The 10 Cheapest Fort Worth, TX Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


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

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

Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Fort Worth might be more expensive than living in rural Texas, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Fort Worth neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Fort Worth are the cheapest.

The Cheapest Neighborhoods In Fort Worth For 2021

  1. Northside (Homes)
  2. Far North (Homes)
  3. Far Northwest (Homes)
  4. South East (Homes)
  5. Far West (Homes)

What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in Fort Worth for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Northside looks to be the cheaptest Fort Worth neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Fort Worth. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Fort Worth that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Fort Worth.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest Fort Worth Hoods In 2021

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Fort Worth, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".

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

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

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

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In Fort Worth." We're lookin' at you, Northside.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places Fort Worth. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

The 5 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Worth For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 44,752
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (10th cheapest)
More on Northside: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
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Population: 141,442
Cost Of Living Index: 93 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.011 (2nd cheapest)
More on Far North: Homes For Sale | Data

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7
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Population: 33,891
Cost Of Living Index: 94 (12th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.012 (4th cheapest)
More on Far Northwest: Homes For Sale | Data

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4
/10

Population: 59,810
Cost Of Living Index: 84 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.7 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (16th cheapest)
More on South East: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 28,215
Cost Of Living Index: 91 (8th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (5th cheapest)
More on Far West: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Fort Worth

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Fort Worth where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fort Worth aren't all cheap. Arlington Heights takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Fort Worth.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Northside 81
2 Far North 93
3 Far Northwest 94
4 South East 84
5 Far West 91
6 Northeast 86
7 Sycamore 85
8 Wedgwood 93
9 Southside 87
10 Far Southwest 105
11 Downtown 92
12 Eastside 90
13 Western Hills-Ridglea 89
14 Far South 94
15 Tcu-West Cliff 105
16 Arlington Heights 104

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.

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