Farmersville Real Estate Information

A suburban community situated about 50 miles northeast of Dallas, the city of Farmersville, Texas, sits just east of Lavon Lake on a land area of about three and a half square miles in Collin County. The 2000 census showed the city as having a population of just over 3,000, but Collin County has been experiencing some of the highest population growth rates in the state of Texas in recent years, so that figure is estimated to have risen substantially since 2000. In 2000, residents had a median annual household income of just under $40,000. Real estate tends to be mostly single-family houses, though there are a few multi-family properties.

Farmersville was begun in 1849 as a settlement and was named Farmersville by the pioneers living there for their occupation. The city incorporated in 1873 and by the 1880s had its own newspaper, its own bank and two churches thriving. By the 1930s, Famersville had become known as the "Onion Capital of North Texas" because it was shipping out more than 1,000 carloads of onions each year. Other farming products that were important included cattle, cotton and corn.

Children who live in Farmersville are assigned to institutions in the Farmersville Independent School District, which includes a primary, intermediate, middle and high school. Sites to visit in Farmersville include City Memorial Park, the oldest, complete with a Civil War monument from 1917 and a generator that provided the town with power until the '30s and was moved to the park in the '80s; the Onion Shed, a building that was once used as a loading dock when Farmersville was a large exporter of the produce but that now serves as a site for community events and farmers markets; Robbin Lamkin Memorial Splash Pad; and the paths along the Rails to Trails project, which were once the Chaparral Railroad line but have now been converted to trails for runners, hikers and bikers and travels as far as Paris, Texas, 56 miles away. The community has a senior citizens center, the Farmersville Historical Society and the Carlisle Civic Center. Celebrations held here include the Chautauqua Art Festival and Audie Murphy Day, a festival that commemorates the most decorated soldier of World War II, who was a native of Farmersville.