Your Expert Guide
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.
Real estate advisor Raleigh Green considers the Colonial neighborhood of Fort Worth almost like a second home. Growing up, he spent a significant amount of time there at his grandparents’ and friends’ houses, and was always running up and down the streets to train for his high school and college track meets.
Green and his wife, Megan, who works with him, still have family members and close friends who live in Colonial, and they are constantly showing off the neighborhood to clients.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Raleigh is active in the community and serves on several boards in Fort Worth. Fun fact: Raleigh’s community knowledge and associations have earned him the nickname “The Mayor of Fort Worth.”
“Location, location, location,” is a big advantage, according to the Greens, as Colonial is in the heart of Fort Worth and is close to Texas Christian University, shopping and dining in University Park Village, and several parks and bike paths along the Trinity River.
“Plus, Colonial has historic character, impressive architecture, and a true community of friendly, caring and respectful neighbors,” they add.
The neighborhood’s namesake Colonial Country Club is also attractive for homebuyers. The private golf course is home to the Charles Schwab Challenge, a PGA tournament that comes to Fort Worth every May.
The Greens offered up a few of their personal favorites about life in Colonial. Here's their guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
As part of chef Tim Love’s empire, the Woodshed Smokehouse pays homage to all things grilled, roasted, and slow-cooked, and it’s a favorite destination for the Greens. It’s also a great place for a cold beer or craft cocktail overlooking the Trinity River.
For authentic Mexican food and solid margaritas, the Greens suggest Maria's Mexican Kitchen. They also head to HG Sply Co. for healthy yet hearty and delicious fare.
Pacific Table brings an eclectic mix of modern, Pacific Northwest cuisine to the table (don’t miss the grilled artichokes or the San Francisco cioppino) — and their brunch menu is small but mighty with sweet and savory flavors.
Where to play
The Colonial Country Club is right in your backyard with its world-class golf course, but the Greens also recommend the Fort Worth Zoo for fun for the whole family.
To spend time in nature they head to Overton Park, the Trinity River for fishing and kayaking, and the Trinity Trails for running and cycling. Catching a sports game at Texas Christian University is another favorite pastime.
Where to live
The Greens advise that homes for sale in the Colonial neighborhood are generally large, updated two-story properties in a wide variety of styles, including Colonial, Spanish, and Tudor, along with a few ranch-style homes.
Raleigh and Megan Green work and play in Colonial. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 214-208-7417.