Cowtown, Funkytown, Fort Worth, Texas—a city known, grown, and loved by many. We native Fort Worthians might be a little biased when we say Fort Worth IS the place to be, but the truth is—more and more folks are thinking it, too!
Here’s a couple of reasons why 65 people move to Fort Worth EACH day, a stat pulled from the presentation given by the Fort Worth Chamber at a recent Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty meeting. I kept track throughout 2015, searching near and far for evidence to support our assertion that Fort Worth is the best and brightest.
Here’s what I got.
Fort Worth, Texas
2015 Honors & Mentions
With the upsurge of transportation jobs influencing the Fort Worth area over the past two years, Funkytown finally outranks its neighbor, Dallas, as told by a January 2015 issue of The Huffington Post. Fort Worth also received ranking by West Jet Magazine as one of the Top 15 Places to Visit in 2015, alongside renowned destinations like Ireland and Nassau, Bahamas. Wowzers!
2.) Fort Worth known for its friendliness.
Far more important than being productive is being friendly, another accolade scooped up by Fort Worth in 2015. Fort Worth was given a “friendliness” score of 86.3 from Travel+Leisure.com, and also scored 99 points out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, which measures a city’s inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. Let’s give a boisterous Yee-Haw to that!
2015 was an historic year for Fort Worth’s economic development. A total of 15 deals representing $3 billion in capital investment, occupying 3.5 million square feet, and creating 5,336 jobs were announced. Facebook’s data processing center, Lockheed Martin’s campus upgrade, and American Airlines headquarters’ expansion into Fort Worth all make the cut for our economical love list.
4.) Fort Worth is a hands-down BOOM TOWN.
In addition to—or better yet, because of—the economic development spurring growth in the Fort Worth metroplex, Cowtown also gains the accolade as one of “America’s Next Boom Towns” by Forbes Magazine. The city also takes the cake by Dell Economists for being the tenth-ranked Most Future-Ready Economy in the US. No wonder folks are flocking to get here!
In a survey conducted in October 2015 of nearly 1,500 real estate executives, Dallas-Fort Worth ranked overwhelmingly as the top area for commercial-property investment. Why? Well besides its admiration for a diverse job market and success in luring corporate relocations, DFW also plays a hand in attracting buyers to a market that is really good at creating jobs. Dallas-Fort Worth is known for its array of fine dining experiences, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey, “leads the nation in percent of household expenditure spent on eating out and alcoholic beverage.” All in all, DFW is the place to have a good time.
Sure, consumer statistics often lump Dallas and Fort Worth together for the sake of geography, but when it comes to knowing, growing, and living in the metroplex, Fort Worth is not Dallas. If you’re a true Fort Worthian, you already know this. If not, you should check out this article: 23 Things You Don’t Understand About Fort Worth (Unless You’re From There).
7.) Small-town feel and coffee appeal.
Now that we’ve made it clear that Fort Worth is a unique and distinct entity, not to be confused with its metro neighbor, let’s finish off this Why-Fort Worth-Is-Awesome list by praising its small-town feel and coffee appeal. In a Buzzfeed article to open up last year in 2015, Fort Worth’s popular coffee shop, Brewed, was named as the #5 coffee shop out of 24 U.S. Coffee Shops to Visit Before You Die.
I’ve been there. Have you?
To learn more about HOW Fort Worth became so awesome, our Mayor, Betsy Price, recommends The Fort Worth Chamber’s “Explore Fort Worth” video. She says, “it does a wonderful job of telling the world what Fort Worth is all about.”
All in all, Fort Worth is a booming, future-ready city—culturally, historically, and economically. We’re friendly folks here, and take the realization that with 65 people moving to Fort Worth on a daily basis, it’s evermore important to have a trusted, go-to means for figuring out how, where, when, and at what cost moving to the metroplex takes. This is where I can help.
Mary Carolyn is a Fort Worth native selling the finest central city classic neighborhoods and urban communities since 2003. Mary Carolyn has quite a list of call-outs and awards herself, “Best of Trulia Pro Agent,” “Five Star Professional,” “Council of Residential Specialists,” “Historic Home Specialist,” and so on. These and testimonials from past clients demonstrate her commitment to being a trailblazer in the changing real estate industry. If you are considering selling your Fort Worth home check out Mary Carolyn’s comprehensive marketing on her current listings and results from previous sold listings.