With a better than average job market Fort Worth continues to attract new residents, and those new people are choosing to move to interesting neighborhoods inside and outside of the urban center. Three of the top neighborhoods for restaurants, parks, art and pubs in the Fort Worth area are Fairmount, Grapevine and Arlington Heights.
In Fairmount everything old is new again. With two dozen subdivisions and some 1,000 homes built in the late 1800s to the early 1900s, the Fairmount Historic District boasts one of the most impressive collections of turn-of-the-century homes in the country. However, the future has also come to Fairmount in the form of coffee shops, restaurants and brew pubs including Zio Carolo Magnolia Brew Pub, which serves authentic Italian food and Texas craft beers including its own Roman Empire Bitter ESB and Smoke Wheat Everyday Grodziskie.
A city of more than 45,000, Grapevine is more than a neighborhood but has managed to maintain a neighborly atmosphere. With a busy downtown featuring shops, restaurants and activities, the city is an oasis for people interested in plenty to do without the requirement of living in a busy urban atmosphere. The town gets its name from a history of growing grapes and that fruit is put to good use by area wineries. Interesting festivals downtown include Butterfly Flutterby, GrapeFest and the annual Chocolate Festival.
Arlington Heights is a stable neighborhood that brings together young professionals, growing families and retirees who have owned their homes for decades. Yes, neighbors come and go, but mostly they stay giving this community a sense of history and safety. Arlington boasts excellent schools, lake access and golf courses. Located close to the Cultural District, residents of Arlington have easy access to the best Fort Worth has to offer.