Tarrant County Real Estate

The second most populated county in the Dallas/Fort Worth region, Tarrant County was in 2007 home to a population estimated at more than 1.7 million. Its county seat is Fort Worth, one of the anchor cities in the megaplex region, and the second-largest city in the area with a population in 2006 of more than 650,000. It is also home to the region's third-largest city, Arlington, home to a population estimated around 367,000 in 2006.

Tarrant County has a total area of 897 square miles and it was named after General Edward H. Tarrant and was established in 1849. In 2007, it was ranked in the top 25 of area with high property taxes as percentages of homes' value in owner-occupied units. The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is partially located in the county, straddling Grapevine and Euless here and Irving in Dallas County.

The county is home to 19 public school districts, to dozens of private high schools and nearly 100 lower-level private schools, including Fort Worth Christian School, Nolan Catholic High School and Trinity Valley School. There are several colleges and universities, including the Tarrant County College system, Texas Christian University (TCU), The Art Institute of Fort Worth and Texas Wesleyan University, as well as many other smaller institutions.

Cattle and agriculture, as well as the aerospace and defense industries, are renowned here. Major employers include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Cook Children's Health Care System, Lockheed Martin Corp., RadioShack and SBC. Residents in the county have a median annual household income of $57,400, as of measures at the 2000 census. The county is home to over 20 golf courses and 100,000 acres of lakes.