By: Narnie McCahan

“There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” 

After living five hours away from Northeast Tarrant County for 14 years, we are so happy to be back. We chose our home in the Keys neighborhood in Keller because the property met most of our extensive list of must-haves. 

Our neighbors are a big part of why this place is so special to us. We moved here three years ago and were immediately welcomed into the neighborhood. We have a mix of neighbors ranging from young families with children to retirees. People here watch out for each other and help each other any way they can. We occasionally gather for a meal or a party.

Our Keys neighborhood in Keller is a quiet residential area with a unique mix of suburban and country flavor. We are located south of 1709 and Bear Creek and are between the major freeways in Northeast Tarrant County: I-35W to the west, SH 121 to the east, SH114 to the north, and I-820 to the south. It takes at least 10 minutes to get to any of the freeways so we are well protected from freeway noise.

The neighborhood of single-family brick homes was developed in the late 1980s between clusters of horse properties that  previously were established in the area. The open spaces behind our side of the street include properties with horses, large ponds, and one with goats and llamas. The ponds attract ducks and geese, which we can hear honking as they fly over the houses. 

Occasionally we hear the horses talking to each other, and if we are out early enough in the morning, we hear a rooster crowing in the distance. The abundance of wildlife around the neighborhood adds to the feeling that we’re out in the country instead of the middle of the metroplex.

Much of the neighborhood is covered with mature native post oaks which provide a canopy of shade in the summer and act as a windbreak in the winter. Traffic levels are low on our streets which makes for a great place to walk or bike. Nearby there is a walking path that connects to the trail system along Bear Creek. We are also within minutes of Keller Town Center, Keller Point Recreation Center and several grocery stores and restaurants. 

We are in between the Fort Worth Alliance and Southlake Town Center shopping areas. Access to DFW airport is 25-30 minutes away, making it easy to pick up or drop off friends and family

when necessary.

Our home in the Keller Keys neighborhood offers us everything we need and provides everything we want conveniently nearby. We are grateful to have found our forever home in this location.

Narnie Dahl McCahan is a native of Ft. Worth. She and husband David McCahan have lived in Keller for four years. They returned to the area after living in Amarillo since 2004. Narnie is a retired teacher having taught the majority of her career in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. David is retired from Bell Helicopter. 

The Keys

Total population: 2,093
Female: 50% | Male: 50%

0-9: 6%
10-19: 23%
20-29: 6%
30-39: 2%
40-49: 21%
50-59: 18%
60-69: 11%
70-79: 7%
80 and older: 6%

No degree: 1%
High school: 5%
Bachelor’s degree: 24%
Post-graduate: 48%

White: 85% | Asian: 0% | Hispanic: 7% | Black: 3% | Two or more: 3%

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