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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.

Oakhurst

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

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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Thursday, August 5th, 2010

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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.

Looking Ahead to Fort Worth

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Fort Worth commercial real estate activity is struggling to hold its own, much like other markets in the North Dallas area.

Fort Worth’s commercial real estate market was at a standstill in 2009, much to the chagrin of many landlords and building owners, and it looks like 2010 will be much of the same.

Disconnect between Buyers and Sellers

One of the problems still existing in the Fort Worth commercial real estate market is that there appears to be a general disconnect between buyers and sellers regarding pricing for commercial real estate. In fact, much of the Fort Worth commercial real estate activity is done out of necessity, such as an upcoming loan expiration or low occupancy. In other words, the only activity seen is by those who absolutely must buy or sell.

Most commercial real estate tenants are staying put, at least for the foreseeable future, thereby creating a virtual standstill for Fort Worth commercial real estate activity.

Many buyers are also waiting on the sidelines for distressed sales to come into the market. However, given the fact that many lenders are delaying foreclosure proceedings, there isn’t a whole lot of activity on this side of the market. Unless lenders begin foreclosing, the activity will remain close to dead.

Landlords and Renters at a Standstill

Fort Worth commercial real estate activity in the office sector is also expected to see much of the same as landlords hold out for more money and tenants hold their ground on rent prices.

Overall vacancy rates for downtown Fort Worth Class A office space is at 11 percent, but when sublease space is taken into consideration this number nearly doubles.

Many businesses, still unsure of where the economy is headed and whether improvements will happen sooner than later, are simply waiting it out to see what happens.

This factor has certainly played a large role in driving down the rental rates of Fort Worth office space.

There are many incentives, however, being offered by landlords to get tenants in the door. Many leases are falling $1 to $2 per square foot, and many landlords are offering one month of free rent for every year the lease is signed.