We invite you to explore our site and through it learn about the largest historic neighborhood in the southwestern United States. Founded in 1978, the Fairmount Neighborhood Association is one of the most active neighborhood associations in Fort Worth, Texas. Association volunteers are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Fairmount residents.
Located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas lies the largest historic neighborhood in the southwestern United States. Fairmount, with more than one thousand contributing structures, is comprised of mostly bungalow and four square homes from the late 1800s through the early 1920s.
Become a member and support the neighborhood! As a member you will be invited to participate in FNA events and help support our website which includes neighborhood news, contact numbers for the association board, city, police, fire and code enforcement. It’s a great way to stay informed!
Your membership fee also helps improve the neighborhood’s infrastructure and safety through projects such as home tour, the addition of historic street lights and our feline trap/neuter release program. Below are our membership options and details. If you are not a resident you may sign up as a FRIEND OF FAIRMOUNT. Join us today!
The Fairmount Tour of Historic Homes will be held Mother's Day weekend from noon-6 p.m. May 9-10. We are currently seeking volunteers to help on the days of the tour as docents, ticket takers and various other tasks. This year promises to be a fabulous event and our tour houses will be announced soon.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email our Home Tour volunteer coordinator, Kim Worley, at email@example.com for more information.
There will be two shifts each day of the tour. The first shift is from noon-3 p.m. and the second shift is from 3-6 p.m. All volunteers will receive a free ticket to the tour and an invitation to Wine Down on Saturday, May 9. To sign up, please fill out the volunteer form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your support!
By Susan Harper
It recently came to light that the League of Neighborhoods, which in the past had represented neighborhood perspectives to the city council and other departments, is no longer able to be effective and has been replaced in most parts of the city by Neighborhood Alliances, represently more specific groups of neighborhoods with common interests. (see map). Additionally, the League is no longer registered with the city.
One of the first noticeable things about the neighborhood alliances map (besides the large corridor along I-35 that isn’t represented, including all of Ross Perot’s development) is the gray area just south of the city's center which includes Fairmount. It appeared that our residential neighborhoods in the central city needed to create an Alliance that would give them a voice to the city council and other city departments as growth and change affected our homes and our lives: gas drilling and fracking, Tower 55, coal and toxic chemicals moving by rail through our neighborhoods, light rail stations, rental registration and mixed use development, hospital expansion, TCU expansion. All of these things will affect us for positive or negative and our neighborhoods need to be a presence at the table when the decisions are made.
By Sara Karashin
Nestled next to Arts Fifth Avenue at 5th and Allen is a hidden gem. A small building with a shelf of free books faces Allen, inviting anyone who passes by to stop and take a look. For 14 years, The Neighborhood Library had its doors open for community members to come read and learn, but it officially closed Dec. 18. A group of mothers, students and committed community members have come together to bring new life to the library. Led by founders Alicia Bohannon and Christina Carney, the building’s doors are set to reopen in February, 2015 as the Fairmount Community Library (FCL).
by Steve Halliday/FNA president
Hello and welcome to 2015 in Fairmount. We have a number of exciting projects and happenings going on and you all are invited to participate.
It is only four months until our historic tour of homes. May 9 and 10 will be here before you know it and we are actively pursuing volunteers to make this the most successful tour ever. Volunteers can be docents, help with Wine Down, put up/take down signs and tables, neighborhood cleanup among other things, are needed and the sooner you sign up the better job you get, said Huckleberry Finn.