Moving from Detroit, MI to Fort Worth, TX

Moving from Detroit, Michigan to Fort Worth, TX

Located in Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area of northern Texas, Fort Worth is the 16th most populous city in the United States with a population of 741,206. Defined as the cultural gateway into the American West, Fort Worth is located in four different counties; Tarrant, Denton, Parker, and Wise. Fort Worth is the county seat of Tarrant County and encompasses nearly 300 square miles of land area in northern Texas.    

What to expect when moving from Detroit to Fort Worth:

  • Your drive from Detroit to Fort Worth will have you traveling 1,216 miles! You can expect to be on the road for more than 18 hours, so plan ahead and take in some sites along the way.
  • Making your way down to Texas will take you through several fun cities to stop and visit if you have the time. Indianapolis, IN, Memphis, TN, and Little Rock, AR  are along your route to Fort Worth.
  • If you stop in Memphis, be sure to visit Rendezvous for the best BBQ ribs in the country! Memphis also has several fun entertainment options on famous Beale Street if you have time to visit!

Weather in Fort Worth

  • Weather trends between Detroit and Fort Worth are different! As you know, Detroit has pretty mild summers but very cold winters. Fort Worth is almost opposite with mild winters and hot summers.
  • You’re moving to the south so get ready for some humidity! Summer temperatures in Fort Worth tend to hover around the mid-90s. But winter temperatures are on average around 44 degrees.
  • Fort Worth doesn’t receive nearly as much snow as you are used to from living in Detroit. Yearly average snowfall here is only 2.6 inches!

Getting around Fort Worth

  • When you need to get around town to run errands or get to work, Fort Worth has several options. Bus service is available via The T, and train service is provided by Trinity Railway Express.
  • Fort Worthians mostly travel by private automobiles and there are several interstates and highways around the city to make it more convenient. Interstate 820 serves as a beltway for the city.
  • If you’re in need of air accommodations there are several options located nearby. The main airport is of course the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport located just outside the city.

Education in Fort Worth

  • If you have grade school students they will most likely attend Fort Worth Independent School District. There are also more than 20 private/religious schools in Fort Worth.
  • Fort Worth Independent School District serves approximately 80,000 so it’s a little smaller than what you were used to in Detroit. The district has 115 schools and 17 special campuses.
  • Fort Worth is also home to several colleges and universities. Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Tarleton State University, and University of Texas at Arlington are all options.

Dining and entertainment in Fort Worth

  • Fort Worth is definitely not short on dining and entertainment choices. The city is full of family fun, nightlife, museums and galleries, and other notable attractions.
  • Fort Worth Zoo is home to more than 5000 animals! It’s also been named one of the best zoos in the nation. Be sure to go by the Great Barrier Reef exhibit complete with red kangaroos!
  • Fort Worth is also home to the TCU Horned Frogs for those of you that are college sports lovers. Race fans might also want to check out NASCAR’s Texas Motor Speedway or Multisport Ranch.
  • Fort Worth also has several free things to do in town. If you’re looking for some free entertainment you might want to check out the Kimbell Art Museum or the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

It’s time to start planning your move from Detroit to “Cowtown” Fort Worth, Texas!


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