Magnolia Green

This structure at 1200 Lipscomb St. is part of Magnolia Green townhomes built by Village Homes in 2007 (photos: Bobby Cornelius photography)

There was a time, probably 12 to 15 years ago, when no one would walk down Magnolia Ave. after dark.  Many wouldn’t even walk down Magnolia Ave. during the day. There was no point. There were a few restaurants and shops to visit, but those establishments mainly catered to the breakfast and lunch crowds and were shuttered by mid-day.

That Was Then, This Is Now

It’s hard to believe the best local restaurant and bar street in all of Fort Worth was once a little spooky.  Not anymore.

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A Village Homes townhome development from 2006

912 Magnolia Green Drive 3-story townhome in Near Southside    (Photos: Elliot Hicks, Air and Ground Property Photos)

In the mid-2000s, the area of Fort Worth referred to as the Medical District went through a dramatic change. Situated south of Interstate 30, north of the Fairmount neighborhood, bordered by 8th Avenue to Rosedale Avenue, this soon became known as the Near Southside.

At the time there were medical offices, hospitals, and a smattering of other businesses … not many restaurants, nightlife, and certainly not any urban housing options.

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