Apartment and condo hunting in Fort Worth can be a daunting task, with the hundreds of residential locator websites and plethora of options currently on the market. Throw in the fact that nearly 15,000 new apartment units and condos have been built in Fort Worth over the past two years alone — and an additional 5,000 are either planned or under construction — and the task seems nearly impossible.
If you're looking for an urban luxury living experience — an apartment or condo with the latest in technology, modern features, and resort-style amenities within walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shops — here are four in-demand, show-stopping options to consider in Fort Worth's hottest neighborhood: the Near Southside.
1. The Monarch
1108 7th Ave.
Monthly rents start at: $1,090
Completed in 2018, The Monarch offers 327 units (studios and one- and two-bedrooms) with the finest in finish outs — think quartz countertops, designer backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, single-basin sinks, gooseneck faucets, gourmet kitchen prep islands, 10-foot ceilings, and even Elfa custom-designed walk-in closets. Resort-style amenities include a leash-free pet park with "paw spa," huge pool with sundeck, outdoor fire pits and grilling pavilions, free Wi-Fi, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with strength training equipment that will have you ditching your gym membership stat. Last but not least, its location in the Near Southside is within walking distance of Magnolia Avenue.
Need even more convincing? The Monarch has a 24/7 gourmet coffee bar featuring local favorites Craftwork Coffee and Stir Crazy Baked Goods that's free for all residents. Sold!
2. Dickson-Jenkins Lofts & Plaza
120 St. Louis Ave.
Listing prices start at $299,999
Originally built in the 1920s as a farm clothing factory for Dickson-Jenkins Manufacturing Company, the historic building has been renovated to house 21 industrial-style residential lofts on the second and third floors, and local retail space on the ground floor (Leaves Book & Tea Shop, Magnolia Skate Shop, Record Town, and others). The lofts range from 920-1,600 square feet and boast oversized windows, custom cabinetry, granite countertops, jetted tubs, industrial lighting, concrete floors, exposed ceilings, and views of downtown. Residents also can take advantage of an on-site park with huge trees and green space, as well as gated, covered parking.
3. Magnolia Avenue Condos
1455 W. Magnolia Ave.
Listing prices start at $348,000
The brand-new Magnolia Avenue Condos are the epitome of urban living. Located on Magnolia Avenue and situated above first-floor retail tenants like Salsa Limon, Panther City Vinyl, Tribe Alive, Magnolia Skate Shop, and more, each condo has its own secure, private entrance and covered carport parking, with features that include open floorplans, balconies (most with downtown views), sliding barn doors, hardwood flooring, white quartz countertops and backsplashes, and oversized bathrooms and closets.
4. The Cooper
1001 W. Rosedale St.
Monthly rents start at $1,200
Although The Cooper is still under construction, it is a "must-consider" for anyone moving to Fort Worth or looking for an apartment in 2020, as the $65 million, five-story, 390-unit Cooper is expected to be one of Fort Worth's finest apartment offerings to date. Hotel-inspired with a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, lofts, and townhomes, the building features expansive glass windows, 10-to-12-foot ceilings, custom-designed walk-in closets, natural stone finishes, walk-in glass showers, private terraces, and chef's kitchens with quartz countertops, platinum silver appliances, gooseneck faucets, and prep islands.
Community amenities will include a resort-style, zero-edge pool with lounging shelf and private cabanas, outdoor grilling and lounge stations with fire pits, property-wide Wi-Fi, and controlled-access covered parking. Where's the waiting list?