Hurst Real Estate

Roughly situated between Dallas and Fort Worth, Hurst, Texas, is a suburban city in Tarrant County. It has a total land area of 9.9 square miles. In 2008, the city was measured to be home to a population of around 38,500, an increase since the 2000 census of more than 6%, a steady and healthy growth rate.

The community was founded by William Letchworth Hurst, after whom it takes its name. It was incorporated as a general law city on September 25, 1952, with a population of 2,700. Today, residents have a median household annual income measured in 2008 to be more than $60,000, around $10,000 higher than it was in 2000. The median value of a home in the area was also measured at that time at around $151,000, up by nearly 50% since 2000. Hurst also maintains a lower unemployment level than the state. Texas's unemployment rate was 8.1% in October 2009; the rate in Hurst was just 7.7%.

Most of the residents living in Hurst are zoned to the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, which includes the Lawrence D. Bell High School located in Hurst. Some residents on the outskirts of the city are zone to the Birdville and Grapevine-Colleyville school districts. The community also has two private schools, a pre-school/kindergarten and Word of Love Christian Academy, for grades pre-school through eight. Additionally, there are two cosmetology schools.

The nearest hospital is just three miles away in Bedford. Hurst is located about 10 miles from downtown Fort Worth and 25 miles from downtown Dallas. Its activities include the Central and Chisholm Aquatics Centers, the Hurst Recreation Center, the Hurst Tennis Center and the North East Mall. The city also maintains about 10 city parks.