Often called the "Gateway to the West," Fort Worth has come a long way since it was originally founded in 1849 as an Army outpost. Today, Fort Worth is the 5th largest city in Texas and is home to more than 650,000 residents. Residents are proud that Fort Worth is not as upscale and trendy as nearby Dallas and because of the more relaxed feel, Fort Worth was recently voted one of America's Most Livable Communities. Finding a great home for rent in Fort Worth is easy with Rentals.com.
Fort Worth is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing cities in the country due to its warm climate, numerous attractions, great business opportunities and low cost of living. Notable companies with headquarters in the Fort Worth area include RadioShack, Bell Helicopter, Acme Brick, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp and Galderma Laboratories.
Fort Worth offers a wide variety of activities to all residents and visitors. At the famous Fort Worth Stockyards, you can enjoy a taste of the Old West with various reenactments taking place during the day. At night, the Stockyards transform into an entertainment district with bars, nightclubs and restaurants to explore.
In downtown, you'll find Fort Worth's second entertainment district, Sundance Square. There you'll be able to enjoy great shopping, fine dining, galleries, theater and other attractions in the 16-block area. And in nearby Arlington, attractions such as Six Flags over Texas, the Texas Rangers, and the Hurricane Harbor water park offer fun for kids of all ages.
Other notable attractions in Fort Worth include the Fort Worth Zoo, which was named one of America's 10 best zoos; the Amon Carter Museum, which is home to extensive collections of western artists such as Frederic Remington; the Modern Art Museum, which is the oldest museum in Texas; and the Trinity Trails, which is a 35 mile network of jogging/biking trails along the Trinity River.