TCU Area Homes

TCU Area Homes For Sale


Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University

The neighborhoods around Texas Christian University tend to be the most resilient and stable communities in the city of Fort Worth. When you hear people refer to “TCU” as a neighborhood they generally are speaking of the neighborhoods built between 1920 and 1960 which surround the school.

Park Hill, Berkeley Place, Sisk Heights, University Place, University West, Bluebonnet Hills, Bluebonnet Place, Kellis Park, Wilshire, Westcliff, Westcliff West, Colonial Hills and Worth Heights are all “TCU neighborhoods.”


A TCU area home

A TCU area home

In a broader sense the Tanglewood and Overton communities are also part of the TCU area however locals think of a TCU area home as primarily tudor architecture from the 1920’s or Mid-Century style homes built in the 1950’s.

These neighborhoods were built about the same time as the Arlington Heights area homes as Fort Worth expanded it’s footprint beginning in the 1920’s. Prior to that time most residential buildings were in the near Southside areas of Fairmount, Elizabeth Blvd. and Ryan Place and in several downtown districts which are now mostly gone. Other residences were located around Samuels Blvd northeast of downtown.


Living in a college-centric community has great and sometimes not-so-great dimensions. In response to the complaints of home-owners living in single family residences in the TCU neighborhoods the City of Fort Worth passed a special zoning restriction known as the TCU Overlay to limit the growth of “stealth dorms” where as many as 5 or more unrelated people live in a single family home. The parties, traffic and on-street parking had been taking a heavy toll on the charming neighborhoods surrounding the campus.

After much discussion the city has established standards and requirements that anyone owning rental property in the overlay district must follow. After a short period of exception requests the zoning overlay was locked in. Exceptions were made to grandfather landlords who are already “renting out rooms one at a time” but going forward newly registered rental properties may have no more than 3 unrelated persons residing. Newly acquired rental property must promptly be re-registered with the city of Fort Worth by the owner. Here is a link to the city’s registration portal.

TCU Overlay District

TCU Overlay District

Mostly, residents of the TCU neighborhoods like the proximity to the active campus, Amon G Carter Stadium, the University churches and the student-oriented restaurants and bars. TCU’s enrollment has been capped by the Trustees for the past three years and the University has prioritized creating sufficient housing on campus to accommodate as many students as possible, including construction of the new “Greek Village” in the Worth Hills area of the campus.

Even with the overlay district there will continue to be many rental properties throughout the TCU neighborhoods as seen  on the map at left. Predictions are that with the direction of the campus leadership along with the expected continuing growth of Fort Worth, that many of the rental properties will be converted back to owner-occupied as prices continue to rise.

TCU Area Homes for Sale:

New To Site
MLS# 14455993
For Sale
3809 Trail Lake Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,639 Sqft | Residential
Exquisitely updated 4 bedroom home! Thoughtfully remodeled, open concept is perfect for todays relaxed lifestyle. Spend the early evening on the oversized front porch, ideal for a neighborly chat. Enjoy the warmth of plank oak hardwood flo (more...)
Keller Williams Arlington
New To Site
MLS# 14459639
For Sale
2641 Forest Park Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76110
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,167 Sqft | Residential
Location, Location, Location! Only blocks from TCU campus! Stunning bungalow sits atop of a hill overlooking the campus. Upon entry you are greeted with lush hardwood floors, beadboard walls, and tons of windows that allow natural light to (more...)
Exp Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 14449404
For Sale
4140 Ranier Court
Fort Worth, TX 76109
3 BR | 3.1 BA | 3,858 Sqft | Residential
Traditional one-story custom home on large corner lot. Majestic live oak trees. Fine craftsmanship and architectural integrity is evident throughout. Take this classic home and update it to match your personal style. Exercise room has its (more...)
Wnc Commercial LLC
New To Site
MLS# 14459195
For Sale
2561 Rogers Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76109
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,241 Sqft | Residential
Darling 3 bedroom, 1 bath home just blocks from TCU! The home has charming curb appeal with inviting front porch and porch swing. The interior layout flows nicely with the living opening to the dining and bedrooms on one side of the house. (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
New To Site
MLS# 14453313
For Sale
2541 Boot Hill Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76177
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,222 Sqft | Residential
Incredibly immaculate original owner Gehan Home in the oh so elegant Fairways of Champion Circle with the lower tax rate than normal, with all the upgrades including elegant hard wood floors, Built in Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Cou (more...)
Mcelroy Team Realty
New To Site
MLS# 14452190
For Sale
3451 Suffolk Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,618 Sqft | Residential
WOW! Just minutes from TCU this stunning Westcliff home has been completely redesigned and updated. Features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Beautiful master suite bedroom with a split floor plan. Kitchen offers new cabinets, marble counte (more...)
Angel, Realtors
New To Site
MLS# 14456587
For Sale
2801 Wayside Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76110
6 BR | Multi-Family
Beautifully updated 3 bedroom 2 bathroom duplex within walking distance to TCU. Open kitchen and living space blend perfectly for a large living and entertaining space. All 3 bedrooms have large closets. Bathrooms recently renovated. You'll (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Dpr
New To Site
MLS# 14454127
For Sale
4701 Fieldcrest Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,494 Sqft | Residential
Overton Park Elementary! Wonderful Overton West home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 living and 2 dining areas. Spacious kitchen with double ovens, breakfast bar, windows across back with easy views of the backyard. @ living areas, sep (more...)
Williams Trew Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 14452100
For Sale
4320 Bellaire Drive, Unit 106W
Fort Worth, TX 76109
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,173 Sqft | Residential
First floor condo that features many unique characteristics! Plantation shutters cover each set of windows and the vintage wood floors are one of a kind. The kitchen features granite countertops, unique backsplash, and terracotta tile that (more...)
Jp And Associates Arlington
New To Site
MLS# 14450378
For Sale
3624 S Hills Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76109
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,750 Sqft | Residential
Location, location, location! Great chance to own in the McLean and Paschal attendance zones under 325,000 or buy as an investment to rent. Step into a Westcliff classic and marvel at the craftmanship of a time gone by featuring tongue and (more...)
Coldwell Banker Realty
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