The many wonderful neighborhoods in and around Fort Worth have unique personalities that differentiate them from all other parts of the city. A thought: What if your next home were somewhere that perfectly fits your personality? Do you love to walk to restaurants and shops instead of driving everywhere? Do you live an active lifestyle and want to be near fantastic outdoor recreation sites, like the Trinity River. Are you a history buff? The expert agents in the Fort Worth office of Briggs Freeman Sothebys International Realty have gathered up five of the best places to live in the great Texas city, based on characteristics that will help you feel right at home.
Personality: The Golf Nut
Even if youre not a professional-level player, you can hit the links every day in Colonial Hills on the same course where a world-famous PGA tournament the Charles Schwab Challenge is held annually in the neighborhood. Living here makes it easy to continue the 19th-hole celebrations at your own home, which will be nestled among lush hills, several parks and trails all places you can say hi to neighbors walking their dogs, riding their bikes or pushing their little ones in strollers. Homes range from older charmers to newer stunners, with spacious, multilevel floor plans and luxury amenities the norm.
Personality: The City Slicker (with a twist)
Life in downtown Fort Worth offers everything urban enthusiasts crave: high-rise living with spectacular views; great walkability; vibrant energy; fantastic restaurants and bars; cultural opportunities; and remarkable attractions. Yet for all the skyscrapers and the big-city appearance, the downtown district in this city also somehow manages to have the charm of a small town and a real sense of community. The 35-block entertainment district, Sundance Square, is a true highlight, while the historic Fort Worth Stockyards can be reached in only 10 minutes by car for daily cattle drives and a Wild West vibe that marks one of the most delightful distinctions of the 12th-largest city in the country.
Personality: The Nature Lover
While the Trinity River can be more of a stream over in Dallas, depending on the season, its always a free-flowing source of beauty and recreational opportunities in Fort Worth. The Crestwood neighborhood is bordered at the north and west by the West Fork of the Trinity River, which means quick and convenient access to a variety of trails, parks and sporting fields for getting out in the fresh air and a change of scenery from your own well-manicured lawn whether youre in one of Crestwoods cozy cottages or sprawling, high-square-footage properties.
Personality: The History Buff
Anyone with a fondness for the past will revel in everything that makes Fort Worths Historic Southside neighborhood quaint and appealing. Many of the homes in the area are modest Craftsman-style bungalows from the early decades of the 1900s, but there are some larger Victorian-style homes, too. The area has a rich history and a vibrant culture, plus some of the best BBQ joints in the city and all of Texas. Not a bad thing to have so close to your home!
Personality: The Eternal Vacationer
The lush landscape of the Mira Vista neighborhood on the northeastern shore of Benbrook Lake provides a picturesque backdrop to your everyday activities. The gated community prides itself in its upscale resort lifestyle; it offers residents 24-hour security and luxurious homes with incredible views. Within the neighborhoods borders, youll find the Mira Vista Country Club, where many local homeowners have memberships. An 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, two fitness facilities, a lap pool and a clubhouse with an excellent restaurant are among the many perks after joining.