A good real estate property hunter follows the flow of people. And, like the birds that love the water, people too are flocking to the rivers and bayous of Texas. As they follow the new jobs and other opportunities opening up in Texas, they are especially drawn to the waterways and trails that offer walking, biking, boating, and horseback riding. I think of trails as places of freedom, where one can move about, rehabilitate, breathe fresh air, see new things, and even talk with a cousin as you walk along.
Young professionals and families who have lived in the really big cities like New York and Los Angeles are seeing Texas trail towns as good places to call home. According to an article in the wsj by Alina Dizik, they are buying homes in Fort Worth to get better prices on larger luxury homes, walkable neighborhoods, and a yard for their dog. In Fort Worth, they also can get access to the Trinity River Trail and proximity to the city’s cultural district if they so choose.
The Trinity Trails System
The Trinity Trails are a system of trails along or near the Trinity River in Fort Worth. There are over 40 miles of trails along the river and its tributaries. The trail network connects with 21 parks, the Fort Worth Botanical Garden, The Japanese Garden, Log Cabin Village, the Fort Worth Zoo, the historic Stockyards, and downtown. You could disappear for a whole weekend on that trail and never be bored.
The Trinity Trail also offers 17 trailheads for picnics and rest stops, five boat launches for canoes, kayaks, and sculls, a water-ski slalom course and fishing in a number of spots. For a map of the trail, visit
You might want to consider looking for flip-n-fix properties in the areas along this trail. Although the Wall Street Journal article was talking mostly about luxury homes, it did mention a rehab that the owner undertook themselves. Your hunt for the perfect, or at least interesting and profitable, fix-n-flip property might bear fruit in this area.
If you find a deal, give me a call for a quick gap loan to secure the property or for a full fix-n-flip rehabilitation loan. You can e-mail too. I can help with loans in the DFW metro area.
Pat St. Cin
Dizik, A. As Homebuyers Flock in, Fort Worth Embraces its Cowtown Reputation. WSJ, January 17, 2019.
Nashua River Rail Trail 3 photo by Photo by White, Michael A. at English Wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons.