Fort Worth has a population of 741,206 according to the 2010 Census. It is the seat of Tarrant County and shares it major airport (DFW) with nearby Dallas. It was founded in 1849as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.
The city has a distinct western heritage as it was a major stop on the Old Chisholm Trail. Millions of cattle from South Texas and Mexico were loaded onto its trains and shipped to large cities to the East. Now, more than 150 years later, it is still referred by its nickname: “Cowtown”.
Today’s Fort Worth is highly sophisticated and boasts art museums that have some of the most extensive art in the world. These include the Kimbell Art Museum that is housed in a building that is considered one of the world’s foremost works of modern architecture. Texas Christian University is located here.
The Greater Fort Worth area is also home to major corporate employers such as Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin and a major military base.
The city is adjacent to nearby Arlington which is home to the Dallas Cowboys and Six Flags. The distance between Fort Worth and Dallas is a mere thirty miles and that area between these cities is now totally urbanized and has created a huge metropolitan area.
In regard to rental housing, renters could not have any better choices. The cost of living is low. Despite its hot summers, people are flocking to this area because of the jobs available, its bustling economy and its quality of life. It currently is one of the fastest growing urban areas in the country.