Welcome to Downtown Fort Worth

While both a vibrant and contemporary city, Fort Worth lives up to its Cowtown reputation. Downtown Fort Worth’s friendly ambiance is on show at the country’s only year-round rodeo and its well-known country and western music venues.

Key Details


historic culture, walkable, friendly, museums, performing arts, restaurants, shopping


Commute Times
DFW Airport 22m by car
Love Field Airport 35m by car
Downtown Dallas 30m by car
East to West North Henderson Street to Highway 35 West
North to South East Belknap Street to Highway 30
Nearby Neighborhoods Southside Historic District, Upper West Side

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Downtown fort worth:
Known for its Texas hospitality, Downtown Fort Worth might just be the most Texan of all Texas’ cities.

Established in 1849 during the cattle drive era as an army outpost, Fort Worth still maintains its historical western roots in its contemporary downtown historic district. A strong job market appeals to many families and young professionals who fall in love with its walkability and laid-back way of life.

What to expect:
Walkable downtown with remarkable pockets of culture and fun.

Sundance Square is the jewel of downtown Fort Worth with its pedestrian-friendly blocks of bars, restaurants, museums, theaters and shops. Home to charming, beautifully restored buildings and residences that stand alongside new, glittering skyscrapers, downtown Fort Worth offers the perfect mix of friendly ambiance and a buzzing city center. Be sure not to miss the tranquil Fort Worth Water Gardens.

The lifestyle:
Enjoy the best of BBQ, Tex-Mex and line dancing.

Experience true Western heritage at one of Fort Worth’s many live music venues like Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk, or get a taste of fine art and modern architecture at one of the city’s many world-class museums. With a range of dining options from Texas barbecue at Cooper’s BBQ to upscale, elegant cuisine via celebrity chef Tim Love, Fort Worth has it all.

Unexpected appeal:
Premier performing arts scene.

Downtown Fort Worth’s buzzing performing arts scene is anchored by the acoustically perfect Bass Performance Hall, known for its towering angels carved in limestone. The hall hosts Fort Worth’s leading performing arts organizations, including the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theatre, the Fort Worth Opera and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

The market:
High-rise and apartment living with the heart of the city right outside your door.

A robust job market makes living in downtown Fort Worth a top choice for many North Texans. Life in downtown Fort Worth affords many benefits, from easy access to highways, great public transportation to great trails and top area dining. Rentals abound downtown, but new residences occupying old buildings and luxury high-rise condominium towers, such as the Tower and the Omni Residences, have become the norm in the city’s center.

You'll fall in love with:
Experiencing Texas’ heritage at the historic Stockyards District.

For those looking to experience a true afternoon of Texas heritage, there’s nothing that embodies where the West begins quite like the Stockyards National Historic District. Located just north of downtown, the Stockyards features daily Texas Longhorn cattle drives and historical reenactments as well as the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.