Haslet Real Estate

A small community split among the areas of Denton and Tarrant counties, Haslet, Texas, lies within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, near to Interstate 35 and just about 20 miles north of Fort Worth. The town has a total area of 7.5 square miles and in July 2007, it was measured to be home to a population of 1,338.

The community has a low population density of just 178 people per square mile, an attraction for many of its residents who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby cities and suburbs. Haslet was settled between 1880 and 1883, when the tracks of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway were extended into the region. A post office opened in 1887, and the town was named after the Michigan city, which was the railroad's contractor's hometown.

Today, Haslet residents have a median annual household income of around $93,000, as of estimates measured in 2008; median home values were measured at that time to be over $250,000, up by nearly $100,000 since the 2000 census. Construction, education, finance and insurance are the industries in which most of Haslet's residents are employed.

The nearest hospital is 11 miles away in North Richland Hills. The community is served by the Northwest Independent School District, which includes one high school, three middle schools, 11 elementary schools, a special programs center and a community-based youth residential program. The only school physically located in the town is Haslet Elementary School. The community also has its own Haslet Public Library. Each year, the community hosts the annual Haslet Hustle 5K Walk/Run and the Haslet 4th of July Parade.