Haltom City Real Estate

A mid-sized, growing suburb of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Haltom City, Texas, is a quiet, mostly residential city where many of the region's commuters prefer to settle down. It has a total area of 12.4 square miles, and was estimated in 2008 to have a population of more than 40,000 residents, a slight increase of 3% since the 2000 census.

Haltom City was incorporated on July 5, 1949. Today, its suburban population of residents have a median annual household income estimated in 2008 at just under $47,500. Home values in the area were estimated to have a median of around $97,000 in 2008, up by more than $30,000 since the 2000 census. Prices may, however, have fallen since the onset of the U.S. financial crisis and the subsequent drop in home values across the country.

Most of Haltom City is served by the Birdville Independent School District, though some parts are served by the Fort Worth Independent School District and Keller Independent School District. The Birdville Independent School District includes 27 elementary schools, seven middle schools, three high schools and an alternative school. The city is also home to the Haltom City Public Library.

Knapp Lake is a popular place for residents to visit in the summer, to picnic, bike or just relax in the nice weather. The city has a senior center and a newly constructed recreation center that features basketball courts, gyms, billiards, foosball and a fitness room. For enjoying the outdoors year-round, residents can visit any of the city's parks: Broadway, Buffalo Ridge, Haltom Road, Little Fossil, North, Parrish Road, Pecan and Sandy Oaks. Medical attention can be received at the nearest hospital, just five miles away in North Richland Hills.