How We Categorize: Hidden Gems
Most Known For: The plethora of recreation options nearby
Location: Southwest Fort Worth
Zip Code(s): 76133


When Wedgwood was developed in the 1950s and ’60s, it was touted as one of Fort Worth’s greatest new suburbs. Anchored by the short-lived Wedgwood Country Club, the neighborhood started out strong before beginning to go south by the 1980s.

“Now it’s coming back around for the same reasons it was developed — ranch-style houses like those in Tanglewood on nice-sized lots that are close to town,” says Mary Carolyn Gatzke. “It’s perfect for first-time homeowners who don’t want to spend a lot of money on an Arlington Heights bungalow.”

Besides the price point, many families call Wedgwood home, thanks to the plethora of recreation options nearby — it’s home to three parks, the ER Van Zandt Southwest YMCA and just a few minutes from the Southwest branch of the Fort Worth Public Library. The public school options are an issue in Wedgwood, but on the flip side, they can help keep housing prices down.