Using a combo of our local, expert knowledge + third-party stats from Yardi, here's our scorecard to help you find your next favorite neighborhood!
What Its Known For
After two decades of construction and development, the Near Southside has become the heart of Fort Worth’s creative class/indie spirit and a laid-back collection of murals, music venues, breweries, bars and restaurants. A blend of history and progress, the area offers residents mixed-use urban neighborhoods with traditional streetscapes, and restored historic apartment buildings while also serving as home to the city’s growing medical districts.
Walkable and bike-friendly? Why yes of course! Take Magnolia Street for example; the mile and a half drag acts as the city’s “restaurant row” and hosts dozens of independent restaurants within steps of each other. We recommend a visit to Heim Barbecue, but expect waiting in long lines because it’s THAT good. Parking near Magnolia Street can be a serious challenge (and extreme sport in some cases), so local residents really enjoy being able to walk from their apartments to their choice of attractions, watering holes and events.
In this neighborhood, live music is easy to find. Many places consistently book live bands, and several times a year, the neighborhood hosts an outdoor concert series called Friday on the Green. Also important to make note of, is the popular Artsgoggle festival in October that showcases hundreds of artists and musicians!
Just a couple blocks from the Fort Worth Zoo, Near Southside is also home to StageWest and Amphibian Stage Productions, two regional theaters offering original and innovative productions as well as standard classics and Broadway musicals.