Fort Worth Real Estate Overview

Fort Worth's real estate market remains one of the most affordable in the nation

Joe Morris
On Monday, April 25, 2011 - 13:00
Fort Worth

From high-rises to haciendas, Fort Worth has a home for every taste and budget. The city’s heritage shines through with Southwestern detail in many historic neighborhoods, while new residential communities, condominiums and urban lofts make sure there’s a style here for anyone looking to lease or own.

Home Prices Remain Affordable

The median home price in Fort Worth is around $115,000, making all the city’s residential areas affordable for those entering the housing market as well as growing families looking to upgrade or empty nesters looking to scale back a bit. And as the apartment and condominium markets continue to flourish throughout the region, look for even more options and amenities – and less maintenance – in those markets as well.

New Master Communities Offer Choice

Some of the newer residential areas include Walsh Ranch, Circle T and Heritage, master-planned communities that are providing quality living options for both singles and families. Properties such as Pecan Place, Cotton Depot Apartments, The Versailles and Hillside Apartments are already completed or under construction, giving renters and buyers alike plenty to choose from, along with such high-profile developments as The Cassidy, a 22-story residential tower, and Trinity Bluff, a 1,500-unit residential and mixed-use project alongside the Trinity River.

Southwest Fort Worth is another growing and diverse area, with communities including gated country club development Mira Vista and City View, which offers stunning views of downtown Fort Worth.

Renovated Neighborhoods Provide History

Everything old is new again in Fort Worth, including the Museum District on the West Side, where new apartments and condos are helping to create a walkable urban district in an always popular area, while downtown continues to experience a renaissance in diverse urban living.

On the Southside, artists and creative types are carving their niche in the Magnolia Avenue/Fairmount/Ryan Place area, which feature restored homes and fixer-uppers waiting to happen. Out West, Arlington Heights, Monticello, North Hi Mount and Crestwood are also well-­established neighbor­hoods close to all the city’s cultural amenities, and are seeing growth in apartments and townhouses. And then there are Berkeley, Mistletoe Heights and Park Hill, beautiful, affluent neighborhoods close to both downtown and the TCU campus.

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Joe Morris is a Nashville-based writer and editor.