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Best Places to Rent a Home in Fort Worth in 2024

Thinking about living in Fort Worth? With old Wild West charm, great cuisine, affordable rent prices, and plenty of fun things to do, Cowtown has much to offer. Learn more about the five best places to rent a home in Fort Worth!

Cultural District

  • Home Price: $1,006 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 31% of Fort Worth neighborhoods
  • Renter-Occupied Homes: 50%
  • Perfect For: Singles, young professionals, families, retirees

Located just minutes away from the heart of Funky Town, the Cultural District offers residents a plethora of world-class museums and galleries, great restaurants, and fun things to do. Living in a lively and bright neighborhood translates to tons of community events for residents—like Spring Market in the Garden or exploring seasonal museum exhibitions. Cultural District residents will also find plenty of outdoor recreation at Trinity Park, home to the extensive Trinity River Trails network and Dream Park—an accessible and inclusive playground where all children can play. Plus, on top of being within walking distance of many amenities, residents can travel in and around the neighborhood via the The Dash, Trinity Metro’s first electric bus.

Things to Do in Cultural District

Browse vastly different art collections at three museums all located within a few blocks of each other—the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Visit the renowned Japanese Garden, attend seasonal events like Butterflies in the Garden, and appreciate art sculptures in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Watch livestock and equestrian shows or admire the auditorium’s architecture at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Snag tickets to see shows like Jersey Boys and Beauty and the Beast, or enroll your child for summer camp at the domed Casa Mañana. Have a coffee break with beverages like the Iced Blueberry Crisp Latte, Iced Global, or Matcha Moon Latte at Summer Moon Coffee. Order Gorditas, Beef Birria Tacos, or a Maestro Bowl while enjoying events like Gameday Sunday at Maestro Tacos. Try Vietnamese street food like Lemongrass Pork Spring Rolls, Pho Ga Nuong, or Sizzling Chicken at Pho District DFW. Or enjoy a night out with drinks and wing flavors like Honey Sriracha, Pineapple Habanero, or Jameson BBQ at Pour Decisions.

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  • Home Price: $901 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 94% of Fort Worth neighborhoods
  • Renter-Occupied Homes: 69%
  • Perfect For: Singles, young professionals

With affordable apartments, condos, and townhomes for rent, plus tons of restaurants and entertainment within walking distance, Downtown Fort Worth is perfect for young adults who want to be at the center of the action. Residents will appreciate endless options for art and community events throughout the year—such as MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, Trivia Night at Flying Saucer, and DFW Restaurant Week. Additionally, young professionals who are looking to conserve energy can easily get around without a car thanks to great public transportation options through Trinity Metro—including the local bus system, Molly the Trolley, and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) for commutes to Dallas.

Things to Do in Downtown Fort Worth

Listen to live music every weekend, attend a Zumba class in the plaza, and try must-eats in Fort Worth at Sundance Square. Looking for romantic date ideas in Fort Worth? Take a walk with your partner at the Fort Worth Water Gardens, featuring a variety of cascading water features. Catch a Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performance or Broadway show in the luxurious Bass Performance Hall. Learn about Contemporary Texas art and Western pop culture through rotating exhibitions, and purchase local artist merch at Artspace111. Have brunch favorites like Corned Beef Hash, Smoked Salmon + Bagel, or Chilaquiles at Little Red Wasp. Switch up your lunch and chow down on Mexican street fare like the Molca Bowl, Barbacoa Carnes, and El Capitan Tacos at Salsa Limon. Munch on staples like the Sunrise Sandwich, Mr. Ed Sandwich, or Brisket Taco at 203 Cafe. Or grab local craft beers like High Brau, O’Dell, and the Rhinestone Cowboy with friends at Cowtown Brewing Company.


Pictured is a Prairie-style stucco home in Fairmount, Fort Worth. Photo by Instagram username @carleyjrealtor

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  • Home Price: $699 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 0% of Fort Worth neighborhoods
  • Renter-Occupied Homes: 49%
  • Perfect For: Singles, young professionals, families, retirees

Fairmount National Historic District is easily one of the best neighborhoods in Fort Worth, offering old West landmarks, fun things to do, and beautiful architecture. Designated as a historic district to preserve the neighborhood’s diverse architecture, residents can commonly find houses dating back to 1905 with Victorian, Queen Anne, Foursquare, and Bungalow styles. Some of the best local businesses, coffee shops, and restaurants in Fort Worth are found at the northern border of the neighborhood on Magnolia Avenue, making it a hot spot for young families and young adults. In addition to that, Fairmount is only a ten-minute drive from Downtown, making commuting easy. Topping off this neighborhood as one of the best places to rent a home in Fort Worth are the seasonal events in Fairmount—like the annual Festivus, as well as growing food and flowers alongside their neighbors in the Fairmount Community Garden.

