovated Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Stock Show and Rodeo, and the Fort Worth Zoo. There are also tons of great places for Mom and Dad’s date night!

I’m not a big fan of Dallas. I think it is generally overpriced for anything, you have really dangerous neighborhoods right next to really nice ones, and an understaffed police force. Dallas ISD is constantly in the news for assorted problems, the people aren’t friendly, and they all drive crazy (seriously, you can tell you are getting close to Dallas because you become scared of all the cars around you). The nice suburbs are very expensive and filled with pretentious stay-at-home moms in designer jeans.

Best of luck on your home hunt!

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One thought on “Q&A: Where is the best affordable place to live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area?

  1. Lois says:

    mansfield, tx it is south of arlington and 25 minutes from fort worth. Mansfield ISD has great schools. Great daycares and churches. I am a mom of a 3 yr old and 7 month old. You are far away from the crime but close enough to get to the fort worth zoo, ranger ballpark, cowboy stadium, american airlines center (concerts), in 30 minutes.

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