Boasting great schools, abundant job opportunities, and a convenient location, the greater Fort Worth, TX area is a wonderful place to raise a family. Here’s a list of the best up-and-coming neighborhoods in Fort Worth to consider when looking for a new home.
Fort Worth, Texas is the 13th-largest city in the United States, located west of Arlington and Dallas. Many Fort Worth suburbs are great places to raise your family. As we discuss some of the best areas of Fort Worth to live in, we’ll highlight several factors you should consider. Some of these factors include:
One of the Fort Worth neighborhoods we recommend for families is Keller. Best known for its hot summers and mild winters, Keller has a friendly atmosphere that connects its townsfolk. Its proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth makes it ideal for commuting to the city for work or leisure.
The cost of living index for Keller is 129.5. Although it’s more expensive than the national average, the suburb has some of the most valuable homes on the market. Keller’s crime rates are moderately lower than other parts of the US.
The Keller Independent School District has over 30 public schools for grades K-12. This school district is widely regarded as one of Texas’ best and serves over 35,000 students.
There are several things you can do while living in Keller. Visiting the Keller Pointe recreation center is an excellent way to encourage recreational activity for your whole family; the facility has group exercise programs, an indoor track, and indoor swimming pool rentals for birthday parties.
Southlake is another community we recommend for families moving to North Texas. As one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods near Fort Worth, it’s only 25 minutes away from the central Fort Worth area. In addition, it’s a rich economic center, making it one of the wealthiest communities in Texas prospering from industrial businesses.
The cost of living index for Southlake is around 164 when compared to the national average, making it pricey for families with limited budgets. Southlake has low violent crime rates, and theft and property crime rates are also moderately low.
Carroll Independent School District consists of 11 schools; the district has a zero percent dropout rate, 97% attendance rate, and consistent assessment scores above the state and national averages.
You can visit the Southlake Town Square to shop, dine, and participate in annual festivities or events, such as Art in the Square and Stars and Stripes.
One of our favorite Fort Worth suburbs is Northlake. It’s a small, family-oriented town of about 4,000 people located in Denton County. Northlake is only 27 miles from Fort Worth, and 35 miles from Arlington. It is close to both DFW International Airport and Alliance Airport, as well.
Children in Northlake attend the Northwest Independent School District, which has a 95% parent satisfaction rate. The district received an accountability grade of A (the top grade awarded) by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Both children and their parents love Northwest ISD schools!
Northlake has a low crime rate and has lots of fun things to do with the family. There are two lakes within 30 minutes—Lake Lewisville and Grapevine Lake. Both offer boating, fishing, parks, camping, swimming, and more. Nearby Arlington is the home of the Texas Rangers baseball team and the Dallas Cowboys, plus several theme parks and other attractions including Six Flags. Families can also enjoy horseback riding near Northlake and Canyon Falls Park is a wonderful part to explore in Roanoke.
The cost of living index in Northlake is 127.7 vs. the national average, which is moderate compared to the other cities on our list. Northlake has some beautiful master-planned communities of new homes including Harvest by Hillwood and Pecan Square by Hillwood.
Convenient to Denton, Fort Worth, and Dallas, Argyle is another contender in our picks for the best Fort Worth suburbs for families. Its cost of living index is above the national average at 121, making it the most affordable of the suburban Fort Worth neighborhoods on our list. Argyle’s crime rate is low, ranking at 22%.
Argyle is served by two local school districts for K-12th grade education, the Argyle Independent School District and the aforementioned Northwest ISD. Argyle ISD received the silver ranking by U.S. News and World Report in the Best High Schools in the nation category. Both school districts prioritize teaching their students about responsibility and personal accountability when solving problems and pursuing their academic interests. Kiddos at Harvest by Hillwood get to attend one of the two acclaimed school districts, depending on where their home is located.
Some things you can do around the area include kayaking, visiting the 407 Gun Club shooting range, and touring Denton County’s historic home museums.
If you decide Argyle/Northlake is the place for you, take a virtual tour of Harvest. Our master-planned community north of Fort Worth has some great selling points:
Some community amenities homeowners enjoy at Harvest include the resort-style pools, workout facilities, the Farmhouse Coffee & Treasures, the Harvest Farm, walking and biking trails, sports fields, and much more. Contact us today to learn more about Harvest!