The Chicotsky Real Estate Group is driven to find buyers and sellers real estate that suits both property investors and families seeking their dream home. Living on or around golf courses works wonders for property values, and the golf course communities south of Fort Worth are highly sought after. In this article, we will take a more in-depth look at the golf course communities in sister cities south of Fort Worth, the overall real estate market in the area, and some of the key features within the city’s limits.

Burleson, Texas

Located 15 miles due south of Fort Worth, and easily accessible from the Interstate-35W is the city of Burleson. Approximately 40,000 people inhabit the city, and it continues to grow steadily year after year. The homes for sale in Burleson range widely in age and in price. Traditional brick-style homes and older homes with full renovations can be found between $110 and $140 per square foot, while large mansions and homes on expansive ranches can range from $300 per square foot to nearly $700 per square foot.

Southern Oaks Golf and Tennis Club is the premier golf community in Burleson, and amongst one of the best public golf courses in the D/FW area. Designed by 1996 PGA Champion and Texas native Mark Brooks, the 18-hole par-71 course is one of the longest courses in the state; at over 7,300 yards and nearly at sea level, it provides a formidable challenge for even the best players. Southern Oaks’ tennis facilities are amazing, with eleven lighted courts, a full pro shop, and a wide variety of leagues and tournaments for tennis players of all ages. Although it is a public course, Southern Oaks Golf and Tennis Club offers four different membership options which can be purchased at a discount if you are a resident of the community.

Speaking of homes near Southern Oaks Golf and Tennis Club, the Thomas Crossings subdivision features several incredible homes for sale within the golf course grounds. Many of these traditional custom homes are less than 15 years old and feature beautifully-manicured front and back yards, spectacular golf course views and sparkling pools. These houses for sale are also an incredible value, with an average per square foot cost of $140.

The centrally-located Hidden Creek Golf Course is another favorite amongst Burleson residents as well as golfers around the area. A Steve Plummer designed golf course, this 18-hole golf facility features Village Creek, which meanders along the western border of the course. Water plays a huge role at Hidden Creek, with several lakes coming into play on most of the holes, the track is as aesthetically pleasing as it is challenging. The course amenities also include a driving range, chipping and putting greens. After your round, enjoy lunch on the patio of the Terrace Bar and Grill or watch the game on one of their big screen TVs. You and your golf group will enjoy coming to the Hidden Creek Golf Course on a weekly basis.

There are no houses within Hidden Creek Golf Course, but there are plenty of great houses for sale surrounding the course. The houses for sale near Hidden Creek in Burleson feature older homes that have been fully upgraded with hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, and new roofs. Families looking for newer homes can also find something they’ll love in the area, and the prices of these homes range from $105-170 per square foot.

Bailey Lake and Park, in central Burleson, is the ideal place to enjoy a day of fishing in a serene, relaxed environment. The park is currently developing nature trails and picnic areas, which will further enhance its popularity within the community. Across the street from the lake is the Hidden Creek Sports Complex. Featuring three softball/baseball fields along with concessions, everything from little league to co-ed leagues can host tournaments here year-round.

Burleson is the home of one of the best water parks and arcades in North Texas. Pirate Cove Fun Zone features two main attractions: the water park and the indoor gaming area. The water park amenities include several water slides and activities for the younger children, along with a lagoon, rope crossing, a beach and a lazy river for big kids and adults. You can also find a wide variety of the latest and most fun redemption and arcade games inside, a well-stocked prize counter, and other games like Laser Frenzy, a maze-like game which tests your balance and agility, and a four-story play structure.

Residents of Burleson have access to a diverse selection of great cuisines, both local and regional. Enjoy some fantastic espresso and baked treats at Dwell Coffee and Biscuit. Babe’s Chicken Dinner House is a regional chain famous for their Texas homestyle entrées, sides, and desserts, while The Porch is the place to be for authentic Southern fare the whole family will enjoy.

From great food and parks to a blossoming real estate market, Burleson, Texas is a great place to call home.

