Berkley Place

Long gone are the days when a bargain could be found in the neighborhood of Berkley Place, a pleasant mix of imposing pre-war manses and quaint bungalows, a common element I find endearing about the old Near South Side neighborhoods. Mistletoe Heights, Park Hill, and Ryan Place all constructed impressive villas on a grand scale, but felt comfortable cohabiting with smaller neighbors.


Clarke Avenue

If you are looking for a choice 76107 location near Fort Worth’s museums in the heart of the west side, you could do a lot worse than Clarke Avenue. Clarke Avenue and its perpendicular sister, Clover Lane, almost constitute a neighborhood by themselves. It’s the kind of area mobile young families locate and form lifelong friendships that endure even after they have upsized or relocated. Of course many stay for a lifetime, comforted by the quiet tree-lined streets in the mostly intact enclave.


.Sarita Dr. Overton Park

Overton Park is the neighborhood you wished you had grown up in. Smartly dressed residents walk dogs and take exercise in a central park, which follows one of the creeks that snake through the area. Rolling hills clad with mature live oaks add to the feeling of serene security. Another bonus is access to desirable Tanglewood schools.

Nicely placed atop one of Overton’s hills is  4109 Sarita Drive which has been tended and improved over the 30 year stewardship of its second owner. Begin with the exterior. The new roof is clad steel shingle which sailed  through the vicious, Saint Patrick’s day hail storm undamaged. That improvement knocked $900 off of annual insurance payments and noticeably reduced utility bills.  Double glazed windows have been added for additional gains in energy efficiency

Sarita Dr. Overton Park


1521 Elizabeth Blvd.Since houses on one of Fort Worth’s premiere historic streets infrequently come on the market, it isn’t surprising that 1521 Elizabeth Boulevard, is garnering a lot of agent and buyer interest.

“We’ve only officially been on the market since Monday and we’ve already had dozens of showings,” observes Briggs Freeman agent Lisa Logan. Many of the prospective buyers are relocating from other markets and are amazed at the value Fort Worth offers.  (more…)

4010 Bryce Front

There’s something to be said for a home that has three floors and is priced at $425,000. This truly unique home has amazing curb appeal and is in a sought-after Fort Worth neighborhood, Arlington Heights. This area, bounded by Camp Bowie on the North, Interstate 30 on the south and west, and Montgomery Street on the east. I’m sure you can see all of the neighborhood from your third-floor loft in this sweet home!

This listing at 4010 Bryce Avenue from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Realtor John Zimmerman packs three bedrooms, three full baths, three living areas, a two-car garage, and 2,494 square feet all on .138 of an acre! That’s an amazing use of space! And thanks to the dormers and high ceilings, it doesn’t feel cramped or dark, either. And thanks to that third-floor loft, which is accessible from the second floor living space via a spiral staircase, you can see downtown Fort Worth!


3197 Westcliff Front

What a cute home! This house, the former abode of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, is an absolutely charming fieldstone cottage in the Bellaire neighborhood. I could totally imagine the mayor of Cowtown living in this adorable house, with its fantastic and well-maintained curb appeal and party-ready back patio.