The city of Watauga is an inner suburb of Fort Worth, Texas that was settled in 1843, two years after the local completion of the Texas and Pacific Railway. When the settlement’s railroad station closed in the mid-1930s, Watauga’s population dropped to an all-time low of 65 people. It would continue to be almost deserted until a petition was filed and approved in 1958 for Watauga to be incorporated. After incorporation the city’s population began to grow again and by 1990, Watauga had around 20,000 residents. Today there are almost 25,000 people proudly living within the city’s 4.2 square miles.
Watauga may be small in size, but its residents find it to be no less than the perfect place to live and raise a family. One loyal resident states, “I have lived in Watauga for about eight years now. Very small city, but right in the middle of everything. If you want to go to Keller for shopping, the water park in North Richland Hills and the Stockyards in downtown Fort Worth, Watauga is the best place to reside. The city is very strict about things like yard sales and trash being out on the right day and making sure your lawn is mowed. The city puts on carnivals and fun runs every year and there is a fantastic little park with a 1-mile trail that goes around a duck pond. The playground has newer equipment and is always kept very clean. The library, which is within walking distance of the park, is also wonderful, lots of activities for kids of all ages.”
The park in mention is Capp Smith Park, which is one of seven community parks in the city. Capp Smith Park stretches 37 acres and features four pavilions, two playgrounds, a shaded amphitheater, and a lighted one-mile walking trail that surrounds a spring fed one-acre pond fully stocked with several species of fish. The best part about it, the park is home to several annual events including the Kid Fish Camp-Out in September, the “Running Scared” 5k family run in October, and the Wild West Watauga Fest in May. The festival, which has been running annually for more than 25 years, features live music, carnival rides, vendors, beer & food trucks, and performances by local arts groups. Parking and admission is free of charge, of course.
Watauga is served by two of the biggest and best school systems in the DFW area. The majority of the city is served by Birdville Independent School District, the fourth largest school district in Tarrant County. BISD has a total of 33 campuses, most of which have recently received several distinction awards by the TEA.
The northwestern portion of the city is served by Keller Independent School District, a district with 39 campuses and has boasted a 95% graduation rate for several consecutive years.
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