But do their residents?

As many as 17,000 homes could have a new address if the U.S. Postal Service goes through with a proposal to split the Keller ZIP code and create a new one for north Fort Worth.

The proposal is fueling much debate about neighborhood identity and raising concerns about emergency response times, property values and insurance rates, said Colleen Demel, executive director of the North Fort Worth Alliance.

Some of the fastest-growing areas in Fort Worth north of Northeast Loop 820 and east of Interstate 35 are in the Keller ZIP code. Children in that area attend Keller schools, but their parents pay Fort Worth taxes.

“Some folks like the Keller address because they think it a status symbol,” Demel said.

The North Fort Worth Alliance is holding an information meeting about the change at 7 p.m. Monday at Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway.