Seniors Enjoy “Cowtown” Fort Worth

As you know, everything is BIG IN TEXAS. Fort Worth is only the 5th largest city in Texas but has much to offer senior visitors. It’s the cultural gateway to the American West, covers nearly 350 square miles, with nearly 750,000 inhabitants.  It’s the 18th largest city in the United States, and voted one of “America’s Most Livable Communities.”

Fort Worth gets its name from a Major General who set up a series of forts to mark the western Texas frontier. The fact is that there was never actually a fort built in Fort Worth. It became a stop along the famous Chisholm Trail and earned the name “Cowtown.” Great herds of Longhorns were driven from Texas to the railheads in Kansas via Fort Worth. Today, it’s where the “West Begins” and where you can take in the historic stockyards.

Downtown Fort Worth Welcomes Senior Visitors

Senior visitors will find a number of dazzling Art-Deco style buildings, lots of action and it’s where folks congregate to have fun and to take in the cuisine. Fort Worth is recognized as one of the cleanest, safest and most walkable urban areas in the nation.

Downtown is the very heart of Fort Worth, where throngs of people dine, shop, find entertainment, and mix with the thousands of people who work and live downtown. Fort Worth is one of the destinations for shopping in the Southwest.

Day and night, downtown Fort Worth is bustling with excitement and activity. An evening can be amazingly spent in the City Streets. Nightlife, shops, galleries and performing arts are housed in restored historic buildings along with 49 high-rises.

The Fort Worth Cultural District is a location to explore museums and be entertained with cultural events. There are many historical attractions in the city of Fort Worth, and some great museums to visit.

 Seniors Find Plenty To See and Do In Town

One could say that Fort Worth is full of gas, with its over 1000 natural gas wells in town. It’s home of the Horned Frogs, Texas Christian University. The Texas Motor Speedway is a NASCAR track that brings in senior visitors.

The area is best known as Dallas/Fort Worth due to the proximity of Dallas. The hottest industry in Fort Worth is the life sciences and combined with Dallas, the region boasts nearly 500 biomedical technology businesses. But tourism is also a thriving sector, thanks to the nearly 10 million visitors that pass through the city annually.

Fort Worth is among the premier vacation and business travel destinations in the U.S. The city boasts a unique blend of celebrated Western heritage with thriving commerce and culture, as well as a reputation as one of the safest and most livable cities in the country.

 I think that senior citizens will greatly appreciate and enjoy the “City of Cowboys and Culture” and the “Destination With Everything.”  jeb

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