Hurst-Euless-Bedford is pretty much right in between Fort Worth and Dallas, giving residents convenient access to everything the Metroplex has to offer. But there’s also plenty to enjoy right in the Mid-Cities. Jenny Brown, who oversees home remodeling projects through The Remodel Place, is an expert on all things HEB—she’s lived in Bedford for more than three decades, and she’s now raising her daughters Stella, 9, and Lila, 3, in the same community.
Favorite family restaurant We really like Abuelo’s Mexican restaurant. They have great fajitas, and I love their green salsa.
Abuelo’s // 850 Airport Freeway, Hurst (more DFW locations)
Best park Chisholm Park is great and has tons of space to play. We love the new playground equipment. And there’s a pond where the kids enjoy watching ducks; you can fish too. Chisholm Park also has baseball fields, pavilions you can rent and an aquatic center with big slides, a kids’ splash area and more.
Chisholm Park // 2200 Norwood Drive, Hurst
Favorite family outing I like to take my kids to Dave & Buster’s to play games. They love to pick out fun prizes at the end. Besides the arcade, Dave and Buster’s has virtual reality experiences. We always have a good time—and games are half price on Wednesdays.
Dave & Buster’s // 2525 Rio Grande Blvd., Euless (more DFW locations)
For a night out I like MidiCi in Glade Parks. They have a nice patio to enjoy a glass of wine. And the pizzas are made right in the dining room, which has a tree growing in the middle of it. It’s a nice atmosphere.
MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza // 1310 Chisholm Trail, Suite 800, Euless
Self-care spot I like to go shopping without children at Glade Parks. I love being able to walk to all the stores. And it’s got a nice green space where you can just sit and people watch.
Glade Parks Town Center // Glade Road and Highway 121, Euless
Go-to for getting active We enjoy being active right outside our house. The neighborhoods in HEB are great places to take walks and ride bikes.
For cooling off Bedford Snoball is where we get a summer treat. It’s been around since the 1970s, and they have the best snow cones. They also have fun games for kids to play while they eat.
Bedford Snoball // 2201 Pipeline Road, Bedford
How they give back My 9-year-old is in Girl Scouts, and we do a lot of community service projects through her troop. It’s great for my daughter to do things that really make our city a better place.
Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains // gs-top.org
How she found her mom squad Most of my mom friends are from my kids’ schools and our neighborhood. I still have good friends from when I was a kid in HEB. There are a lot of us who stayed.
Why HEB is great for families This area has been home to me for a long time, and I love being able to raise my kids here. We have great friends, and everyone works together to make it a safe, happy place to live. The school district is good, there’s a lot for families to do and it’s central in DFW.
Photo courtesy of Zan Berry Photography.