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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth has had an amazing transformation over the past twenty years. The downtown area was deserted after dark in the 80's, but not anymore! Fort Worth boasts three outstanding museums and the annual FW Stock Show has a six-week run in February & March. The museums and the Stock Show at the Will Rogers complex are within walking distance from each other. Another area that has exploded over the past five years is West 7th St. where the old Montgomery Ward warehouse stood vacant for years along with other crumbling neighborhoods. What used to be an eyesore is now at the center of a vibrant collection of downtown condos, independent restaurants, upscale shops, parks, and much more. The Bass family of Fort Worth is a major contributor of the revitalization of downtown FW. It started with Sundance Square in the late 80's with the crown jewel being Bass Hall, home to The Cliburn International Piano Competition and other outstanding performances by major entertainers from around the country. Fort Worth hosts some of the best hospitals in the state and the hospital district areas like Magnolia St have become a magnet for startup independent restaurants & shops with the surrounding neighborhood homes being renovated. Homes built in the 20's & 30's have been completely gutted and updated by young professionals who want to live close to work and have the amenities close to home. Our TCU Horned Frog football team is now on the national stage during the playoffs in January and the TCU campus is growing by leaps & bounds. FW has rail transport from downtown right into Dallas. If your next move is to the DFW area I would strongly recommend Fort Worth! Let me show you why so many people new to the area have decided to make Fort Worth their home.

W 7th St

West 7th street is teeming with great restaurants, shopping, nightlife, arts & entertainment, movie theaters, downtown condos and Trinity Park on the river. It all started with the redevelopment of the old Montgomery Ward warehouse back in 2004. This is where it's all happening just west of downtown.
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Experience the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando’s “Arbor for Art” in Fort Worth. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth maintains one of the foremost collections of international modern and contemporary art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery. Discover amazing contemporary works … displayed in a serene concrete and glass building surrounded by a magnificent reflecting pond. Make the trip to see our special exhibitions and take a docent-led tour.

Visitors to the Museum can also enjoy a fine dining experience in Café Modern’s elliptical dining room set on the Museum’s reflecting pond or shop for unique gifts at The Modern Shop.

Take advantage of the Modern’s unique weekly programming. Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, a popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, scholars, and critics is free and open to the public. The Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films screened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Will Rogers Memorial Center

The Will Rogers Memorial Center was established in Fort Worth in 1936. Nowadays the Center attracts more than 2 million visitors per year. The 120-acre facility hosts an extensive variety of cultural, corporate, educational and sporting events, and also many international level equestrian and livestock shows.
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Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and for its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Velázquez, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and Asian, Mesoamerican and African art.

The Museum’s 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 298-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

There’s a surprise behind every corner at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Investigate the Museum’s permanent exhibits, Innovation Studios, Fort Worth Children’s Museum, DinoDig, the Noble Planetarium and much more. Enjoy films on the giant screen in the Omni Theater, an IMAX Dome. The Museum is located at 1600 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, in the city's Cultural District.

Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas. The campus is located on 272 acres (1.10 km2) about three miles (8 km) from downtown Fort Worth. TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ. Its mascot is the "horned frog". For most varsity sports TCU competes in the Big 12 conference of the NCAA's Division I. The university enrolls around 9,725 students, with 8,456 being undergraduates. As of October 2011, TCU's total endowment was $1.2 billion.

Fort Worth Zoo

The Fort Worth Zoo is a zoo in Fort Worth, Texas, USA that was founded in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock and a few rabbits. The Zoo now is home to 5000 native and exotic animals and has been named as a top zoo in the nation by Family Life magazine, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today, as well as one of the top zoos in the South by Southern Living Reader's Choice Awards. It has also been placed in the top 10 zoos in the United States.
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Colonial Golf Course

The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, played annually in May in Fort Worth, Texas at Colonial Country Club, which organizes the event. It is one of five invitational tournaments on the PGA Tour; the inaugural event was held 69 years ago in 1946.
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Central Market

Central Market is an American gourmet grocery store chain owned by San Antonio, Texas-based H-E-B Grocery Company. It specializes in high-quality, hard-to-find gourmet foods. Most locations also have a full-service kitchen, cooking and wine classes in their culinary school, and catering services. The chain has nine locations, all in Texas. Central Market was named "Outstanding Specialty Food Retailer" by Specialty Food Magazine and the National Association for Specialty Food Trade.
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Burger's Lake

Burger's Lake in Fort Worth offers plenty of summer fun for all. This is a 30-acre park that features a one-acre spring-fed lake for swimming. Amenities in the park include two sandy beaches for sunbathing, over 300 picnic tables, charcoal grills, six diving boards, a 20-foot slide and a 25-foot trapeze, and a lot more. The park has a complete staff of certified lifeguards to ensure your safety.
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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Fort Worth, Texas