Saginaw, TXHomes for Sale and Neighborhoods
Saginaw is best known visually for its train tracks and grain elevators. Many different train lines run through and intersect within Saginaw, representing the largest freight train carriers in the country. Photographers can often be seen in the area capturing pictures of these trains, which roll through the heart of town slowly as they cross major arteries and state highways. Residents often plan multiple routes going to and from home to avoid the trains as necessary. The town’s other visual remembrance, grain elevators, represent a major part of the town’s history and still current role in this industry. Saginaw remains home to the largest grain storage facility in the world.
Saginaw is also very close to Eagle Mountain Lake, the community with which it shares an award-winning school district. Residents can get to the lake quickly and easily while taking advantage of lower home prices than right on the lake.
Cost of Living
Many residents prefer to make Saginaw home because of its lower cost of living than other small Tarrant County towns to the south, east and west, as well as a significantly lower cost of living than Fort Worth proper. Property taxes can be a big higher in Saginaw than in Fort Worth, however, primarily due to school district taxes in an area where far fewer homes are contributing money towards the local schools. Even so, individuals relocating from other parts of Texas and especially other parts of the country will be pleased with the far lower home prices and tax rates than experienced in most other locales.
A car is a must for most residents in the Saginaw area, although in more moderate weather months, many walkers and bikers can be seen around town. Be careful, however, as many areas do not have sidewalks. No mass transit options are currently available to Saginaw residents, although current expansions of bus and light rail services by the Fort Worth Transit Authority will eventually reach this suburb. Currently, residents over the age of 65 can access a service that offers low one-way costs to get to doctor visits, stores and other appointments once or twice per week. The area is also well-served by ride-sharing services.
Eagle Mountain Saginaw Independent School District serves the cities of Saginaw, Blue Mound, Eagle Mountain and a small portion of nearby Fort Worth. The district has 15 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools, plus several career, development and alternative schools. The Texas Education Association has assigned a rating of “academically acceptable” to the district as a whole, with residents responding far more enthusiastically to the districts broad offering of upper level courses, extracurriculars and athletics.
Saginaw is within a few minutes’ drive of Eagle Mountain Lake and just 15 minutes from larger Lake Worth. In addition, residents can access golf facilities near Eagle Mountain Lake, attend car races just a few minutes north at Texas Motor Speedway, or see where the west begins at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Within town, Saginaw residents can take advantage of several city parks, an aquatic center, a community center with robust regular programming for all ages, a rec center with active exercise programs and sports leagues, and a senior center.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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