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Moving to Fort Worth

Settle in, stay a while

Fort Worth is the 17th-largest and one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., and the fifth-largest in Texas. The city was voted one of America’s Most Livable Communities, in 2011 was named an All-America City for the third time by the National Civic League, and in 2013 named our downtown No. 1 in the U.S.

A city of partnership and progress, those qualities ensured its survival as a frontier outpost and later transformed the city into one of the best places to live and do business in Texas. Known as the city where the West begins, Fort Worth melds its rich western heritage with cultural excellence, technology, modern amenities and progressive leadership to make it an ideal location to live and work.

Digital Newcomer's Guide

Chamber Member Job Postings

Downtown Area Map

North Texas Regional Map

Fort Worth Affordability Atlas Interactive Map

Chamber Members offer services to help you get settled.

Private Schools
Tarrant Area Community of Churches – 817-737-5554 
Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc. – 817-534-0814

Safehaven Hotline - 879-701-7233 
Union Gospel Mission - 817-332-3019 or 817-332-7531 1331; E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Presyterian Night Shelter - 817-335-3639; 1500 E. Presido, Fort Worth, TX 76102 
Homeless Day Shelter - 817-810-9797; 1415 Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102 
Arlington Safehaven - 817-460-5566 

Getting Aquainted
  • Climate

Fort Worth has a moderate climate. Spring and fall are mild, summers are hot and winters are cool with occasional periods of both warm and cold weather. Thunderstorms occur somewhere in the region an average of 45 days per year. Fort Worth averages 29 inches of rain and 3 inches of snowfall annually. Fort Worth is not at risk for hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes, blizzards or catastrophic fires and floods. Although tornados are not frequent, we are on the southernmost tip of what is known as “Tornado Alley.”

Fort Worth was established as a frontier army post in 1849. The outpost became a stopping place on the stories Old Chisholm Trail and a shipping point for the great herds of Longhorn cattle being sent to northern markets. Fort Worth is known as the city “Where the West Begins” and today the pioneering spirit remains, but attention has turned to the high-tech and service industries of an emerging western metropolis. Fort Worth offers the very best of Texas.

Historic Fort Worth
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Video Tour of Fort Worth

Measured in miles from Fort Worth:
Atlanta - 817
New York -1598
Miami – 1350
Phoenix – 1035 Memphis – 488
Washington DC – 1360
Houston – 247
Las Vegas – 1186
Denver - 848

For more information about Fort Worth, purchase the Chamber's Newcomer's Packet, or visit our Resources & FAQ's page.