Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth is a singularly unconventional town that delights in contrasts. It is located in the western half of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the bustling economic engine of North Texas. The city is famous for cowboys and culture, black tie and boots... NASCAR and world class museums, rodeos and the Fort Worth Symphony. But ask anybody from Fort Worth and they'll tell you that this is "Where the West Begins."
- City of Fort Worth population: 833,319 (2015 estimate)
- 16th largest city in the United States
- 9th safest city in the United States
- Named one of "America's Most Livable Communities"
- Named to the 2013 on Forbes' list of the Best Places for Business and Careers
- Fort Worth is home to the oldest stock show and rodeo in the country-the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show.
- The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth is the oldest museum in Texas and is the second-largest museum gallery space for modern art in America, next to MoMA New York.
- The Fort Worth Zoo is a top five zoo in the nation.
- Bass Performance Hall is the permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and Cliburn Concerts.