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  • Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas, covering nearly 350 square miles in the north central Texas counties of Tarrant, Denton, Johnson, Parker, and Wise – serving as the seat city for Tarrant County.
    According to US Census Bureau data compiled by the informational website, Sperling’s Best Places, there were 833,319 people calling Fort Worth home in 2015. This number represents a population growth for the city of almost 53 percent since the year 2000. Sperling’s also tells us that the median cost for a home in “Cowtown” is $155,317; and the city’s cost of living is almost five percent lower than the U.S. average.
    The City of Fort Worth’s official motto is, “Where the West begins”, which really tells you all you need to know about this historic, yet progressive, city.

Shopping and Dining

Residents of and visitors to Fort Worth have a diverse selection of shopping and dining options from which to choose.

There is one particular destination, however, that stands apart from all the others, and that place is Sundance Square. Encompassing more than 30 square blocks in Fort Worth’s magnificent downtown area, Sundance Square offers a nightlife lover’s playground, with an eclectic array of live music clubs; restaurants, eateries, cafes and diners; watering holes, taverns, saloons and bars; and myriad other food, fun and frivolity emporiums. Some popular Sundance Square hot spots that may whet your appetite are Scat Jazz Lounge and The Flying Saucer.

Just outside of downtown, the West 7th  Street District serves as a destination for premiere shopping, dining, and entertainment. From high-concept eateries to popular merchants such as Movie Tavern and LA Fitness this hub is a hotspot for local residents, TCU students and tourists alike.

You will also find one-stop shopping malls in Fort Worth, such as Ridgmar MallStockyards StationLa Gran Plaza and Hulen Mall.

Parks and Recreation

The City of Fort Worth’s Parks and Community Services Department (PACS) manages and maintains more than 270 city and neighborhood parks and public spaces.

The city also offers a wide variety of exercise and educational programs for children, teenagers, adults and seniors via its more than 20 community centers. Some of the additional services provided include special interest classes, computer lab and recreational sport teams.

Some of the city’s other major attractions include the following:

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Log Cabin Village

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

The Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive

Fort Worth Zoo

Fort Worth Water Gardens

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Living

The fourth highest concentration of Fortune 500 headquarters in the nation is in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, providing the city’s residents with an incredible amount of employment opportunities. ExxonMobil, American Airlines, RadioShack and GE Manufacturing Solutions are only a few of the major companies in or very near Fort Worth.

Fort Worth is home to the Kimbell Art Museum, which houses one of the best art collections in the state inside one of its most stunning and original works of modern architecture. Some of the city’s other cultural attractions of note include the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum.

The aforementioned Sperling’s Best Places ranked Fort Worth No. 4 on its The Best Cities to Relocate to in America list in 2011, citing its myriad attractions, as well as its major league sports franchises, such as the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Most of Fort Worth’s public education needs are served via the Fort Worth Independent School District. Some of the other school districts serving the city include:

Birdville Independent School District

Castleberry Independent School District

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District

Keller Independent School District

Lake Worth Independent School District

Northwest Independent School District

Those interested in charter schools and private schools in Fort Worth also have a nice selection from which to choose.

There are more than a dozen health care centers, medical care facilities and hospitals in the city of Fort Worth, some of which include:

Baylor All Saints Medical Center

Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth

John Peter Smith Hospital

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth 

Numerous highways and byways spider web the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, including Interstate Highways 35, 20 and 30. Public transportation options include provided by The T include bus service and commuter rail. The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport serves as the city’s major access to the friendly skies.

 

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