Welcome To

River Hills/Tanglewood/Overton Park

Young and old alike enjoy well-traveled pathways for walking and biking, including direct access to the Trinity River Trails.


Welcome to Tanglewood/Overton Park

Discover the quintessential family neighborhood with a close-knit community and sought-after schools. Lofty trees line the picture-perfect streets and pretty parks abound. Young and old alike enjoy well-traveled pathways for walking and biking, including direct access to the Trinity River Trails.

Kids can walk to highly-rated Tanglewood Elementary and Overton Park Elementary, exemplary Blue Ribbon Schools that are the best in the city. Although the area is almost entirely residential, it’s close to excellent shopping and dining at Clearfork, Waterside, and University Village. Safe, quiet, and convenient to everything—it’s easy to see why this is one of the most beloved neighborhoods in Fort Worth.

The Scene

Idyllic, park-like setting with Zen-like tranquility and slight suburban feel. Curving streets wind around the gently rolling terrain, while the fertile riverside land helps to create lush green yards.

Overton Park is the heart of the community, a linear green space with tennis courts and trails that runs alongside Tanglewood Elementary. It’s a peaceful natural oasis that’s still just a few minutes from Downtown and West 7th. Colonial Country Club and the Fort Worth Zoo are right around the corner.

The Lifestyle

Comfortable, low-key, and relaxed. Life here is focused around home, school, and family. There’s a throwback vibe to this 1950s-era neighborhood, not just in the architecture but also with the simpler, slower pace of life. There are annual parades, parties, and community clean-up days hosted by the neighborhood association. Neighbors say hello and the crime rate is among the lowest in Texas.

Educational quality is a top priority here, and the reason that many families move into the area. And it’s not just Tanglewood and Overton Park Elementary; McLean Middle School and Paschal High School are also highly ranked.

The Market

Modest and minimalist; mostly ranch-style homes plus some mid-century designs and colonials. Houses are generally low-slung and single-story, although it’s possible to find two-story options as well. Lots are large and lawns are beautiful. Home styles vary greatly, and so do the prices.

The neighborhood’s understated architecture complements its quiet character and family-first personality—although you will also see shiny, supersize new builds on lots where the original homes have been razed. A close proximity to TCU helps to stabilize property values and ensures a proliferation of purple when football season arrives.

The Allure

Leafy trees and trails, top-notch schools, and a genuine sense of community. Gracious neighbors, safe streets, and abundant parks create a near-perfect setting for raising a family.

The area’s central location enhances its all-ages appeal, making it an ideal jumping-point for exploring the city’s newest restaurants, coolest shops, and most vibrant entertainment. It’s a coveted address by any measure.


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