Fort Worth is “where the West begins!” It’s also the fifth largest city in the state of Texas and makes up one-third of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. Originally, Fort Worth was an army outpost overlooking the Trinity River. Today this North Central city, known as “Cowtown”, is steeped in its Western heritage. If you’re moving to Fort Worth, here’s what you need to know.
Where to Live
Downtown and Sundance Square
According to Livability.com, in 2014, Fort Worth had the best downtown scene in the country. Sundance Square is a large shopping and entertainment district that features historic buildings and an alluring atmosphere set among soaring skyscrapers. It’s a popular and up-and-coming neighborhood that is perfect for new residents, because it offers so much to do and provides an opportunity to meet new people.
Two miles south of Downtown lies the Fairmount-Southside Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This neighborhood offers an eclectic urban and artistic community set among bungalows and early 20th Century architecture.
Berkeley, Mistletoe Heights, Park Hill
These are beautiful and affluent neighborhoods near Texas Christian University and offer single-family homes.
Texas summers are very hot and humid, so try to avoid moving during this season. Additionally, it’s wise to remember that Fort Worth sits in the direct path of “Tornado Alley” with peak action between late spring and late summer. If you do choose to move during this time, remember to add damage coverage your truck rental.
Economy and Education
There are several major corporations based in Fort Worth, including American Airlines Group, Pier 1 Imports and RadioShack. Also, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base is one of Fort Worth’s top employers, with over 11,000 employees.
Fort Worth has many choices for higher education. Texas Christian University, University of North Texas Health Science Center and Texas A&M University School of Law are just a few of the many educational choices.
If you find yourself heading to Fort Worth for school, try CollegeBoxes, a convenient and inexpensive way to move your belongings to and from school.
Have you moved to Fort Worth recently and have some tips for future residents? Let us know in the comments below!