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How to Enjoy Life in Fort Worth

Some people call it Funkytown. Some argue for PantherTown. But most proudly refer to Fort Worth as Cowtown, or the City of Cowboys – and, by the way, cowgirls. Not the cheerleading kind. The real kind.

Fort Worth is a study in contrasts. On the one hand, in an homage to its roots, it’s the only city in the world that drives cattle not once, but twice daily through the Stockyards National Historic District. On the other hand, emerging as a cultural and culinary hub, this small, big city is proudly stepping out of the shadow of neighboring Dallas to claim its own identity.

That said, with its proximity to Dallas and all that larger cosmopolitan center has to offer, retirement communities in Fort Worth offer the best of both worlds. Enjoy the benefits of a less hectic environment with easy access to the hustle and bustle of The Big D when the spirit moves.

Check out these things to do in Fort Worth and see why seniors are flocking to retirement communities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Nature Lovers

With over 200 parks and maintained community spaces, Fort Worth has parks and recreation to spare. There are endless opportunities to learn about and enjoy the outdoors.

Fort Worth Botanical Gardens and Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Appreciate the splendor of Fort Worth’s natural beauty with a trip to The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. Share its splendor and tranquility with friends or pull up a bench on your own for some quiet meditation. Enjoy the gorgeous, manicured gardens or take advantage of any of the many and varied events throughout the year. You’ll enjoy the senior discounts as much as the surroundings. After you stroll through the gardens, explore the nearby Botanical Research Institute of Texas.  This great natural resource center hosts a full calendar of programs that focus on the latest developments in conservation.

Fort Worth Water Gardens

The Fort Worth Water Gardens are a unique and architecturally remarkable urban oasis. Visitors are treated to a variety of mesmerizing water features including a quiet pool in a beautifully situated shady sanctuary.


Hear the Music

Senior living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area comes with your choice of music. Fort Worth boasts several world class musical venues. Enjoy a Broadway show or a performance by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at the breathtaking Bass Performance Hall, and, only a few short blocks away, experience the musical drama of the Fort Worth Opera. Additionally, thanks to the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, established in Fort Worth in 1963, some of the top young piano artists from around the globe can be found in venues all over town.

Fort Worth Stockyards and National Historic District

Authentically preserved, the Stockyards represent the true history of Texas’s livestock industry. A visit here is a perfect blend of the old and the new. Experience the quintessential Old West adventure right alongside chi chi shops and restaurants.

Cultural District

Fort Worth’s long list of museums have something for everyone. Whether you are a Civil War buff, art aficionado, or a science enthusiast, Fort Worth’s cultural district has a museum with your name on it. Start with these impressive collections:

Don’t wait to arrange a tour of River District, Overture’s premier over 55 community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Live this chapter of life to the fullest. How exciting to be able to say - literally - this IS my first rodeo!