Cowboy hats paired with a tailored suit, live country music and two-part dancing – this isn’t Yellowstone, this is Fort Worth, Texas.
America’s fastest growing city is embracing western madness in hopes the culture will attract more locals.
With her sights set on reliable infrastructure, crime, homelessness and creating more public parks, Mayor Mattie Parker is focused on expanding without losing Fort Worth’s character.
“Fort Worth continues to be an incredibly unique city that is very proud of our Western heritage,” the Republican said.
“And the timing couldn’t be better because of this fanfare and this frenzy Yellowstone and 1923.’
Mayor Mattie Parker focused on expansion but not compromising Fort Worth culture
The city’s western features attract people from all over America
The mania created by shows like Yellowstone and 1923 is driving up the population
The shows, created by writer Taylor Sheridan who grew up in Fort Worth, gave the area a new edge.
“Welcome to the West” declares the city’s slogan – an inviting sentiment for Americans looking to settle outside the mainstream.
As the big subways struggle to bounce back from the pandemic, Parker hasn’t wasted the opportunity to step up to the plate.
“The way you respond to a mental health crisis is different today in 2023 than it was in 1985, and has to, and we have a department that’s focused on that,” she said. declared.
“If you’re not a safe city, no one wants to live there. I mean, look at San Francisco right now.
His work is noticed, with 50,000 people flocking to Fort Worth last year, making it the 13th largest city in the nation.
Fort Worth has a reputation as a destination for the oil and gas, aerospace and defense industries, while Dallas is considered a white-collar business center specializing in financial services and business. real estate.
In June 2022, Caterpillar announced that it would move its headquarters from Illinois to Irving – the fifth largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area and not far from the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.
A Fort Worth Police Department officer patrols the stockyards of Fort Worth on horseback
Fort Worth has a reputation as a destination for the oil and gas, aerospace, and defense industries.
The hype around Western culture coincided with the popularity of the television show Yellowstone
Showrunner Sheridan (pictured) filmed much of his spin-off series in 1883 on his Four Sixes Ranch
According to Todd Burnette, managing director of real estate firm JLL, a $2.3 billion boom in construction projects is either in development or in the pre-planning phase.
Real estate brokers who have been dealing in legacy ranches for decades say unprecedented demand and increasingly tight supply are driving land costs to new heights.
These colossal ranches are not only a safe investment, but also provide their modern owners with private playgrounds.
“In recent years, the ranch market has gone crazy,” said Hunter Harrigan, whose father, Dave Harrigan, founded the Harrigan Land Company about 30 years ago.
“People don’t necessarily buy these ranches anymore for what they can produce in income, but for the long-term appreciation,” he told DailyMail.com.
The ranching craze has also coincided with the explosion in popularity of Yellowstone, which last year became the most popular show on cable TV.
Showrunner Sheridan filmed much of his 1883 spin-off series on the Four Sixes Ranch, which he bought himself in January 2022 for around $350 million, along with a group of other investors.
The historic ranch has served as the setting for a number of his shows, but is also one of the largest and most prestigious ranches in the country.
Four Sixes Ranch in Texas is one of the largest and most prestigious ranches in the country
Four Sixes measures approximately 20 miles north to south and 12 miles east to west
There are about 20 full-time cowboys working on Four Sixes, which traditionally tended cattle and now also horses.
Located in the Rolling Plains of West Texas, Four Sixes is almost the size of Los Angeles with approximately 270,000 acres. Within it are several rivers, stretching for miles, as well as its own water filtration plant.
“It’s three different ranches that were all sold to the same buyer – to Taylor Sheridan and his band,” said Sam Middleton, Chas’ third-generation owner. S. Middleton and Son, a broker for the seller of the ranches.
“It’s hard to say what price a ranch sold for because it was a lump sum cash for all three ranches,” he told DailyMail.com.
“Four Sixes was about 143,000 acres, then you had the Dixon Creek, 116,000 acres, then the Frisco Creek Ranch was just under 10,000, so in total it was 267,000,” he said. -he declares.
According to Harrigan, water and mineral rights are critically important to someone in the market for a ranch and can significantly increase its value.
“In most western states, minerals and water are a separate domain,” he said. “If you can find a ranch where the mining rights are intact, that gives you more control over your land and the more valuable it is.”