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Fairmount National Historic District

Magnolia Village Fairmount
Fairmount National Historic District

The charming historic character of nearby neighborhoods remains intact, and new infill construction blends in seamlessly with the older homes. Historic Fairmount, just south of W. Magnolia Avenue, is most closely connected to the Near Southside. Mistletoe Heights and Berkeley Place are just west of the district on the other side of the Fort Worth & Western Railroad; Ryan Place is south of Fairmount; and Terrell Heights is to the east, just beyond Evans Avenue.   

In these neighborhoods, early 20th century bungalows, mansions, and charming apartment buildings combine to create some of Fort Worth’s most unique and desirable living environments, with proximity to the Medical District and Downtown employment centers another key asset.

Designing new houses that enhance the character and quality of life of these neighborhoods is critical. Fortunately, through the application of historic district design guidelines, there have been many examples of new houses built within the last decade that enhance neighborhood character and value.

In Fairmount, the renaissance of Fort Worth’s largest historic district began over a decade ago and progress has dramatically increased in the last five years.  New home construction and historic restorations continue at a rapid pace.  The annual Fairmount Home Tour in May is a great opportunity to visit an assortment of the new and the old.