Fort Worth Real Estate Market
According to bizjournals.com, the Dallas-Fort Worth area was named the top real estate market to watch for in 2019. Due to its very reasonable cost of living and growing and thriving economy the area is projected to see a population surge that doubles other US cities. The area is also affordable for companies to operate so there has been an influx in new business, which brings jobs and people. Zillow.com reports the average list price of houses in 2019 is approximately 260K, with the average sale being closer to 220K. Price really depends on location as areas such as Monticello homes are much more expensive, closer to $425,000 whereas Scenic Bluff is under $100,000. With the large variety of housing available, anyone looking in the Fort Worth areas will be able to find something that fits for them.
The Parks and Recreation Department of Fort Worth Texas manage over 200 parks and open spaces. Neighborhood and community parks are scattered generously throughout the city offering residents spaces to spend time with their friends and families, picnicking, playing or relaxing.
Fort Worth also has a number of trails, such as the Fort Worth Branch (Trinity River Trail). This trail system forms a web of trails that link all areas of the city by way of non-motorized access trails. Walking, biking and even horseback riding is available along portions of this 40+ mile trail.
For those who enjoy a day on the course, Fort Worth’s 4 municipally owned courses will be sure to challenge every level of golfer. Meadowbrook golf course, Pecan Valley golf course, Rockwood, and Sycamore Creek, provide golfers a scenic and unique golfing experience.
Looking for a unique activity that all ages can enjoy? Visit the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. This 109-acre space is home to more than 2,500 species of native and exotic plants in over 21 specialty gardens. The Japanese garden or Rose garden are just some of the breathtaking spaces you will be able to walk through.
Take a trip back in time while visiting the Fort Worth Log Cabin Village. This living history museum is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth and serves to educate visitors on the rich and exciting history of Fort Worth. Enjoy children’s programs and activities throughout the year.
The Best Fort Worth Neighborhoods
There is no shortage of neighborhood options when looking in Fort Worth, Texas. With an ever-growing population, each area offers unique qualities and advantages for those looking.
Meadowbrook is a neighborhood located on the east side of Fort Worth. It spans approximately 5 miles and is typically subdivided into smaller sections by those who live there. There is a range of housing styles available from bungalow to large stately homes. The neighborhood is close to parks and the trinity trail which connects to all different areas of town. Its proximity to the DFW airport and downtown also make it an ideal location for many.
Arlington Heights offers close proximity to Camp Bowie, the Cultural District, and downtown Fort Worth which is one of the reasons the area has grown in popularity over the last number of years. Appealing to young families, professionals and retirees alike, this area is affordable and attractive. The houses are mainly bungalow or tudor style homes built in the 1920’s.
One of the more prestigious areas in Fort Worth is the Rivercrest neighborhood. With the highest average income in the city, Rivercrest remains an exclusive and desire-worthy neighborhood. Surrounding the Rivercrest Country Club, homes in this area are predominantly large and worth well over the average. The most impressive of them being on Crestline Drive, on a bluff overlooking the river.
Located in Southwest Fort Worth the Tanglewood area is known for its close-knit community. A large park and bike/walking paths are centered in the neighborhood as well as some great public schools which make it even more desirable for young couples to raise families in. Large tree lined and quiet streets make for a great area.
There are over 21 community centers throughout Fort Worth that offer their areas programs and services that help promote togetherness and a strong sense of city spirit. Programs and activities for young and old can be found at all locations.
The Fort Worth public library has an impressive 12 locations to serve residents of Fort Worth. Locations offer differing programs, such as early years, worth reading, book clubs, and even art exhibits. Residents can take advantage of the numerous locations and events that are sure to be in any given neighborhood.
The Fort Worth Zoo opened its doors at the beginning of the 1900`s with just a handful of animals. Since then the zoo has grown exponentially, now housing 7,000 different native and exotic animals. The zoo’s goal is to building a strong and healthy bond between animals and humans and is committed to conservation, education and entertainment. It was named one of the nations tops zoo’s by a number of different outlets and is sure to be a fun time for all who visit.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth serves the Fort Worth community for its medical needs. Boasting a knowledgeable and compassionate staff that is committed to improving the health of the community, means the residents of Fort Worth will have access to top notch care during their times of need. Fort Worth also has a number of urgent care centers that are available as well.
Education in Fort Worth, Texas is provided by the Fort Worth Independent School District. This district educates 86,000 students within 83 Elementary Schools, 29 middle schools and 6th grade centers, 18 high schools and 16 other campuses.
There are also specialized schools such as the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, the Young Men’s Leadership Academy, The Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences and the Marine Creek Collegiate Academy, which are part of the Gold Seal Schools of choice program that was implemented in Fort Worth in 2010 and introduced curriculum focused on college and career path.
Being part of the Bible Belt, Fort Worth has a large number of private and religious based school options as well.
Fort Worth is also home to a number of College’s such as Texas Christian University, University of North Texas Health Science Centre, and Texas A&M University School of Law. Among many more Universities, there are also a number of specialized educational centres, namely, The Art Institute of Fort Worth or the Culinary School of Fort Worth.
While most residents still travel around Fort Worth via private cars, public transit is readily available to those who need it.
The Trinity Metro bus system offers 46 different routes that can take you to any point in the city. There are two main stations, the Intermodal Transportation Centre and the T & P Centre. As part of the busing system, there is also Trinity Metro Access, which offers door-to-door service, with trained drivers that are able to help those with accessibility challenges.
Trinity Metro also has a van/car pool service that allows residents to team up and car pool to the same location at a split rate.
For those needing to commute to Dallas Fort Worth Airport, there is the TEX Rail system. This is a commuter rail service connecting downtown Fort Worth to service to the Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
Access to downtown Dallas is easier than ever with the Trinity Railway Express. This commuter rail line has express services from downtown Fort Worth to downtown Dallas with 10 regular stops in between.
When you think of Texas cuisine, you may think BBQ and Southwest flavour, which Fort Worth has plenty of, however, there is also a wide variety of ethnicities and dining experiences available.
As far as local cuisine goes, the options seem endless. If you are in the mood for an American Southwest dinner places such as Reata Restaurant, Bonnell’s Restaurant, The Capital Grille, Angelos Barbeque or Riscky’s Steakhouse are just a few of the choices that will not disappoint. With typical Texas flare, your taste buds will thank you for stopping in.
If you are wanting to try something a little different there are a number of ethnic restaurants to choose from as well. In the mood for mexican? Los Molcajetes Mexican Restaurant or Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant offer authentic Mexican cuisine and a welcoming atmosphere will leave you coming back again and again.
Feeling like Italian? Oliva Italian Eatery, Aventino’s Italian Restaurant or Nonna Tata’s will impress any patron with the hearty, home cooked flavours and warm and inviting spaces.
Fort Worth Real Estate Agents
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