Joshua, Texas

About 8 miles south of Burleson, Joshua is one of the smaller towns south of Fort Worth. With a population of about 6,000 people, residents of Joshua enjoy the peace and quiet of country living while still being within a 30-minute drive of the big city. The homes for sale in Joshua, Texas feature traditional brick style homes along with manufactured and mobile homes. Many of these homes sit on acres of land, and with prices starting as low as $50 per square foot, investors can create immense value or home-buyers can start the first step of building the custom home of their dreams without spending a fortune.

Mountain Valley Country Club is in the northeast corner of Joshua, and provides a fun, old-school setting that members and guests adore. The 18-hole, par-71 track wraps around Mountain Valley Lake Number One and is a simple layout, fun for players of all skill levels. Although they do offer memberships, Mountain Valley Country Club is open to the public, demonstrating their commitment to growing the game of golf in Joshua and the surrounding area. Their Grill and Bar re-opened recently, and offers a full menu that golfers will savor each time they play. Homes for sale near or on the golf course are rare, which illustrates how desirable the real estate at Mountain Valley Country Club truly is.

The community of Joshua, Texas features amenities and programs that really embrace true country living. The Joshua City Park and Splash Pad is perfect for keeping the family cool and provides an opportunity for the youngsters in your household to interact with their peers in a fun environment. The same can be said about the Joshua Community YMCA, which offers a wide variety of programs and classes for all ages, along with summer day camps for the kids during the school break.

Residents of Joshua, Texas enjoy great local restaurants as well as favorite national chain restaurants for every occasion. Huddle House is a fantastic option for a delicious meal at any time of day, and Sweet B Donut Shop is ideal for a morning pastry for you, the family or the workplace. If you are looking for local cuisine that exemplifies Texan flavors, Mojo’s Texmex Smokehouse and Grill will keep you coming back often, as will K&S BBQ.

The lack of tall buildings in Joshua allows visitors and residents to enjoy cleaner air, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and a tight-knit sense of camaraderie that is difficult to experience in larger cities. If the idea of country living appeals to you, Joshua is one of the best affordable small towns in Texas to live in.

Midloathian, Texas

Less than 30 miles from the heart of Fort Worth is Midloathian, which is considered the cement hub of North Texas due to the cement facilities in town. With an estimated population of 23,000 people, Midloathian has seen a boom in growth over the last twenty years. Whether you are looking for a home to live in or adding to your property ownership portfolio, the homes for sale in Midloathian vary in style, size and price. Traditional brick homes can be found for $105 per square foot and up, while new builds constructed in the last year can be found for $120 per square foot and higher.

Toward the northern border of Midloathian is the town’s only golf course. Pecan Trails Golf Course features a unique 21-hole layout, including a final stretch of three par-3s after the regulation 18 holes. Customers love Pecan Trails for the interesting layout, affordable greens fees, and the unique wall decorations inside the golf shop. This golf course is perfect for the golfer who loves a casual, laid back atmosphere where one can have a few beverages, relax, and enjoy the outdoors with friends. As the city continues to expand, new subdivisions continue to sprout up, many of them near Pecan Trails Golf Club. Land for sale near the golf course can be found for approximately $60-75k per acre. Those interested in building the custom home of their dreams within a short drive of a fun golf course will find this area incredibly appealing.

As a growing community, Midloathian offers a full array of great neighborhood parks the whole family can enjoy. Whether you have young ones that love to climb and jump around on the playgrounds, older kids who play little league, or even adult pickup basketball, the town of Midloathian has continued to expand the number of parks in the area.

One visit to the historic downtown Midloathian could be enough to convince anyone to call this bustling and growing town home. You can begin your day at the local favorite Kim and Jenny’s Restaurant; or, if you are there during lunch hour, the Branded Burger Company puts their Texas twist on their ever-popular hamburgers. Those in the mood for authentic Italian cuisine can try out the delicious offerings of Mo’s Italian Café and Deli. After a delicious meal, you’ll have the energy to explore the various historic landmarks of downtown Midloathian, including The Newton Cabin, one of the last surviving buildings from the original Peters Colony.

If Midloathian sounds like the place to call home, now is the time to act on finding a house for sale.

