Candleridge, part of the James W. Williams Survey in 1870, the William Wheat Survey in 1856, and the Ellis Littlepage Survey in 1862, began development as a residential community in 1975. Rolling ranchland with almost no trees and eight to ten miles from the Central Business District, it was owned by several companies and individuals before it was platted into lots and blocks by the Wedgwood Development Corporation and others.

One of the individuals who owned part of 295 acres was oilman, O.C. Armstrong. The Armstrong Ranch operated until 1974, when it sold to the Wedgwood Development Corporation. Bankers Life owned some of the land and Dallas Joint State Bank and Bankers Life Company of Dallas owned part of it in 1934. The Trailwood Land Company, the Essex Company and the Bass Brothers were other owners through the years.

As in other neighborhoods developed on thriving ranchland, the KR and Silver Blue Stem grasses, native grasses enjoyed by cattle, can be seen sticking up high above lawns that are not mowed regularly. Also, the restrictions include the forbidding of drilling for oil, quarrying or mining, raising livestock or moving old homes or mobile homes onto the lots. A restriction only mentioned in the newer neighborhoods forbids TV or radio antennas higher than fifteen feet above the highest point of the roof.

Included here as the overall area called Candleridge are Parkwood Estates, Southridge (west of McCart) and The Meadows (the newer area just north of Columbus Trail.)

Candleridge claims to have the largest linear neighborhood park in Fort Worth, encompassing 100 acres including French Lake.


Candleridge has rolling hills with trees planted by the homeowners, maturing with the development. The homes are predominately ranch style, appropriate for the former ranchland, brick, with at least two car attached garages. There are few sidewalks and no basements, but several greenbelts and small playgrounds.


The Candleridge Homeowners' Association is a non-profit organization of homeowners organized in 1978, whose purpose is to preserve, protect, beautify and improve the Candleridge sub-division of Fort Worth.

Activities include: Overseeing the maintenance and expansion of the greenbelt of Candleridge Park and street medians .Informing members of zoning change requests affecting the neighborhood. Monitoring violations of deed restriction . Easter Egg Hunt and July 4th picnic. Crime Watch block parties.


J.T. Stevens, 6161 Wrigley Way, 817-370-5880
Woodway, 6701 Woodway Dr., 817-370-5890

Wedgwood, 3909 Wilkie Way, 817-370-5830
Wedgwood 6th Grade, 4212 Belden, 817-370-5860

High Schools
Southwest, 4100 Altamesa, 817-370-5800
South Hills, 6101 McCart


Nearest Fire Station, 6124 S. Hulen, 817-871-6800. Emergencies: 911
Nearest Medical Facilities: Harris Hosp. City View, 6100 Harris Pkwy. 817-346-5000; Baylor All Saints Hosp. City View, 7100 Oakmont Blvd. 817-346-5700.
Nearest P.O., 3701 Altamesa, 817-294-0785
City Council District Number 6
School District Number 6
Voting Precinct Numbers: 1119, 1265, 1105, 1238, 1292 depending on home location.

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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