Established as a fort named after General Worth in the Mexican-American War, Fort Worth grew into a bustling town when it became a stop along the legendary Chisholm Trail. The dusty path hosted millions of cattle driven north to market. Fort Worth became the center of the cattle drives, and later, the ranching industry. Then when oil gushed, Fort Worth was at the center of it all.
Plenty of recreational options dot the social calendar in the Fort Worth area. Downtown boasts the Sundance Square, named after Sundance Kid, presenting a 16-block entertainment hub for residents. Brick paved streets and handsome landscaping show off restaurants, nightclubs, museums, theatres and art galleries. The cultural district offers five world-class museums, including, Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum, Museum of Science and History and the only National Cowgirl Museum. For those with a hankering for the old west, the Stockyards district is filled with restaurants, gift shops and entertainment.
Mira Vista's unique small town charm combined with the booming metropolis, culture and arts of nearby Fort Worth and Dallas, makes it a family friendly city soaked in southern style. With several public and private schools from which to choose, easy transportation of the nearby Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, trolley service and the T bus line, as well as the year-round mild climate, the communities offer a comprehensive offering for just about anyone.