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# 14007277
For Sale
3646 Granbury Road
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Includes 3 private offices, reception area, 2 bathrooms, and a break room Great visibility on Granbury Rd - 18,250 VPD Water, gas and ADT Security included Monument signage Close proximity to TCU (3 Minutes Away), Bluebonnet Circle, an (more...)
Vision Commercial Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 14005854
For Sale
3729 Echo Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76109
4 BR | 5.2 BA | 3,242 Sqft | Residential
Stunning family home on desirable cul-de-sac lot. Renovated to the studs.Entry features custom iron door leading to 10' ceiling entry. Elegant barrel ceiling in lvg and pan ceiling in DR both w Hscraped wood floors. Den offers subdued eleg (more...)
Virginia Cook, REALTORS
New To Site
MLS# 14005960
For Sale
4919 Westbriar Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 4,458 Sqft | Residential
Luxury Home Built in 2015 located in the Prestigious Gated Community of Westbriar. Convenient to Downtown this home sits on a Commanding Corner Lot with Scenic Views. Quality through out with attention to detail. Enjoy the Scenic Views wit (more...)
Premier N Texas Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 14006285
For Sale
3200 Overton Park Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
2 BR | 3 BA | 2,900 Sqft | Residential
You could not ask for a better location! This 2900 sq ft duplex is walking distance to Tanglewood Elementary, next door to all of Hulen st. amenities; short drives to downtown, cultural district, zoo, parks and TCU. Unit is priced to acco (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
MLS# 14005536
For Sale
4412 Glenwood Court
Fort Worth, TX 76109
2 BR | 2.1 BA | 1,649 Sqft | Residential
This is the property you have been waiting for! Updated townhome in the heart of 76109 w great walkability to Tanglewood Elementary, restaurants, shops, Clear Fork, neighborhood parks, and Trinity Trails. Open concept with updated kitchen, (more...)
Williams Trew Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 14001716
For Sale
2617 W Bewick Street
Fort Worth, TX 76109
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,412 Sqft | Residential
Completely Remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bath home near TCU! Open concept with Granite counters, SS appliances, New roof, new flooring, large backyard.
Cornerstone Realty Group, LLC
New To Site
MLS# 14005169
For Sale
3909 Westcliff Road
Fort Worth, TX 76109
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,238 Sqft | Residential
Tucked away on bluff end of cul de sac this charming home is surrounded by a treetop canopy with plenty of privacy. Master and guest bedroom on first floor with two additional bedrooms upstairs. Walk to TCU and CCC. Other features include h (more...)
Burt Ladner Real Estate LLC
New To Site
MLS# 14004239
For Sale
4112 Inwood Road
Fort Worth, TX 76109
4 BR | 2.1 BA | 2,617 Sqft | Residential
Lovely home in heart of Overton Park, near Tanglewood Elementary. Recent updates to this 4-2-2 include new roof in 2017, custom hardwood floors, LED lighting, professionally designed landscaping (front and back), updated tub-tile and custom (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
New To Site
MLS# 14004196
For Sale
2805 Livingston Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76110
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 2,658 Sqft | Residential
Lovely craftsman new construction, in the TCU area. Near campus and Forest Park shopping and dining. Paschal and Lily B Clayton school zone. Four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with three living areas, including a flex space that could be exerc (more...)
Village Homes
New To Site
MLS# 13974769
For Sale
2816 S Hills Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76109
3 BR | 1 BA | 936 Sqft | Residential
MUST SEE! Location, location location! This home is located near TCU just minutes away from West 7th and downtown Fort Worth. This property includes 3 large bedrooms with great closet space, a large fenced-in backyard, and a detached garage (more...)
Dewbrew Realty, Inc
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