Aledo Real Estate Information

A small community in Parker County, the city of Aledo, Texas, has nonetheless been experiencing remarkable growth in the past decade. At the time of the 2000 census, the town had a population of just over 1,700; by 2008, estimates showed that figure had risen to nearly 2,900, an increase of more than 65%. In 2000, the population density was 909.2 people per square mile, though that has undoubtedly risen with the growing population.

Aledo was established when two communities of settlers in the Clear Fork Valley of the Trinity River were brought together when the the Texas & Pacific Railroad established a line that traveled between the two in 1879, to connect Fort Worth and Weatherford. It was named after Aledo, Illinois, the hometown of a railroad official, in 1882. The city has a total area of 1.9 square miles, all of which is land area.

The community is served by the Aledo Independent School District, while private schools include Trinity Christian Academy and Aledo Christian School. Residents here had a median annual household income of around $73,000 in 2008, up from just $54,000 in 2000. Likewise, the mean value of a house or condo in the community had risen to more than $152,000 by 2008 from just $88,000 in 2000.

Construction, education and health care are the industries in which the largest number of residents are employed, and the nearest hospital is about 10 miles away in Forth Worth. The East Parker County Library serves residents of the community. Recreation areas include Bearcat Park, Howards Way Park, Triangular Park in the Downtown Business District, and some park space yet to be developed on Mockingbird Lane.