Area Information



Waxahachie was founded in 1850 as the seat of the newly established Ellis County, with its name derived from a Native American word meaning “Buffalo Creek”. Historically, the economy of Waxahachie has been heavily dependent upon cattle ranching and agriculture, with cotton in particular becoming a major regional product around the turn of the century.

This strong economy lead to a construction boom in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that largely contributed to the creation of the historic downtown area and stately Victorian homes still enjoyed today by residents and visitors alike.


On average, Dallas enjoys 234 days of sunshine each year. High temperatures in July soar to 96 degrees, while January lows hover around 35. Average rainfall is approximately 3 inches, and yearly snow accumulation is just under 2.5 inches.


Quality education is of the highest priority in Ellis County. Our area is home to over a dozen Independent School Districts offering primary and secondary education. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to several institutions of higher learning, including Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Dallas, among others. For medical needs, Ellis County is severed by Ennis Regional Medical Center, Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie, Hope Clinic and Indigent Healthcare.



Located just two miles south of town, Lake Waxahachie is fun for the whole family. Bring your boat and enjoy excellent fishing for bass, channel catfish and crappie. Another popular way to enjoy the outdoors is at Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail. This curvy path winds four miles from Getzendaner Park to Lions Park. In the summer can catch a youth ballgame at Optimist Fields or Waxahachie Sports Complex, experience NHRA Drag Racing at Texas Motorplex, or head to Waxahachie Rodeo Complex.

Arts and culture in Ellis County abound at the Waxahachie Community Theatre, the Ellis County Art Museum, and with performances of world-class classical and jazz music from the Waxahachie Symphony Orchestra.

And of course, Waxahachie’s Historic Downtown District is a popular place to spend a weekend or evening, with numerous shops, restaurants and attractions such as the Ellis County Courthouse, the octagonal Chautauqua Auditorium, the historic MKT Depot and the Webb Gallery.

When you’re ready to invest in an exciting new future, contact United Country – Texas Real Estate & Auction Services. With extensive knowledge of commercial real estate, farms and ranches, and historical homes, we’re ready to assist you in buying or selling real estate in Dallas, Waxahachie, Ellis County and the surrounding area.

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