Hurst is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. It is one of the Mid-Cities between Fort Worth and Dallas and is a suburb of Fort Worth. It was incorporated as a general law city in September of 1952 with a total population of 2,700. Today the population, according to the U.S. Census data for 2013, is 38,448. It was named after William “Uncle Billy” Hurst in 1909. In 1903 “Uncle Billy” agreed to let the railroad lay track connecting Fort Worth and Dallas on his land with the condition that a stop be established there, and a depot built and given his name. The Rock Island Station was built in 1903 and, along with the surrounding community, was finally officially given the name Hurst in 1909.
ENTERTAINMENT, ACTIVITIES, PARKS & RECREATIONS
ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES
There are a variety of activities to enjoy in an around the city. Multiple movie theaters are easily accessible from the highways, and the Artisan Center Theater shows live musical theater performances and has year-round classes for acting, singing, and dancing. You’ll find plenty of things to do with your family with activities like laser tag and putt-putt golf, an indoor trampoline area, and unique activities like WhirlyBall and indoor skydiving. To stay cool in the summer, check our nearby NRH2O water park. If you’re looking for some quiet relaxation, there are several golf courses and wineries within close distance to Hurst.
PARKS & RECREATION
The Hurst Parks and Recreation department provides residents with the highest level of design, operation, development, and maintenance. The Hurst park system includes 23 locations. One of the more popular parks is Chisholm Park whose 50 acres house an aquatics center, 6 sports fields and courts, playgrounds, a fishing pond, and a jogging trail. The Cotton Belt Trail also runs through Hurst. This trail system follows the old St. Louis Southwestern Railway, which was nicknamed the Cotton Belt Line. This line was discountinues during the 1970s, and today is part of the Veloweb, a planned network of trails in DFW. Click here to see a full list of Hurst parks and their locations.
SHOPPING, DINING, HEALTH & WELLNESS
SHOPPING & DINING
Hurst has easy highway access to downton Dallas and Fort Worth, but there are lots of shopping options within the city limits. One of the major shopping attractions for Hurst and the surrounding cities is North East Mall. Its mid- to high-end stores include anchor stores like Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Dillards, and other featured stores Michael Kors and White House Black Market. North East Mall also has several dining options in and around the mall ranging from Chick-Fil-A to Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Other dining options in Hurst include staples like Tex-Mex and BBQ and more exotic tastes like Thai and Mediterranean. For that perfect dinner party or family meals, grocery options include everything from Kroger and Walmart to specialty stores for African, Latin, and Mediterranean fare.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Whether it’s preventive care or complex medical treatment, Hurst offers a wide variety of wellness and medical services that you and your family can trust. The Hurst Recreation Center offers a spot for the whole family to get fit and have fun together. The state-of-the-art fitness center offers group fitness class, one-on-one time with a personal trainer, or individual time with their fitness and strength equipment. There are also numerous private gyms located around the city, including specialties like CrossFit.
From Pediatricians to Emergency Services, residents have access to comprehensive teams of specialists in every area. Hurst is near several major hospitals like Texas Health Harris Methodist in Bedford, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Grapevine, Cook Children’s Northeast Hospital right in the heart of Hurst .