As I was working on my profile, I realized how much Fort Worth means to me! I have lived in and around FW for almost 30 years, and have loved every minute of it. My first 2 years out of college, we lived in Marshall, Texas, in a wonderful turn of the century (turn of the 20th century) house with wood floors, 1 ft. mahogany baseboards/crown molding throughout, 13 ft. ceilings, pocket doors into the study, 3 sets of French windows in the living room, and French doors from the dining to the sunroom....LOVED it! We paid $250 per month on our mortgage, and our Realtors were one block away - lovely couple that checked in on us and made sure everything was good. Of course, the house needed some TLC, and being first married, we had no money to spend on it. After getting a great job in FW, I cried all the way as we moved, cried every time we drove past the Marshall house, and cried all the way to FW after we sold and closed on it. It took a couple of years to settle into a house in FW, and I finally had time and energy to explore the city. It didn't take long to fall in love with FW and the people here. Friendly, laid back, and genuine - it doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, cultured or not, everyone is open to you at dinner, the theater, or on the honky-tonk dance floor. There are so many different neighborhoods with so many different styles - from Victorian to ultra-modern, and in-between.
My husband and I enjoy eating out and attending cultural events, but we also enjoy the quiet lifestyle in Tarrant County. We chose to live on the Western edge of the FW area in Azle because of the beautiful trees, good soil, and lakes. It is an easy 10 minutes to Fort Worth and all the amenities, yet we can enjoy the deer, wild turkey, and other critters in our backyard if we stay home.
The experience we had in Marshall made a lasting impression on me as far as real estate - our real estate company and friends invested their energies and personal attention in a young couple who could barely afford to buy food. I will always cherish them and I think about them often. I hope to be that kind of agent who can help any and all find a wonderful home.