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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New To Site
$1,450,000
MLS# 13896033
For Sale
1905 Indian Creek Drive
Westover Hills, TX 76107
4 BR | 4.1 BA | 4,049 Sqft | Residential
Elegant Westover Hills Estate sits on over half an acre. This home has a tranquil atmosphere for an ideal lifestyle. Two adjoining elegant living rooms overlook the heated pool and a private setting with a creek. There are several entertain (more...)
Williams Trew Real Estate Serv
New To Site
$924,000
MLS# 13900142
For Sale
2112 Hidden Creek Road
Westover Hills, TX 76107
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,343 Sqft | Residential
Exceptional Westover Hills address! Situated on an oversized cul de sac lot, this one owner home, built in 1978 by Frank Tally, features 3 large bedrooms with sitting areas, 3 full bathrooms, formal dining, wet bar in family room, silver cl (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
$2,500,000
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 Serv
$1,450,000
MLS# 13887081
For Sale
1125 Shady Oaks Lane
Westover Hills, TX 76107
3 BR | 3.1 BA | 3,299 Sqft | Residential
Stunning home located on a quiet cul-de-sac in coveted Westover Hills. Recently updates with exquisite hand painted wallpaper, 2.1 newly renovated bathrooms; white marble floor in entry, dining and living areas; hardwood in bedrooms and stu (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
$1,850,000
MLS# 13881416
For Sale
1420 Shady Oaks Lane
Westover Hills, TX 76107
4 BR | 4.1 BA | 5,558 Sqft | Residential
Stunning home located in the heart of Westover Hills! This tree filled, elevated lot with a circular drive, leads to a Contemporary, clean lined home, built by Frank Talley.Fabulous entertaining kitchen with side by side Sub-Zero built-in f (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
$3,995,000
MLS# 13760904
For Sale
52 Westover Terrace
Westover Hills, TX 76107
3 BR | 3.3 BA | 7,782 Sqft | Residential
Exquisite estate featuring gorgeous living spaces with large windows streaming lots of natural light, as well as views of lush landscaping and the pool. Stunning limestone floors in kitchen and entryways as well as distressed hardwood in li (more...)
Williams Trew Real Estate Serv
$1,799,000
MLS# 13668851
For Sale
1408 Shady Oaks Lane
Westover Hills, TX 76107
4 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,426 Sqft | Residential
Classic Westover Hills traditional 4 bedroom home. Situated on a beautiful lot with mature oak trees. Master down with large bath that has been completely remodeled. Beautiful large living areas, library, game room with media room, plus sep (more...)
Williams Trew Real Estate Serv
$3,900,000
MLS# 13602524
For Sale
6208 Indian Creek Drive
Westover Hills, TX 76107
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 6,815 Sqft | Residential
Extraordinary Westover Hills Contemporary Modern estate. Masterfully redesigned and expanded by the architects at Schwarz Hanson in 2000. Situated on the 8th hole of Shady Oaks Golf Course. Skylights in the expansive living room allow for (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
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