Burleson Real Estate Information

A mid-sized, fast-growing suburban city, Burleson, Texas, spans both Johnson and Tarrant counties and it is considered a suburb of Fort Worth. Estimates taken in 2009 showed the city's population had risen to nearly 35,000, up from just around 21,000 at the time of the 200 census. The city has a total area of 19.7 square miles.

The city is named after Rufus Burleson, a former president of Baylor University at Waco. It was founded in 1881, and official incorporation was in 1912. In 1938, it gained official status as a city, and its council-manager government system was implemented in 1969. It residents have a median household income estimated in 2008 to be around $60,000, up by about $10,000 from 2000. Median home values were estimated at around $120,000 in 2008, up from just $80,000 in 2000.

The city is served by the Burleson Independent School District and the Joshua Independent School District, and it has two private high schools, Stepping Stone Christian Academy and Boulevard Baptist Christian School, as well as two small private elementary schools. The city annually celebrates the Burleson's Founders Day weekend, and is known as being home to the Quebe Sisters Band, a trio of young fiddle players.

Activities available in Burleson include Hidden Creek Golf Course, two movies theaters, the Hidden Creek Sports Complex, the Huguley Fitness Center, and the Senior Activity Center. There are 18 Parks in the city, taking up a land area of 348 acres. There is also a public pool and five tennis courts. For medical care, residents can visit Huguley Memorial Medical Center, just one mile from the city limits.