How We Categorize: Most Walkable
Most Known For: Its close proximity to TCU & Bluebonnet Circle
Location: TCU Area
Zip Code(s): 76109
Thanks to the Berry/University Urban Village Plan that launched in 2007, the once shoddy-looking blocks surrounding the Berry Street and University Drive intersection have transformed into a pleasing streetscape filled with bricked sidewalks, boulevards, newly planted trees and a B-cycle station. Enter Phase Two. Last year the City of Fort Worth was granted funding for the similarly motivated Berry/University Development Plan. Proposed plans include expanding pedestrian-friendly areas and fixing the gaps in viable businesses along Berry. Success also banks heavily on the new TEX Rail line (a 27-mile commuter rail project), and the potential for a TCU/Berry station — meaning nearby homeowners can walk safely to spots like Cafe Brazil, Toppers, TCU and even the TEXRail station, where they can hop on and ride the tracks to DFW airport. Bluebonnet Circle, which houses the popular Fred’s TCU, frequently hosts neighborhood events in the park that sits in the middle of the quaint traffic circle with a funky array of businesses. Those to the south of Berry, in the blocks west of University and north of Benbrook Boulevard, also benefit from some of the only 1,500 to 2,000-square-foot homes that are in the highly acclaimed Tanglewood Elementary zone.