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Doohickie

Member Since 16 Nov 2009
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Go North, Young Man

08 February 2018 - 09:20 AM

Disclaimer:  I'm not really young.

 

We bought our home south Ft Worth/North Crowley suburban sprawl 20 years ago when we returned to Ft Worth.  It's been okay living here, but virtually everything we do (and all the bike rides I make) take us north of I-20.  We've talked about selling the place and moving north for almost ten years, and we're finally pulling the trigger.

 

We'll be signing paperwork in the next day or so to sell our house and buy another home about 4 miles north in the South Hills area, near Westcreek Drive.

 

We're kind of excited.  The new home is smaller than our old one (we want to downsize now that our sons are grown).  It will be a little more expensive than our old home though, because we're selling our current place "as-is".  One of the reasons we've hung onto it this long is that it needs updating and we just haven't gotten around to that.  The new home is already updated.  So the basic exchange is that we're paying the extra money to *not* have to put up with the hassle and dust of renovating our current place, and we end up much closer to the things we like to do. 

 

The new place is right along some of the bike routes I've used over the years, so I've been through this area at all times of day.  It's a pretty quiet neighborhood.


2017 Hurricane Season

27 August 2017 - 12:30 PM

According to this article, the massive flooding from Hurricane Harvey was made much worse by Houston's development philosophy.

 

(Full text version here.)

(Topic Title edited from Hurricane Harvey:  Houston did it to themselves)


T+L Favorite Cities for Architecture

06 March 2017 - 10:29 PM

Right at the head of the list of the Top 15 America’s Favorite Cities for Architecture in Travel+Leisure at Number 15:  Fort Worth.
 
After a quick description of the Museum District, they describe downtown: 

Downtown, a colorful mix of Art Deco, Neoclassical, Medieval Revival, and Beaux Arts buildings are on view at Fort Worth’s bustling Sundance Square Plaza (named after the infamous outlaw).




Oh, and by the way, my hometown of Buffalo was Number 1.  (Not used to saying that about Buffalo!)