Your Expert Guide
Overton Park: A peaceful respite, nestled among the trees in Fort Worth
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.
A former teacher for many years, Michelle Scarborough has a gift for nurturing and guiding others. She loves that her current job is the perfect pairing of two of her passions: people and real estate.
Throughout her life, Scarborough has rented, bought, and sold many homes, so she understands the process intrinsically and she utilizes those experiences, coupled with her up-to-date real estate knowledge, to be a strong advocate for her clients.
When it comes to the Overton Park neighborhood, Scarborough loves its many perks, like the character of the older homes and the abundance of mature trees and larger lots.
It also boasts the sought-after Overton Park Elementary School, as well as proximity to several private schools and Fort Worth Country Day, a top-rated JK-12 prep school.
Overton Park is also convenient to Texas Christian University (TCU), Interstate 30, and Chisholm Trail, along with popular restaurants and shopping on Hulen Street.
Scarborough offered up a few of her personal favorites about life in Overton Park. Here's her guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
Scarborough highlights Fort Worth's newest French restaurant, Le Margot, along with such dining staples as Meso Maya for contemporary Mexican fare, Charleston's for elevated comfort food, all-American favorites at Press Cafe, and Southwestern flavors at The Tavern.
Where to play
The Trinity Trails boast more than 100 miles of walking, running, and biking trails, connected along the way to neighborhood parks.
For those who consider shopping to be their personal playground, The Shops at Clearfork has more than 40 retailers along with 16 food and beverage options for sustenance.
What to see
Scarborough mentions that Overton Park is convenient to the Fort Worth Cultural District, which boasts an impressive collection of museums including the Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
But cheering on the Horned Frogs at a TCU football game in Amon G. Carter Stadium is also a must!
Where to live
“From 1950s- and ’60s-era ranch-style homes to modern beauties, you will find quite the eclectic mix of styles,” says Scarborough. “It’s easier here to have a one-story home or a swimming pool because of the larger lot sizes, and there’s something for every taste and budget, whether buyers want a move-in ready home or a complete fixer-upper.” Prices range from $475,000 to $4.2 million, she advises.
Michelle Scarborough works and plays in Overton Park. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email email@example.com, or call 682-273-8611.