Westover Hills

Total Listing Commission Westover HillsHISTORIC AND LOVELY, WESTOVER HILLS WAS GROUND ZERO FOR FORT WORTH’S CATTLE AND OIL FAMILIES DURING THE 1930’S AND 1940’S.

Most of the homes are architect-designed estate properties and many of them are hidden from view by large walls or mature landscaping. Developer A.C. Luther and renowned local architect Wyatt C. Hedrick began developing the land in the early 1930’s after purchasing it from Amon G. Carter. Located just west of the magnificent Rivercrest/Crestline neighborhood, the land was extremely hilly and required homes of even grander size to match the scale of the terrain.

More like the Hollywood Hills than a typical Fort Worth neighborhood the place has a very definite feel of old money that was once very brash and young. In 2016 the neighborhoods of both Crestline and Westover Hills are bustling with construction vehicles as historic estate homes are being either dramatically renovated or scraped off the lots for new builds – some even larger and more opulent than the originals.

HOMES FOR SALE IN WESTOVER HILLS INCLUDE BOTH TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY LUXURY ESTATES.

What began with Luther and Carter’s Fort Worth Extension Company resulted in a community of about 100 homes by 1940. In 1937 the citizens voted to incorporate as The Village of Westover Hills primarily to avoid paying taxes to Fort Worth. The City of Fort Worth cut off the water supply to Westover Hills at one point after residents stopped paying water bills in protest of being charged twice the rate of other areas. After the hard feelings subsided the water supply was restored at a more reasonable rate and the 212 residents of Westover Hills raised tax money to pave the streets during the 1940s.

Conventional wisdom had previously been that the area was too rocky and hilly for development and that anyone in Fort Worth who wanted to build a large estate home would rather do so in neighboring Rivercrest. Locals even referred to Westover Hills as “Leftover Hills”. Despite the doubts and reservations young families flush with new money from oil and cattle lined up to build homes, many exhibiting timeless character and architectural style- from traditional Tudor and Mediterranean to modern and contemporary. Though mostly built out by the early 1950s a few other homes have slowly been added over the years. At the western edge the streets have been connected into the newer Ridgmar neighborhood where mostly executive-style ranch homes were constructed in the 1970’s

In 1969 Fort Worth businessman Charles Tandy commissioned world-renowned architect I. M. Pei to design his family residence, now known as the Hunter Barrett house on the western edge of Westover Hills. There are over 30 Westover Hills residences listed in The Tarrant County Historic Resources Survey, including the Hunter Barrett house and Wyatt C. Hedrick’s home on Westover Road.

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SPECIAL NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: ROY POPE GROCERY STORE

Roy Pope Grocery StoreOne of the sweetest benefits of living in Westover Hills is the closeby neighborhood grocery store founded in 1943 by Roy Pope. Now owned by Bob and Renee Larance, Roy Pope Grocery is conveniently located at 2300 Merrick, at the gateway to Westover Hills. Featuring fresh seasonal produce, gourmet selections, a full deli and wine selection, Roy Pope Grocery is above everything else an oasis of service and quality serving the special neighborhoods of West Fort Worth.

Westover Hills shopping opportunities not only include quick access to the shops along Camp Bowie Blvd, Central Market, Hulen and Ridgmar Malls, but also this gem of a neighborhood market that few other neighborhoods have. If you are on the fence about buying a home in Westover Hills just drop by Roy Pope and you will definitely want to live in a nearby neighborhood!

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See Homes for Sale in Westover Hills:

New To Site
$2,300,000
MLS# 14174117
For Sale
1420 Westover Lane
Westover Hills, TX 76107
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,038 Sqft | Residential
This 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom estate sits on a .5 acre lot in Westover Hills and is a true gem. The large kitchen is incomparable, with marble details across the backsplash, island, and countertops. You'll find two bedrooms upstairs and thre (more...)
Williams Trew Real Estate
New To Site
$1,825,000
MLS# 14172166
For Sale
2205 Hidden Creek Road
Westover Hills, TX 76107
4 BR | 4.1 BA | 5,501 Sqft | Residential
Situated on a hillside in the heart of Westover Hills. Meticulously landscaped with pool, covered patio and great yard for entertaining. This lovely traditional style home has gracious entry with French limestone floors, separate living and (more...)
Williams Trew Real Estate
$999,500
MLS# 14156369
For Sale
2101 Canterbury Drive
Westover Hills, TX 76107
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 4,502 Sqft | Residential
Here is your chance to be in Westover hills at a great price! Nice Mid century modern with huge living rooms overlooking private back yard and waterfall pool. wall of Glass doors looking out to Covered patio from master, living and kitchen (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
$1,790,000
MLS# 14132685
For Sale
1401 Westover Lane
Westover Hills, TX 76107
4 BR | 3.2 BA | 4,445 Sqft | Residential
One story, high ceilings, open concept floorplan. The home’s L shape design allows many of the rooms and bedrooms to have direct views of the pool and lush grounds. The house has abundant storage, a three-car garage, an oversized ma (more...)
Williams Trew Real Estate
$1,350,000
MLS# 14104188
For Sale
2208 Canterbury Drive
Westover Hills, TX 76107
4 BR | 4.2 BA | 4,691 Sqft | Residential
Fantastic one story masterpiece in the heart of Westover Hills. Soaring ceiling heights of 9 to 10 ft, Venecian plaster walls, floor to ceiling windows, beautiful courtyards and meticulous attention to detail throughout. Natural light and (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
$5,350,000
MLS# 14087001
For Sale
34 Valley Ridge Road
Westover Hills, TX 76107
5 BR | 4.2 BA | 6,371 Sqft | Residential
Stunning French Chateau style in the heart of Old Westover, 1.35 acre lot, manicured grounds and spectacular lot. Timeless, traditional home featuring gleaming hardwoods, spacious living areas and spectacular kitchen featuring inlaid marbl (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
$1,950,000
MLS# 13892649
For Sale
1200 Shady Oaks Lane
Westover Hills, TX 76107
3 BR | 4.2 BA | 6,473 Sqft | Residential
Located on the 8th green of Shady Oaks Golf Course! Stunning custom built home designed by architect, Jack Schutts in 1992. Approximately 6,400 square feet with many special details including wood paneling from Europe in the library, limest (more...)
Williams Trew Real Estate
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