One Hot 'Hood

This Fort Worth neighborhood has it all, real estate experts say

This Fort Worth neighborhood has it all, real estate experts say

500 Throckmorton downtown Fort Worth condo for sale
Downtown Fort Worth is a neighborhood to watch. Photo courtesy of Redfin

Prospective homebuyers in search of a neighborhood that "has it all" should look no further than Fort Worth's 76102. That's according to Redfin's 2018 list of the 25 neighborhoods in the U.S. that have everything a buyer wants: affordable homes, lots of inventory, good schools, an easy commute, and low crime.

To determine the rankings, the real estate website's analysts looked at ZIP codes with a median home sale price below $291,700 (the national median) and selected those with homes on the market for at least 46 days. Redfin required a GreatSchools rating of 5 or higher and a transit score of 50 or more, and the ranking "favored places with lower reported violent crime."

Fort Worth's 76102 ZIP code ranks No. 23 on the list. The neighborhood is bordered by the Trinity River and encompasses downtown, as well as Sunset Terrace to the west and Rock Island to the north. 

The area has a median sales price of $259,950. As of December 2017, there were 27 homes for sale, and homes spend a median 59 days on the market. It boasts a school ranking of 5, transit score of 50, and crime rate of 80 (one of the highest on the list).

The downtown ZIP isn't the only Texas neighborhood that "has it all," according to the study. Also on the list are Houston's Independence Heights (No. 13), San Antonio's Lafayette Place (No. 19), and Dallas' Cadillac Heights (No. 21) — all that's missing is a hip Austin 'hood.

While Texas fares well, Illinois shines with 14 neighborhoods on the list — 11 in the Chicago area alone.