Your Expert Guide
Overton Park: Great schools make this family-friendly neighborhood shine
There are so many great places to live in Fort Worth that it helps to have an expert on your side. The Neighborhood Guide presented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty gives you insider access from the agents who live and work there, providing in-the-know info about your possible new community.
When Margaret Motheral says her neighborhood feels like family, she's not kidding. The real estate agent has lived in Overton Park for the past 34 years, raising her family surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who also chose to put down roots in this special community.
"Now my adult children have chosen to live in the neighborhood, too," she says. "We have so many friends and family who live in the area. The schools here are highly ranked, and it’s centrally located. We knew our investment would be safe here!"
Indeed, Overton Park has a new state-of-the-art elementary school — Overton Park Elementary School — that runs pre-K through fifth grade. The neighborhood is also close to several great private schools, as well as I-20 and I-30 for commuting.
Motheral offered up a few of her personal favorites about life in Overton Park. Here's her guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
Motheral lists Yogi's Deli & Grill, Cafe Bella, and Tavern as tried-and-true favorites.
Where to play
"Take a bike ride on the Trinity Trails or walk through Overton Park," says Motheral. "Your children will love playing on the playground or even having a birthday party at the park."
The Shops at Clearfork is a must for shopping and dining, and Motheral points out that it's a great place to bowl or see a movie, too.
Where to live
Overton Park consists of one-story ranch-style homes, midcentury modern homes, and two-story Colonial-style homes. Homes are sited on spacious lots that range from a third of an acre to a half-acre or more.
"The winding, tree-lined streets make for a beautiful landscape," Motheral says. "Pride of ownership is evident as you drive through the neighborhood."
"Having moved from California, it was great to have a real estate agent with such experience in the Fort Worth market," says Dave, one of Motheral's clients. "We were able to weigh the pluses and minuses of each area and came out with a great deal in a wonderful neighborhood."
"Margaret was great at helping us prepare, present, and market our home to achieve the best outcome," says Doug, whom Motheral represented as the seller. "She did a thorough job of researching our market, justifying listing it above nearby comps, and getting three offers at and above our listing price the day it was listed. It was the perfect outcome, as we needed every dollar to sink into our next, more expensive home. Thanks to Margaret for saving us thousands."
"Margaret was amazing!" say clients Paula and Floyd. "We were going to go 'for sale by owner' until a friend recommended Margaret. She made the process so easy. We completely trusted everything she suggested, from pricing the home to staging it for pictures. We were thrilled to get multiple offers, and it sold in less than a week."
Margaret Motheral lives, works, and plays in Overton Park. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 817-371-0939.