What Can You Buy in Tanglewood between $300,000 and $3,000,000?

Let’s talk location. Great neighborhoods and coveted schools are plentiful in Fort Worth (and multiplying!). Today we are going to focus on the wonderful neighborhoods surrounding Tanglewood Elementary – Overton Park, Overton Woods, Tanglewood, and Colonial Hills to name a few.  Let’s take a look at what type of house you can get for the money in the Tanglewood school district.

You’ve heard it before, and you hear it a lot. It’s the age-old proverbial tagline, coined far before Disney got their hands on it.

Location, Location, Location.

While some home shoppers may place more weight in their buying decision on the whimsical, dreaminess of a home itself, still others – like the ones I work with – understand the importance of the 3 L’s.

Location to schools.

Children’s access to good education is a huge factor in deciding where a family will move within a given area. Many of my buyers actually search for real estate by school district, saying school districts are among the key factors in their home buying decision. In a recent Trulia survey, 35% of American parents of children under age 8 indicated their dream home is located in a great school district.

Location in and of itself.

Alongside an area’s proximity to a healthy school district, homebuyers also make decisions based on the location of a home in an area or neighborhood itself. Many factors drive buyers to an attractive neighborhood, such as increasing property values, past or recent solds, and average price and days on the market.

2014-2015 Tanglewood Neighborhood Infographic 

Tanglewood 2014 2015
Biggest Deal $1,475,000 $1,465,000
Number Sold 170 184
Average Days on Market 73 53
Average Price $434,994 $457,661
Close $ / List $ 96.21% 96.84%

*The average home price zoned to Tanglewood schools increased by $22,667 from 2014 to 2015. The average days on the market decreased significantly, suggesting the attractiveness of the area.

Location to attractions.

What’s the point of buying a 500k home right next to a wonderful elementary school if the closest gas station, grocery store, or gym is an hour away? Some could do it. Others wouldn’t. One of the many wonderful parts about Tanglewood neighborhoods are the short walking distance to the Trinity Trails, a beautiful Fort Worth staple.

trailsThe Trinity Trails are a system of trails along or near the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas. There are over 40 miles of trails along the Trinity River and its tributaries for walking, running, cycling, or riding horseback. The trail networks connect with 21 parks, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Japanese Garden, Log Cabin Village, Fort Worth Zoo, the Historic Stockyards, and downtown Fort Worth.

 Tanglewood Elementary School

Another great feature making Tanglewood a coveted neighborhood to live in is its renowned elementary school. Fort Worth Independent School District has many jewel campuses that are highly sought after by homebuyers. In 2015, Tanglewood Elementary ranked better than 99.5% of elementary schools in Texas—in the whole state of TEXAS, y’all! It also ranked first among 81 ranked elementary schools in Fort Worth ISD. Go ahead and cue Billy Currington—because they must be doing something right.

Tanglewood Elementary ranks #1 in Fort Worth ISD

Tanglewood Elementary ranks #1 in Fort Worth ISD

What Can You Buy in Tanglewood between $300,000 and $3,000,000?

Now that I’ve covered two major features making Tanglewood neighborhood so attractive (an excellent school district and close access to the beautiful Trinity Trails), I will now review 6 more reasons, when it comes to location x3 and moving to Fort Worth,  why Tanglewood neighborhood seems to corner the market.

PS—These 6 reasons come in the form of homes currently listed on the market in Tanglewood.

2516 Wabash Avenue | $290,000

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This home offers a great location in University Place, just one block off of Park Hill and a close distance to TCU and the Cultural District. This property is being sold as a lot, and offers a one bedroom, one bathroom home on the back of the lot that can either be used as a guest house or removed for new construction. I know a few ideas for what I would do with this land and location!

3813 Arborlawn Drive | $480,000 | Overton Park

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This home is great for any home shoppers looking to get rowdy or settle down in Fort Worth near the TCU area and Tanglewood schools. With five bedrooms, a courtyard, and front patio, buyers have the freedom to jazz this home up, as they so desire.


2546 Rogers Avenue | $545,000 | University West

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This home is unique because it is a pre-war Tudor-style home, while most of the homes zoned to Tanglewood were built in the 50s and 60s. It is a rare 1920s English charmer located in coveted Tanglewood schools, and walking distance to the beautiful TCU campus.

3701 Arroyo Road | $650,000 | Overton Park

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This majestic Tanglewood home is not only mere steps away from renowned Overton Park, but also close to a path that takes you directly to the front steps of Tanglewood Elementary. Imagine this kind of access walking your kiddos to school on an early spring day!

3901 Inwood Road | $949,000 | Overton Park

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This is a totally renovated home that rests in Tanglewood Elementary. With meticulous landscaping, spacious living, and a gorgeous electric fireplace, it offers a perfect eclectic touch to the Tanglewood neighborhood.

3640 Middlewood Drive | $2,475,000 | Riverhills

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This stunning two-story English Cotswold Manor is situated on .61 acres in Tanglewood schools. It not only boasts beautiful landscaping, but also beautiful hand hewn English style trusses, hardwood floors, and designer lighting and details throughout.

The Bottom Line

Can you believe the niche-like nature of these homes offered in wonderful Tanglewood neighborhood? Each one of them is unique and enchanting in their own right.

AND, when it’s all said and done, a current home shopper can move to Tanglewood Schools for just under $300k….all the way to almost $3,000,000! This is why Tanglewood corners the market when it comes location x3 and moving to Fort Worth.

As an expert in the 76109 zip code, you can depend on me, my resources, and my marketing expertise to help you buy or sell your home. Contact me today to get started on your home search!


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Mary Carolyn is a Fort Worth native, a Tanglewood Elementary graduate actually, 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. 



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