• RANKED AMONG THE BEST CITIES TO RAISE A FAMILY

    SMARTASSET.COM, 2017
  • #14 IN FORBES’ 25 BEST CITIES FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

    FORBES, 2017
  • ONE OF THE “BEST PLACES FOR VETERANS TO LIVE”

    WALLETHUB, 2017

Comparison

Cost of Living


Fort Worth

102.8

New York

227.4

San Antonio, Texas

87.3

Columbus, Ohio

90.5

Indianapolis, IN

91.1

El Paso, Texas

91.3

Detroit, Michigan

95.3

Phoenix, Arizona

95.9

Austin, Texas

96.0

Dallas, Texas

96.1

Charlotte, North Carolina

96.4

Houston, Texas

98.2

Jacksonville, Florida

99.0

Chicago, Illinois

116.2

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

119.5

Seattle, Washington

140.3

Los Angeles, California

140.3

San Diego, California

144.8

Housing is Affordable & Accessible

Housing is Affordable & Accessible

Single-Family Housing Units

Single-Family Housing Units
Source: North Central Texas Council of Governments

Safety

Fort Worth’s crime rate has DECREASED

70%Since 1990

Safety
Source: North Central Texas Council of Governments

Texas Energy Resources

Texas Energy Resources

#1 in the nation in wind generated electricity

A leading state in solar energy potential

The largest energy-producing state and largest energy-consuming state in the nation

Taxes

Texas Has

No State Income Tax

Area

Attractions


“Fort Worth offers big city arts and entertainment without the attitude or high prices of comparable metros.”

- - Money magazine

Visit Fort Worth

Visit Fort Worth provides details to visitors and meeting planners on all the local attractions, accommodations, activities and resources. 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Hailed as one of the most significant architectural projects in the nation, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worthbuilding is only rivaled by the display of masterpieces within its massive concrete walls of concrete and immense cantilevered roof.

Kimbell Art Museum

World-renowned for the quality and scope of its impressive collection and original exhibitions, the Kimbell Art Museum is a must visit for art enthusiasts.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

The $80 million Fort Worth Museum of Science and History includes the official dinosaur of Texas; Noble Planetarium; Fort Worth Children’s Museum; Innovation Studios; and the Omni Imax Theater.

Amon Carter Museum

Amon Carter Museum is a top venue for American art offering one of the most important collections of American photography and iconic American paintings and sculpture.

Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art

This Sid Richardson Collection of Western Artexhibit includes the largest single collection of works by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, considered by many to be the finest of the western artists.

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

The only museum in the world dedicated to honoring and documenting the distinguished women of the American West, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame includes three permanent galleries, traveling exhibits, a multi-purpose theater, a research library, and a retail store.

Fort Worth Stockyards

 International visitors are drawn to the authentic West of the Historic Stockyards District’s brick streets and restored buildings. The district boasts rodeos, daily cattle herd, western events, restaurants, retail outlets and much more.

Billy Bob's Texas

The world’s largest honkey tonk! With 100,000 square feet of interior space, Billy Bob’s features 30 individual bar stations, live music with country music’s biggest stars, Live Pro Bull Riding, and a Texas size dance floor for everyone to enjoy.

Sundance Square

Buzzing day and night with high-energy ambiance, this 35-block, Sundance Square is a multi-use downtown district is filled with shops, restaurants, entertainment options, offices, and residences. 

Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall

The Bass Performance Hall called the “last great performance hall built in the 20th century,” serves as a permanent home to performing arts organizations in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The Fort Worth Symphony provides symphonic performances at the highest level of artistic excellence while promoting music and serving to enrich our community.

Dickies Arena

Opened in 2019, Dickies Arena is state-of-the-art, multipurpose venue that hosts events of all kinds, including concerts, sports, community events and the Fort Worth Stock Show rodeo performances.

Casa Mañana

Casa Mañana is a professional musical theater in Fort Worth Texas, producing Broadway and Children’s Theatre productions.

Fort Worth Convention Center

The Fort Worth Convention Center expanded and upgraded with a $75 million investment to both the interior and exterior in 2003, resulting in a facility with 252,000 square ft. of exhibit space, a 13,500 seat arena and a 30,000 square foot ballroom.

Fort Worth Zoo

Considered one of the top attractions in the country, The Fort Worth Zoo is the city’s most popular tourist attraction showcasing more than 5,000 exotic animals.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a 109-acre botanical garden with more than 2,500 types of exotic and native plants, a tropical plant conservatory, rose and Japanese gardens, open areas and walkways.

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Enjoy an urban retreat complete with hiking, horse trails, and a visitor’s center. Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge is the largest municipally owned facility of its kind in the nation with 3,500 acres of the sanctuary and 20 miles of trails.

Panther Island Pavilion

The host of outdoor concerts, festivals and adventure runs, Panther Island Pavilion is an idyllic venue to soak up downtown views and Fort Worth culture.

Trinity Trails

Located alongside Trinity River, the 40 miles of trail connect with 21 parks and a variety of other attractions including the Botanic Gardens, The Fort Worth Zoo, The Stockyards, the Log Cabin Village and Downtown Fort Worth.

Running & biking trails, 17 trailheads for picnics and rest stops, five boat launches for canoes, kayaks and sculls, equestrian trails for horseback riding, a water-ski slalom course and fishing in a number of spots

Fort Worth Water Gardens

Nestled next to the Fort Worth Convention Center, the Water Gardens are a serene place for a weekend stroll, taking pictures, or just relaxing and reading to the calming sounds.

Globe Life Field - Texas Rangers

Home to the MLB’s Texas Rangers. The new indoor Globe Life Field in 2020 features 41,000 seats in a comfortable climate controlled environment perfect for watching baseball with friends or family every day of the season.

