WESTOVER HILLS

 

The exclusive neighborhood of Westover Hills is referred to as the Hollywood Hills of Fort Worth. Technically its own city surrounded by Fort Worth, Westover Hills is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Texas. With less than a thousand residents, this neighborhood is known for its beautiful estates, many residing on massive, meticulously landscaped lots. This residential community lies in a hilly area with winding, tree shaded roads boarded by architectural gems built and designed for wealthy, prominent families. The style of home varies from old Tudor and Mediterranean styles, to new sleek Contemporary styles in the western part of the community.


Most of the land was originally owned by Amon G. Carter. In the early 1920’s, the Fort Worth Extension Company purchased the land, drew the initial plats and planned the development. At the time, many affluent Fort Worth residents referred to the area as “leftover hills,” because it was considered a wasteland, as many were building estates and residing in sought after Rivercrest.

 Architect A.C. Luther, against the guidance and input of many local developers, appreciated the magnificence of the dense landscaped area and built his home on Valley Ridge Road. By 1937 there was a population of 212 who voted to annex and incorporate Westover Hills into its own city, as it remains today!