Mansfield, Texas

Mansfield is about 20 miles southeast of the big city, and with a population of over 50,000, it is the largest sister city south of Fort Worth. It has routinely been ranked amongst the top 100 Places to Live by CNN Money magazine, and reached the peak of 17th on the list back in 2014. The city is full of life and offers a wide spectrum of events, fairs, and festivals that make it an amazing place to both visit and live in. Despite the overall affluence of the town, the homes for sale in Mansfield feature a wide spectrum of price ranges which can fit just about any budget. Traditional-style homes range from $120-140 per square foot, while mansion-like ranch homes with acres of land can be found for upwards of $200 per square foot.

Walnut Creek Country Club is just north of downtown Mansfield and is a fantastic private golf and social club. The 36 holes that comprise this club were designed by two Texas golf legends and major champions: Don January, winner of the 1967 PGA Championship designed the original Pecan Course, and the aforementioned Mark Brooks later designed the Oak Course. Although the Pecan Course is shorter, it is the more challenging of the two tracks; however, with several sets of tees, golfers of all skill levels can have fun on these courses. The practice facilities at Walnut Creek CC will also impress you: a practice driving range, putting green and chipping green are all a part of their ClubCorp Golf Academy. Whether you’re a beginner who wants to get better, a seasoned player who loves a great challenge, or anywhere in between - you’ll love being a member at Walnut Creek Country Club.

There’s more to Walnut Creek Country Club than golf. The club also boasts an amazing tennis club, complete with lighted courts, a full Pro Shop with professional staff, and a calendar full of events and workouts designed to have fun and stay in shape. Add in a sparkling pool area and your family will always have something fun to do at Walnut Creek. With membership options suitable for a wide variety of tastes and budgets, belonging to this club is a great investment for an amazing lifestyle.

Living near or on Walnut Creek Country Club is an option as well. The homes for sale around Walnut Creek are beautiful, many of them built within the last five years. With smoothly paved driveways, lush lawns, and traditional brick homes, these houses range from $130-150 per square foot, making them ideal for the active young family.

Another Arcis-managed golf course gem is the public Mansfield National Golf Club. A par-72 18-hole golf course, this John Colligan-design features beautiful marshlands, a vast array of trees scattered on nearly every hole make this a beauty of a facility. Grab a snack and a cold beverage inside the clubhouse before or after your round, and find the best of apparel inside the pro shop. The practice range at Mansfield National Golf Club will help you keep your game sharp, and with their monthly subscription program, you can make the most of your practice time and play in the afternoons at a discounted rate. Homebuyers can find a wide array of single family homes as well as townhouses for sale near Mansfield National Golf Club. Those who are looking for a great and affordable home within a golf course community will be pleasantly surprised, as there are several homes for sale with large floorplans for less than $100 per square foot.

There’s hardly a week that goes by in Mansfield without some sort of festival or event for the community to enjoy. Dog lovers will be intrigued by the annual Barks & Rec event; participants go on a 5k run with either a dog of their own or one of the many canines available for adoption at the Mansfield Animal Care and Control. Residents can celebrate our Independence Day with others in the community every year at the Big League Dreams Mansfield Sports Park, while art and music enthusiasts will never be without something fun to do in Mansfield. Between the annual Music Alley Music and Arts Festival, concerts and art exhibits, the opportunities to explore the arts in Mansfield are nearly endless.

Residents of Mansfield never have to venture too far to enjoy some of the tastiest fare in town. Locals and visitors love the fresh country-style breakfasts and pies served in Our Place Restaurant and The Porch. When you’re in the mood for authentic Mexican cuisine, finding a local restaurant that serves top-quality food won’t be hard. Cha Chas Mexican Restaurant has been pleasing the Mansfield community with their fantastic food for nearly 30 years, and El Primo’s Mexican Grill is ideal for an after-work happy hour beverage along with tantalizing appetizers.

Active families who value the meaning of community, friends and family will find the perfect home right here in Mansfield.

The fantastic golf course communities south of Fort Worth are just one of the many reasons buying a home in this area is a great investment for your family or for your portfolio. Few things are more satisfying for us at the Chicotsky Real Estate Group than seeing the radiance of joy on our clients’ faces when they’ve successfully made their dream home purchase, and we look forward to helping you create your own unique home-buying experience. Let us know how we can be of service to you by contacting our  Fort Worth realtor today.