Just west of Mansfield, about a 20 minute drive north to Fort Worth, is a city known for having a family-oriented environment. Burleson, Texas was founded in 1881 by Rev. Henry C. Renfroe, a land owner who sold his land to the railroad with one condition – the (then) town had to be named after the president of his University, Rufus Burleson. By the end of the 1800s, the small town was well on its way to becoming the city that it is today. It had already produced several farms, cotton gins, schools, two stores, a bank, and a jeweler. The town was officially incorporated in 1912 and by the middle of the 1900s, the new city became a suburb of Fort Worth with more than 2,000 residents. Today, there are more than 41,000 people calling Burleson home.
In addition to the family-friendly vibe, residents of this amazing city enjoy its low taxes, affordable land, great schools, extremely low crime rate, and more than 25 square miles of beautiful hills, lakes, and parks. In 2010, Burleson was honored in front of the Washington Monument as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance.
Burleson is home to the popular Chisenhall Fields, a 65-acre sports complex that opened in 2010 and quickly became the site of choice for local league tournaments. The park has 15 baseball/softball diamonds, two practice fields, and a football field. It also hosts the city’s annual 4th of July concert and fireworks display. Other amenities within the city include almost 350 acres of parks, the fully stocked Bailey Lake, and the Hidden Creek Golf Course. Just about any month of the year, the city holds some sort of annual event or festival. In July, there’s the Independence Day Celebration, followed by the Christmas in July Craft Fair two weeks later. In April, the Bunny Daze Easter Egg Hunt features carnival games, face painting, and (of course) The Hunt. Then, throughout June, the city holds the Hot Sounds of Summer Concert Series every weekend. These 90-minute events are free of charge to anybody that wants to attend. That’s only a few of the things residents look forward to every year. For a full list of events, click here.
The city is also home to the Russell Farm Art Center, a unique and historic facility featuring several original buildings dating back to before Burleson was founded. One such building is the Russell-Boren house, built in 1877 and still standing today! Russell Farm showcases several works of art (sculptures, paintings, etc.) and a large collection of historic artifacts, including a 1918 Edison Victrola.
Schools in Burleson are among some of the best that Texas has to offer. In fact, students here have consistently scored higher than both state and national averages on their SAT and ACT exams. The city is served by four districts: Burleson Independent School District, as well as the Mansfield, Joshua, and Everman ISDs. The city also boasts branch campuses of Hill College and Texas Wesleyan University.
The city contains many subdivisions and communities within its borders. A select few of them include the neighborhoods of Magnolia Farms, Willow Creek Ranch, Legacy Estates, and Hampton Place.
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