Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth is located in North Central Texas. It is the 17th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest in Texas, with a population of nearly 778,000. The city is conveniently located 17.5 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Aeronautics, military, education, corporate headquarters, government and healthcare comprise the majority of Fort Worth's economy.
Arts and Entertainment
Known as the "City of Cowboys and Culture," Fort Worth celebrates its frontier western heritage as well as the arts. The city has five distinct entertainment districts within three miles of each other:
- Sundance Square: Located in downtown Fort Worth, this 35-block shopping and entertainment district is home to live theater, shopping, festivals, concerts and more.
- Stockyards National Historic District: This homage to the Old West includes the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Texas-themed dining and shopping, a rodeo, saloons, a honky-tonk and more than 25 shops and galleries.
- Cultural District: West of downtown, this area is home to five nationally recognized museums in a beautiful park-like setting.
- West 7th District: This area is a popular new urban development home to boutiques, nightlife and high-concept restaurants.
- Southside/Magnolia District: A district that features historic homes, farm-to-table restaurants, a brewery, a whiskey distillery, art and performances by local musicians.
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Fort Worth's hiking and biking trails, golf courses, watersports, gardens and more.
Forth Worth is home to public and private elementary and secondary schools, as well as several higher education institutions. These include Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, University of Texas at Arlington, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Art Institute of Forth Worth and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, to name a few.