Welcome to Fort Worth
Wild West meets southern charm in this beloved Texas city
Recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Fort Worth continues to hang on to its Southern, small-town charm. Homeowners are drawn here for the city’s diverse culture, entertainment, dining, shopping, and prime real estate. From safe and peaceful Arlington Heights, close to museums and retail centers and brimming with Craftsman and bungalow-style single-family homes, to historic Fairmount in the Southside district, with its quirky coffee shops and turn-of-the-century residences, there is a satisfying blend of modern and old-school from which to choose throughout Fort Worth.
What to Love
Variety of neighborhoods to choose from, from very upscale to down-to-earth
Big-city amenities in a quieter urban setting
Sense of history
Wide range of dining and shopping opportunities
Fort Worth rides the line between a bustling urban area and wild west Texas, offering all the amenities of the Dallas Metroplex and a nostalgic, laid-back ambiance that makes for a highly livable community. It’s a city for those who love museums, live music, cultural festivals, fantastic dining, and a less crowded feel than Dallas. Homeowners may choose from suburban communities with large lots or slick new condos closer to downtown. There’s a style and size to suit everyone.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Foodies are spoiled for choice in Fort Worth, whether they’re going straight-up Southwestern in the Historic Stockyards or more upscale on Sundance Square. From barbecue joints to French bistro fare, the city caters to those aiming to pamper their palates.
Consider Ellerbe Fine Foods for upscale farm-to-table fare. The setting on Magnolia Avenue is popular already, but the freshly sourced entrees are the real star, from mixed-melon gazpacho to edamame ravioli to confit heritage pork or crispy Texas quail. Clay Pigeon is known for its upscale take on American favorites —- think succulent burgers with roasted garlic aioli and smoked cheddar, with a side of buttermilk whipped potatoes.
Feeling French? Make a date with Saint-Emilion Restaurant, where the setting is as quaint as the fare is rich. This upscale bistro has been around since 1985, serving coq au vin, filet de boeuf, duck mussels, and more. Another intimate favorite, Lili’s Bistro, serves up global cuisine with live piano music most evenings. Try the green chile pork loin, elk sausage and pappardelle pasta, or several veggie options.
Things to Do
Looking for an easy day out? Fort Worth residents love Trinity Park, set along the banks of the Trinity River and close to the Fort Worth Zoo. You’ll find some of the city’s best hiking and biking trails, a mini train and playgrounds for the kids, and a serene duck pond. You can fish and even kayak within the 252-acre park.
Nearby, the Fort Worth Zoo is home to more than 7,000 different animal species. Considered one of the southern United States’ best zoos, it offers four great ape species, endangered reptiles and amphibians, the unique wildlife of Texas, and more.
Not one but two great art museums are located in Texas. The Kimbell Art Museum, whose location is one of the most significant architectural structures you’ll ever see. Once inside, admire incredible artwork (including magnificent gallery ceilings), traveling and permanent collections, and educational programs and events. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth showcases art that dates after World War II; the permanent collection numbers over 3,000.
Fort Worth offers a number of highly rated educational opportunities, including:
Tanglewood Elementary School, PK-5
Basswood Elementary School, PK-5
Hillwood Middle School, 7-8
Creekview Middle School, 6-8
Texas Academy of Biomedical, 9-12
Marine Creek Collegiate High School, 9-12