It is our mission at The Chicotsky Real Estate Group to help buyers and sellers find the perfect home for their needs and their budget in the Fort Worth Area. Due to its several lakes, beautiful golf course communities with nearby homes for sale, and quaint serenity while still close enough to D/FW International Airport, the smaller cities east of Fort Worth are highly desirable for those looking to purchase a home or land near the city. If you are interested in a house you can call home near the amazing city of Fort Worth, please keep reading to see if the suburbs to the east are a good fit for you.
Roughly 30 miles from the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Carrollton is one of the largest suburbs in the area, with a population of over 120,000. The real estate is ideal for the first-time homebuyer, with many homes and condos for sale in Carrollton starting at $140 per square foot and rarely priced above $180 per square foot.
Indian Creek Golf Club is located in the northwest section of the city, just off the Interstate 35-East Expressway, and a popular golf course community in Carrollton. The 36-hole facility features two championship golf courses: The Creek and The Lakes. At over 7,200 yards, the Creek Course is the more challenging of the two golf courses, with steep-faced sand traps and sloping greens. The Lakes Course, opening two years later in 1986, is slightly shorter at 7,000 yards, but still presents a fun challenge. Both of these courses are continuously rated amongst the best public courses in the D/FW area, and their popularity is a big factor in the real estate market being so desirable around Indian Creek Golf Club. Homes for sale near Indian Creek Golf Club feature a wide array of traditional brick-style homes that are ubiquitous to North Texas, and some of the best valued homes, many of them recently built, between $130-170 per square foot.
Those who prefer a private golf and social club will love the Maridoe Club in the Southeast corner of Carrollton. This premier golf club underwent a massive renovation; Maridoe has been re-opened since July 2017 and has received remarkable reviews for the new 18-hole layout. Considered one of the toughest courses in the region, it can be stretched out to over 7,800 yards, but with five sets of tees, it can accommodate players of all skill levels. Members of Maridoe Golf Club can enjoy fishing in the refurbished lake that the entire property surrounds, or wine and dine in the gorgeous clubhouse before or after a round of golf. Despite the exclusivity and beauty of the club, the houses and townhomes for sale near Maridoe are incredibly affordable, with prices hovering around $125-130 per square foot, many of them with upgraded interiors, stainless steel appliances, with an open concept – everything buyer’s have been accustomed to in this modern age of real estate.
Coyote Ridge Golf Club is a few miles of north and also shares the same distinction as Indian Creek of being a top public golf course in the area. Although it’s considerably shorter than the other featured courses in Carrollton, the layout is tricky and provides plenty of interesting shots to navigate. Aside from a great golf course, Coyote Ridge is also well-known for its luxury clubhouse. At over 26,000 square feet in size, the clubhouse is a rare architectural gem for a golf course open to the public, and features two dining rooms, a Grand Ballroom, and the fantastic restaurant Grill 19. Coyote Ridge offers an amazing monthly membership program, making it the most affordable and best golf value east of Fort Worth. Houses for sale near Coyote Ridge Golf Club feature traditional brick construction and the general area prices are averaging around $135 per square foot. Don’t forget, we speak often about the price per square foot metric. Realtors and savvy investors, people in the know in the real estate industry use this factor when deciding upon buying or selling real estate.
Carrollton is home to a variety of ethnic cuisine and known for it in the greater North Texas region. Savor the flavors of Peru while feasting your eyes on Andean artwork at Inca’s Café, and Omi Korean Grill offers incredible barbecue and a variety of dishes that will make your taste buds tingle. Amazing Jamaican cuisine can be found in the casual The Island Spot, and Los Lupes offers a delicious lunch buffet along with traditional Hispanic cuisine. Needless to say if I’m showing a house in or around the Carrollton area, it will usually be scheduled right before or after lunch time. Carrollton is known for its easy access to the highways and byways leading in and out of Dallas and Fort Worth. Most don’t realize the dining and access to amenities surrounding the area.
A strong selling point for a family looking for a home is the accessibility of fun, safe parks, and Carrollton’s parks feature incredible amenities and aesthetic beauty that are hard to beat. Mary Heads Carter Park offers a synthetic turfed and covered playground along with plenty of trails for walking and biking. When the summer heat is intense, take the kids to Oak Hills Park, where their Splash Pad will cool them off in a fun environment. A nice feature of the area is the diversity in pricing from inexpensive homes all the way up to, what can be considered by most, estates.
From great golf communities to the finest of food and gorgeous parks, the city of Carrollton’s residents enjoy the very best of suburban life. We have clients that have bought in the area and clients whose houses we have sold – they have good things to say about the of life the area, brings relative to the prices.
