Watauga Real Estate

A mid-sized and growing community, Watauga ,Texas, lies in the confines of Tarrant County. The city has a total area of 4.2 square miles and has seen its population rise by nearly 10% over the past decade. As of July 2008 estimates, the population of the city was measured to be around 24,000.

Watauga's first settlers arrived in the region in 1843. It began as a rural area spotted with farms and ranches, and its name comes from the Cherokee word for "village of many springs," a name it shares with a pre-Revolutionary War settlement in East Tennessee. The Texas and Pacific Railway built a line that passed through the community in 1881, and development began to rise once the city had its own railroad station.

The children of residents living in Watauga are assigned to one of two area independent school districts - Birdville and Keller. There are also several small, independent private schools in the area offering parents alternatives to public education. The estimated median household income for Watauga in 2008 was $69,129, while the median value for a home in the city was estimated at just under $122,000.

Watauga lies conveniently between the area's two major cities, about 30 miles west of Dallas and 10 miles from Fort Worth. Health care, construction and air transportation are the most common industries for local residents to be employed in, and the nearest hospital is just three miles away in North Richland Hills. The city maintains the Watauga Public Library and the Watauga Community Center, as well as seven parks, including Capp Smith Park, with 37 acres, Indian Springs Park, with 15 acres, and Foster Village Park, with 12 acres.