Mansfield Real Estate

A suburban community that lies spread among Ellis, Johnson, and Tarrant counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, Mansfield, Texas, lies about 25 miles southwest of Dallas and about 20 miles south of Fort Worth. It is home to a rapidly expanding population; in 2008, estimates showed the city as being home to more than 46,000 residents, an increase of more than 64% since the 2000 census.

CNN/Money Magazine ranked Mansfield as the No. 24 "Best Place to Live" in 2009. The town has a total area of 36.5 square miles. Mansfield was first started in 1853 when eight related families moved to the area from Illinois. The area became known as the Gibson community, and had a church and a school by 1860. The community took its name after a combination of two of its prosperous residents, who founded the Man and Feild mill. Feild was so often misspelled as field that the conventional misspelling eventually replaced it.

Today, Mansfield's residents are prospering. Their median household income was measured in 2008 at more than $80,000. Home values at that time were measured to have a median of more than $185,000. Construction, education and health care are the sectors in which the most of Mansfield's residents are employed. The nearest hospital is about eight miles away in Arlington.

Those who live in the Tarrant County part of the city and most Johnson County residents are served by the Mansfield Independent School District. The rest of Mansfield residents are served by Midlothian Independent School District. Schools in the city include Mansfield High School, Mansfield Summit High School, Mansfield Timberview High School, Mansfield Legacy High School, and the Alternative Education Center. The city has its own Mansfield Activities Center and more than 500 acres of developed parkland and more than 50 acres of athletic fields. McKnight, Britton and Mansfield City parks are the most popular.