Texas Motor Speedway

Located near Alliance Airport in north Fort Worth, Texas Motor Speedway is a 1.5-mile NASCAR racetrack featuring 200,000 seats and 200 luxury skyboxes encompassing an area larger than eight Texas Stadiums put together.

Lone Star Park

Lone Star Park is a horse racing track located in Grand Prairie, Texas. The track offers separate meets for Thoroughbred racing and Quarter Horse racing. 

Texas Brahmas Junior Hockey ClubTR

The Texas Brahmas Junior Hockey Club is a Tier-1 team that plays in the North American Hockey League (NAHL).

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Department of the Treasury

Bureau of Engraving and PrintingDepartment of the Treasury provides public tour and a visitor center that allows the observation of U.S. paper currency manufacturing.     

Six Flags Over Texas

Feel the thrill of adrenaline producing rollercoasters and rides at one of the country’s most popular theme parks. Six Flags Over Texas is located just 10 miles from Fort Worth in Arlington.

Hurricane Harbor Texas

Visitors can cool off and have a splash at Hurricane Harbor Texas and its variety of water park rides along with wave pools, lazy rivers, and shopping.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas-Fort Worth

Reach out and touch the stars in the 4D cinema, learn top LEGO® building secrets from the Master Model Builder and see iconic landmarks in MINILAND®.

Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium

SEA LIFE Grapevine is an interactive aquarium that contains thousands of aquatic creatures, plus interactive touch pools and a 360° ocean tunnel to transport you into the amazing underwater world.

Area

Weather


The climate and weather are important factors that can affect the quality of living for residents of a city as well as the success of tourism – and therefore success for businesses. Fort Worth’s good year-round weather means more opportunities to enjoy what the area has to offer; easier commuting which reduces stress; and even a reduction in absentee days due to road conditions or even seasonal sickness.

  • Average temperature annually: 65º Fahrenheit
  • Average high temperature annually: 77º Fahrenheit
  • Average low temperature annually: 54º Fahrenheit
  • Average of 230 sunny days

County

Profiles & Contacts


At 355.6 square miles, and with over 70,000 acres of developable land, Fort Worth is located in 5 counties - Tarrant, Denton, Parker, Wise and Johnson - with the majority of Fort Worth located in Tarrant County.

-

Denton County

Denton County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 662,614, making it the ninth-most populous county in Texas. The county seat is Denton. Denton County is included in the DallasFort WorthArlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

  • Industries: Government, Higher education, Education, Healthcare, Aerospace, Manufacturing
  • Major employers: 
    • FEMA – Texas National Processing Service Center
    • University of North Texas
    • Denton Independent School District
    • Peterbilt Motors
    • Texas Woman’s University
    • Denton State Supported Living Center
    • Denton County
    • City of Denton
    • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
    • Medical City – Denton
    • Sally Beauty Company, Inc
    • Safran Electrical & Power
    • Flowers Baking Company
    • Jostens, Inc.
    • ESAB Victor Technologies
    • Tetra Pak Materials, L.P.
    • Denton County MHMR
    • Fastenal
    • Mayday Manufacturing and Hi-Tech Metal Finishing
    • Progressive Industries

Johnson County

Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 150,934. Its county seat is Cleburne. Johnson County is included in the DallasFort WorthArlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

  • Industries: Education, Retail, Government, Healthcare, Energy
  • Major employers:
    • Cleburne Independent School District
    • WalMart Distribution Center
    • Johnson County
    • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital-Cleburne
    • WalMart Supercenter
    • Johns Manville
    • City of Cleburne
    • Hill College
    • James Hardie Building Products
    • Supreme Corp. of Texas
    • LaSalle Southwest Corrections
    • Greenbrier Rail Services
    • Tutle & Tutle Trucking
    • HEB
    • Technical Chemical Company
    • Walls Industries, Inc.
    • Pumpco Services
    • Chesapeake Energy (and subsidiaries*)
    • *Great Plains Supply
    • *Midcon Compression Cleburne Field Ofc.
    • *Nomac Drilling Cleburne Field Ofc.
    • Lowes Home Improvement Center
    • Techlight/Horizon Manufacturing, Inc.
    • Schlumberger Company
    • LoneStar Ranch and Outdoors
    • Home Depot
    • Texas Lime Company
    • Albertson’s
    • Broan NuTone Storage solutions
    • Kroger
    • Family Medicine Associates, PA
    • Sachem, Inc.
    • Age Industries

Parker County

Parker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 116,927. The county seat is Weatherford. The county was created in 1855 and organized the following year. Parker County is included in the DallasFort WorthArlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

  • Industries: Retail, Transportation/Warehousing, Construction, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Accommodation/Food Services, Educational Services
  • Major employers:
    • Weatherford Independent School District
    • Medical City Weatherford
    • Parker County
    • City of Weatherford
    • Walmart
    • Weatherford College
    • CD Hartnett
    • JAMAK Inc.
    • Weatherford Aerospace
    • Lowe’s

Tarrant County

Tarrant County is an urban county located in the north central part of Texas. Fort Worth serves as the county seat to a county population of approximately 1.8 million citizens.

  • Industries: Aviation, Healthcare, Aerospace, Education, Manufacturing, Government, Finance 
  • Major employers:
    • American Airlines Group
    • Texas Health Resources
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Fort Worth Independent School District
    • Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base
    • Arlington Independent School District
    • The University of Texas at Arlington
    • Cook Children’s Health Care System
    • JPS Health Network
    • City of Fort Worth
    • Alcon
    • GM Financial
    • Tarrant County Government
    • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.
    • Tarrant County College
    • City of Arlington
    • Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center
    • Texas Christian University
    • My Health My Resources of Tarrant County (MHMR)
    • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
    • UNT Health Science Center
    • Ben E. Keith Company
    • YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth