Located in North Texas, Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, also known as the Metroplex. The opportunities in Fort Worth and the Metroplex area offer many opportunities, keeping local Fort Worth movers busy. Today, Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing large cities in America stands as the ninth-safest U.S. city.
Native Americans first inhabited the land. In 1843, a treaty divided the frontier between settlers and Native Americans. In the 1840s, ranchers and settlers made their way into the area, pushing the Native Americans out.
On December 29, 1845, Texas was annexed as the 28th state. The Mexican-American War took place in 1846 and lasted until 1848. President Polk at the time, declared war neighboring Mexico; upon his death, a new fort site overlooking Trinity Neighbor was named Fort Worth.
During the late 19th century, Fort Worth became home to Hell's Half Acre—the biggest ocollectionof bars and dance halls. During this time, crime, fights, murder, and vice dominated the scene.
Fort Worth's downtown contains Sundance Square, a 35 block entertainment center sporting restaurants, clubs, museums, boutiques, theaters, and art galleries. Other popular attractions in the downtown area include Fort Worth Water Gardens, Fort Worth Convention Center, Bass Performance Hall (home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Opera), and Tarrant County Courthouse.
The cultural district boasts the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, one of the largest Science and History Museums in the Southwest. Also located in the cultural district are the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (the oldest art museum in Texas), and the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
Also famous is Fort Worth's Botanic Garden—the oldest botanic garden in Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo, and the Fort Worth Japanese Garden.