Fort Worth is home to over 870,000 people and contains 16 total neighborhoods. With major attractions like the Stockyards National Historic District, the Water Gardens, the Bass Performance Hall, art museums, and large shopping areas like Sundance Square, you can always expect to find something fun or interesting to do. Fort Worth was founded in 1849 as an Army Outpost for pioneers on the Trinity River and became an important stop on the Chisholm trail. It got its nickname, Cowtown, from all of the cattle drives and ranching revolving around the city, a culture that is still proudly embraced by residents and businesses alike. Throughout the 1900’s, several key companies were brought to Fort Worth such as American Airlines, Lockheed Martin, and JPS Health Care. Today it is a booming city with many great neighborhoods boasting exceptional schools, parks, and activities for families. In this guide, we go over some of the top-rated neighborhoods in Fort Worth.

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Arlington Heights

Just north of the Chisholm Trail Parkway and I-30, Arlington Heights makes many of the top neighborhoods lists in Fort Worth, and for good reason. Home to the beautiful Fort Worth Botanical Garden as well as the bustling Lincoln Square, this neighborhood has much to do and see making it a perfect spot for families. Other places of interest include Fred’s Texas Cafe, Aventino’s Italian Restaurant, and Billy Bob’s.
With a plethora of apartments, condos, older ranch style homes, or newer modern homes to pick between, you’re bound to find the right place to live here. The average rent in this neighborhood is $950 and the average income is roughly $65,000 with a population of 30,403.


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TCU-West Cliff

Home of the Texas Christian University, TCU-West Cliff is populated by students and families alike. This neighborhood has many museums and attractions for all ages such as the Stockyards Museum. Several quality schools and parks are located in this neighborhood, the most popular being the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge and the Fort Worth Zoo. Other places of interest include the Woodshed Smokehouse, the Red, Hot and Blue on South Hulen, The Whiskey Rose Saloon, and the Hulen Mall.
Apartments, condos, and single family living homes are all available to rent here. The average income is about $81,000 with a population of 36,649.


Far West Fort Worth

Far West

Just south of Lake Worth, many people in the Far West neighborhood are employed by the massive Lockheed Martin and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base. You don’t have to go very far to see an abundance of shopping centers (Stockyards Station), the Texas Rangers Baseball stadium, or the Dallas Cowboys Football stadium. The nearby Lake Worth is excellent for fishing, boating, swimming, camping, or horseback riding. Other places of interest include Splash Dayz water park, Ginger Brown’s Old Tyme Restaurant, and Woody Creek BarBQ.
You can expect to find many great apartments, condos, and single family homes here. The average rent in this neighborhood is $900 and the average income is roughly $69,000 with a population of 28,215.


Honorable Mentions: Downtown, Far Southwest, and Far North.

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