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Mistletoe Heights: Diverse Homes in a Charming Neighborhood
One of Fort Worth's oldest neighborhoods, you'll find Mistletoe Heights situated on a scenic bluff above the Clear Fork of the Trinity River. The diverse homes lining the wide streets of Mistletoe Heights range from small cottages to spacious mansions, with most having welcoming porches. Home to more than 500 households, this delightful neighborhood is close to Texas Christian University, the Fort Worth Zoo, world-class museums, the hospital district, and upscale boutiques and restaurants.
Mistletoe Heights History
Mistletoe Heights sits on the bluffs overlooking the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, approximately two miles southwest of the Central Business District. The 640 acres in Mistletoe Heights are included in the 1854 Ethelbert S. Harris Survey. This land was considered rural when Harvie C. Lawrie of Colorado, owner of the land in 1890, laid out the streets by "setting a 2-inch oak wagon spoke stake at the corner tree thereof," according to plat records.
In November 1892, Mistletoe Heights Land Company purchased the land, subsequently naming it Mistletoe Heights. Around this time, the land was considered too expensive for farmland and too far out for development.
It was not until 1909 when the City of Fort Worth annexed part of Mistletoe Heights, that development began in earnest. The existing streets at that time had names such as Feldhauser, Zang, and Estabrook, but after completion of platting in 1910 by Mistletoe Heights Realty Company, they were renamed to what they are today.
The remainder of the neighborhood was annexed by the City in 1922. Originally, lots could be purchased for $100, but by 1926 were selling for around $1500. Land value increased partially because of Texas Christian University's move to its present location in 1910. The move also brought a streetcar line through the area, and paving of streets soon followed, encouraging development.
Mistletoe Heights' second phase of annexation by the City of Fort Worth in 1922 was opposed by residents over a school dispute. Mayor Cockrell accused the residents of non-support of the city, even though they were getting city services and earning their incomes in Fort Worth. The dispute was resolved, and nearby Lily B. Clayton Elementary School was constructed in 1922. The school originally contained four classrooms but was enlarged in 1934 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The school was enlarged to its present size in 2002.
Deed restrictions in Mistletoe Heights prohibited the selling of homes to minorities, a provision which is today illegal. It also specified that alcohol could not be sold from properties and that homes must cost at least $5000 and could not be of frame construction. Stables were also allowed.
Many homes in Mistletoe Heights are listed as historically significant in the Tarrant County Historic Resources Survey. In 2002, Mistletoe Heights was designated a Historic District by the City of Fort Worth.
Homes in Mistletoe Heights
The beauty of Mistletoe Heights is clear to see when walking down its tree-lined streets, which are stunning in the fall and keep things cool during the summer months. There is a wide variety of home sizes and styles, most of which have a welcoming front porch. It's not unusual to see dog-walkers conversing with residents enjoying the evening on their porch. Mistletoe Heights is known for its friendliness.
An excellent example of a home in Mistletoe Heights is located on Magnolia Avenue. This 2,066 square foot cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It offers space, charm, and a great location. The spacious master suite opens onto a large covered porch, which is perfect for quiet mornings, coffee, and conversation. There are two living areas, a light and bright eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, and beautiful wood floors. The new roof and HVAC were installed in 2018. The home is convenient to the Trinity Trails, TCU, hospital district, and Magnolia nightlife. The value of this home is $460,000.
What Residents Say About Mistletoe Heights
You'll be hard-pressed to find a resident that doesn't love living in Mistletoe Heights. Several were happy to share their experience:
"Extremely accessible. Just a minute or two to get on 2 major highways. Takes about 5 minutes to get downtown or to west seventh district. "
"I have lived here a little over three years. The neighbors are friendly, and it is centrally located, just a short drive to Magnolia, W 7th, museums, and medical district. Wonderful front porch community."
"I love the older homes and the "front porch community. I have met many neighbors by sitting out in the porch and watching the world go by."
"The neighborhood is very friendly, many ongoing improvement projects. People take real pride in the appearance and maintenance of their homes."
Schools Serving Mistletoe Heights
Schools that Mistletoe Heights students attend are part of the Fort Worth Independent School District. They include:
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