Embracing the northern shoreline of Benbrook Lake, Benbrook affords outstanding...
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Embracing the northern shoreline of Benbrook Lake, Benbrook affords outstanding recreational amenities, while only minutes away from area attractions such as Fort Worth's cultural and historic districts. Leisure opportunities within and around Benbrook's borders include boating, camping, fishing, golfing, horse and hiking trails, sailing, swimming and water skiing at Benbrook Lake.
Other amenities include the Community Center/YMCA with an indoor climbing wall and pool, Castle Park playground, and Dutch Branch Park, featuring ball fields and courts for basketball, tennis and volleyball.
The city grew steadily since its creation in the mid-1800's, but experienced a tremendous building boom between 1974 and 1985, with a 90 percent increase in the number of single family houses built and a 40-fold increase in the number of multifamily units built. There is a wealth of reasonably priced homes in the area, with a median price of about $130,000, as well as newer construction on much larger homes in the $300,000 and upwards range.
The Fort Worth Independent School District oversees Benbrook's public schools. Two elementary schools, Benbrook Elementary and Westpark Elementary, are located in Benbrook. Waverly Park Elementary in Fort Worth also serves portions of Benbrook. Sixth-graders attend Leonard Sixth Grade Center and then Leonard Middle School, both in Fort Worth. Benbrook teens attend Western Hills High School in Benbrook.
The city boasts easy access to both Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the second busiest airport in the world, which is 23 miles northeast of Benbrook, and Alliance Airport, an industrial airport with a 9,600 foot runway, located just 20 miles north of Benbrook.