Why You Should Move to Waxahachie
Founded in 1850 and located just beyond the southern suburbs of Dallas, Waxahachie is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Filled with history and culture, Waxahachie is also home to 5 National Register Historic Districts: West End, Ellis County Courthouse, North Rogers Street, Oldham Avenue, and Wyatt Street Shotgun Houses.
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Waxahachie has been designated the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas. Each summer the city’s historic streets are lined with hundreds of crape myrtles in full bloom. Residents gather to celebrate with a parade and the annual Picnic in the Park filled with games, snow cones, and much more! For the avid flower lover there is also Poston Gardens, a tulip farm that spans over 60 acres and is a fairly new addition to Waxahachie. Tulips bloom during the spring season and the land is taken care of by tulip farmers from Holland. Most notably, a portion of the profits go towards improving the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities at Daymark Living facility.
Waxahachie residents and tourists enjoy several festivals and events throughout the year, like the Crossroads of Texas Film and Music Festival in April, the Gingerbread Trail in June, the Crape Myrtle Festival in July, and other community events. Waxahachie also hosts one of the largest and most popular Renaissance festivals in the country. Enjoy sword fighting, mermaid lagoons, interactive full combat jousts, acrobats, jugglers, and so much more!
Life in Downtown
Waxahachie’s downtown district is home to a countless antique shops, restaurants, and boutiques; it’s a great area for dining and shopping experiences.
In the heart of Waxahachie lies a fence for sweethearts and the “Hachie” Heart Trail, a public art project by local artists and sponsored by local businesses.
Finally, the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market offers fresh fruit, locally grown vegetables, fresh baked goods, honey, cheese, varieties of jams, jewelry, clothing, home décor , and more.