Carol Oaks is a neighborhood just south of I-30, eight miles east of the Fort Worth Central Business District and bordered on the north by I-30, on the east by Morrison Rd., on the south by Meadowbrook Blvd. and on the west by Sandy Lane. It is included in the 1871 David Hitson Survey and the 1878 Enock S. Johnson Survey.

An early (1915) landowner in Carol Oaks was A.G. Redding who sold a right of way in 1927 to Magnolia Gas Company (later renamed Mobil Oil) for a gas pipeline with the stipulation that the pipe be buried to a s ufficient depth so as not the interfere with the cultivation of the soil.

In 1968, much of what is now known as Carol Oaks was sold to the J&J Development Corporation who began the first phase of its residential development. In 1972, Folsom Investments Inc. began developing the north portion of Carol Oaks.

One of the major roads running through this area is Brentwood Stair Road, a road running east from Cooke's Lane. This road is a combination of Stair Road, named after A.M. Stair, an early property owner in the area, and Brentwood Drive. In 1962 these roads were connected to form Brentwood Stair Road. In 1972, part of Ederville Road to the west of Brentwood Hills was also renamed Brentwood Stair.


Carol Oaks is a neighborhood with quiet tree-lined streets dominated by traditional brick homes with attached two-car garages. Some of the home styles include neo-colonial, contemporary, mansard and a few neo-eclectic examples.

Restrictions in the neighborhood include the provision that homes in the area contain at least 1,700 square feet of living space, that they have no outbuildings other than garages holding no more than three cars and servant's quarters. No drilling for oil is permitted in the neighborhood, trucks larger than three-quarter ton cannot be parked in the streets and homes may not have fences in the front yards.


Atwood McDonald Elementary School, 1850 Barron Lane, 817-496-7445

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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