The Bentley Village neighborhood is located on the eastern edge of Fort Worth, approximately ten miles from the Central Business District. The area is included in three early surveys; the 1877 E. Andes Survey, the 1862 Joel L. Hallum Survey and the 1859 D.C. Harrison Survey. The neighborhood is bordered on the north by the West Fork of the Trinity River, the east by Village Creek, the south by I-30, and the west by Eastchase Parkway.

Two of the main streets in this neighborhood are John T. White Blvd. and Randol Mill Road. John T. White Blvd. was named after the 1929 superintendent of the Fort Worth Public Schools. Randol Mill Road passed the mill owned by W.A. Randol. The mill was the first in the area and was built by Archibald Leonard, one of the earliest settlers in Fort Worth. The mill was burned down in 1860 during a general unrest about abolition. It was rebuilt in 1862 and eventually was purchased by Randol in 1872. The mill operated until 1922 and finally burned down for good in 1933.

Village Creek on the eastern edge of Bentley Village was the scene of a battle in 1841 between a detachment of solders led by General E.H. Tarrant and including Col. W.G. Cooke and a tribe of Comanche Indians. Cooke and Tarrant had counties named for them when Texas became a state.

An early owner of land in this area was E.O. Boaz, a descendent of Samuel Boaz, a settler in Birdville in 1859. The Village Community Development Company developed this neighborhood in 1975.


Bentley Village was slow to develop because of the poor access to the area, but after new roads opened it up, several developments of luxury homes moved in. The homes in Bentley Village are restricted to no less than 2250 square feet in size and must be at least 75 percent masonry or stone. Roofs have been generally wood shingled, but slowly replaced by dimensional composition, and all garages must open either to the rear or side.

Styles of homes range from two story traditional, neo-colonial and Tudor style to one-story ranch style and contemporary homes. Livestock, garbage dumps and clotheslines are prohibited. Servants' quarters must have deed restriction committee approval.


The Bentley Village Homeowners Association has been formed to ensure the quality of life in the neighborhood.


Bill J. Elliott Elementary School, 2501 Cooke's Lane, 817-462-4100

Handley Middle School, 2801 Patino Road, 817-496-7450

High School
Eastern Hills High School, 5701 Shelton St., 817-496-7600

This information was conceived, researched and written by Wini Klein, REALTOR®, for the Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS®, with assistance from the City of Fort Worth Planning Department, Historic Preservation Council for Tarrant County, Historic Fort Worth, Inc., Texas Christian University, Junior League, Fort Worth Independent School District, Tarrant County Tax Office, League of Neighborhoods and encouragement from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

© 1999, 2007, Wini Klein

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