Ryan Place was originally marketed to the “elite and exclusive,” although during the Great Depression building was halted and some houses began to deteriorate. In 1969, the Ryan Place Improvement Association started beautification efforts, and the results are stunning. Ryan Place is the oldest intact residential neighborhood in Fort Worth, with tree-lined streets, sidewalks and beautiful ornamental streetlights.
Residences here range in style from Mediterranean to Tudor to Revival, and prices vary depending on the size and condition of the home. The first weekend of December heralds the RPIA-sponsored annual Ryan Place Candlelight Tour, which is responsible for funding many neighborhood improvements, such as the restoration of the gates at the east and west entrances of Elizabeth Boulevard. Residents also participate in the Ryan Place 4th of July Parade, Halloween’s BooFest!, and annual Croquet Tournaments.