Not to be overshadowed by its next-door neighbor Dallas, the City of Cowboys and Culture nurtures its own unique lifestyle and offerings. In fact, Fort Worth is so fun, affordable and packed with potential that it landed on Forbes’ lists of best cities to buy a home and top spots for young professionals.

Young professionals are drawn to Fort Worth, thanks to the city’s increasingly walkable, safe and clean urban districts, career opportunities and diverse nightlife. Families flock to the city for great schools, the strong economy and affordable housing. The median price of homes for sale in Fort Worth is $235,900; popular neighborhoods include Crestwood, Oakhurst, Sylvan Heights West and Bonnie Brae.

Fort Worth’s cultural scene marries art and fun. The Fort Worth Cultural District, located just outside of downtown, is a popular place to live, work and play. It boasts five museums that offer a mix of impressionist and modern work, plus priceless antiquities. Beloved theater Casa Mañana is also located in the district. Just a skip away, the Fort Worth Zoo and the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens are both beautifully and thoughtfully maintained. Joggers, walkers and bikers also enjoy the view of the river from the trail in Trinity Park.

Frequented by both locals and visitors, the Stockyards showcases the area’s Wild West heritage, with cattle drives every day, regular rodeos and even the world’s largest honky-tonk. Festival lovers will enjoy the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival, Mayfest, Rockin’ the River and Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival. And there’s something for sports enthusiasts too: The Texas Motor Speedway and the Dallas Cowboys Stadium are within close driving distance.