"Where the West begins..."
Fort Worth, TX
As the 15th largest city in the U.S. and the 5th largest in Texas, Fort Worth easily keeps up with the numbers. Being the county seat it also takes home the prize for being the second largest city in the DFW Metroplex (which is the 4th most populous metro area in the U.S.).
Established way back in 1849 as an army outpost guarding the Trinity River, Fort Worth has since grown to be an icon of western life. From the Stockyards to the western wear stores, Fort Worth stays true to its heritage.
Home to several world-class museums, Fort Worth has no shortage of historical appreciation or authentic style. The Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, and the Sid Richardson Museum all readily attest to the cultural character Fort Worth has developed.
In addition to art and history, Fort Worth offers its residents top notch educational opportunities at TCU, Texas Wesleyan, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Texas A&M University School of Law.
Fort Worth also has a thriving business sector as it is home to Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, American Airlines, BNSF Railway, Pier 1 Imports, XTO Energy, RadioShack, and American Airlines Group.
Each of these strengths are admirable on their own, but together they create a city oozing with opportunity.
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Fort Worth Facts
Location: 33 miles west of downtown Dallas
Top 5 employers:
- AMR/American Airlines, 22,169.
- Texas Health Resources, 18,866.
- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, 14,988.
- NAS Fort Worth JRB: 11,350.
- Fort Worth Independent School District, 11,000.
Large businesses that have headquarters located in this town:
- American Airlines Group Inc.
- Pier 1 Imports Inc.
- Range Resources Corp.
- FirstCash Inc.
Major entertainment venues:
- Main Event
- Sundance Square
- Kimbell Art Museum
- Fort Worth Zoo
- Fort Worth Water Gardens
- Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
- Amon Carter Museum of American Art
- Cowtown Coliseum
- Fort Worth Botanic Garden
- Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
- Fort Worth Stockyards
Current mayor: Betsy Price
Link to city website: http://fortworthtexas.gov/
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