Southwest is a neighborhood in Arlington, Texas.
The character of Southwest is exemplified by its relaxed atmosphere. This part of Arlington is reasonably good for those who enjoy quiet areas, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case close to Interstate 20. Finally, it is easy to reach public green spaces in the neighborhood and there are about 10 of them nearby for residents to explore.
In Southwest, many of buildings are single detached homes, and large apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This part of the city has quite a good selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About three quarters of the dwellings in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners whereas the remainder are rented. Roughly 40% of homes in this neighborhood were built in the 1980s, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1990s.
Both primary and secondary schools are easy to reach on foot from most properties for sale in Southwest. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. With regards to food, some house buyers in Southwest may be able to purchase groceries by walking in one of about 20 stores, while others will have to turn to a vehicle. A limited variety of restaurants and coffee shops is available as well.
Traveling by car is very convenient in Southwest. It is especially convenient to park, and nearby highways, such as Interstate 20, are reasonably easy to access from any home in this area. Traveling on foot is not very feasible for residents in this part of Arlington because very few day-to-day errands can be run without needing to resort to a vehicle. Southwest is also not especially bike-friendly because there are a good number of slopes to challenge cyclists, and the cycling infrastructure is somewhat poor.