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Fort Worth, or “Cowtown” as those who live here affectionately call it, is working hard to keep its homegrown roots: quite a challenge, considering Fort Worth is the fifth largest city in the state of Texas and the 19th largest in the United States. Yet, Fort Worth has kept its old-fashioned values, celebrating its colorful Old West heritage as it has grown to become a modern city full of opportunity, and named as one of “America’s Most Livable Communities.”
Fort Worth residents take great pride in the transformation its downtown area has experienced. Planned expansion of retail and restaurant areas, the construction of two mega-movie houses and the number of festivals and events hosted here has breathed new life into downtown Fort Worth.
One of the neatest things about Fort Worth is Sundance Square. There are lots of restaurants, live theatre and live music, yet you can go not even a mile north and you are in the stockyards. It is as if you’ve gone back 150 years in time.
Fort Worth arts patrons have also been responsible for creating and supporting a fantastic arts scene, including the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, the magnificent home of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Opera, the Fort Worth-Dallas Ballet, the lauded Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the much-loved Casa Mañana Theatre.
There has been a real resurgence in the downtown area. Developers are taking the older buildings and renovating them into lofts and condos. There are so many of those projects in place. People are attracted to living in downtown Fort Worth where all the amenities are and they do not want to deal with yard work. By moving into a loft or townhome, they do not have those issues.
Another reason Fort Worth is attracting more new residents is the overall lower cost of living, making Fort Worth an excellent value. A recent survey by Moody’s Economy.com put Fort Worth’s cost-of-living index at 91.6; the national average is 100.

Links:
City of Fort Worth Website
Fort Worth ISD Website