By: Candace Larkin, The Larkin TeamAfter living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for 18 years, we have learned of many excellent communities. We love one popular community, however, which has grown
Dated: January 13 2021
By: Candace Larkin, The Larkin Team
After living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for 18 years, we have learned of many excellent communities. We love one popular community, however, which has grown immensely. Such growth has come to Haslet because people love the safe, quiet, more rural feel while still being close to major cities and having city amenities.
Coming from Wichita, Kansas, having lived in Haslet ourselves, and still residing in the area, we love the country feel, the open spaces, and the opportunity to have more land while still having all the same benefits of being in a city just minutes away. It is that quiet escape that is attractive to so many commuters.
We are a very active family with four amazing children ranging from elementary age to young adult.
Earnie and Candace Larkin, The Larkin Team
Haslet provides plenty of safe room to run, play, and participate in extra-curricular activities. Some favorite past-times are the City of Haslet’s special, fun, family-friendly events, such as the 4th of July parade and fireworks, Halloween hayrides and haunted houses, Christmas in the Park, Movie in the Park nights in the summer, and the fire department’s Haslet Fire Camp for children. The many events the city puts on bring a traditional, nostalgic, small-town charm.
The center of Haslet still has beautiful, historic buildings with character. The City Hall resides in the old Haslet State Bank building.
Nearby is the adorable Haslet library and the beautiful John Gammill Park and Haslet Community Park with a fenced-in play area, covered pavilion, picnic tables, 18 hole disc golf park, sand volleyball, basketball courts, play structures, and long walking trail.
Once you see the land in Haslet, it is not surprising to learn that it began as a cattle ranch, and later the Santa Fe Railroad received permission to run through the land.
The first railroad stop built on the land was named after the railroad contractor’s hometown: Haslet, Michigan. Today, you still see everything from cattle and ranch land to trains, modern retail, and everything in between.
In fact, the train system has grown to have the BNSF (Santa Fe) Alliance Intermodal Transportation Center which is a one-of-a-kind supply chain port not found in any other place in the world.
Speaking of transportation, hop on a major highway or interstate and downtown Fort Worth is just 15 miles south, while North Fort Worth and Alliance are just minutes away.
While Haslet’s proximity to Fort Worth has helped contribute to its growth, major employers such as Amazon, Coco Cola, FedEx Freight, Michael’s, SC Johson & Son, Inc., and Williamson Dickie have helped the economy in the Haslet area as well.
Although Haslet is seen as a traditional, small, rural city, it provides modern retail as well, with everything from your main-stream fast food to the local Walmart. Yet it also has many unique, local favorite spots.
Froth Coffee Bar has become a local favorite for coffee, Frothables, drinks, bakery items, and their second specialty, macaroons.
Another popular stop for unique, healthy teas, smoothies, and shakes is The Club at Haslet. Fine American food in a modern venue with live music every other Friday night is available at Le Tara Grill. Home-cooked comfort food can be enjoyed at The Beacon Cafe and The Texan Diner, and even Asian, vegan and vegetarian foods are available at Mai Thai. Of course, in a rural, Texas setting like Haslet, you'll also find excellent Mexican and Barbeque choices as well.
If there’s one thing that makes Haslet stand out the most, however, it is it’s desirable, national award-winning schools with excellent academic standards and opportunities. Ranked in the top 15 districts in the state, Northwest Independent School District (NISD) also happens to be one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state and spans more than 234 square miles. With awards and acclamations for digital learning, safety, music, sports, high performing academics, specialized high school academies, and above-average scores on standardized tests, your children are in great hands to prepare them for their future and to enjoy the many extra-curricular activities available.
V. R. Eaton High School (NISD) in Haslet, Nisdtx.org
The housing market in Haslet is attractive as well. You can find anything from a traditional neighborhood home with a smaller yard, to homes on 1/2-3 acres yet still within an established neighborhood, or even larger acreage, such as a ranch. Prices of homes range from $159,000 to $775,000.
Another benefit to living in Haslet is the extra space. Many of the neighborhoods have plenty of room for beautiful ponds, lakes, and trails.
Larger lots provide room to build pools, shops, sheds, and even guest homes.
Click to see this beautiful listing at 100 Lonesome Trail...in Lonesome Dove Estates on a 1.4 acre lot! It has tons of room to build a pool, shop, or guest home.
1 acre Haslet lot
1 acre Haslet lot
1/2 acre Haslet lot with a pool/guest house
A surprising home spot that brings recognition to the Fort Worth/Haslet area is the small Hicks Airport, a public-use airport with one runway.
In addition to bystanders being able to watch the small, single-engine planes for fun, it also stands out as the perfect spot for aviators with its incredible hangars, many of which house condos and homes inside.
Hangar home with a condo on the second floor and hangar/storage on the first floor.
With so many different types of properties to choose from in Haslet, it is a must-see for your next home search. Mortgage rates are still low, so if you’re interested in homes and land for sale in Haslet, check them out here! With the demand for homes high and the inventory low, it’s a great time to sell -- homes are selling quickly for top dollar. Ready to make a move but need to sell your home? If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and are interested in how much your home is worth, get a free, instant home market analysis now!
Whether it’s the business economy, easy commute, schools, spacious land, or quiet country charm in the city that attract you, we would love to help you find a place to call home in Haslet or the DFW area. Not only will we make it smooth, easy, and fun, you never know what great gems you’ll find with The Larkin Team...yes, even hippos or unicorns in “cattle country!”
Earnie and Candace are long-time Fort Worth residents with a passionate pursuit to exceed the needs of their clients. As a husband and wife Realtor® team, they're able to offer two unique perspectiv....
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