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FTW Neighborhoods Guide: A complete guide to 32 Fort Worth, TX neighborhoods

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Whether you’re a native, transplant, or prospective Fort Worthian, deciding what neighborhood to call home can be tricky business — so we’re taking an inside look at 32 of FTW’s neighborhoods to help you decide.

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Morning, FTW. Over the next year, we’re partnering with Williams Trew to walk y’all through 32 neighborhoods around Cowtown — ranging from Monticello/Rivercrest and Westover Hills to River Park to name the first few — kicking off with today’s guide to the Colonial + Tanglewood neighborhoods in southwest FTW. 🏡

Colonial

Centrally located in southwest Fort Worth (read: short commutes to most areas of town), the Colonial neighborhood is home to 1,800+ residents. It’s in close proximity to Colonial Country Club, Texas Christian University, and our top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo, as well as several parks, shopping in University Park Village, and bike paths along the Trinity River.

Homes in the area

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This charming Tudor home is located in the exclusive University Place neighborhood near Colonial, Avondale, and in the Tanglewood Elementary School system.

Photo provided by Williams Trew Real Estate

Does the Colonial neighborhood sound like home? Check out these houses on the market.

Parks, restaurants + what not to miss

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Ben Hogan won the first two editions of what was then the Colonial Invitational in 1946 + ’47, was runner-up in 1948, and went back-to-back again in 1952 and ’53. He won his last PGA TOUR title at Colonial in 1959, at the age of 46.

Photo by FTWtoday team

  • Parks + playgrounds in the Colonial neighborhood include Overton Park + Trinity Park. 🌳
  • Catch a Big 12 game at TCU or hit the links at Colonial Country Club. (Pro tip: The club also hosts an annual PGA tournament.)
  • Sit down for a weekend brunch at Woodshed Smokehouse or HG Supply Co.
  • Shops (think: an Apple store + Anthropologie) and restaurants like Blue Goose Cantina and Pacific Table can be found at University Park Village.
  • Maria’s Mexican Kitchen, Silver Fox, Dutch’s Burgers + Roger’s are a few more local restaurants to try.
  • Enjoy a bite to eat, craft cocktails, Pickleball + live music at the recently opened Courtside Kitchen.

Tanglewood

Sitting just southwest from Colonial, Tanglewood is tucked between I-30 and I-20, but still within the 820 loop — the main freeway that circles Fort Worth. Considered to be a safe + family-friendly area, Tanglewood is filled with old homes and green spaces that nicely offset development.

View of the pavement in Overton Park in Fort Worth, TX.

Encompassing 48+ acres, Overton Park was built in 1959 and featured a creek running down the middle with a section that leads into the Clear Fork Trinity River.

Photo by @dustin.miles

Homes in the area
Want to live in (or close to) the Tanglewood area? Check out these homes.

Parks, restaurants + what not to miss

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The Tanglewood area is known for the abundance of beautiful, mature trees, close proximity to the Trinity River trails, and the highly regarded Tanglewood Elementary School. | Photo by @dxturner77

There are a lot of great things close to Tanglewood. Here are some we recommend:

  • Fan favorites like Tom Thumb, Ulta, DSW, Central Market + Trader Joe’s can be found at the shops off Hulen St.
  • Don’t miss dining at neighborhood favorites like Charleston’s, Zoli’s Pizza or Mi Cocina.
  • Overton Park is also accessible from the Tanglewood neighborhood.

Neighborhood school Tanglewood Elementary is ranked #1 in Fort Worth Independent School District Elementary Schools.*

Westover Hills

Morning, FTW. We’re here with our next installment of our FTW Neighborhoods Guide — a series where we partnered with Williams Trew to walk y’all through 32 neighborhoods around Cowtown. Today we’re taking a look at the Westover Hills neighborhood, just west of downtown FTW. 🏡

Landscaping in front of a Fort Worth, Texas home.

Most of the homes in Westover Hills are architect-designed estate properties and many of them are hidden from view by large privacy walls or mature landscaping.

Photo by @bonicklandscaping, landscape contractor: Bonick Landscaping, landscape architect: Hocker Design Group, architect: A. Quincy Jones, renovation/addition: Daniels & Lovelady

Need to know
The neighborhood is unique for many reasons, but did you know — it’s actually its own town.

The Town of Westover Hills provides:

  • Water and trash services
  • Police and municipal court, and
  • Building and permits departments to their residents

The town government is managed by a mayor, town council + city secretary (all elected by a regular voting system). Read on to discover the history of the neighborhood (dating back to the 1930s) and some can’t-miss spots now via Williams Trew Real Estate.

