Get Ready Cowtown, Change is Coming with Walsh Ranch

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Walsh Ranch Parkway will forever change the face of West Fort Worth

One Spring Break when I was a frustrated teenager, I went to spend a few days with my cool Uncle Tony in Dallas.  He was (and still is) a real mover-and-shaker and was a blast to hang out with.  I’ll never forget what he would constantly pound into my brain when we would talk about life and future: “Accept and expect change.”

Those words have stayed with me even now as a frustrated 40-something. Accept and expect change. Are there truer words than these?

The city of Fort Worth is about to meet change head-on.  Soon, Walsh Ranch is expected to be open for business, and that means major changes are about to happen to West Fort Worth.

More? How can there be more?

Phase I of Walsh Ranch will feature 1,700 acres of new homes, hike and bike trails, and much more.

If you aren’t familiar with the Walsh Ranch, here’s a brief history: Located west of Loop 820 in Fort Worth, the Walsh Ranch features 7,200 acres that, for many decades, has been a renowned working cattle ranch. Recently, the ranch has been going through development stages to become a master-planned community that will drastically change the size and landscape of Fort Worth forever.

Now simply known as Walsh (it’s like Madonna, or Pele, or Charo) Phase 1 will consist of over 1,700 acres of new homes — both production and custom — hike and bike trails, amenity centers, public schools, corporate campuses, lagoons, fitness centers, and so much more.

Here comes traffic!

Newly constructed Walsh Parkway will soon see lots of activity and change.

Production builders in Phase 1 of Walsh have already begun model homes in hopes to be ready for an April 2017 unveiling of the community.  David Weekley Homes, Drees Homes, Highland Homes, Toll Brothers, and Fort Worth-based Village Homes will feature specifically designed homes to fit into the overall theme of the area.

Prices of the 580 homes to be built in Phase 1 will range from the upper $200s to over $1 million.  Of course no one has been able to give this bowtie realtor exact pricing.  For family-sized homes plan on $400,000-plus.

This is not just a cozy suburban community.  Over the next 40 – 50 years Walsh will have an expected 40,000 to 50,000 residents and over 15,000 homes.  This is a mini-city being built between Fort Worth and Aledo.  Change is here.

There is so much more to write about this exciting community.  There will be a Part Deux of Walsh coming soon where I will go into more detail about the amazing attributes, innovations and planning that make up the biggest change North Texas has seen in years.

That’s all from Tarrant County this week, Dirty Readers.  Remember, if you have comments, questions, or ideas for future stories – I’m always here to listen!

Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth.  Statements and opinions are his own.  Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004.  He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for over 14 years.  Seth also loves bow ties.  You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or seth.fowler@williamstrew.com.

 

5 Comment

  • Nice article Seth, looking forward to part deaux!

    • mm

      Appreciate the feedback. There is so much to write about Walsh and Morningstar and Parks of Aledo and all that is moving West. I wanted to call the series “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” but that wouldn’t set the right tone. Part Deux should post next Tuesday in my weekly Tarrant County Tuesday slot…I am contemplating writing #3 and focus on the less-than-positive impact of these neighborhoods…what do you think?

  • I am a custom builder, Barton Custom Homes, can I buy individual lots ?

    • mm

      I know the production homesites are already spoken for but I would imagine you could purchase a homesite or two in the custom home section of Walsh. I would reach out to Republic Property Group (developer) to see how to get on the list of approved builders. Good luck. Seth

    • If you are looking for Residential lots in Fort Worth to build on I have several lots listed.