Everything in Texas is big, and Fort Worth is no exception. As one of the largest cities in Texas, it is home to American Airlines—and three Berkshire Hathaway companies. The Dallas/Fort Worth market is, in fact, the sixth largest economy in the U.S. and the 18th largest in the world.
But the reason more than 775,000 people call Fort Worth home is really because of its friendly, hometown feel. Voted by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler as one of the friendliest cities in America, Fort Worth also has been designated as one of “America’s Most Livable Communities,” one of only 10 large cities so named.
Fort Worth has more than 10,000 acres of parks, hundreds of miles of trails, and it’s quickly becoming one of the country’s most bike-friendly cities. UNTHSC even sponsors one of Fort Worth’s many bike-sharing stations right on campus.
UNTHSC is nestled in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, home to three world-renowned museums in a park-like setting: The Amon Carter Museum; the Kimbell Art Museum with the new Renzo Piano Pavilion; and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Nearby is the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame (yes, the city is proud of its western heritage, and its Stockyards National Historic District even boasts the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive).
Also near campus is the West Seventh Street District, with shops, dining, nightlife and residences, all within a pedestrian-friendly, urban setting.
Downtown, the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is home to the city’s professional symphony, theater, opera and ballet companies, as well as the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
And within a 20-minute ride, you’ll find Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas Motor Speedway, Texas Rangers baseball, and Dallas Cowboys football at AT&T Stadium.
We’d agree that everything in Texas is big, but we can’t help but believe that everything in Fort Worth is better.
This page was last modified on June 27, 2016