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Top 5 Fort Worth Area Patios for Cool Fall Dining

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014


Now that the summer heat has (mercifully) cooled into tolerable fall weather, dining outdoors is the thing to do. And Fort Worth has no shortage of cool outdoor patios suited for a good nosh, a nice brew, or a great sandwich.

Bird Café

Downtown, on East 4th Street, the Bird Café is a split-level restaurant with more 2,300 square feet of patio space that looks out over  the recently renovated Sundance Square Plaza. It’s the perfect spot for  cool views and delicious, sharable plates that include everything from Prince Edward Island mussels to potpies. And most of the menu is built from foods from local farmers and growers.



In Fort Worth’s West 7th neighborhood is Chimy’s, which, we know, kinda seems like a fast food joint. It’s not. It’s fast, yes, and it’s inexpensive. But the chance to sit on the spacious patio and enjoy some ace Tex-Mex with a cold beer or what may be the best margaritas in town will quickly make you forget you’re in a diner. Make sure to try the “Chimy” Changa while you’re there.


Ellerbe Fine FoodsEllerbe Fine Foods

Ellerbe, on West Magnolia Avenue, is big into local and seasonal ingredients for its innovative farm-to-fork cuisine. Inside, the place is somehow cozy and airy t the same time. It’s also equal parts elegance and  minimalist. The patio, of course, is all sorts of elegant that offers an ideal seat for everything from a business lunch to fine dining with fine wines and gourmet food.


 Flying SaucerFlying Saucer

With more than 100 beers on tap, you’d be hard-pressed to not find one that goes just perfectly with the sandwich you’ll get here ‒‒ because, trust us, you’ll want a sandwich. There’s, of course, more to Flying Saucer than beer and sandwiches. This hip downtown pub has excellent sharables and live music and a patio space that makes it a happening spot in the heart of Fort Worth.

Joe T. Garcia’sJoe T. Garcia’s

No visit to the Stockyards neighborhood should end without dropping by Joe T. Garcia’s. Justifiably famous for their margaritas and awesome Tex-Mex, this staple of the Stockyards combines old-school recipes with one of the most scenic outdoor garden eating areas in DFW. If you want Tex-Mex in a hacienda-style setting, don’t miss this place.

A Look at Popular Fort Worth Luxury Subdivisions

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

fortworthFort Worth continues to expand its offerings in the luxury home market. In fact, at any given time it is quite easy to find new home communities popping up in Fort Worth, most of which boast luxury homes and plenty of luxury home community amenities.  But luxury home communities aren’t anything new to Fort Worth, and it is quite easy to find both new and older luxury homes here.

We love Fort Worth’s offerings in the luxury home market, and it is worth mentioning that many of Fort Worth’s best luxury home communities are located in well-established communities, as well as new home communities. Here are some of our favorite Fort Worth luxury subdivisions:

Fossil Creek

We love Fossil Creek because it wraps around a breathtaking Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. Aside from the beautiful newer homes found here, many residents flock to Fossil Creek because of its excellent proximity to both Interstate 35W and Loop 820. It is also worth mentioning that the sheer number of nearby tech companies have drawn many people to this luxury subdivision, as well.


This Fort Worth community is known for its beautiful, towering shade trees and its strong neighborhood association, which was actually one of the first developed neighborhood associations in Fort Worth. Skimming the banks of the Trinity River, Oakhurst is a community of homes that were built from the nearly 1900s all the way to the 1960s. Charleston, a subdivision of custom homes, is also close to Oakhurst.  If you love traditional homes and beautifully maintained properties then you must check out the real estate offerings of Oakhurst.

Park Glen

Located in the northern section of Fort Worth, Park Glen boasts newer homes, all of which feature many of today’s most popular homes designs, such as high ceilings and open floor plans. This community is also known for its strong neighborhood covenants, which ensure that home and property designs are fluid and aesthetically pleasing. In addition to the beautiful homes found here, Park Glen boasts plenty of outdoor recreation options, thanks to its 100-acre park, Arcadia Trails, which includes hiking and biking trails, a baseball field, and plenty of playgrounds and picnic areas for family fun. Many of the smaller subdivisions within Park Glen boast their own parks and swimming pools, too.


Woodhaven is a fine example of the established communities found throughout Fort Worth. The luxury homes of Woodhaven, most of which were built in the 1970s, have beautiful views of the Woodhaven Country Club and golf course. Many of the homes of Woodhaven have been beautifully maintained, thereby giving an instant air of quality to this established neighborhood.

Ryan Place

Located just three miles from downtown Fort Worth, Ryan Place has always been known as an upscale Fort Worth community, and the luxury real estate found here is evident the moment you drive along Elizabeth Boulevard. In fact, many residents flock to this community because of the architecturally significant homes found here, from beautiful period revivals to stately Tudors.

