In Part 1 of discussing Fort Worth’s newest development, Walsh, we looked at how the landscape of West Fort Worth will soon change forever. With the development opening soon (they say April 2017) there will soon be over 500 new homes under construction.
For Part 2, I would like to tell you about the innovations, schools and planning that will contribute into making Walsh a community for now and for the future.
Schools and school districts are always a major factor when families are looking at homes. Walsh Elementary has already broken ground and is expected to be open for the Fall 2017 school year. The land that the school is built upon was donated by the Walsh family.
Walsh Elementary will be part of the Aledo Independent School District, and will undoubtedly be a highly rated and highly sought-after school.
According to the development team at Republic Property Group, as long as future residents have an executed sales contract on a home, even if the home is delayed in construction, their children will be eligible to attend the school.
There are already future plans to build more elementary schools, middle schools and even a high school in the Walsh development … will this be adieu to Title Town, Texas? Nothing better than a good Friday Night Lights, cross-town rivalry! (bowtie note: After posting I was quickly informed that Phase I of Walsh will not have middle and high schools although all Walsh marketing materials inform us that as many as 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school will possibly be on site)
There will be other innovative and educational opportunities for residents outside of the classroom. A Makerspace will exist to help children of all ages learn how to create things with tools as part of the growing Maker Culture that is becoming more-and-more popular.
An Imagination Playground is also in the plans. This is described as a place of play with huge blocks for building and entertaining young minds.
For those who love gardens, a demonstration garden will be created for experts to teach anyone and everyone how to grow plant and flowers and much more.
And Walsh is already growing the trees for the community, too, as 10 years ago the Walsh family created a tree farm on the ranch with over 16,000 trees. Now budding into maturity, many of those trees will be used throughout the development to shade the parkway, sidewalks and other common areas.
Finally, let’s talk about technology. Walsh is not only designed to be a cutting edge community today, but for the future as well. One major feature is the Internet capabilities that will be available. Homeowners will have access to 10 gigabit ethernet with underground fiber throughout Walsh. I’m no rocket scientist but that seems pretty fast.
Next week will be the final part in this three part series…I will discuss and highlight some of the “un-fun” side effects of new construction and master planned communities. Make sure you check back next week…same time, same place.
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 email@example.com.