Bordering Carrollton to the east is one of the more affluent suburbs east of Fort Worth. With a population of approximately 40,000 people, the houses and condos for sale in Coppell are considerably more expensive on average compared to the rest of the sister cities near Fort Worth. Condos and townhomes for sale in Coppell are priced around $150 per square foot and up, while the brick-constructed traditional homes in Coppell normally varying rather substantially in price, ranging from $130-200 per square foot. Keep in mind that many of the other fellow sister cities like Southlake routinely see $200+ pricing as the norm.
There is one golf course community in Coppell. Featuring 18-holes of championship golf, Riverchase Golf Club is a favorite among Coppell golfers of all skill levels. The course is less than 6,600 yards, it’s an incredibly affordable course compared to others in the D/FW area. Riverchase Golf Club offers a Performance Program, a monthly subscription service that allows players access to unlimited range balls and a flat fee for afternoon play.
This program makes the course even more accessible for beginners and anyone looking to improve their game. The club also offers a great bar and grill, perfect for watching the game after your round of golf. The real estate near Riverchase Golf Club is replete with gated communities; there are many types of homes from traditional custom homes and to model homes perfect for a large family or single person with a friends galore. Surprisingly, the price per square foot of this golf course community is lower than many other subdivisions in Coppell. Those who love golf course views and easy access to a fun golf facility can find an incredible home around Riverchase Golf Club. Our agents don’t charge buyers as all of our realtor fees are paid by the sellers, let us do a search for available homes in the area when the time is right for you to begin searching for houses.
The parks in Coppell are perfect for a wide variety of outdoor activities. Sports leagues will have plenty of space at the expansive McInnish Sports Complex, which features nearly 30 sports fields; plus, they have a lake ideal for fishing and playgrounds for the youngsters. Another notable park in Coppell is Oak Hill Park. Featuring a splash pad, something that has become ever-popular with families, ball courts and a playground, this park is ideal for activities year-round.
Historic Old Town Coppell is a big draw for tourists and locals alike, and features plenty of festivals along with fantastic local restaurants and boutiques. A typical day of exploring Coppell should start at GEORGE COFFEE + PROVISIONS, which offers traditional espresso and coffee drinks, including cold brew, tea, fresh pastries, and bento boxes.
Let It Shine features an incredible assortment of women’s fashion, accessories and décor, while Tattered Style, which is only open Friday through Sunday, has vintage home goods and furnishing alongside soaps and teas; these two unique stores are a must-visit for anyone in Coppell. Dodie’s Reef has its one other location in Old Town Coppell and is a favorite amongst Texans for its New Orleans-themed cuisine. After a day of visiting the Old Town Coppell Pavilion or at the conclusion of one of the many festivals held in The Square of Old Town, treat yourself to a baked goodie from Frost Cupcakery.
One visit to Old Town Coppell and prospective residents quickly learn what makes this suburb such a highly desirable place to live.
Less than 20 miles northeast of Fort Worth, is another great community with plenty of golf courses with homes for sale bordering them. Euless, Texas boasts a population of over 50,000 people, and continues to grow into quite the city. In close proximity to the DFW Airport, AT&T Stadium, and Six Flag Amusement Park - residents of Euless are rarely worried about having little to do with their spare time. The real estate in Euless features several homes for sale starting at $105 per square foot, making them considerably more affordable compared to the other sister cities in the area. From retirees and small families to real estate investors, the homes for sale in Euless are a great start for an individual or family or an ideal rental property.
Located at the southwestern tip of Euless is Westdale Hills Golf Club, a fun and unique 9-hole par-3 course. With small, elevated greens and water in play on every hole, this short golf course provides a fun challenge for players of all skill levels. Despite the course’s small stature, the clubhouse is more architectural appealing than one may expect, which increases the overalls aesthetics for guests. Designed by Texas native and golf legend Ben Crenshaw, Westdale Hills Golf Club also features a practice area and discounted rates for residents. Real estate for sale near Westdale Hills Golf Club includes townhomes and single family homes, many of them with upgraded interiors. Hovering around $110-$120 per square foot, the homes around this area are prime for investors or traditional home buyers.
