Park Central Hotel

1010 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, United States
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Should I live in Fort Worth?

by R.Jones

My wife and I are moving to north TX in the next couple of months.

We're trying to decide whether to live in Austin or Fort Worth.

Here's why



1) Super cool vibe
2) Great live music


1) Crowded.
2) Maybe has outgrown it's infastructure
3) Housing costs



1) Great housing costs
2) Seems to be a "real" sort of town.
3) We lived in Kansas City and Ft. Worth seems similar but better.


1) Is it too much of a "Cow Town"?
2) ????

So what do we have right and where are we wrong?


Thanks a ton!


RE: Should I live in Fort Worth?

by mccalpin

Ft. Worth is "Cow Town", but is considerably more sophisticated than that moniker implies.

The Museum complex in Ft. Worth is better than anything in Dallas and Austin, and it's still growing. The zoo, which is not far to the south, is better than the Dallas zoo (does Austin even have one?).

Ft. Worth is not overcrowded (unlike Dallas and Austin), and people who commute 30 miles to work do it deliberately so that they can live out in the country, not so that they can be farther out in the suburban sprawl like Dallas and Austin (both of whose sprawl, by the way, goes to the north, not the south).

Ft. Worth is also near DFW Airport, one of the largest in the world, which makes traveling internationally easier. Most flights from Austin have to go through DFW or Houston to go international.

Austin was a very cool place to live - 30 years ago, before it was "discovered" by generations of UT graduates who go there and never leave. Maybe it's just me, but it's not the same place anymore.

My brother works for IBM in Austin...except he's on the northern edge of the urban sprawl and actually lives in Round Rock (22 miles to the north). 22 miles from downtown Ft. Worth is pretty much country in three directions (except in the direction of Dallas).

As you can tell, I like Ft. Worth...even though I live in the Dallas area (Richardson)...


RE: Should I live in Fort Worth?

by AndieS

I also currently live in Milwaukee and have also lived in Austin (still go back every year), and have visited Ft. Worth many times. I would suggest looking at your impressions of Milwaukee. If Milwaukee is too crowded, and sprawling for your taste, or does not have that "real" city feel that you are looking for, I would suggest Ft. Worth.


Travel Tips for Fort Worth

Western Fun

by Sunshinekiss

Frozen Margaritas!!! The sexy western wear and bars.

Not to be missed when in Fort Worth is the Booger Red's Saloon where you can seat in authentic western saddles at the bar...hmmmmm sooooo sexy!!!


by keeweechic

Mayfest is held over 4 days around the end of April/beginning of May. The eventis a multi-event and outdoor community festival which raises funds for the community as well as tries to promote an awareness of the parks, streams and valleys in Ft Worth. The event is held on the banks of the Trinity River in Trinity Park on the east side of University Drive (north of I-30).

Knights of Pythias Hall Building

by lonestar_philomath

The Knights of Pythias Hall was erected in 1881 and rebuilt after a fire in 1901. This was the first Pythian Castle Hall, Lodge No. 101, built in the United States. The building resembles a Medieval Guild Hall. At the apex of the roof is a 7 foot tall suit of armor that stood on top of the original building. This building became the first local building in 1982 to be named in the National Register of Historic Places and has been a Texas historic Landmark since 1962.

Main and Third Streets border the east and south facades of this building. Sundance Sqaure parking is across the street. Currently there are several businesses on the street level of this building.

Sleeping Pather

by Yaqui

I've always admire this sculpture, but never took the time to know its history and here it is. It was Sculpted by Deran Wright. This article comes from the web site below.

The story of the sleeping panther - which inspired Fort Worth's nickname, Panther City - is inscribed on a granite plaque near the sculpture.

In 1873, a nationwide depression was underway and many believed Fort Worth to be doomed economically. Robert E.Cowart, a former Fort Worth resident who practiced law in Dallas, wrote the Dallas Herald that he had "been to a meeting in Fort Worth the other day and things were so quiet I saw a panther asleep on Main Street, undisturbed by the rush of men or the hum of trade."

B.B. Paddock, editor of the 'Fort Worth Democrat', took these comments as a challenge and had a new masthead engraved with a panther lying in front of the bluff and the motto "Where the Panther Laid Down."

The intended insult has become an enduring symbol of the city's strength. Throughout Fort Worth, panthers have appeared over the years, carved on downtown buildings (the Flatiron, and the Intermodal Transportation Center), crouching on Fort Worth Police badges, painted on fire trucks and cheered as mascots by Paschal High School students and Fort Worth Cats baseball fans.

Located in front of the Tarrant County Admin Building on Main and Weatherford Street

Antiques and Home Accessories

by VeronicaG about Antiques and Moore

A friend recently asked me to drive with her to Arlington, Texas to visit Antiques and Moore, which is located outside of Fort Worth.

This 50,000 sq. foot antique and home accessories complex contains American, French and English furniture, clocks, estate and designer jewelry, collectibles, Victorian furniture, linens and a lovely tearoom.

I spied an unusual Grand-daughter clock, standing just four feet tall. Since I'm usually on the look for fiestaware, I did see some of that, too, but not a large selection.

The Rose Garden Tearoom was a wonderful surprise! It sat to one corner of the antique complex and was nearly filled with diners when we dropped in. The entrance to the tearoom was through a grapevine entwined garden arbor. The tables were draped in coordinating printed and striped fabrics, with a pretty silk rose at each one.

I ordered their flavored iced tea, chicken salad with assorted fruit and pumpkin bread strips. It was delicious! My friend and I shared a slice of buttermilk pie--ummm. Since it was an outing to celebrate my August birthday, she treated me. Wasn't that nice?

Hours are Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 12noon-6pm.


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Address: 1010 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, United States