Sunday, April 17, 2011

Definition of NE Tarrant geography

So exactly what and where is Northeast Tarrant County anyway? The obvious answer is it's all the suburbs northeast of Ft. Worth but still in Tarrant County. And while that's about 80% right, for the purposes of this blog, we define a slightly modified version.

To start, we'll go to the old Ft. Worth suburb of Haltom City. The corner of Beach and 121 makes up the SW boundary. From there we'll draw the southern boundary. Roll upward northeast on 121 to Hwy 10, and continue east/northeast to 183, which takes you to the southern entrance of DFW airport. This is Euless and defines our SE border. The airport is a natural eastern border. Going north along the airport takes up to Grapevine. By the Grapevine Mills outlet mall is the Tarrant County line, and makes our NE border. The northern boundary of Tarrant is our border with a couple of exceptions: 1) Trophy Club and 2) Roanoke. Both are technically in Denton County, but they're fairly isolated, and feel more as part of the NE Tarrant family than the towns of Denton County. I-35 W makes a convenient western border and the Texas Motor Speedway at 114 and I-35W is more or less our NW boundary. I-35W down to I-820 is our western front. 820 going east to Beach and back down to 121 completes our loop.

What's in: Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Hurst, Bedford, Euless, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Westlake, Trophy Club, Roanoke, Keller, Watauga, Alliance airport area, far north Ft. Worth (north of I-820, east of I-35W).

Outliers not in: Flower Mound, Arlington, Saginaw, Coppell

We're not going to be too legalistic with all of this. But more or less, that's the area defined.

FWIW, we live near the confluence of Southlake, Colleyville, Keller and North Richland Hills - so those areas tend to get the most microscopic coverage from us.