A short two-mile drive from Westdale Hills down Euless Blvd. will take you to the other golf course community in the city. Texas Star Golf Course features undulating fairways, dense forest lining most holes, and gorgeous lakes and streams meandering throughout parts of the course; making it a difficult test for even the best golfers. After your round, enjoy an authentic Texas-inspired meal inside Raven’s Grille. Whether its fried catfish or a delicious chicken fried steak, diners have plenty of tasty variety inside the Texas Star Golf Course Clubhouse. They are also well known for the 7,000 square foot conference center, which can host a party of over 300 people, perfect for everything from weddings to anniversary parties and even conferences. Houses for sale near Texas Star Golf Course feature traditional brick construction with nice sized yards and manicured landscaping. And, within a price range of $110-130 per square foot, buying a home near Texas Star Golf Course is a sensible decision.
The city of Euless possesses some incredible historical landmarks. Visitors of Heritage Park, near Main Street and Euless Blvd., can explore a barn built after World War I, the first ever brick home in the city, and a log cabin over 150 years old. Next to the park is the Euless Heritage Museum, which features a historical mural, along with artifacts that date back to the 1800s. Experience the rich history of Euless at these two amazing attractions.
Nearby Heritage Park is some of the finest local food and drink you will find in Euless. Enjoy some fantastic espresso and crafted drip coffee at Society Coffee. For local barbecue, you owe yourself a trip to North Main BBQ, where you can enjoy smoked meats and take home the rubs they use to try at home with your own cooking. Savor the authentic flavors of Texas at the Texan Kitchen, offering up hearty meals including chicken fried steak, tender pot roast, and outstanding pies. If you’re craving pizza or just Italian food, the family-owned and operated Saviano’s Restaurant accepts both walk-ins as well as reservations. This is a good old fashioned restaurant and we try to go out of our way to support family owned enterprises in the D/FW area.
If you are looking for a tight-knit community that values its residents and has plenty to do, Euless is a great place to call home.
North Richland Hills, Texas
Less than 20 miles from the center of Fort Worth, North Richland Hills is one of the closest cities east of the Fort Worth area. With a population of nearly 70,000 people, North Richland Hills has seen a roughly 10 percent increase in size over the last twenty years, and the housing market is constantly changing because of influx of people moving here on a daily basis. Move-in ready homes for sale in North Richland Hills can be found in the price range of between $120-160 per square foot, while homes for sale in need of a makeover can be bought for well under $100 per square foot. No matter if you are in search of a home to live in, or to flip and potentially turn a profit, there is abundant opportunity in the real estate inventory in North Richland Hills.
Split across Interstate 820 is the only golf course community in North Richland Hills. Iron Horse Golf Club, a 6,700-yard Dick Phelps design, which provides a unique golf experience to the public. With water on play for 17 of 18 holes, as well as tall oak trees lining the Bermuda fairways and an overpassing railroad trestle, there is plenty to see and enjoy about Iron Horse Golf Club. Add in a great practice facility and a full bar with a cozy restaurant and dining area and it’s easy to see why people love this course. Managed by Arcis Golf, a golf management firm based in north Texas, the club provides numerous affordable programs that allow golfers the ability to hone their golf skills or play golf as often as they choose without overextending their budget. There are several single family homes for sale near Iron Horse Golf Club, featuring large front yards, traditional-style layouts, and great views of Meadow Lake. Most homes in the area hover around the $130 per square foot price range, and with such close proximity to a popular golf course, these homes present themselves as an affordably priced living or investing situation.
One of the highlight features in North Richland Hills is the NRH20 Water Park. From an Endless River to the exciting wave pool and everything in between, this is one of the most expansive water parks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Kids and adults alike have the option of nine different slides, ranging from relaxing rides to heart-pounding adrenaline rushes. Your family and friends, during the summer time, will have a healthy mix of excitement and relaxation at NRH20.
After a long day at the water park, golf course, or work, residents of North Richland Hills can enjoy a wide variety of restaurants to wind down and taste some great food. A short drive from Iron Horse Golf Club you will find local favorites lik: Bosses Pizza Wings and Burgers, regional staples like Fuzzy’s Taco Shop whose first location was on TCU’s famous Berry St. near where the old ‘Hop’ Restaurant and the locally famous music venue the Aardvaark was located.Those who crave British fare can find a variety of dishes at From Across the Pond, and The Hideout is an ideal location to watch your favorite sports teams with friends.
As you’ve seen throughout this article, there is a lot to explore and love about the suburbs east of Fort Worth. Whether it’s living in a great golf community, or experiencing the access to the land and ranches and the outdoors from within a couple of miles from of your neighborhood, we at the Chicotsky Real Estate Group want to help you find the home or investment property you’ll be proud to own. Helping our clients find or sell the perfect home is what we enjoy. We look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate our passion and great hands-on real estate service.