Walsh, the community in West Fort Worth being developed by Republic Property Group, has announced plans to add more than 550 new home sites to the community in an upcoming expansion. Overlook Park and Lake Park neighborhoods will feature new home offerings in addition to miles of new hiking and biking trails and two signature parks.
Since opening in 2017, Walsh has added more than 600 residents to the community and debuted an innovative mix of features including the Walsh Makerspace, a community telehealth program, and the Walsh Village Market and filling station. Many families living at Walsh have children attending Walsh Elementary School, an Aledo ISD school located within walking distance of the neighborhood’s 587 existing home sites and the future home sites in the new neighborhoods.
Located west of the elementary school, Overlook Park includes a variety of home types and architectural styles that will be available to homebuyers.
“We set architectural standards at Walsh and partner with homebuilders that can build a curated selection of quality homes in all shapes and sizes to create a diverse streetscape and add character to the community,” said Jake Wagner, Co-CEO at Republic Property Group, developers of Walsh. “We’re focused on continuing to provide quality home sites and distinct neighborhood features that further the vision for Walsh and are affordable and attractive options for today’s buyers.”
When Walsh opened in 2017, home prices ranged from the $270,000s to nearly $800,000. Early plans for Lake Park include similarly priced offerings, including the addition of some townhomes and other offerings that haven’t been built before at Walsh.
“Every community needs a diversity of life stages among its residents. A teacher at Walsh Elementary or a grandparent who wants to move near family should have options available that fit their needs to live, work and play in the same neighborhood,” said Tony Ruggeri, Co-CEO at Republic Property Group. “Walsh is a development that believes diversity is key to building a true sense of community among residents.”
Current construction on Overlook Park and Lake Park neighborhoods includes grading for future home sites, extension of key roadways including Walsh Avenue, and the preparation required for utility installation of water, gas, electricity and fiber Internet services. Model home construction will begin later this year with expected completion in late summer.
Plans for the 7,207 acre development call for 15,000 homes and 50,000 residents.
Homebuilders for the development include HGC, David Weekley Homes, Drees Homes, Highland Homes, Toll Brothers, John Askew Custom Homes, Britton Homes, MK Homes, Park Hill Homes and Village Homes.
• Walsh Ranch was the headquarters of the F. Howard Walsh family ranching operations for about 60 years. Along with the ranching operations, the Walsh family has had a long history of philanthropic endeavors, including work with Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, Harris Methodist Hospital, All Saints Hospital, Cook Children’s Medical Center, funding of the annual production of the Littlest Wiseman at the Scott Theater, donating land for the Northwest Campus of Tarrant County College and contributions to Texas Christian University including the Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh Center for Performing Arts, Walsh Sports Medicine Complex, renovations to the Daniel Meyer Coliseum, and numerous endowed academic scholarships. F. Howard Walsh died in 2016 at age 75.