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Another housing boom — 2,200 more homes coming to northwest Fort Worth

Developers of the Morningstar neighborhood in the Aledo school district are now breaking ground on a 2,200-home development dubbed Northstar, in the northwest part of Fort Worth and the Northwest school district.
Developers of the Morningstar neighborhood in the Aledo school district are now breaking ground on a 2,200-home development dubbed Northstar, in the northwest part of Fort Worth and the Northwest school district.

Another master-planned residential neighborhood is coming to northwest Fort Worth — this one with up to 2,200 homes.

The project is known as Northstar, and it will be located on 750 acres near U.S. 287, Bates Aston Road and Avondale Haslet Road, just a few miles west of Haslet and south of the Wise County city of Rhome.

It will be built by the same developers who created the popular Morningstar residential development in the Aledo area.

At Northstar, which is in the Northwest school district, the first 410 lots are expected to be available for building homes by the end of 2019. Prices will start in the low $200,000s, officials say.

The development will be similar to Morningstar, where homes typically range from $250,000 to $450,000, said developer Kim Gill, who partnered with Tim Fleet for both Morningstar and Northstar developments.

“We felt those home prices were achievable for the average young family,” Gill said in an email.

Northstar will have an on-site elementary school and amenities that include multiple pools, playgrounds, nature trails and an indoor facility that includes offices, game rooms and events, according to a master plan.

The Morningstar development includes an indoor amenity center, two pools, a splash pad, playground and soccer field — and eventually 2.5 miles of trails.

“We’ve been successful with Morningstar, we’ve not wavered from our original offering and are pleased to provide Fort Worth residents with a community they can be proud of. We’re ready to do it again,” Fleet said.

At Morningstar in the Aledo area, builders are selling more than 20 homes per month, and 430 homes have been built so far. Another 832 lots are ready for construction.

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Developers of the Morningstar neighborhood in the Aledo school district are now breaking ground on a 2,200-home development dubbed Northstar, in the northwest part of Fort Worth and the Northwest school district. Photo courtesy of Morningstar

In northwest Fort Worth, the Northstar development will be accessible from U.S. 287 by a new east-west road, Northstar Parkway. The Texas Department of Transportation has approved the road, developers said, and construction is scheduled to begin soon.

Northstar is expected to be an attractive option for people with young families who work in areas such as AllianceTexas, which is about seven miles to the east.

“Much like we’ve done with Morningstar, we’re offering a quality option for people who work in and around Fort Worth, who want quality schools, a community derived of thoughtful planning and home prices that allow families to live comfortably,” Fleet said.

The U.S. 287 corridor is one of the most active submarkets in Dallas-Fort Worth, with 1,500 new home starts and closings per year, said said Ted Wilson, a principal at Residential Strategies Inc., which performs residential housing consulting and market research.

Gordon Dickson: 817-390-7796; @gdickson

The site of the former Walsh Ranch, 14 miles west of downtown, has 12 builders finishing a house a day as road crews lay out more streets on the eleven square mile property.

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