Fort Worth, Texas is the 16th largest city in the country and is the county seat of Tarrant County. In 2014, it was estimated that Fort Worth had more than 812,000 residents, making it the 5th largest city in the state of Texas. Fort Worth has a long, rich history that dates back to 1849, as an Army outpost at the end of the Mexican-American War to protect settlers along the western American Frontier. Since then, the city has always been known as the place “Where the West Begins”, one of many nicknames given to it throughout the years. Other nicknames that the city has received for one reason or another include “Cowtown”, “Panther City”, “Queen City of the Prairies”, “The Paris of the Plains”, “Funkytown“, and the “City of Cowboys and Culture”.
Fort Worth covers almost 350 square miles and between the years of 2000 and 2010, it was the fastest-growing large city in the United States. The city is home to many major companies, including American Airlines, Radio Shack, Pier 1 Imports, and the BNSF Railway. In 2013, Fort Worth was ranked fifteenth on Forbes‘ list of the Best Places for Business and Careers.
As far as things to do in Fort Worth, the list goes on and on. There are hundreds of sites to see and places to be. If you like Arts and History, Fort Worth’s Cultural District is home to several world-class museums, as well as the Will Rogers Memorial Center (which holds the world’s largest indoor rodeo) and Casa Mañana Theater. Another Fort Worth “hot-spot” is the Sundance Square, a 35-block shopping and entertainment district, named #1 in livability.com’s Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country. In Sundance Square, you will find an abundance of restaurants, shops, and performance venues.
One more popular destination to mention is the Stockyards, a place where cowboys and outlaws once lived and visitors can get a taste of “the true American West”. This historic district has brick streets, lined with historic buildings, restaurants, shops, saloons, and other attractions. It is arguably the city’s most popular attraction.
As for education, there are many public school districts serving the city. Most children in the city attend Fort Worth Independent School District, the 5th largest in the state of Texas. Other districts serving smaller parts of the city include: Arlington ISD, Azle ISD, Birdville ISD, Burleson ISD, Castleberry ISD, Crowley ISD, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, Everman ISD, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Keller ISD, Kennedale ISD, Lake Worth ISD, Mansfield ISD, Northwest ISD, and White Settlement ISD.
There are several neighborhoods to live within Fort Worth, Texas. Some of the more popular communities include Meadowbrook, White Lake Hills, Rock Island, Fossil Creek, and Fairmount. Those are only a handful of beautiful neighborhoods Fort Worth has to offer, please feel free to ask a member of The Campbell Home Team for a more complete list of options while searching for your new home.
For a free, comprehensive listing of available properties and corresponding school ratings and information, contact The Campbell Home Team, your local neighborhood experts. With more than a decade of experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas real estate markets, The Campbell Home Team can help you find your next and best home – and make the offer to close process quick and easy. Call us today at 214-929-1733 or email us to get started on the path to your dream home.
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