The early days
Westover Hills, which likely was established during the early twentieth century, was incorporated as a class A city in 1939.

The neighborhood was popular with Fort Worth’s cattle + oil families during the 1930s and 40s.

The paving of the Town’s roads was not completed until the 1940′s and home construction continued through the 50′s with most of the town’s plots occupied by the end of the 1960′s.

Today, ~700 people call Westover Hills home and there are 277 homes in the community (most of which are architect-designed estate properties).

Can’t miss
Running low on time? A trip to Westover Hills isn’t complete without a bike ride or walk through the wide streets + hills (you’ll find us window shopping for homes), a glass of wine from Winslow Wine Cafe or Roy Pope’s Grocery, and a visit to the nearby Cultural District, so be sure to factor it into your day. You’ll thank us later.

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Westover Hills residents enjoy nearby Shady Oaks Country Club and a serene community of elegant homes conveniently located near dining, shopping + Interstate 30.

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Where to live
If you’re sold on Westover Hills + looking to buy in the area, here are some homes currently on the market by Williams Trew.*

Monticello

Morning, FTW. We’re here with our next installment of our FTW Neighborhoods Guide — a series in which we’re partnering with Williams Trew to walk y’all through 32 neighborhoods around Cowtown. Today we’re taking a look at the Monticello + Rivercrest neighborhoods, situated west of downtown FTW. 🏡

Located just north of Camp Bowie Blvd. and northwest of the Cultural District + West 7th Street areas, Monticello offers easy access to world-renowned museums, shopping, restaurants and more — not to mention a straight shot to downtown Fort Worth.

Exterior of a lock and leave townhome in the Monticello neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas.

This beautiful, high-end townhome was custom built in 2018 and is located in the heart of Monticello.

Photo provided by Williams Trew Real Estate

Need to know
It’s common to see a home constructed in the 1920s or 30s next to a new build.

Nearby schools include:

Where to live
If you’re sold + looking to buy a home in the Monticello neighborhood, here are some housing options currently on the market via Williams Trew.

Rivercrest

Built around The Rivercrest Country Club (and also in close proximity to Fort Worth’s Cultural District, Northside + downtown area), the Rivercrest neighborhood is home to historic estates, many of which date back to the early 1900s.

Need to know
There are a number of historic homes in the Rivercrest (technically named Crestline) neighborhood, some dating as far back as 1893. You’ll see a variety of architectural styles, from Mediterranean-style to modern.

Pro tip: The grandest historic homes sit along Crestline Rd., on a bluff overlooking the river with striking views.

View of the Rivercrest golf course in Fort Worth, TX.

Surrounded by wooded areas and walking trails, Rivercrest is home to many young couples, families, and those who live an active lifestyle (or just love to golf).

Photo by the FTWtoday team

Where to live
If you’re sold + looking to buy a home in the Rivercrest neighborhood, here are some housing options currently on the market via Williams Trew.

Can’t miss
Running low on time? A trip to Monticello/Rivercrest isn’t complete without a visit to the Cultural District, or a stop at the new Tex-Mex restaurant Don Artemio, so be sure to factor an extra stop into your day.

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River District

Happy Monday, FTW. The next installment of our FTW Neighborhoods Guide — a series where we partnered with Williams Trew to walk y’all through 32 neighborhoods around Cowtown — features the The River District neighborhood in West FTW. 🏡

View of the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth, TX at sunset.

The 100+ miles of the Trinity Trails provide a great escape for bikers, runners and recreational sports enthusiasts.

Need to know

You’re not the only one with your eyes set on Fort Worth’s River District. This charming up-and-coming neighborhood continues to draw newcomers and tourists to the area’s unique shopping + dining destinations.

Sitting between the Monticello/Rivercrest and River Oaks neighborhoods, The River District is the first of its kind in Fort Worth — a district nestled on the banks of the Trinity River, winding around toward River Oaks and into Lake Worth.

Development of the water-front community’s next phase is currently underway and includes an increase in living options + retail spaces, stretching all the way down toward Ridgmar.

There are a handful of nearby schools including:

Read on to discover the history of the neighborhood and some can’t-miss spots via Williams Trew Real Estate.

Can’t miss
Running low on time? A trip to The River District isn’t complete without a walk along the Trinity Trails, an Aperol spritz from Gemelle, or some vintage shopping, so be sure to factor it into your day. Enjoy exploring, FTW.

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Did you know that The River District is a non-profit organization, aimed at supporting local businesses + the community?

