Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.
Fourth Stop: Burleson!
Burleson is appealing to many because of its easy proximity to the Metroplex; a family-oriented environment; an outstanding school system; plentiful affordable land; more than 28 square miles of rolling hills, lakes and parks; and, it’s one of the fastest growing and desirable communities in the Metroplex. Burleson currently has more than 290,000 residents within a 10-mile radius.
The community is within 30 minutes of at least 6 hospitals, including a pediatric hospital and a trauma center. The school district consistently brings in SAT and ACT scores that are higher than the state and national averages. Burleson also boasts a branch campus of Hill College. The city is home to over a dozen parks on approximately 300 acres. And, Burleson has its own municipal golf course, Hidden Creek Golf Course, which is renowned in the Metroplex. The city is also home to more than 30 churches of all denominations.
Burleson provides housing for everyone from a CEO to a retired couple or a student just starting out on their own. You’re never at a loss for a great place to eat and shop with everything from the big-name chain retail outlets and restaurants to the small business operations that thrive on local support. The icing on the cake is a low crime rate, highly trained public safety employees, and a dedicated municipal staff that responds to the citizens’ needs.
History – The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, known as “the Katy”, extended its service from Denison to Waco. In 1881 the segment from Fort Worth to Alvarado was being laid out, and a midway depot was needed. Grenville M. Dodge, representing the railroad, purchased land for the depot and a town surrounding it from Rev. Henry C. Renfro at the site of what is now called “Old Town” Burleson. As part of the agreement, Renfro named the town Burleson, in honor of his teacher Rufus Columbus Burleson, the president of Baylor University. The first lot was sold on October 10, 1881, the date now considered to be the “founding day” of the city!
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