Kennedale is ideally situated on major interstate highways ( Loop 820 and I-20) and prominent State Highway 287, which forms a central crossroads for shipping and commerce in the southern heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The city is conveniently located south of Arlington at the northern end of the prosperous Arlington-Mansfield corridor. Travel times are minimal to the hearts of major cities (Fort Worth–Arlington-Mansfield) in Tarrant County and the area’s two international airports are an easy drive of less than 25 miles.
Kennedale students attend the Kennedale Independent School District, an award-winning 4A school district comprised of five campuses serving more than 3,150 students grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th with a staff of more than 400 making it one of the city’s largest employers.
Kennedale is also home to Fellowship Academy, a Pre-K through 12th grade Christian school that aims to offer a well-rounded, financially affordable faith-based educational experience for students from across the area.
For higher education, Kennedale residents are within 10 miles of both Tarrant County College and the University of Texas at Arlington.
Kennedale is home to approximately 7000 residents with a median age of 36.7, and 40% of all households have children under the age of 18 at home. With an average income just over $61,000, our community is an ideal consumer base for any industry. For more information, check out the official City Data statistics.
The City of Kennedale has three active parks offering a variety of family-friendly activities. Town Center Park, located between City Hall and the Kennedale Public Library, is the heart of the community, housing a playground, walking paths, pavilions, an outdoor stage, and a 9/11 memorial. Many city events, including the Christmas tree lighting, Brickworks Arts & Music Festival, and other community gatherings are held here, with it’s large open spaces and central location. Sonora Park is the city’s largest park, with picnic tables and benches throughout the park, barbecue grills, a bird habitat, wooded areas, grassy hills, water fowl, a fishing pier, and paved pathways and nature trails. Sonora also houses the ballfields, a splash pad, nine-hole disc golf course, horseshoe pits, and playground equipment. Rodgers Farm Park is a small neighborhood park with basketball courts and playground area.
Kennedale is also adjacent to two of the city of Arlington’s parks, including the 58-acre Southwest Nature Preserve, which boasts nature trails, fishing ponds, and gorgeous views, and Treepoint Park, a multipurpose park with a large playground.