Welcome to Fort Worth
Eclectic neighborhoods, great restaurants, and a vibrant arts scene
With a booming job market, Fort Worth has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. It’s home to the largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, which makes for endless business opportunities. In addition, Fort Worth offers incredible shopping and dining.
Numerous galleries and world-class museums contribute to a vibrant arts and culture scene. It also attracts outdoor lovers to its numerous parks and nature reserves.
Eclectic neighborhoods feature a range of housing options. One of the most prestigious neighborhoods, Westcliff, features sprawling ranch estates dating back to 1947. In historic Fairmont, you’ll find well-preserved Craftsman and American Foursquare homes. Arlington Heights and downtown Fort Worth are both trendy and walkable, with single-family homes and modern condominiums close to shops and restaurants. Harriett Creek Ranch, Marine Creek Ranch, and Park Glen are suburban communities where you’ll find homes from the turn of the century onwards. In comparison, Walsh Ranch, The Village of Woodland Springs, and Montrachet are perfect for those searching for newer homes for sale in a master-planned community.
What to Love
- World-class shopping, dining, and entertainment
- A booming economy and job market
- Eclectic neighborhoods and a variety of Fort Worth real estate options
- Quick commute to the international airport
- Endearingly nicknamed “Where the West Begins” and “ Funkytown”
Local Lifestyle - Living in Fort Worth
Fort Worth is known to be one of the friendliest cities in Texas. It offers big-city amenities while retaining its Southern charm and small-town appeal. The food scene is top-notch, so it gives the area a little of a cosmopolitan vibe. The western sister city of the metroplex famously gathers at Dickies Arena for the annual Forth Worth Stockshow and Rodeo and watches world-class entertainers in the Rodeo’s off-season. Throughout the year, Fort Worth is full of things to see and do.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping in Fort Worth
Fort Worth is best known for Southern fare, but it does offer a variety of cuisine. Gemelle serves American-Italian fare in a bright, colorful setting. They have an extensive menu of hearty breakfast plates, pizza, pasta, and daily specials for lunch and dinner. With a full bar, a garden patio, and weekly live music, it’s a great place for social hours and weekend brunches.
For Tex-Mex fare, Joe T. Garcia’s has been a landmark since its opening in 1935. This small mom-and-pop eatery started with 16 seats and has grown into a restaurant with a pool, patios, cabana, and dining areas that can seat 1,000 altogether. What hasn’t changed is their down-to-earth food inspired by classic Mexican favorites.
Jon Bonnell is Fort Worth’s Most Beloved Chef, and multiple restaurants throughout the city bear his mark. Waters Restaurant is a refined seafood restaurant downtown. Buffalo Brothers is the perfect pub for game day, with a wide variety of drinks on tap and incredible bar food to snack on while you cheer on your favorite team. Finally, Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine is an upscale, rustic restaurant serving unique southwestern takes on local game and other Texas favorites.
Dining at Ellerbe Fine Foods is an unforgettable experience. Set in a former gas station, they specialize in farm-to-table Southern-style dishes. Executive chef Molly McCook was a James Beard Foundation Semi-Finalist and brings the region’s best food into seasonal offerings like Louisiana redfish, duck confit, veal Bolognese, and New Orleans barbeque. The white tablecloth and rustic setting add to the upscale atmosphere.
For shopping, The Shops at Clearfork has luxury storefronts like Louis Vuitton and Gucci, as well as popular retailers, several restaurants with outdoor dining, and a dine-in movie theater showing the latest blockbusters.
Things to Do in Fort Worth
Known as the “museum capital of the Southwest,” Fort Worth is a mecca for art lovers. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is acclaimed for its contemporary collection. They house over 3,000 post-WWII art pieces and host themed exhibitions throughout the year.
The Forth Worth Stockyards is a rapidly expanding area where visitors can get a taste of the wild west by showing up for the cattle drive, buying custom boots or hats, enjoying the smell of leather couture, and dining at any of the shops that line the area’s cobblestone roads. Visitors can also pay homage to the women of the American West, the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame is the only one of its kind in the world. It collects and houses an archive of more than 4,000 artifacts from over 750 women pioneers and heroines who have helped shape the culture.
The annual Lone Star Film Festival has grown to be a premier event for up-and-coming directors, producers, filmmakers, enthusiasts, and industry professionals. It’s organized by the Lone Star Film Society, which aims to provide education programs to students in the Fort Worth area.
On Saturdays, The Clearfork Farmers Market features over 25 vendors of local producers, ranchers, and artisans. Held year-round, they sell fresh and high-quality food and products.
Fort Worth is home to highly-rated school districts. Here are some of its top schools: