South Hills is a large area neighborhood located approximately five to six miles southwest of the Fort Worth Central Business District. Included with this history are the areas called Kellis Park and Seminary Hills, and only the part of South Hills north of Loop 820. These total areas are bordered on the east by McCart, on the south by Loop 820, on the west by Granbury Rd. and Trail Lake and on the north by Seminary Dr.

Several general surveys make up the total of this area including the 1867 Thomas B. Smith Survey, the 1872 John Jennings Survey, the 1856 Thomas McCanne Survey and a small part on the southern tip of the 1875 M. J. Arocha Survey.

Some of the early owners of acreages in this area include Morgan Jones in 1919 and W.S. Horne in 1912. John T. Weddington was the original Grantee of the eastern portion of Kellis Park in 1917.

J.E. Foster and his Westcliff Company bought the land for Kellis Park in 1949, and developed it at the same time they developed the Westcliff neighborhood. Kellis Park was surveyed by Carter & Burgess in 1948.

C. A. Ulrickson owned some of the land in today's South Hills in 1939. Foster, owner of the Circle F Ranch bought some of this land in 1954, and with his Westcliff Company and the Riverside Development Corporation began developing the land in South Hills in 1959.

In the older section of the neighborhood deed restrictions did not forbid frame dwellings, and homes had to be a minimum of 850 square feet. None of the outbuildings may be used as residences and the restrictions are binding for the first 20 years after construction, after which time they are automatically extended every ten years unless a majority of the owners vote to alter the deed restrictions.


Homes in South Hills, Kellis Park and Seminary Hills are predominantly small frame homes with carports or one car garages which have been enclosed. Some of the homes here are a combination of brick and frame construction. They are convenient to the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and so are in demand as student housing. Some sidewalks can be found in the area.


The South Hills Neighborhood Association is active in several Crime Watch activities such as Citizens on Patrol and Code Blue. They have a monthly newsletter and participate in civic projects benefiting Women's Haven , the Tarrant County Food Bank and South Hills Elementary School. Summer picnics and other fun activities also help the neighborhood.


South Hills, 3009 Bilglade, 817-922-6695

W. P. McLean, 3816 Stadium Dr., 817-922-6830

High School
R. L. Paschal, 3001 Forest Park Blvd., 817-922-6600


Nearest Fire Station: 3501 South Hills Dr., 817-871-6800, emergencies 911
Nearest Medical Facilities: Harris Hospital and Baylor All Saints Medical Center
Nearest Post Office: Berry St. Station, 2600 8th Ave., 817-924-0673
Nearest Grocery Shopping: Westcliff Center, Seminary Drive
Nearest Mall: Hulen Mall
Nearest Park: Foster Park, Kellis Park,
City Council District Number: 6
School District Number: 6
Voting Precinct Number: 1133, 1165, 1167, 1273, 1085 depending on location of house.

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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