WEST MAGNOLIA AVENUE
West Magnolia Avenue was selected by the American Planning Association as one of the Great Streets in America for 2018.
Magnolia Avenue is the centerpiece revitalization project of the Near Southside — a historic, mixed-use district located just south of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Through a variety of efforts, Magnolia Avenue is contributing to the overall health of the community by making walking to services, retail, restaurants, and green space more accessible.
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NEAR SOUTHSIDE DISTRICT
Historic buildings are finding new life in the hands of developers and business owners who prioritize preserving the heritage of the district. Redevelopment produces unique urban villages integrating both old and new.
For years, Near Southside has been a haven for artists, musicians, and creative agencies. The area’s artistic identity has continued to grow with festivals, art displays, performance venues, studios, and community events. Over the past 15 years, ArtsGoggle has evolved into a popular annual arts festival as Magnolia Avenue closes for a weekend and showcases outdoor art, live music, and food, drawing more than 30,000 people. Magnolia Green is host to ongoing performances throughout the year, including the Friday on the Green and Broadway Off Broadway concert series. Local venues such as Shipping & Receiving, Twilite Lounge, MASS Main, and Rahr & Sons regularly host live music, while Amphibian Stage Productions offers a unique slate of independent plays and performances.
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With a walk score of 84 from WALKSCORE.COM, the immediate area is one of the most walkable locations in North Texas. And as the area continues to grow, more entertainment, office, and residential options will become increasingly walkable. With award winning local restaurants like Ellerbe Fine Foods, Shinjuku Station, Heim Barbecue, Cane Rosso, Bearded Lady, and Nonna Totta, Magnolia Avenue and the Near Southside are a food lover’s paradise.
Within the past two years, Texas Monthly has crowned Heim Barbecue as one of the Top-50 BBQ restaurants in Texas and Bearded Lady’s L.U.S.T. Burger as one of the Top-5 burgers in Texas. In addition, Magnolia Avenue’s pioneering street re-design and the city’s Bike Fort Worth plan has made the Near Southside Fort Worth’s most bike-friendly district.
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