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Arlington Heights: A Community Where History Meets Modern Style
If you’re looking for a community consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in Ft. Worth, Arlington Heights merits serious consideration. Its history can be seen in the charming historic homes on many of its residential streets and the red brick of Camp Bowie Boulevard. Residents are close to the best of Fort Worth’s many amenities, making Arlington Heights a popular area with families and young professionals alike.
Arlington Heights History
Arlington Heights’ roots reach back to the 1850s when it was part of Ft. Worth ranch land. There was some residential development in the 1890s. However, only a handful of homes had been built by the turn of the century. Development began in earnest in 1906 when Denver based developer H.B. Chamberlain bought 2,000 acres of land from two Chicago based financiers. It was dubbed the “Chamberlain Arlington Heights” and included a boulevard linking the land to downtown Fort Worth. Over 3,000 trees were transplanted in the neighborhood to make it more attractive. With World War I came real growth to Arlington Heights.
The land was bought and then donated to the U.S. Army for training. Throughout the war, thousands of troops trained there, with a peak population of over 30,000 men in 1917. Besides having its name on the main boulevard, Camp Bowie was vital to the Arlington Heights infrastructure. The army installed utilities, including sewer and electricity. Though the camp closed after the war ended, the remaining infrastructure spurred growth and development in the 1920s and 30s.
It was considered the fastest growing section of Fort Worth from 1920-1926. Today this historic area is known as the Hillcrest Addition or the Tremont Block. Home construction ran through the 1930s, was halted during World War II, and finished filing in by 1947. Its history can be seen in its architectural style. English Cottage style and Arts and Crafts bungalows dot the area. Camp Bowie Blvd. has retained its historic character.
The road was renamed in 1922 in honor of the World War I camp, and driving down it today is like taking a trip into the past. Many businesses along the boulevard have roots in the 1920s – 1940s.
Homes In Arlington Heights
The result of Arlington Heights’ 10-plus years of development is a range in architectural styles in its residences and commercial buildings. Being in high demand, developers have responded by building homes and multi-family complexes around the Arlington Heights area.
The center of this vibrant community remains mostly single-family homes, typically of a historical nature. Cottages there date back to the 20s and 30s. Home prices can be seen ranging from the mid-200s to the mid-600s. In addition to hardwood floors, walk-in closets, double sinks, and granite countertops, many homes feature front porches and spacious yards. Some historic areas of Arlington heights have guidelines in place to retain its character.
Over fifty homes are listed in the Tarrant County Historic Resources Survey. The demolition of existing structures original to the site requires review by the Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission before any permits are issued. Several neighborhood associations act as liaisons between residents and the City of Fort Worth. Additionally, these associations host activities throughout the year.
The Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association hosts a parade each year and Yard of the Month Awards. It also has a Facebook page and a newsletter for residents.
Homebuyers with children will find quality education a common theme. The public North Hi Mount elementary has been featured as one of Fort Worth’s best schools. School-aged children are in the Fort Worth Independent School District. Schools for Arlington Heights children include:
- North Hi Mount Elementary
- South Hi Mount Elementary
- Mary Louise Phillips Elementary
- Leadership Academy Como Elementary
- Stripling Middle
- Monning Middle
- Arlington Heights High
There are also high-performing charter schools in the area, as well as private education options.
Arlington Heights residents enjoy its proximity to “things to do,” and Fort Worth has no shortage of these. In Arlington Heights, you’ll find yourself close to some of the city’s best cultural attractions. Camp Bowie Boulevard is a main artery that drops residents right into the heart of the Cultural District, which is home to some of the most prolific museums in the country. Some residents are within walking distance of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Will Rogers Memorial Center, and other local attractions.
Parks and Recreation
There are several green spaces nearby for Arlington Heights residents to enjoy. The city of Fort Worth has installed additional sidewalks and lighting around Lake Como and Como Park. Arlington Heights is near the Trinity River, Trinity Park, and its associated walking trails.
Trinity Park has several playgrounds, picnic pavilions, restrooms, and water fountains to offer visitors. The Trinity Rail System is known for having the best hiking and biking trails in Fort Worth. Another local green space is the River Crest Country Club, Fort Worth’s oldest country club.
It’s located just five miles from downtown Fort Worth and features a par 70 golf course measuring 6,300 yards. River Crest is notable as being one of the first golf clubs with residential development within its gates.
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Cities Real Estate agent David Pannell has been helping families with their real estate needs for over fifteen years. Specializing in Tarrant County’s most desirable neighborhoods, David is a former United States Marine and City of Arlington police officer. He is a realtor you can trust to help you find your treasure in Arlington Heights or help you sell your home as you begin the next chapter in life. Contact David today at (817) 797-9047.
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