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West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

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jrd1964
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West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

Postby jrd1964 » 30 Jun 2018 14:29

(or like in some articles and sites, "Walsh")

This development, on the site of vast ranchland, will encompass 7200 acres, with 15,000 homes, and as many as 50,000 residents eventually. The first phase, almost all residential, will include around 1/3 green space. The project, 12 minutes west of downtown Fort Worth, is just east of the I-20/I-30 interchange on the Tarrant-Parker county line.

https://candysdirt.com/2018/06/29/west- ... revisited/

https://walshtx.com/

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Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

Postby jrd1964 » 10 Jul 2018 01:21

Workers are completing homes there at a pace of 1 per day. There have been 211 homes sold there in just over a year.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/busi ... 71559.html

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Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

Postby Tucy » 10 Jul 2018 08:00

jrd1964 wrote:Workers are completing homes there at a pace of 1 per day. There have been 211 homes sold there in just over a year.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/busi ... 71559.html


If they keep operating at that pace, they are going to build themselves a large supply of unsold homes. ;)

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Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

Postby Tnexster » 10 Jul 2018 20:28

Walsh is way out there west of Forth Worth, doesn't really strike me as urban.

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Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

Postby Alpaca_Obsessor » 10 Jul 2018 22:22

Looks like typical suburban sprawl going off their website

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Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

Postby ContriveDallasite » 11 Jul 2018 03:32

As unsexy as it seems, it's most likely these large residential projects that make DFW so attractive in the first place. There are not many major urban areas (especially in the top 10 US metro areas *outside of Texas*), in which an average family can afford to purchase a home that large.

While all of us on this forum are urban fanatics, it's the expansive sprawl outward, that has kept the booming growth of DFW alive today.

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Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

Postby muncien » 11 Jul 2018 09:56

ContriveDallasite wrote:As unsexy as it seems, it's most likely these large residential projects that make DFW so attractive in the first place. There are not many major urban areas (especially in the top 10 US metro areas *outside of Texas*), in which an average family can afford to purchase a home that large.

While all of us on this forum are urban fanatics, it's the expansive sprawl outward, that has kept the booming growth of DFW alive today.


Very well said... It's what brought me here 12 years ago, from California's San Fernando Valley. No way I could have afforded a home there at the time. Here, we were able to pick out what we wanted from hundreds, or even thousands of options.
Many years later, we find the 'American Dream' isn't so dreamy. House sold... lol
But, I totally understand everyone's desire to get there... even if they eventually find that it's not for them.
"He doesn't know how to use the three seashells..."

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Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

Postby Tucy » 11 Jul 2018 12:19

ContriveDallasite wrote:As unsexy as it seems, it's most likely these large residential projects that make DFW so attractive in the first place. There are not many major urban areas (especially in the top 10 US metro areas *outside of Texas*), in which an average family can afford to purchase a home that large.

While all of us on this forum are urban fanatics, it's the expansive sprawl outward, that has kept the booming growth of DFW alive today.


Apropos of that, today's story in the Dallas Morning News: 81% of DFW residents prefer a single family home. Only 17% prefer a townhome (8%), condo (6%) or apartment (3%).

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... y-says-yes

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Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

Postby The_Overdog » 11 Jul 2018 13:17

They didn't ask me.
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In any case, it's not what people 'prefer' without constraints, it's what they can afford, and $250k (starting price for Walsh Ranch), plenty might say yes, but at $800k (max price for Walsh Ranch listed), people have better options and they'll take longer to sell. Even $250k homes are well above the median salary for first time buyers in the area.

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Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

Postby jrd1964 » 17 Jul 2018 04:13

Is D-FW's next great community sprouting from the plains outside Fort Worth?

It might be away from the urban part of Fort Worth for now, but it'll be in the city limits.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... fort-worth


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