Photo by The River District @riverdistrictfw

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Where to live
If you’re sold on The River District + looking to buy in the area, find all the available homes or contact a Williams Trew agent to learn more.*

Arlington Heights

The next installment of our FTW Neighborhoods Guide — a series in which we’re partnering with Williams Trew to walk y’all through 32 neighborhoods around Cowtown — explores the Arlington Heights neighborhood, situated in west Fort Worth. 🏡

A popular neighborhood for families + single millennials, much of the Arlington Heights neighborhood features suburban Tudor + craftsman-style homes (read: a fair amount of green space) while still being close to all the downtown fun.

Bonus: It’s consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the city.

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This lock + leave townhome is the perfect spot for those that want easy access to I-30, shopping, dining, downtown, and the medical district.

Photo provided by Williams Trew

Need to know
The neighborhood is surrounded by Camp Bowie Boulevard. to the north, I-30 on the south + west, and Montgomery Street. on the east.

Located next to the Cultural District, Arlington Heights provides easy access to some of the best museums in Fort Worth. It’s also only a 10-minute drive from West 7th, which has tons of restaurants, shops + a movie theater.

Nearby schools include:

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This charming bungalow features two bedrooms with a shared bathroom, and a recently updated kitchen with quartz countertops and high-end finishes.

Photo provided by William Trew

Where to live
If you’re sold + looking to become Arlington Heights’ latest resident, here are some housing options currently on the market via Williams Trew.

Can’t miss
A trip to Arlington Heights isn’t complete without a walk on Trinity Trails or a glass of wine at Winslow’s, so be sure to factor it into your day. You’ll thank us later. 🍷

Read on to discover the rich history + recommendations for can’t-miss spots in the Arlington Heights neighborhood (think dining, shopping, outdoors + more) via Williams Trew Real Estate.

The early days
Arlington Heights’ history of land ownership + development reaches back to the 1850s, when it was used for ranch land.

According to the Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association, Humphrey Barker Chamberlin, a suburban developer from Denver, began platting a neighborhood + created a boulevard linking it to the downtown area in 1906. “Chamberlin Arlington Heights” was launched (but no houses were built) on what is now the Tremont block.

During World War I, Robert McCart bought acreage and donated it to the U.S. Army for troop training. With the construction of Camp Bowie in 1917, the Army contracted for:

  • Installation of water
  • Sewer
  • Electric power
  • Telephone lines

The camp closed at war’s end, leaving those elements of infrastructure.
This led to a second development era, when the block became part of the Hill Crest Addition to the City of Fort Worth. Construction of homes began in 1925 and continued into the late 1930s. World War II halted the process, but postwar homebuilding filled all but one of the few remaining lots by 1947.

Today, Tremont Ave.’s twelfth + eighteenth blocks stand within the Hillcrest Addition, part of the larger Arlington Heights neighborhood.

Anchored by a classic Arts and Crafts bungalow, it is unified by the majority of English Cottage-style homes.

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Downtown

The next installment of our FTW Neighborhoods Guide — a series in which we’re partnering with Williams Trew to walk y’all through 32 neighborhoods around Cowtown — explores life in downtown Fort Worth. 🏡

Need to know
Home to charming, beautifully restored buildings + residences that stand alongside modern skyscrapers, downtown FTW offers both a friendly ambiance and all the buzz of an urban city.

Plus, there are parks and landmarks galore and the Sundance Square district — a walkable 37-square-block area dotted with:

  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Art galleries
  • Entertainment
  • Offices
  • Residential living
Exterior view of the Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth, TX.

Standing at the north end of Main St., the Tarrant County Courthouse was completed in 1895 and took over two years to build.

Photo by @thechirowife

Where to live
If you’re itching for urban living + looking to buy in the area, search all the available homes currently on the market via Williams Trew. 👀

    Read on to discover the history of downtown + can’t-miss spots with recs from Williams Trew Real Estate.

    The early days
    In 1849, during the cattle drive era, Fort Worth was established as an army outpost.

    Surrounded by Highway 35 to the west and N. Henderson St. to the east, downtown Fort Worth is filled with history and some buildings give us a glimpse at what life in Cowtown used to look like.

    Pro tip: Bookmark these 10 historic landmarks for next time you’re out exploring.

    Can’t miss
    Whether you’re heading out for the day or for a drink, a trip downtown isn’t complete without a stop at Sundance Square, a walk along the Trinity River Trails bordering downtown, or a happy hour drink from Cowtown Brewing Co.

    Aerial view of downtown Fort Worth, TX.

    From mixed-use spaces to residential high-rises, there’s no shortage of movement in downtown FTW.

    Photo by Keith Tiner @photogkeith

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