The neighborhoods in northern Tarrant County and south-central Denton County have enjoyed increased popularity in the last few years. This Far North Fort Worth area is a booming center of growth that attracts thousands of homebuyers year after year.
The definition of Far North Fort Worth has somewhat changed in recent years. The term used to refer to the very northernmost portion of Tarrant County, which included towns like Haslet, Keller, Southlake, Saginaw, Melody Hills, Lake Worth, and Eagle Mountain, among others.
Since 2020, parts of southern and central Denton County are also considered to be part of this popular area. Cities like Roanoke, Justin, Northlake, and Argyle are Fort Worth suburbs that are now included in the Far North Fort Worth real estate region.
The area north of the city of Fort Worth has seen rapid development in the last decade. Far North Fort Worth is a site of booming neighborhoods and thriving businesses, and that’s reflected in the suburban growth in the area. Fort Worth itself is now the third fastest-growing city in the nation. Denton County grew by 3.9% from 2020 to 2021, which represents a much faster annual growth rate than that of Tarrant County.
In terms of individual Fort Worth suburbs, census data shows a dramatic shift away from dense urban centers toward smaller neighborhoods in the suburbs. Consider this data from World Population Review:
These suburbs of Fort Worth are seeing more move-ins, with many new residents coming from larger cities in the area, and from other states across the country.
This shift toward the suburbs shows that the priorities of homebuyers are changing. Since the pandemic, people are spending more time at home, so they are prioritizing more land, larger yards, better community amenities (like pools, parks, walking trails, etc.), and easier access to outdoor recreation. Commute times to the office have become less important since many individuals now work virtually. This means people are more comfortable living farther from urban areas, including Fort Worth and Dallas.
As the priorities of homebuyers change, the market has shifted to meet their needs. New home communities in the suburbs north and northwest of Fort Worth are booming as they offer the attractive housing and community amenities people are looking for.
For instance, the award-winning Harvest by Hillwood (located in Argyle and Northlake) offers many attractive amenities, including parks, fields, walking and biking trails, pools, and a working farm and community garden! These shared spaces give residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy recreational activities, build friendships with neighbors, and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Fortunately, living in a suburban Fort Worth new home community doesn’t mean being far from work or shopping. Northwest Fort Worth is experiencing tremendous growth in commercial development as well, especially along the Alliance Corridor. Alliance Texas is one example. This mixed-used development north of Fort Worth includes retail, office, and industrial space with easy access to Alliance Airport and the Global Logistics Hub.
Those considering a move to Far North Fort Worth often have questions, so we’ve provided answers to some common queries.
North Fort Worth is approximately 30-40 miles from Dallas, depending on which suburb you live in.
The bigger suburbs of Far North Fort Worth include Northlake, Saginaw, Watauga, Keller, Southlake, Justin, Argyle, and Roanoke. Of those, Northlake is growing the fastest at 136% since the 2010 census.
Most suburbs in northwestern Fort Worth are about a 20-minute drive from downtown.
There are miles of trails, open green spaces, parks and lakes to explore in Far North Fort Worth, and the area has many attractions, such as the Texas Motor Speedway, Lone Star Park, and stadiums for professional sports teams like the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. There are also numerous golf courses, water parks, amusement parks, and places to go horseback riding. In the city of Fort Worth, you have the Fort Worth Zoo, the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Botanical Gardens, and several world-class museums.
When it comes to finding new construction homes in Far North Fort Worth, Harvest by Hillwood has some of the best. Located within Argyle and Northlake in Denton County, this agrihood community offers beautiful homes from DFW’s top new home builders, a fantastic location, great school districts (Argyle ISD and Northwest ISD), an award-winning lifestyle program, and plenty of wonderful amenities. Take a virtual tour or get in touch to learn more!