My fiancé and I are from NZ and will be in Fort Worth in the summer (mid Aug. 14). I am curious about the area we are looking at staying and also about bugs/spiders other creepy things…
We have booked a holiday house in Near Southside on South Lake Street, near Magnolia. It seems like a great area and is very close to some nice bars/restaurants but I was wondering what this area was like for walking around in the evening etc and break in issues…As I live in an apartment in a city I am used to being many floors up with building security and feeling fairly safe so I am a bit paranoid about ground level easy access homes and neighbourhood safety at the best of times!
Also, NZ is very lucky to have only a few scary creepy crawlies and what the situation in this area would be for bugs/spiders/snakes etc. I have an irrational fear of all things bug like with spiders being the worst so a brief Google search has freaked me out about what I may encounter in TX. Obviously venomous ones are worse but any bug action sends me into fits of crazy.
Is anyone able to answer these paranoid questions for me, perhaps with any info I might need to minimize any freak outs?
Other than these freak outs I am really looking forward to the trip, we are going to a few other places and spending a total of 7 weeks away. Unfortunately I know my crazy level and that no matter how much fun I have it will not be enough to offset these concerns. It won’t make me skip FW but may make me change my accommodation choice.
Thanks in advance for the help!