Waxahachie is a city of 31,591 people located close to the heart of Texas that has upheld its historic Victorian scenery and architecture for generations, making it a unique place for people to visit and take a look around.
The city, which spans 47.65 square miles, has seen a 6.7 percent population increase in the past five years, owing to its growth in industrial jobs and health care services. The area around the city was also the proposed site of the Superconducting Super Collider particle accelerator, but the project was canceled due to funding concerns. Additionally, Waxahachie has 85.8 percent of its high school students graduate, and 25 percent of its residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
The city became popular in the 1980s in the film industry, and a number of award-winning films were filmed in the Waxahachie area, including Places in the Heart and The Trip to Bountiful, as well as the well-known television series Walker, Texas Range. The city’s unique Victorian town square, featured in some of these films, remains a popular place for visitors to see and enjoy the scenery.
Waxahachie is known for its beautiful county courthouse, in the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style, in addition to its numerous Victorian constructs in the downtown area as well. Take a walking tour among its beautiful buildings, or stay in the summer for some great outdoor festival fun — but be sure to wear sunscreen!