Your Expert Guide
Riverhills: A new Fort Worth neighborhood that celebrates community
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.
Nine years ago, Barbara Schweitzer and her husband, Thurman — both real estate agents — moved to Riverhills, drawn to the idea of building their dream home in a new community.
"We love the central location, the parks, and the shopping and dining in the area," Schweitzer says.
The Schweitzers, along with Shelly Forrest and Trey Young, run the The Schweitzer Group at Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. They focus on Fort Worth real estate, helping buyers and sellers make cowboys and culture their lifestyle.
Schweitzer offered up a few of her personal favorites about life in Riverhills. Here's her guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
The list of favorites is long (and delicious): Mesero, B&B Butchers & Restaurant, Doc B's, Press Cafe, Malai Kitchen, Rise No. 3, Cru Food & Wine Bar, Fixe Southern House, Piattello Italian Kitchen, and Tavern.
Where to play
Schweitzer advises visiting The Trailhead at Clearfork and walking along the Trinity River, and saying "hi" to the cows lounging on nearby ranch land. It's also relaxing to play in one of the many neighborhood parks.
For a day or night of entertainment, you can't go wrong shopping and browsing the artwork at The Shops at Clearfork, or taking in a movie at the onsite AMC theater. Bowling and bocce ball at Pinstripes is also a can't-fail outing.
Where to live
Riverhills is full of various architectural styles, from French to Colonial, Texas to Tudor, and Mediterranean to Craftsman.
A recent sale of The Schweitzer Group's is 5128 Peach Willow Ln., a five-bedroom French-style home in phase two of Riverhills.
"There is such a strong sense of community here: Kids play in the park together, neighbors entertain on their front porch, and the changes in season are celebrated with gift exchanges, egg hunts, and popsicles in the park," says Schweitzer.
Barbara Schweitzer, Thurman Schweitzer, Shelly Forrest, and Trey Young all live, work, and play in Riverhills. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 817-821-2694.