Are you considering making Fort Worth your home? You can’t ask for a better place to live than Forth Worth. The city is filled with lots of history, an endless amount of things to do, delicious foods and drinks, and is packed with culture. Here is why you should make the move.
It’s Packed With History
In 1849, Fort worth was an army outpost at the Trinity River. Fort Worth was one of only eight forts to protect settlers from Indian attacks on the advancing frontier. One of Bonnie and Clyde’s hideouts was the historic Stockyards Hotel. Before going to Dallas, President John F. Kennedy delivered his last public speech at a Fort Worth Chamber breakfast in 1963.
Parks and Outdoors
Fort Worth’s Park & Recreation Department maintains 263 parks, a total of 11,700.72 acres of park land. Trinity Park is right along the Trinity River and has lots of great features including a duck pond, miniature train, playgrounds, picnic pavilions, fishing pier, and some awesome biking trails. There are over 40 miles of trails along the Trinity River which can be utilized for walking, cycling, running, or even riding horseback. These trails connect to some of the hottest spots in town, including the zoo, the historic Stockyards, the botanical gardens, and downtown Fort Worth. The 110 acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Not only does the garden have 22 specialized gardens, it is also free to visit.
Food and Drinks
In Fort Worth, we love good food and drinks. You can get a great burger at Rodeo Goat or Kincaid’s. If you like food truck parks, there are two in Fort Worth! Clearfork Food Park, which is right off of the Trinity Trails, and the Fort Worth Food Park. Magnolia Street in Near Southside is full of unique restaurants and bars like Brewed, Avoca, Spiral Diner, and the Bearded Lady.
The Fort Worth Zoo was the first zoo in Texas, opening in 1909. The Fort Worth Zoo has received a tremendous amount of awards, including being ranked as the number 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. It has also been recognized as a top zoo by Family Life magazine, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Southern Living. It is home to 556 animal species, including 107 species in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan ©.
You can attend professional sporting events for just about every sport in the DFW metroplex. Fort Worth is home to the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, which is one of only five invitational tournaments on the PGA Tour. The Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, and Dallas Mavericks also call the DFW metroplex home.
Fort Worth’s Cultural District has one of the finest collections of museums in the country. Located only a few miles from downtown Fort Worth, the Cultural District has museums ranging in everything from the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Both the Amon Carter Museum and the Kimbell Art Museum are internationally renowned for their beautiful collections and unique architecture.
There is always something to do in Fort Worth. Some of Fort Worth’s greatest events and festivals are The Main Street Arts Festival, Open Streets, Arts Goggle, Mayfest, and the Rockin’ the River summer concert series. All of these events are free, great for the entire family, and packed with local culture.
Do you live for the nightlife? Then Sundance Square is the place to be! Sundance Square is a 35-block development right in the middle of downtown Fort Worth. Sundance Square has 21 brand name and boutique stores, 34 restaurants, and nationally recognized venues like Bass Hall. Sundance Square is a beautiful part of downtown that features fountains, murals, and more.
If you notice a lot of purple around town, it’s because Fort Worth is proud of their horned frogs. In just its third year in the Big 12, TCU won the football conference championship. The TCU Football games are a fun time for all and the success of the team makes all the locals proud. Texas Wesleyan University is also a private university located in Fort Worth, which was established in 1980 and one of the oldest Universities in North Texas.
Stockshow, Stockyards, and Rodeo
Fort Worth is home to the oldest stock show and rodeo in the Country, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. When the stock show is in town, don’t be surprised when you see people riding horses around town. The Stockyards National Historic District, is filled with lots of western shops, great barbeque, and hosts the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive. The World’s Largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s, is located in the Stockyards and is the best place in town to two step while enjoying great music, friends, food, and drinks.
Big city perks, small town feel.
Fort Worth has all of the perks of a big city like Dallas, but still maintains the small town feel. When you go around town, you are destined to see a familiar face every now and then. Fort Worth is also known for being filled with friendly, laid back, and down to earth people. While there is the occasional traffic congestions, the traffic doesn’t even compare to the norm on Dallas roads.
What’s not to love about Fort Worth? I have lived in the Fort Worth area most of my life, and don’t plan to leave anytime soon. I’d love to show you houses in the city that I love and help you make Fort Worth your home.