Downtown Fort Worth, TX

By Kate Parham on February 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm EST
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PHOTO CREDIT: Brian McCord

Downtown Fort Worth, a thriving, walkable city center, provides residents and visitors alike with the perfect combination of work and play, living and learning.

Tarrant County College’s new Trinity River East campus, overlooking the river, recently built brand-new classrooms and state-of-the-art labs in a three-acre plaza complete with a welcome center and a coffee bar. The estimated $203 million new building is certainly one of the most aesthetically stunning campuses in the Lone Star State. The school district and RadioShack have also extended their building-use lease, which is in walking distance from the new building, through 2016.

The beautiful,3-acre urban Burnett Park also saw renovations and now includes a monumental sculpture, play areas, granite walkways crossing through a lush green lawn (perfect for concerts) and shady areas with moveable bistro-style tables and chairs. The district also got its first grocery store when Oliver's Fine Foods brought its neighborhood-market concept to the area.

Downtown's most modern amenities are imbued with a sense of the city's rich history, however. Historic architecture blends with new, while grand scenes of hte Old west unfold vividly at the Sid Richardson Museum, which houses one of the country's finest collections of Western art. At Second and Commerce streets, visitors to historic Fire Station No. 1 can explore "150 Years of Fort Worth," a satellite exhibit of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Learn more about why Fort Worth, TX has a great downtown.

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Brianna Broussard, program manager, Vision Fort Worth