If you’re a young professional, you probably have a long list of requirements for your future home. It has to be close to Fort Worth, the city you love and work in, filled with other young professionals, affordable, and have some shopping, dining, and nightlife to keep you busy on weekends. Basically, you want it all, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Fort Worth Suburbs
Source: Flickr user tslac
But you already work hard, and you deserve to relax when it comes to finding the perfect place to live. That’s why we got input from local Movoto real estate agent Anthony Gulley and compiled data from the Census to create a list of the 10 best Fort Worth suburbs for young professionals.

1. Southlake

Fort Worth Suburbs
Source: Visit Southlake, Texas via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Residents with a bachelor’s degree: 42.9 percent
  • Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $90,969
  • Residents with professional occupations: 63.3 percent
Southlake is an affluent suburb about 40 minutes from Fort Worth filled with great amenities for ambitious young professionals. Grab a bite and craft brew at The Ginger Man after work, nosh on some bratwurst and kraut at the annual Oktoberfest, or spend your weekend browsing local fine art at the annual Art in the Square festival. The heart of all the activity, Southlake Town Square, is filled with boutique and high end shopping, upscale dining, and entertainment options, so you can play as hard as you work without sacrificing the peace and quiet of the suburbs.

2. Hurst

Fort Worth Suburbs
Source: Hurst, Texas – Your City Government via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Residents with a bachelor’s degree: 18.8 percent
  • Residents age 22-29: 11.1 percent
Young professionals who are as fashion forward as they are goal-oriented will find they’re drawn to Hurst’s North East Mall in their downtime, where they can shop for new work threads at major retailers like Nordstrom, Banana Republic, or DSW, and then catch a movie at Cinemark. Local favorite, Witten’s Grill and Sports Cafe, will be a popular among sports fans, while Cobra Club will appeal to the good old fashioned dive bar set, especially those who like to dream of leaving their day job for the stage on Friday karaoke nights.

3. Benbrook

Fort Worth Suburbs
Source: Benbrook Community Center YMCA via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Residents with a bachelor’s degree: 42.9 percent
  • Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $58,420
  • Residents with professional occupations: 43.7 percent
If you’re a young professional who wants every minute you’re not at your desk job to be spent exploring the great outdoors, Benbrook’s many scenic parks and Benbrook Lake may be perfect for your active lifestyle. Fishing, hunting boating, hiking, camping and biking are all popular recreational activities on Benbrook Lake and the surrounding public lands, but if you prefer your nightlife to involve sitting in bars rather than under the stars, Fort Worth is just a 20 minute drive away.

4. Euless

Fort Worth Suburbs
Source: Flickr user clintus

Key Stats:

  • Residents with a bachelor’s degree: 23.4 percent
  • Residents age 22-29: 13 percent
  • Residents with professional occupations: 43.7 percent
Just a short drive from Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas, Euless is a prime location for commuters, but young professionals won’t have to go far to get their weekend kicks. Scenic Bob Eden Park and the challenging links at Bear Creek Golf Club provide residents with plenty of space for outdoor recreation, and maybe a few networking opportunities too. Euless Town Center gives residents access to convenient chain shopping, and local hotspot The Den is the perfect place to grab a few drinks and dance off all that workweek stress.

5. Arlington

Fort Worth Suburbs
Source: City of Arlington, TX - City Hall

Key Stats:

  • Residents age 22-29: 9.2 percent
Gulley recommends Arlington to young professionals for the abundance for shopping centers, bars, and restaurants. This city of over 371,000 is also great for commuters, since Fort Worth and Dallas are both a quick drive away. Fashion-forward young professionals can stock up on new threads at The Parks at Arlington, while foodies and nightlife lovers will enjoy local hotspots like Fork In The Road and Louie Louie’s Dueling Piano Bar.

6. Roanoke

Fort Worth Suburbs
Source: The Classic Cafe via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 2.6 percent
With a population just over 6,000, Roanoke is a great spot for young professionals who want to come home to a quaint small town. BYOB restaurant Italian Bistro is a casual spot to kick back after work, while The Classic Cafe offers a more sophisticated New American dining experience with an outdoor patio for those mild Texas nights. Nearby Trophy Club Park offers miles of hiking trails, picnic spots, and a disc-golf course for active young professionals.

7. Keller

Fort Worth Suburbs
Source: City of Keller Government via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $80,366
  • Residents with professional occupations: 52.9 percent
Keller also got a nod from Gulley for the city’s restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping. This historic city has all the modern amenities young professionals love, and balances, as their town motto says, “big city life with small town charm.” Foodies won’t be disappointed in Keller, with local gems like Maria Cuca’s Mexican Cuisine, DeVivo Bros. Eatery, and FnG Eats serving up dishes sure to please any adventurous palate. For young professionals who love to network on the links, Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club is conveniently located near the center of town.

8. Bedford

Fort Worth Suburbs
Source: City of Bedford, TX-City Services via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Residents with professional occupations: 41.3 percent
Bedford is a convenient commuter suburb, just a short drive away from Arlington, Fort Worth, and Dallas, but residents don’t need to travel for weekend nightlife and dining. Local pub, Ron’s Corner Tavern, carries a wide variety of craft beer that you can kick back and enjoy outside after work, and popular local restaurants like brunch spot Oldwest Cafe and Bizzie’s New American Restaurant and Wine Bar are perfect places to tap into your inner foodie.

9. Weatherford

Fort Worth Suburbs
Source: Lake Weatherford Marina via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Cost of living: 89, compared to the Fort Worth average of 94
  • Residents with professional occupations: 35.4 percent
The scenic suburb of Weatherford is a great spot for young professionals who want to stay in shape for all that corporate ladder climbing. Lake Weatherford is the perfect boating or hiking spot, and the Summer Concert Series brings live local music to the marina. If you love celebrating the end of your workweek by putting on your dancing shoes and sipping on a cold brew, try the dance hall at Weatherford’s Blind Horse Saloon.

10. Azle

Fort Worth Suburbs
Source: Azle Police Department via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Residents with professional occupations: 43 percent
Azle rounds out our list with plenty of green space for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, and local eateries for a quick bite after work. Local burger joint, Red’s Burger House serves up quick eats for professionals on the go. Bordered by Eagle Mountain Lake, Azle residents are in a prime location for fishing and boating. Residents can also enjoy volleyball, disc-golf, basketball, baseball, and picnics at Ash Creek Park.

Yes, You Can Get Back To All Those Emails Now

Now that you have a list of the best suburbs near Fort Worth for young professionals, you can get back to work. The hard part is over, but if you still want to save some of those precious weekend minutes, we’ll even find your new home for you. Now all you need to do is find time in your busy schedule to move.

Our Methodology

In creating this list, we researched the following important criteria for young professionals:
  • Unemployment rate
  • Percent of residents age 22-29
  • Percent of residents who attained a bachelor’s degree
  • Median earnings for those who attained a bachelor’s degree
  • Percent of residents who work in management, business, financial, or other professional fields
  • Cost of living
  • Input from local Movoto real estate agent Anthony Gulley
The suburbs that Gulley recommended got bonus points that factored into the overall Big Deal Score. The lowest scores went to our top 10 suburbs for young professionals. Want to see how the rest the 28 Fort Worth suburbs we ranked measured up? Check out the table below. Best Fort Worth Suburbs For Young Professionals Know Fort Worth? Tell us your favorite suburb in the comments below!