The 10 Best Fort Worth, TX Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Fort Worth are the best of the best.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Fort Worth.
Best Neighborhoods In Fort Worth

Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Fort Worth, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Fort Worth neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Fort Worth are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Fort Worth for 2019:

  1. Tcu-West Cliff (Homes)
  2. Downtown (Homes)
  3. Far Southwest (Homes)
  4. Far North (Homes)
  5. Arlington Heights (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Fort Worth for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Tcu-West Cliff looks to be the best Fort Worth neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Fort Worth that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Fort Worth.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Fort Worth hoods in 2019

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Fort Worth, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 16 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Fort Worth.” We’re lookin’ at you, Tcu-West Cliff.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Fort Worth, Texas has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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9
/10

Population: 36,649
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $258,142 (1st best)
Median Income: $81,358 (3rd best)
More on Tcu-West Cliff: Homes For Sale | Data

Downtown Fort Worth, TX

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8.5
/10

Population: 4,481
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $146,567 (5th best)
Median Income: $63,894 (8th best)
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

Downtown Fort Worth is the central business district of Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Most of Fort Worth’s tallest buildings and skyscrapers are located downtown.

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8.5
/10

Population: 6,790
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $223,578 (2nd best)
Median Income: $98,069 (1st best)
More on Far Southwest: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
/10

Population: 141,442
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $156,796 (4th best)
Median Income: $83,972 (2nd best)
More on Far North: Homes For Sale | Data

Arlington Heights Fort Worth, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 30,403
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $221,584 (3rd best)
Median Income: $65,522 (6th best)
More on Arlington Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

A Denver, Colorado-originating promoter named H. B. Chamberlain bought 2,000 acres of land from a Chicago financier named Tom Hurley and Robert McCart. He attempted to develop Arlington Heights, but a hotel he built, Ye Arlington Inn, burned in 1894 and he died in a bicycle accident in London. Arlington Heights was developed after the United States moved military personnel in the surrounding area in World War I.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Fort Worth

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Fort Worth where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fort Worth aren’t all good. South East takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Fort Worth.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Worth For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Tcu-West Cliff 36,649 $258,142 $81,358
2 Downtown 4,481 $146,567 $63,894
3 Far Southwest 6,790 $223,578 $98,069
4 Far North 141,442 $156,796 $83,972
5 Arlington Heights 30,403 $221,584 $65,522
6 Far Northwest 33,891 $135,505 $74,826
7 Wedgwood 86,351 $129,257 $63,590
8 Far West 28,215 $139,380 $69,798
9 Western Hills-Ridglea 43,278 $123,969 $49,146
10 Far South 21,078 $121,521 $64,738
11 Eastside 95,072 $108,565 $49,038
12 Sycamore 40,126 $85,861 $44,497
13 Northside 44,752 $68,951 $37,189
14 Southside 56,682 $83,117 $37,624
15 Northeast 38,197 $73,740 $40,654
16 South East 59,810 $53,724 $31,691

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