(Driving to DFW Airport: About 30 minutes)

Sundance Square is at the heart of Fort Worth’s lively and growing 35-block entertainment district. It was named after the notorious Wild West duo Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy, who visited downtown in the 1800s for fun and mischief.

The city’s square is a masterpiece of urban design and functionality. In 2014, it was ranked number one on the Top 10 Best Downtowns by Liveability.com. And it’s easy to see why, with 32 bars and restaurants, and cafes; local boutiques; big-name retailers; and a diverse mix of theatres and galleries. Sundance Square is all you need for an amazing date night adventure or family fun day. In 2013, Sundance built a 55,000-square-foot plaza, installing a jetted fountain surrounded by high umbrellas and eateries. Fountains spray water in artfully designed formations as kids (and adults) run through the fountains and play.

Living within walking distance to Sundance Square is easy, but more costly. Multiple condos and apartments are available to buy or rent with pricing ranging from $200,000 to well over $1 million. Renting a snazzy place in this hip part of town starts around $1,300 a month and goes up—way up. But with a reputation as one of the safest urban areas in the country, the opportunity to be within walking distance of some of the trendiest spots and loveliest green spaces this side of the Trinity River is worth the extra money.

Business is also a big deal downtown with companies like XTO Energy, Pier 1 Imports, Justin Brands, and Williamson-Dickie all headquartered there.

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