Your Expert Guide
Westover Hills: Fort Worth's best-kept secret for easy entertaining
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.
Fun fact: Westover Hills is one of the wealthiest towns in Texas. This incorporated city sits just 4.5 miles west of downtown Fort Worth; has its own town hall, city council, and police department; and boasts a lower property tax rate than other nearby neighborhoods.
"Westover Hills is a quiet community known for its luxury homes with large, landscaped lots located on peaceful, tree-lined streets," says real estate agent Caren Parten. "The spacious lots allow larger homes which are ideal for either indoor or outdoor entertaining, and the 'hills of Westover' are the best walking streets in town."
Parten, who lives nearby, has been selling homes in Westover Hills for the past 18 years. She says she typically walks through the neighborhood daily, enjoying its wide streets, namesake hills and scenic views.
Parten offered up a few of her personal favorites about life in Westover Hills. Here's her guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
Westside diners are looking forward to two new restaurants with the opening of The Crescent and Bowie House hotels.
Bricks and Horses at Bowie House is a classic chophouse featuring offerings from locally sourced ranches and farms. With indoor and outdoor dining, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in an Auberge resort environment.
The Crescent is in the heart of the Cultural District, with Emilia’s giving us a taste of Mediterranean dining courtesy of executive chef Preston Paine. For an elevated dining experience serving more refined culinary tastes, the hotel offers The Blue Room.
In addition, Hudson House launched its Fort Worth location just off Camp Bowie, at 4600 Dexter. It specializes in down-home comfort food and a variety of fresh seafood, and be sure to make reservations, even for bar seating. FYI: The parking lot has golf cart parking spaces.
Where to play
Nearby Airfield Falls Trail Head & Conservation Park offers the largest natural waterfall in Tarrant County, having access to the Trinity Trails with walking/cycling paths throughout the area. This park is home to native wildlife and a stopover for monarch butterflies during their northern migration.
The private Shady Oaks Country Club draws members looking to work on their golf, tennis, and swimming.
Feel like shopping? Head to Birdie, Hale House, You Are Here, Initially Yours, PS The Letter, Lawrence's, Zoe & Jack, or Toy Works.
What to see
The nearby Cultural District includes Fort Worth's world-class museums: Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and "a special hidden gem," as Parten calls the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
A major highlight of the area is Dickies Arena, which hosts great touring entertainment and the famous Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
Where to live
"Homes in this neighborhood come in so many different styles, including soft contemporary, Tudor, Mediterranean, French Provincial, Colonial, Georgian, and — my favorite — Spanish Colonial," Parten says.
Caren Parten works and plays in Westover Hills. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 817-229-9826.