Haslet is a city in Denton and Tarrant counties within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex in the U.S. state of Texas and is located 15 miles north of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles south of Denton. Haslet borders Interstate 35W, U.S. Highway 287, and Alliance Airport.
The area was settled around 1880, but it is likely that no distinct community formed until 1883, when the tracks of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway were extended through the area. A post office opened there in 1887. The community was named for Haslett, Michigan (Note the spelling with two "t's"), the hometown of the railroad's contractor.
Considered a major intermodal hub, Haslet has an excellent transportation and distribution network via major highways,BNSF Railway Intermodel and Alliance Airport. DFW International Airport is 30 minutes away.
Haslet's primary trade area is expected to grow to 531,887 by 2015. With a build-out of only 20% of available sites, Haslet is positioning itself to attract new corporations and businesses. Haslet offers a property tax rate of 29 cents per $100.
Other corporate distribution/warehouse centers in Haslet include:
The City of Haslet provides a safe, rural setting for families. Haslet’s award-winning Northwest Independent School District, low crime rate and dedicated fire department make the city attractive for families. Haslet’s Sports Association presents an impressive array of organized sports. Annual events include: