Weatherford Real Estate

A rapidly growing suburban community west of Fort Worth, the city of Weatherford, Texas, lies in Parker County, of which it is the county seat. It has seen rapid growth and expansion over the recent decade, with its population rising by more than 40% from 2000 to 2008, when it was measured to be just under 27,000.

Weatherford is 25 miles west of Fort Worth on Interstate 20 and about 70 miles west of Dallas. The city has a total area of 22.7 square miles and more than 60 historic homes and buildings. It was named for a former state senator of Dallas, Jefferson Weatherford, who is rumored to have never even visited the town. The railroad to Weatherford arrived in 1880, bringing with it new expansion and growth opportunities.

Residents' estimated median household income was measured in 2008 to be $50,942. The estimated median value of a home in the city at the same time was measured to be $142,611. Children in the community are served by the Weatherford Independent School District, with 11 schools throughout the community. The city is also home to the 140-year-old community college Weatherford College, which offers 35 areas to study and nearly 20 programs. Construction, health care and education are the largest industries in which residents are employed, and Weatherford has a lower unemployment rate than the state: In October 2009, the city's rate was measured at 7.9% while Texas's average was 8.1%.

Weatherford was designated the "Peach Capital of Texas" because it grows a large amount of the produce, and the city celebrates this designation each year at the Parker County Peach Festival, the city's largest event. Medical services can be obtained at one of the Campbell Health System institutions. Attractions include the Live Oak Country Club, the Parker County Museum and Trading Post, the Clark Gardens Botanical Park and Holland Lake Park, as well as a number of smaller city parks.