Meadows West and Bellaire Park North are nestled along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River. Meadows West is closer to I-20 while Bellaire Park North follows the river to the south, below the hills of Mont Del and City View. They are approximately seven to eight miles west, southwest of the Fort Worth Central Business District. They are included in the 1855 and 1858 James Rogers Survey, the 1856 James Spillman Survey and the 1874 John F. Heath Survey.

Early landowners in the area included ranchers E.G. Rall, since 1917, and Cass Overton Edwards, in 1926, and businessman H.F. Stute since 1926.

Rall's large ranch was broken up and sold in 1974 and is now part of several neighborhoods including Meadows West and Mira Vista.

Edwards, whose ranch land extended almost all the way to downtown Fort Worth and whose family owns the Cassco Land Company, was instrumental in developing his ranch lands in to the neighborhoods of Tanglewood and Overton Park during the 1950's and 1960's.

Stute was founder of the Country Valley Development Company in 1965. The Meadows West Corporation bought the land in 1976, and began developing the neighborhood in 1979.

Bellaire Park North lies south of Meadows West and began to take shape in 1985. The development was begun by James Harris, but was sold to Perry Homes, of Houston, in 1991.


Occupying the long, narrow valley along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, these neighborhoods are hidden by the trees along the river from the bridge of I-20 until you are right on top of them. The streets are winding. The majority of the houses are two story, and trees, other than those along the river, have been planted by the homeowners and are growing.

A bicycle trail runs along the river and joins with the trails of Tanglewood and extends to the Central Business District and beyond.


Both Meadows West and Bellaire Park North have neighborhood associations. The Bellaire Park North Homeowners Association is working with the city to furnish the playground and park with play equipment, to establish the bicycle trails and to get special neighborhood street signs. They are a member of the League of Neighborhoods.


Ridglea Hills, 6817 Cumberland, 817-377-7345

Wm. Monnig, 3136 Bigham, 817-377-7250

High School
Arlington Heights, 4501 W. Rosedale, 817-377-7200


Nearest fire station: 4416 Southwest Blvd., emergencies 911
Nearest medical facilities: Baylor All Saints Hospital, 7100 Oakmont Blvd, 817-346-5700, and Harris Hospital, 6100 Harris Pkwy., 817-346-5000, both in City View
Nearest Post Office: 3020 Cherry Lane, 817-244-5239
Nearest grocery shopping: City View
Nearest Mall: Ridgmar Mall and Hulen Mall
Nearest Park: Oakmont Park

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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