Things to Do in Fairmount

Go on a self-guided driving tour provided by the neighborhood association to view the historic homes of Fairmount. Take a walk, jog, or enjoy a picnic in the sun at Fairmount Park. Bring a friend and make your own jewelry, glass artwork, or seasonal crafts at SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery. Change up your style and find vintage clothing and accessories at 817 Vintage Hype. Start your day with a cup of artisan coffee beverages like Pour Over Coffee, New Orleans Style Cold Brew, or Mocha at Avoca Coffee Roasters. Savor wood-fired pies like Billy Ray Valentine, Delia, or Straight Fire at Cane Rosso. Sample some of the best dessert in Fort Worth with creative ice cream flavors like Cup of Texas, Peanut Butter Explosion, and Cookie Crush at MELT Ice Creams – Magnolia. Or expand your palate with Salvadoran dishes like Revueltas Pupusa, Mixta Pupusa, and Super Desayuno at Dona Carmen Pupuseria Restaurant.

Far Greater Northside Historical

  • Home Price: $660 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 19% of Fort Worth neighborhoods
  • Renter-Occupied Homes: 45%
  • Perfect For: Singles, young professionals, families, retirees

If you’re looking for the best areas to live in Fort Worth, Far Greater Northside Historical is a great neighborhood for renters. Rich with Hispanic culture, residents can find colorful street art, delicious Mexican cuisine, museums, and quirky local businesses sprawled across this part of town. The neighborhood is also just a short drive away from the iconic Fort Worth Stockyards, a destination rich in history and home to many local vents—including rodeos and cattle drives. Young professionals and residents who travel frequently can take advantage of Jacksboro Hwy on the southwest border of the neighborhood and Fort Worth Meacham International Airport nearby. And families with children have their pick of great schools like Dolores Huerta Elementary, Kirkpatrick Middle School, and North Side High School.

Things to Do in Far Greater Northside Historical

Dive into the history of military aviation and air force plants while viewing larger-than-life aircrafts at Fort Worth Aviation Museum. Spend time with your little ones and learn new science concepts, join story time sessions, or read a book at nearby Fort Worth Public Library – Northside. Go cycling or jogging along the Marine creek, or play soccer at Buck Sansom Park. Support your favorite artists or jam out to live country and Western music with your friends over at Rodeo Exchange. Get your caffeine fix with a Cortado, Matcha, Cappuccino, and more at Revive Coffee & Cafe. Chow down barbecue classics like Chopped Brisket, Ribs, and Hot Wings at Mama’s BBQ. Dig into some of the best Mexican food in Fort Worth with dishes like Chile Relleno, Tacos Al Carbon, and Chicken Mole at nearby Dos Molina’s Mexican Restaurant. Or sample mouthwatering desserts like Gaspacho, Don Churro, and Crazy Sundae at La Pina Loca.


  • Home Price: $972 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 69% of Fort Worth neighborhoods
  • Renter-Occupied Homes: 36%
  • Perfect For: Students, singles, young professionals, families, retirees

TCU-Westcliff is one of the best places to live in Fort Worth for all ages. Situated near I-20 and Chisholm Trail Pkwy, this commuter-friendly neighborhood boasts unique coffee shops, boutiques, public transportation, and beautiful parks. The presence of Texas Christian University and the area’s friendly neighbors, active nightlife, fun college football traditions, and safe community—make this one of the top Fort Worth neighborhoods for young professionals. Families wanting a quieter lifestyle while still having access to these amenities can find ranches and Mid-Century Modern homes away from the university area—all with easy access to great schools like Westcliff Elementary School, McLean Middle School, and Paschal High School.

Things to Do in TCU-Westcliff

Support the TCU Horned Frogs (NCAA Division I) at a home game in the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Take the kids or grandkids to see more than 500 species of animals at Fort Worth Zoo, or sign them up for a Summer Zoo Camp. Take an adult watercolor class or enroll your children in mixed media or pre-K art classes at Art & Soul Studio. Browse trendy outfits, jewelry, and art pieces at local boutique, THREE. Work or study with a Lavender Vanilla Latte, Vietnamese Iced Coffee, or Chemex at Ampersand. Explore new Italian dishes like Eggplant Rollatini, Chicken Cacciatore, or Baked Ziti at cozy restaurant, Cafe Bella. Catch up with friends while munching on casual dishes like Egg in a Hole, Creamy Chicken Enchilada, or Pollo Sanchez Sandwich at Lettuce Cook. Or gather for a dinner of Rasp Chipotle Pork Chops, Spicy Garlic Mussels, Crawfish, and more at The Purple Frog Restaurant & Cantina.


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About Mike Beutler

Mike Beutler is a writer and digital content specialist who transitioned to self storage in 2020 after several years in the airline industry. His travels cultivated a passion for exploring cities across the U.S. and abroad and inspired him to learn more about practical insights for urban living. With 14 moves under his belt, both locally and cross-country, he also has a passion for minimalism and organization, and sharing tips to help others make any space feel like home while staying organized.