“Zombies” In DFW Real Estate, And 11 ZIP Codes That Aren’t Infested

Have you heard of zombie houses? It’s a real estate term – and not a very common one. They’re pre-foreclosure homes that are unoccupied. Usually, there are a few in every area. But the North Texas real estate market is so hot and the job situation is so good that in 11 local ZIP codes, there are no zombies at all. It’s a good sign of a great economy, although it means there aren’t likely to be many foreclosure properties coming on the market in these areas anything soon. The 11 ZIPs Without Z … [Read more...]

Always-Improving Fort Worth Earns Blue Zones Community Certification

For 5 years, Fort Worth community leaders have been working to offer us healthier choices so we can live better lives. Now, the city has earned the Blue Zones Community title in recognition of the significant efforts and important progress toward improving the health and well-being of those who live and work in Fort Worth. This community-led and business-supported effort involves making permanent and semi-permanent changes to the city that are designed to help us live better and longer. Just 19 … [Read more...]

Is Como In Fort Worth Getting Closer To Realizing Its Destiny?

Fort Worth’s Como neighborhood was originally envisioned as a resort community, but a cheap selloff changed the face of this neighborhood. Could it be on the upswing again? Recent news of dozens of excellent lots coming on the market is making people take a second look at this once-forgotten neighborhood. While some are concerned that gentrification will force out the current mainly poor, African American residents of Como, everyone agrees something must be done. And most agree that with Fort W … [Read more...]

Is Fort Worth’s River District On Your Radar?

If the River District isn’t on your radar, you’re not alone. This loosely planned development along an often-forgotten section of White Settlement Road is coming together nicely, however – and it includes residential, restaurants and more. Maybe it’s worth a few minutes of your time to take a drive on White Settlement Road between Highway 183 and University Drive and see how things are changing for the better. Blighted properties are being converted. Never-developed properties are being develop … [Read more...]

3 Often-Overlooked Ways To Enjoy Fort Worth On Hot Summer Days

It’s a hot summer, but what else is new? Fort Worth is usually hot in the summer, and those of us who’ve lived here for decades have developed some coping mechanisms. In some cases, it’s simply staying inside near the air conditioning. After all, that powerful HVAC system is part of what you paid for when you bought your Fort Worth home. But when you want to get out and around without actually spending much time outside, what can you do? Here are 3 often-overlooked ways to get the most from livi … [Read more...]