Tanglewood, Fort Worth, Texas
Tanglewood is a neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas located slightly southwest of downtown. It is located near a branch of the Trinity River. In Fort Worth, Tanglewood is known as a nice and very safe neighborhood. The neighborhood has a bicycle path and many tall trees.
The Tanglewood neighborhood consists of land in the low areas along the branch of the Trinity River and is approximately five miles southwest from the Fort Worth Central Business District.
The Tanglewood area lies within two surveys. The western part of the addition being part of the 1854 Felix G. Beasley Survey, and the eastern part, along the branch of the river, the 1876 James Howard Survey.
The original approach to the Tanglewood area consisted of a two-rut dirt road which is now Bellaire Drive South. Up to the time of development, children enjoyed swimming in the river in a deep hole which was located where the bridge is now on Bellaire Drive South near Trinity Commons Shopping Center.
The portions of Tanglewood which are now Bellaire Park Court, Marquette Court and Autumn Court were originally a dairy farm.
Land use restrictions filed on the Tanglewood addition stipulate that all houses must be brick or stone, and have at least a two-car garage attached to the house. Even though this was ranch property, it also stated that no cows, horses or other livestock would be allowed on the property after development.
The heritage of the ranchland shows in the typical architecture of Tanglewood, the predominant being ranch style. Most of the homes are single story with a few two stories here and there. The streets wind around generally following the contours of the river and the trees tower over all. This is good bottom land and very fertile. In heavy rains the area flooded before measures were taken to control the Clear Fork and branches of the Trinity River which run through the area. The bicycle-walking trail which meanders through Tanglewood is well used and enjoyed because of the shade and park setting. It typifies the relaxed atmosphere of this executive neighborhood.
The bicycle trail was built originally by the City of Fort Worth in the early 1970s and expanded shortly thereafter with the leadership of Mrs. Margaret Rimmer - a prominent Fort Worth city council woman and resident of Tanglewood.
The Tanglewood neighborhood children primarily attend Tanglewood Elementary which has long been the highest ranking elementary school in Fort Worth ISD.
Nearest fire station: 3501 South Hills Ave., 817-871-6800, emergencies 911 Nearest Medical Facilities: Baylor All Saints Medical Center, 1400 8th Ave., 817-927-6102 Nearest Post Office: Trinity River Station, 4450 Oak Park Lane, 817-926-3497 Nearest Grocery Shopping: Trinity Commons Nearest Mall: Hulen Mall Nearest Park: Overton Park City Council District Number 9 School District Number 5 Voting Precinct Number: 4182
The neighborhood is zoned to schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District.
- Tanglewood Elementary School
- W.P. McLean Middle School
- R. L. Paschal High School