People looking for homes in Fort Worth with easy access to the top spots will want to explore southwest Fort Worth around Chisholm Trail Parkway. The parkway is a 27.6-mile road that runs from I-30 to US 67 in Cleburne. This area will have a generous hike and bike trails that connect to existing parks and nearby schools.
Here are five reasons to live in southwest Fort Worth.
- Plenty of Places to Enjoy the Great Outdoors
In addition to the hike and bike trails, people in southwest Fort Worth live a short trek away from Benbrook Lake and Trinity Trails. Lake Benbrook has every kind of outdoor activity available including camping, fishing, hunting, and boating. You can also swim, hike, bike, and ride horses.
Trinity Trails connects with many parks with more than 70 miles of trails along the Trinity River. The trails lead to the Fort Worth Zoo, cultural district, Log Cabin Village, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Japanese Garden, and historic stockyards. It also has equestrian trails, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and even the Coyote Drive-In Theater.
- Close to Everything
Since opening in 2014, Chisholm Trail Parkway has opened the floodgates for commuters. It shortens the trip between downtown Fort Worth and Cleburne. Residents near the parkway will be just a 10-minute drive from downtown and major job centers. When you want to take a weekend trip, the parkway gets you to I-20 and I-30.
A new elementary school in the Chisholm Trail Ranch community is in the works. Students living in this neighborhood attend Crowley ISD schools, which are all within 1.2 miles. The current elementary school is the furthest away, but that will change once the new elementary school opens.
Hulen Mall, Pecan Valley Golf Course, and several hospitals are within 5 miles of the community. It’s only 10 minutes from H-E-B Plus! in Burleson. Not only do they sell groceries, but also everything you need to enjoy your lifestyle.
- Diverse Higher Education Options
Out of 22 colleges in Texas, TCU is ranked as the No. 2 for nursing and No. 3 best college for education according to Niche. The private university’s Neeley School of Business ranks high on many lists. TCU has a strong athletic program that includes a football, basketball, and baseball. Besides, they have one of the coolest mascots as you’ll cheer for the Horned Frogs.
Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, will build a campus adjacent to Chisholm Trail Parkway at Old Granbury Road. It’s the only public university offering bachelor’s degrees in Fort Worth. Tarleton’s Fort Worth location will also offer master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, and certifications. The new campus opens in 2019.
Tarrant County College multiple campuses provide residents with more education options including career and technical programs, workforce training, and certifications. People living in Southwest Fort Worth won’t go far to TCC’s South Campus.
- Choice School District
Though residents in Chisholm Trail Ranch have a Fort Worth address, kids will attend Crowley Independent Schools. The district offers innovative MyChoice Programs, which allow students to pursue educational opportunities based on their learning styles, interests, and aspirations.
Each MyChoice school focuses on a specialty. Some options comprise science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), arts, leadership, two-way dual language, career and technology education, and more.
- New Homes in Fort Worth
You can find new homes in southwest Fort Worth from Sandlin Homes in Chisholm Trail Ranch. This 600-acre master-planned community is next to the 75-acre Chisholm Trail Community Park and Community Center.
It only takes a short walk to get to the skate park, trail, picnic pavilions, pier, athletic fields, and playgrounds. This community will also have retail and commercial space for your shopping needs and potential jobs.
The community center contains a multipurpose fitness and activity center. Members can do strength training, reach new heights on the indoor rock climbing wall, enroll in exercise classes, and attend an after-school program.
The neighborhood is located at Chisholm Trail Parkway and McPherson Blvd. Sandlin Homes in this community range from the mid-$200s to mid-$300s. Homes are anywhere from 1800 to 3260 square feet. Visit our Chisholm Trail Ranch page for more information.