Fort Worth Condo IHOTW

How would you like to live where you can stroll to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth? How about residing within walking distance of The Texas Breeders Classic or the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo at The Will Rogers Memorial Center? Imagine having privacy, convenience, views, and all the perks of a European lifestyle in the heart of “Cowtown.”

It’s not only possible it’s affordable. We’re letting you in on what may be the best kept secret in Fort Worth.

You could be within walking distance of the Fort Worth Modern and all downtown Cowtown has to offer with this great condo.

You could be within walking distance of the Fort Worth Modern and all downtown Cowtown has to offer with this great condo.

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You’ve heard of Fort Worth-Arlington, yes? No? Gosh darn it, what is the name of that other city to the east of Arlington that starts with a D?

Oh right, yes. Dallas.

I love this: BestPlaces.net has released its 10 best cities to move to in America, and Fort Worth-Arlington was ranked No. 4.

Um, no mention of the D-word.

I have said this for years: people who live in Fort Worth do so because it’s a great city, close enough to Dallas to get all the amenities, from shopping to cultural events, but a cheaper place to live with a lower cost of living. And honestly, I love downtown Fort Worth. I think it’s prettier than Dallas. Like if I were going to have a second home in Texas, I think I’d buy a high rise in Fort Worth and drive to Dallas for the fun.

Fort Worth’s crime rate versus the Dallas crime rate? Fort Worth is a smaller town than Dallas, a population of about 576,000. There were 25,092 larcenies or thefts in FW last year, in 2009.¬† Of a population of 1,230,302, Dallas had more than 58,554 larceny/thefts. So almost equal, actually. What are your thoughts on living in Dallas versus Fort Worth? I do know a NYC man who keeps a condo in Fort Worth so he can reside in a state with no income tax. He’s dating a woman in Dallas. Sometimes the two meet in Arlington, which, with the World Series and Superbowl, is enjoying as much publicity these days as Josh Hamilton, maybe more: Arlington was featured just last week as one of the top U.S, cities where it is cheaper to buy a home (just over $72,000) than rent ($789.00 a month). Looks like taxes are 0.697 per $100,000 of property value.