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 generally lower property taxes than other nearby neighborhoods.
"Westover Hills is a quiet community known for its luxury homes with large, landscaped lots that are located on peaceful, tree-lined streets," says real estate agent Caren Parten. "A majority of the homes are larger and 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 15 years. She says she typically walks through the neighborhood on a daily basis, enjoying its wide streets and namesake hills.
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
The iconic, completely renovated Roy Pope Grocery Store is just a bicycle ride away, and offers both indoor and outdoor dining.
Paris 7th, Righteous Foods, and Cafe Modern are also favorites, though Parten advises that "the best fun is accomplished in a private home with an open patio showing a fabulous view of the sunset."
Where to play
There are also great gyms and the beautiful Trinity Park, with access to the Trinity Trails with walking/cycling paths throughout the area.
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.