Your First Home: Where To Shop For A Starter Home In Fort Worth

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We know the housing market in Fort Worth has exploded over the past five or six years. If you’re a first-time home buyer, this may have you a little nervous. Will I be able to afford a house? Where should I look? What neighborhoods still offer affordable homes for first-time home buyers? Don’t worry, we would love to help you explore your options. There are plenty of places in Fort Worth that offer possibilities for you!

Westcliff and Bluebonnet Hills

These small neighborhoods, just to the south of TCU offer many smaller homes built between the 1930s and 1950s. With prices available starting around $300,000, this can be a strong possibility for those wanting to be close to central Fort Worth. With good local schools and an excellent location, we encourage you to explore homes in this area. While investors have been snatching up these properties in the past, there are still deals to be found, especially if you’re willing to put a little work into a home.


Just south of I-20 and north of Alta Mesa lies the cozy neighborhood of Wedgewood. Well known in Fort Worth for its ranch-style homes, generous lots, and large trees, this area has certainly grown in popularity over the years. But there are still affordable houses available. With many homes around the $300,000-$400,000 mark and some even available in the $200,000s, this can be a great place to buy. These homes, many of which were built between 1950 and 1970 also tend to be larger than those in Westcliff and Bluebonnet Hills and usually offer larger lots.

Chapel Creek

If you head west on I-30 and turn north just past the 820 loop you will find Chapel Creek neighborhood. This area contains a few older homes but mostly newer builds from 2000 and on. These homes are generally larger than the affordable houses found inside the 820 loop while still being easy driving distance to almost anywhere in the city. There are plenty of houses in the low $300,000s and new construction is still being built in the area. Definitely drive through this neighborhood or talk to your REALTOR® about exploring a few houses.


This lovely and perhaps less well known neighborhood is south of Wedgewood and offers easy access to Chisholm Trail Parkway. Many homes in the area were built in the 1970s and 1980s with a bit of ranch-style charm. Not only are there great homes available around $300,000 - $450,000, but most of them have substantial yards and the neighborhood enjoys access to the sprawling Candleridge Park with walking trails, playgrounds, and a large pond. We think this one should definitely be on your list.

Burton Hill Trinity Trails / Sunset Acres

To get to this small, charming neighborhood, head due north from I-30 at Horne Street and stop before you reach the Trinity River. Homes frequently range from high $200,000s to high $300,000 and are usually single-story and around 1300-1600 square feet, built in the 1950s. The neighborhood boasts the highly rated Burton Hill Elementary. When it comes to location, this one has a lot to offer, being close to the River District where new restaurants are cropping up (check out Heim barbeque, Gemelle, and Salsa Limon for sure) and in walkable distance to Trinity Trails.

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We know that shopping for your first home can be intimidating and overwhelming. That’s why, at LEAGUE, we make it our mission to be in your corner every step of the way. No question is too small or too big. We are ready to serve and make the process of buying your first home as simple and straightforward as possible. Call us today to find the right agent for you.

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