Mature Trees and West Side Location Define Ridglea Midcentury Gem

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An enclave of Fort Worth known for its safety and friendliness, Ridgelea Hills has become more and more attractive to buyers looking for mature trees and stellar family homes. This sweet midcentury ranch is the perfect intersection of these two desires, as the home not only retains much of its traditional ranch charm, but has updates that put a fresh spin on its style. 

Ridglea Hills also benefits from a stellar west side location — just south of Interstate 30 and north of Camp Bowie Blvd. — so this neighborhood has excellent accessibility for commuters. Plus, there’s great shopping on Camp Bowie, tons of great nearby restaurants, and the historic Ridglea Theater for those who enjoy live music.

So if you’re looking for a great midcentury ranch in Ridglea Hills, but have a bit of a tight budget, this gem on Calmont Ave. could be just the thing.


Right from the start, we can see just how wonderfully the home retains its midcentury ranch-style charm with original wood paneling and a mounded, stacked-stone fireplace. The low hearth is surrounded by new tile that definitely vibes with the stone and feels like a grounding neutral for the living room. 

The entire home has benefited from a fresh coat of paint, but many rooms still sport original hardwood floors that offer the kind of warmth you require with a cool neutral color scheme.

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The kitchen retains its original cabinetry, but with an updated hexagonal backsplash and a wide expanse of granite counters, it feels fresh and modern. While the tile definitely feels like a welcome breath of fresh air, cosmetic upgrades aren’t the only improvements that this Ridglea Hills home has seen, as listing agent Barry Saling with Keller Williams Realty Arlington points out, this midcentury ranch also received a new roof, new lighting, all new appliances, updated plumbing and fixtures, as well as some upgrades to the backyard.

In all, 6525 Calmont has two full bedrooms, two full baths, two living areas, more than 1,700 square feet, and a large corner lot all priced at $138 per square foot — a huge bargain for the area.

Saling also notes that the second living area could also be repurposed into a third bedroom or a home office, depending on your needs. With the rise of telecommuting, I know which one I’d pick.

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Both bathrooms received updates, and as you’ll see, the fresh paint and refinished hardwood floors are a completely perfect match.

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Want to see how it feels in person? Head to the Open House on either Saturday, June 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., or Sunday, June 30, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Barry Saling of Keller Williams Arlington has listed 6525 Calmont Ave. for $239,900.


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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