Yes, but you live off the bricks!
The first time I heard this was from a real estate colleague responding to my impatience (OK, whining) over the fact that our Arlington Heights home, originally built in 1922, needed work that was not progressing as fast as I would have liked. It took me a moment, then I realized “off the bricks” meant off Camp Bowie Boulevard, in which Arlington Heights sits off a key chunk of.
Camp Bowie Boulevard is indeed lined with bricks which have been continually replaced over the years, but in doing so, keeps true to it’s history. As an excerpt from our History of Arlington Heights page tells us
Present day Camp Bowie Blvd. was originally called Arlington Heights Blvd. and was paved with creosote soaked wooden blocks. In 1921 it was renamed Camp Bowie Blvd., and was paved with brick in 1928.”
Today’s Camp Bowie offers something for everyone: boutique-style shops, art galleries, bakeries and world-class museums and restaurants. The boulevard stretches for a total of nine miles from the Fort Worth Cultural District to Highway 820, however, not surprising, my favorite part is our little stretch that lines Arlington Heights. Come see for yourself!
Later this week we’ll cover a bi-annual event off the bricks known as Gallery Night…stay tuned!