The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Fort Worth For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Fort Worth are the best of the best.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Fort Worth.
Best Neighborhoods In Fort Worth

Fort Worth has great neighborhoods coming to you from every direction: from Far North to Far South, so how do you decide what direction is best for you? Well, we recommend that you take a look below at HomeSnacks list of Fort Worth's best neighborhoods for 2021.

Fort Worth is constantly in the headlines for cool things like it's one of the fastest growing cities in America and it's current crime rate makes it one of the least dangerous cities as well--it didn't even make the top 50 most dangerous cities for 2021 which is surprising because it's one of the biggest cities in the country. Quite honestly, this should be reason enough to move to Cowtown U.S.A., but were about to give you ten more reasons in the form of neighborhoods.

That's right, if you're looking for a little bit of where the city meets at the "Crossroads of Cowboys and Culture," the Western Hills Ridglea neigborhood has wide open spaces and some of the best Tex-Mex. The Far Southwest is pretty pricey and a home here will set you back $133,141; but, if you can get your hands on a Benbrook Lake property, that price tag is worth it. And if you want to corral the best deal, the Dowtown district has some of the best deals in terms of median income to home prices.

And if you're looking to go directly to our list, you're almost there.

How did we determine the best neighborhoods "Where the West Begins"? We looked at the latest census for those median incomes levels and housing prices that we mentioned earlier. We then ranked each one of of Fort Worth's 16 neighborhoods based on safety, jobs, affordability, and amenities--we call this a neighborhood's SnackAbility.

So what is the most snack worthy neighborhood in Fort Worth? According to the latest data, that would be Tcu-West Cliff.

To see the SnackAbility scores for the rest of Forth Worth's neighborhoods take a look below; and if you don't find what you're looking for there, head to the bottom.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Worth

Population: 36,649
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $258,142 (best)
Median Income: $81,358 (Third best)
More on Tcu-West Cliff: Homes For Sale | Data

Downtown Fort Worth, TX

Population: 4,481
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $146,567 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $63,894 (Eighth best)
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,790
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $223,578 (Second best)
Median Income: $98,069 (best)
More on Far Southwest: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 141,442
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $156,796 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $83,972 (Second best)
More on Far North: Homes For Sale | Data

Arlington Heights Fort Worth, TX

Source: Public domain

Population: 30,403
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $221,584 (Third best)
Median Income: $65,522 (Sixth best)
More on Arlington Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 33,891
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $135,505 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $74,826 (Fourth best)
More on Far Northwest: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 86,351
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $129,257 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $63,590 (Ninth best)
More on Wedgwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 28,215
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $139,380 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $69,798 (Fifth best)
More on Far West: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 43,278
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $123,969 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $49,146 (Tenth best)
More on Western Hills-Ridglea: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 21,078
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $121,521 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $64,738 (Seventh best)
More on Far South: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Fort Worth, TX Neighborhoods In 2021

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Fort Worth, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 16 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Fort Worth." We're lookin' at you, Tcu-West Cliff.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Fort Worth, Texas has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Fort Worth

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Fort Worth where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fort Worth aren't all good. South East takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Fort Worth.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Worth For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Tcu-West Cliff 36,649 $258,142 $81,358
2 Downtown 4,481 $146,567 $63,894
3 Far Southwest 6,790 $223,578 $98,069
4 Far North 141,442 $156,796 $83,972
5 Arlington Heights 30,403 $221,584 $65,522
6 Far Northwest 33,891 $135,505 $74,826
7 Wedgwood 86,351 $129,257 $63,590
8 Far West 28,215 $139,380 $69,798
9 Western Hills-Ridglea 43,278 $123,969 $49,146
10 Far South 21,078 $121,521 $64,738
11 Eastside 95,072 $108,565 $49,038
12 Northside 44,752 $68,951 $37,189
13 Southside 56,682 $83,117 $37,624
14 Sycamore 40,126 $85,861 $44,497
15 Northeast 38,197 $73,740 $40,654
16 South East 59,810 $53,724 $31,691

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.