Near Southside

Near Southside

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About Near Southside

The Near Southside is a vibrant, eclectic mix of Fort Worth’s history and progress. Many of its buildings were built in the early 1900s and give the neighborhood a historic charm. It’s also home to two growing medical districts. The city’s commitment to Near Southside’s revitalization not only includes attracting businesses of all types, but improving its livability for residents. Projects to improve its pedestrian and bike-friendly streets, repurpose original buildings, and increase public transit have helped to fuel the neighborhood’s renaissance.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $320,000 to $587,000

Closed Prices: $130,000 to $589,900

Median Sale Price: $412,500

Average $ per sq ft: $258

Association Fee Ranges: $360, $0 to $2000, $70 to $401/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1915 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 1915 to 2021 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Getting Around Near Southside

Around Near Southside

Rosedale Street serves as Near Southside’s main street since it cuts through on a west to east line. Almost all of the single-family homes in the neighborhood are south of Rosedale, though there are a few north of it. Modern condo and townhome developments are closer to the medical districts. South of Rosedale is a fairly quiet residential area while the north side has a lot more activity.

Demand in Near Southside continues to grow, so expect to see higher prices here than the rest of Southside as well as neighborhoods to the west and east, such as TCU/West Cliff or Morningside. Downtown Fort Worth’s price range is much broader largely because of a multitude of high-end condo buildings, so it’s difficult to compare downtown to the Near Southside. However, for comparable condos or townhomes, the two neighborhoods are about the same.

Head to Magnolia Street where there’s practically two eateries every block for a mile and a half. Most of them are independent places offering chic, eclectic menus, so you’ll have a great variety to choose from. It’s really difficult to find a bad place among them. Heim Barbecue is revered for their bacon burnt ends, brisket, and beef ribs. Lines can get long as people all over Fort Worth know of their magnificence. A number of places serve up modern twists on Southern cuisine that are also worth trying. For something out of the ordinary, check out King Tut’s, an Egyptian, vegetarian restaurant at Magnolia and Hurley.

Near Southside’s medical districts employ quite a few people, so expect to see a lot of medical field workers coming and going. There’s also a fair amount of TCU students who live nearby who drop in for local restaurants and brewpubs.

A night out on Friday likely starts with dinner on Magnolia Street. A pub crawl could be next as there are a number of great bars and brewpubs within easy walking distance of Magnolia. Finding live music is pretty easy as several places will have bands scheduled. Several times throughout the year, Near Southside hosts Friday on the Green, an outdoor concert series which brings in music-lovers from all over the city. Also of note is the very popular Artsgoggle festival which is held in October and features hundreds of artists and musicians. For live theater, the Near Southside is home to two great regional theaters, StageWest, and Amphibian Stage Productions. Both offer fun, original, and innovative productions as well as old standards and Broadway musicals.

Sundays can be as active or relaxed as you want them to be. There are several cafes along Magnolia Street (of course) which are nice starting-off points for the rest of the day. The Fort Worth Zoo is just a couple of blocks southwest of the neighborhood and easy to walk to. The Cultural District, which features a number of museums and a botanic garden, is just on the other side of I-30 and about a five-minute drive from the Near Southside’s western boundary.

There are several bus lines that run along Main, Rosedale, and Hemphill Streets and 8th Avenue which conveniently connect the Near Southside to downtown, TCU, and other south side points of interest. There are some small grocery stores, dry cleaners, and the like in the neighborhood, but most residents find it necessary to drive to other places for a wider selection of shopping options. Access to I-30 and I-35 W, the two closest highways, is easy. Parking in the residential area is fairly easy and some of the properties have small garages or parking pads. Parking near Magnolia Street, however, can be a serious challenge in light of its popularity. The neighborhood is very walkable, so residents enjoy not having to get behind the wheel to enjoy the best that Near Southside has to offer.

Locals Love

  • Close proximity to downtown and the Cultural District
  • Great restaurants and bars
  • High energy

Locals Don't Love

  • Lack of shopping
  • Few parks nearby

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