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Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, TX

Moving to Fort Worth, Texas​

Established in 1849 by the U.S. War Department, Fort Worth served as a military outpost following the Mexican-American War. It’s now the 16th largest city in the nation with a population reaching over 800,000. The city functions as a huge corporate center for America and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (DFW) metro area, the largest metroplex in the South. Even though it’s changed drastically since its beginning as a booming cattle town, Fort Worth continues to embrace its Western heritage in the traditional architecture and design. Moving to Forth Worth is a good option for those seeking a more relaxed atmosphere with a modern twist.

moving to Fort Worth, Texas

What makes Fort Worth a great city to move to?

Weather

Fort Worth’s humid, subtropical climate produces hot summers with temperatures in the triple digits. The winter months are milder with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s. Average snowfall is 3 inches annually. The spring months are known for producing super cell thunderstorms with hail and tornadoes and the area receives 34 inches of rain per year. Because of the scorching summer season, moving to Fort Worth is typically best during the fall, winter or spring months.  

Food

Whether you’re moving to Fort Worth or just passing through, the endless food options won’t disappoint. Nicknamed “Cowtown” for its booming cattle business, Fort Worth steakhouses grill some of the best steaks around. The top five restaurants in Fort Worth (according to TripAdvisor) are:

  • The Capital Grille
  • Del Frisco’s
  • Reata Restaurant
  • Terra Mediterranean Grill
  • Rodeo Goat

Local Attractions

Not to be mistaken for Dallas, Fort Worth has plenty of unique attractions to brag about. For an authentic Fort Worth experience, line the streets of Exchange Avenue in the Stockyard National Historic District and watch as cowhands drive a herd of Texas longhorns down the street. Or enjoy a night out dancing at Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky tonk. Want to experience the fine arts? Visit Bass Performance Hall, the city’s crown jewel, to see the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera and more!

Outdoor Attractions

Fort Worth has plenty of outside fun for those who’d rather spend their time in the sunshine. Take a hike through Trinity Park where biking, fishing and whitewater rafting are all popular activities. Check out the Fort Worth Zoo or the Fort Worth Botanic Garden—the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Or visit Panther Island, the only waterfront stage in Texas, to see concerts, festivals and other events while relaxing in an inner tube on the water. Other great outdoor spots include:

  • Lake Worth
  • Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
  • Burger’s Lake

Cowboys and Culture

Also known as the “Museum Capital of the Southwest,” the city offers cultural education at a variety of museums. Here are some of the most well-known:

  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
  • Modern Art Museum
  • Amon Carter Museum
  • Kimbell Art Museuum
  • Cattle Raisers Museum
  • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
  • Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Fort Worth Fun Facts

If you’re moving to Fort Worth, here are a few fun facts:

Education  

Of the 20 public school districts in the area, the Fort Worth Independent School District (Fort Worth ISD) is the largest. It contains 139 K-12 schools and educates more than 81,000 students each year. There are also more than 200 private schools for parents to choose from. For higher education, the DFW region has more than 60 colleges and universities with a combined enrollment exceeding 325,000 students. Over 30,000 degrees are awarded annually. A few of these institutions include: Texas Christian University, University of North Texas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Tarrant County College.

Employment

With an unemployment rate of only 4.7 percent and more than 30,000 companies in the area, Fort Worth has been ranked thirteenth in the U.S. for job growth. Major industries include technology, distribution, transportation and manufacturing. American Airlines (A Fortune 500 company), Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems, Bell Helicopter Textron, Radio Shack Corporation, Pier 1 Imports, ACME Brick, Justin Brands and FW ISD are some main employers.

Cost of Living

Although the cost of living in Fort Worth is 6 percent higher than the Texas average, it is 5 percent lower than the national average. And when compared to similar cities like Denver, Chicago and Kansas City, the cost of living is fairly low. The cost of housing is 25 percent lower than the national average with a median home price of $115,200 and a median household income of $43,271. While goods and services are an expensive aspect of living in Fort Worth, you’ll find the cost of groceries, transportation and utilities are lower than the national average.

Resources

If you’re moving to Fort Worth, TX the following links may help:

Moving to Fort Worth with U-Pack

Moving to Fort Worth? Choose U-Pack® to get your belongings there quickly and safely! Here’s how moving with U-Pack works:

  • We deliver an empty trailer or ReloCube® to your home
  • You load your belongings
  • We drive to your new home (estimated time of 2-5 business days)
  • You unload and we pick up the empty equipment

It's easy and affordable! To figure out the cost of your move to Fort Worth, get a free online quote or call a U-Pack representative.

Station Address:
Address: 1414 Baurline St
Fort Worth, TX 76111
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (817) 335-6221
Fax: (817) 332-8000

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Fort Worth, TX, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Fort Worth, TX. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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