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 2018:
- Tcu-West Cliff (Homes)
- Far West (Homes)
- Far Northwest (Homes)
- Far North (Homes)
- Arlington Heights (Homes)
- Far Southwest (Homes)
- Downtown (Homes)
- Wedgwood (Homes)
- Far South (Homes)
- Western Hills-Ridglea (Homes)
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.
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Fort Worth for 2018?
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 limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
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 has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Tcu-West Cliff
Median Income: $71,884
Median Home Value: $238,436
2. Far West
Median Income: $65,583
Median Home Value: $130,123
3. Far Northwest
Median Income: $70,422
Median Home Value: $126,420
4. Far North
Median Income: $81,885
Median Home Value: $149,151
5. Arlington Heights
Median Income: $61,279
Median Home Value: $206,994
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.
More on Arlington Heights: Real Estate | Data
6. Far Southwest
Median Income: $86,999
Median Home Value: $208,389
Median Income: $59,243
Median Home Value: $133,600
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.
More on Downtown: Real Estate | Data
Median Income: $62,317
Median Home Value: $128,709
Wedgwood is a neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas, located on the southwest part of the city. It is bounded by Granbury Rd on the northwest, Altamesa Blvd on the south, McCart Ave & Westcreek Dr on the east, and Interstate 20 on the north.
More on Wedgwood: Real Estate | Data
9. Far South
Median Income: $65,810
Median Home Value: $112,679
10. Western Hills-Ridglea
Median Income: $43,498
Median Home Value: $125,364
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of 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.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Fort Worth:
- South East
For more reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Fort Worth