Your Expert Guide
Rivercrest: Prestige meets family-friendliness in a storied neighborhood
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.
For Megan and Raleigh Green, the best part about living in Rivercrest is living near friends. “Watching our kids grow up together, playing in the front yard, walking our dogs, watching out for each other and our homes… it feels like Leave It to Beaver, and it just doesn't get any better than this neighborhood,” they say.
Raleigh Green was born and raised in Rivercrest and now serves as president of its Monticello Neighborhood Association, tirelessly working to make sure the coveted ZIP code maintains its prestige, character, and grandeur. This includes ensuring that the concerns and expectations of its tight-knit community of residents are heard and implemented.
“It’s an esteemed community that thrives on its deep-rooted history and strong collective identity, embodying confidence, timeless elegance, and sophistication,” he says.
He and wife Megan share a passion for helping people find their perfect home here, whether it’s a renovated classic or a modern, new build. In addition to Rivercrest's upscale, family-friendly spirit, they find that their clients love its tree-lined streets and great walkability, plus and the fact that it’s close to everything Fort Worth has to offer, including shopping, dining, culture, arts, and outdoor activities.
The Greens offered up a few of their personal favorites about life in Rivercrest. Here's their guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
The Greens go-to list for every type of meal of the day includes:
- Breakfast/brunch: Montgomery Street Café, Daybreak Café & Grill, and Café Modern (at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth)
- Coffee: Avoca Coffee, Fort Worth Coffee Co., and Roy Pope Grocery
- Wine and girls' night: Winslow's Wine Café, Olivella's, and Gemelle
- Date night: Paris 7th Restaurant Français, Clay Pigeon, and Don Artemio
- Sushi: Tokyo Café and Hatsuyuki Handroll Bar
- Power lunch: F1 Smokehouse, Righteous Foods, and Railhead Smokehouse BBQ
- Fort Worth staples: Chimy's, Lucile's, and Kincaid's Hamburgers
- Late-night drinks: Michaels Cuisine Restaurant & Bar and Sarah's Place
Where to play
River Crest Country Club is Fort Worth’s oldest, most storied country club and it's located right within walking distance in the neighborhood.
The Greens also love to hit the Trinity Trails, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, or Monticello Park for some time in the fresh air.
For entertainment, including concerts and shows, look no further than Dickies Arena.
What to see
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Casa Mañana, and Will Rogers Memorial Center all top the Greens’ list of must-sees. The Fort Worth Rodeo is another must-attend.
The newly opened Crescent Hotel will house the highly anticipated Canyon Ranch Wellness Club, opening in December 2023. New urban retreat Bowie House, from the Auberge Resorts Collection, is also coming soon in December.
Where to live
“Rivercrest features more than 30 remarkably preserved historic homes — some dating back as far as 1893 — along with newly built moderns and multimillion-dollar estates,” say the Greens. “Architectural styles range from Tudor Revival to classic Mediterranean, Craftsman bungalow, and beyond. The awe-inspiring estates are further enhanced by the majestic presence of towering trees, infusing the neighborhood with an undeniable sense of grandeur.”
What’s more, many of the homes overlook the tranquil country club greens. “It’s a great golfing community, and you can always see your neighbors hitting the links,” adds Raleigh. “Just watch out for the golf carts cruising the streets!”
A foremost example of a home in Rivercrest is 4251 Crestline Road. The Greens represented the buyer of this magnificent, Provence-inspired property, located across from the second tee box.
The client is an artist with a strong appreciation for Old World architecture and was drawn to the home’s standout architectural features, including the stone courtyard with an 18th-century fountain, the spacious formal living area with its 32-foot ceilings, and the 2,400-bottle wine room that's adorned with ancient Jerusalem stone.
Megan and Raleigh Green work and play in Rivercrest. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 214-208-7417.