Fort Worth Summertime Activities

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Fort Worth summertime activities are varied and super fun! Whether you want to soak up the sun and head outdoors, or stay in the air-conditioned confines of a theater or museum, your options for Fort Worth summertime activities are virtually endless!
Here are some of our favorites:

  • Fort Worth Stockyards

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

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Outlook for the Fort Worth Real Estate Market is Quite Positive

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The commercial real estate market in North Texas is expected to experience an even better 2011, thanks to a 2010 rebound that blows 2009 out of the water.

In fact, real estate experts agree that the Fort Worth commercial real estate will likely overcome all of its downturns by 2012, which is likely a direct correlation with the economy of Fort Worth. In other words, things are looking up for the Fort Worth commercial real estate market and the Fort Worth economy as a whole.

Commercial Market Experiencing Swift, Economic Growth

In fact, according to D

The Resort on Eagle Mountain Lake: A Fort Worth Golf Course Community

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Fort Worth golf course communities are often luxurious and exceptional, and the Resort on Eagle Mountain Lake is no exception. This exquisite, 540-acre, master-planned community is ideally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is full of many surprises.

Beautiful, unique architecture, surrounded by lush landscaping, is the hallmark of the Resort on Eagle Mountain Lake. Neighborhood amenities are abundant, and the lifestyle here is unsurpassed.

The Resort on Eagle Mountain Lake is unlike other Fort Worth golf course communities, as it overlooks the east side of the beautiful Eagle Mountain Lake. Located in Fort Worth, which is in Tarrant County, the Resort on Eagle Lake enjoys a prime location and superb views.

Countless Resident Amenities

Because of its ideal location near Eagle Mountain Lake, the Resort on Eagle Mountain Lake offers its residents plenty of water recreational. In fact, many of the properties in this resort-style community feature canal lots with boat docks. Other amenities afforded to the residents of the Resort on Eagle Mountain Lake include an 18-hole golf course, a golf club, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a restaurant, a swimming pool with cabana and a children

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Sizing up Current Trends in the Real Estate Market

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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Top 10 Things to do in Fort Worth

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

From its colorful history to its shining future, Fort Worth epitomizes what Texas is all about. It celebrates its past while looking forward to its future. It is a place where businesses thrive and entrepreneurship reign supreme. In short, Fort Worth is looking up, in more ways than one.

We love Fort Worth and all of its sights and sounds. Here is a list of our top 10 things to do in Fort Worth (in no particular order):

  1. Omni Theater - the Omni Theater is a "tribute to the past, present and the future" of technological history. This theater, which is located inside the Museum of Science and History, seats up to 390 people.
  2. Sundance Square - The entertainment and mercantile district of downtown, Sundance Square speaks of nostalgia, as it includes renovated storefronts, beautifully restored buildings and brick streets. Sundance Square is a very popular place to eat, shop and watch live entertainment.
  3. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History - From dinosaurs to art exhibits, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History features nine permanent galleries, many of which showcase Texas history.
  4. Kimbell Art Museum - Striking, arched glass ceilings are just the beginning of what the beautiful, award-winning building of the Kimbell Art Museum has to offer. From present day artists to some of the most famed artists of their time, including Renoir and Picasso, the Kimbell Art Museum features a vast collection.
  5. Fort Worth Botanical Gardens - The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens is comprised of more than 2,000 acres of trails and garden exhibits. Some of the sights include an extensive greenhouse, Japanese Gardens, a conservatory and many special events.
  6. Fort Worth Water Gardens - This man-made exhibit is often referred to as the "crown jewel of Fort Worth."

A Guide to Securing your New Home

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Fort Worth new homes are often spacious, luxurious and armed with great design features and amenities.

However, Fort Worth new homes may also be a target for burglaries. It is because of this that you should consider your security options when moving into a new home.

Many Fort Worth new homes include excellent security systems, although some do not. Even for those with security systems, you may want to upgrade the security in your new home so that you can protect yourself, your family and your possessions.

Tips for Securing your new Home:

  • If your home was occupied, change all the locks before moving in - Although the former owners may think they retrieved all the keys to the home before moving, they may very well have forgotten one or two. It is because of this that you must have all the locks changed once you have purchased the house.
  • Meet the neighbors and ask about any neighborhood watches - Introducing yourself to the neighbors is a great way to establish bonds and create friendships. It is also a great way to develop a community presence so that you and your neighbors are aware of anything out of the ordinary. If your neighborhood does not have a neighborhood watch in place, consider hosting a party or barbecue and getting one organized.
  • Check the home's current security system and upgrade, if necessary - Ask a professional to check the home's security system to make sure it is adequate and in good working order. Ask about upgrades, such as motion detectors and additional keypads.
  • Think like an intruder - Check all points of entry into the home and make sure they are well-lit. Also, make sure there are no trees or shrubs near the home that may provide a hiding place for an intruder.
  • Check your sliding glass doors - Sliding glass doors can be an easy entry point for an intruder. Luckily, however, there are many types of locks that can secure these types of doors.
  • Check your windows - Make sure all the locking mechanisms on the windows function properly, and that they are also protected by your home's security system.