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Round, Round, Get Round Here’s How Northstar Residents Get Around!

July 30, 2021
Posted In: Life at Northstar

What if you put a beautiful, master-planned community, smack, dab in the middle of EVERYTHING a family wanted or needed to do? What if the access to the best schools, the largest employers, superior healthcare, and entertainment was within a half-hour’s drive of your front door? What would you call it?


It’s true what they say. It is Just North of Everything! Its convenient location and easily accessible roads and freeways make this the perfect spot to call home.

This Way to a Smart Choice for Schools

Parents of children who are lucky enough to live in the Northstar community have many choices of both private schools and an exemplary public school district – the Northwest Independent School District. This is a highly rated, public school district, covering more than 234 square miles, is one of the largest school districts in the area, and spans three counties (Tarrant, Denton, and Wise) and 14 municipalities. 

The district operates 20 elementary schools, six middle schools, three comprehensive high schools, and one accelerated high school. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading. Overall, the school district has earned an “A” rating.

For a listing of the schools and their addresses in the Northwest ISD, just click here. Northwest ISD schools that are near Northstar are in Justin, which is about 23 minutes from the community and can be accessed by taking this route. From Northstar Parkway, take Highway 4925 north to Texas 114 East. Next, follow S County Line Rd to FM 407 East to Justin.

An Easy Commute to Major Employment Centers 

Living in Northstar can save time on the daily commute. Here are some large employers that are minutes from the community.

Alliance Airport

Located about 18 miles from Northstar is one of the largest commercial shipping hubs in Texas, Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Because of its size, this airport is surrounded by distribution centers for several large companies, including: 

  • Amazon Fulfillment Center
  • FedEx Ship Center – Regional Hub
  • JC Penny Distribution Logistics Center
  • UPS Customer Center
  • BNSF Railway Company Intermodal Facility

The trip to these employment centers takes about 18 minutes from this master-planned community. The best route from Northstar Parkway is to take Sendera Ranch Boulevard to Avondale Haslet Road. Then take Westport Parkway and Heritage Parkway to Alliance Airport. These other companies are within a few minutes of the airport.

DFW Airport

Employees who work for commercial air carriers have an easy commute from Northstar to DFW Airport, the third busiest airport in the world. It’s as simple as taking County Rd 4925 North to TX-114 E in Wise County. After connecting to 114 East, it’s a straight shot to the DFW entrance, International Parkway. The total travel time is about 38 minutes.

Downtown Fort Worth Business District

One of the most dynamic business districts in the Southwest is downtown Fort Worth. Banking, insurance, legal, accounting, and an astounding range of business services are all found in this area. The great news for residents is that the commute takes about 25 minutes. From Northstar Parkway and Bates Aston Road, it is simply a matter of jumping on US – 287 South/US 81 South and exiting on to Belknap in downtown Fort Worth.

Texas Health Resources 

Healthcare is an important part of the DFW economy and one of the largest is Texas Health Resources located in Arlington. Northstar residents who work for this great company can get to work and return home with very few headaches. From Northstar Parkway, residents access US 287 South and travel 15 minutes to I35 West. Next, take TX-183 E and TX-360 S to Lincoln Dr in Arlington. Take exit 28A from I-30 W. Total trip takes about 40 minutes. 

Lockheed Martin Corporation 

The headquarters for a long-time defense contractor and technology firm, Lockheed Martin is about 22 minutes from Northstar. The best route for this commute is on US-287 S/US-81 S for 15 miles to I 35 West. Traveling south, take Exit 58, follow Western Center Boulevard, Riverside Drive, and then Sandshell Drive to 5401 North Beach Street.

The location for Northstar was meticulously chosen for its proximity to the city of Fort Worth and all the employment centers that are nearby. For specific directions to any company in North Texas, just click here, use the starting location of Northstar Parkway, and then fill in a destination.

Top-Notch Healthcare is Close By

World-class healthcare is only minutes from the residents of Northstar. In addition to the hospitals and clinics in the downtown area of Fort Worth, there are three exemplary healthcare facilities within 15 minutes of this community. These include: 

  • Medical City Alliance (3010 N Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth)
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist (10864 Texas Health Trail, Fort Worth)
  • Baylor Scott and White Emergency Hospital (620 Main Street, Keller, TX)

For easy directions, just click here, choose Northstar Parkway as the starting location, and then enter the address of the destination

Finding Fun Things to Do

From museums to music to munching a sumptuous meal, there is amazing dining and entertainment just a short drive from Northstar. For example, The Fort Worth Cultural District is recognized as one of the best in the world. For directions to this museum, performance, and dining mecca, just follow the directions (above) to downtown Fort Worth.

The fun never stops for kids who live in Northstar. Click here to find 10 of the Coolest Places for Kids” located within a 30-minute drive from this community.

Again, just click here use the starting point as Northstar Parkway, then add the venue address for the destination.

Where You Want to Be

There are not many things better than living in a quiet, comfortable, and gorgeous community, far enough away from the bright lights of the big city, but close enough to get there in a few minutes. It’s all about location and Northstar has it.

Click here and let us show you how easy it is to get around.