Saginaw Real Estate

A rapidly developing suburban city in Tarrant County, Saginaw, Texas, is in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region, about nine miles southeast of Fort Worth and about 34 miles from Dallas. The city has a total area of 7.5 square miles, and it has seen its population rise rapidly since 2000, when it was last officially measured. By July 2008, estimates showed that the population had already increased by 64% since 2000 to an estimated 20,300.

The community was founded in the late 19th century and was named in 1882 after Saginaw, Michigan, by Jarvis J. Green. Mr. Green had hoped to name the community after his hometown, Pontiac, Michigan, but that proposal was rejected by the postal service. The community began to see fast growth near the turn of the 20th century, when it became a last stop on a railroad service to Fort Worth. Industries like grain storage and mining began to flourish in Saginaw due to its location by the railroad, and it was incorporated in 1949. Today, it is still home to the world's largest grain storage facility, owned by Cargill. It is also the home of many industrial facilities, such as Trinity Industries, Cargill, Universal Forest Products, Styrochem International, Northwest Pipe, Norton Metal and Bana Box.

Saginaw's residents were estimated in 2008 to have a median annual household income of around $68,000, and the median value estimated for a home in the city at that time was around $131,000. The city is served by the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, which includes two high schools, Boswell High School and Saginaw High School. The Trinity Baptist Temple Academy enrolls about 100 students from preschool through high school.

The nearest hospitals are in Forth Worth, just eight miles away. The city maintains several parks, including William Houston and Willow Creek parks, as well as the John Ed Keeter Public Library. There are also a recreation center, an aquatic center, tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, jogging trails, picnic areas and a community center for residents to enjoy. For getting out of the city, Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth are just minutes away by car, and the Alliance Airport and Texas Motor Speedway are within 15 miles of the city.