The Camp Bowie District is a public-improvement and business advocacy organization. We bolster prosperity and economic development through championing our local business and making the boulevard a beautiful, striving area. We do this through marketing are great businesses, landscaping, tree planting, and capital improvements (like the vintage style signalized streetlights).
This is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Fort Worth. It stretches nine miles from the Fort Worth Cultural District to Highway 820. Construction of Camp Bowie began on July 18, 1917. The camp, in the Arlington Heights neighborhood about three miles west of downtown Fort Worth, was established by the United States War Department to give training to the Thirty-sixth Infantry Division. Local officials expected financial gain and urged that the camp be located at Fort Worth. The camp was named for Alamo defender James Bowie. Cavalrymen of the First Texas Cavalry guarded the camp during its raising. Although classified as a tent camp, it required much construction to accommodate a division of men. Camp Bowie was opened officially on August 24, 1917, with Maj. Gen. Edwin St. John Greble of the regular army as commandant.
Today Camp Bowie Boulevard is a thriving urban corridor that offers shopping, dining, entertainment and commercial business in a safe, pedestrian friendly environment for its residents and visitors.
The list of Camp Bowie’s new retail businesses is long and impressive and they represent a vital part of Camp Bowie District’s mission to transform Camp Bowie into a shopping and entertainment destination in the Metroplex.
Within the 30 blocks of great shopping, you’ll find luxurious spas, serene pocket parks, distinctive antique stores and a collection of national and one-of-a-kind retailers including some of the finest chic boutiques in the city, with items ranging from haute couture fashions, fine furs and jewels, the latest in electronics and technology, and top of the line car dealerships.
The festivals, exhibitions, shows and performances featured along Camp Bowie Boulevard throughout the year are sure to enhance any trip to Fort Worth!