Cleburne is in Johnson County, Texas. It is also the county seat. Cleburne is named after a Confederate General by the name of Patrick Cleburne. Lake Pat Cleburne, which is the reservoir that provides water to the city, is also named after this Confederate General. The population here as of 2017 was just over 30,000. The population here at the time of the 2010 census was just over 29,000; so, the population has not greatly increased in recent years but it is expected to once future development takes place. According to the United States Census Bureau, Cleburne is 30.5 square miles in size and nearly three miles of that is made up of water. When it comes to the weather here in Cleburne it is categorized as humid subtropical. This means that the summers tend to be hot and often muggy and humid whereas the winters tend to be cold and windy. The coolest part of the year here goes from the end of November until the end of February when the daily average high is just about 65 degrees. The average low for this time of year is around 37 degrees. The hottest part of the year here goes from the beginning of June until about mid-September. The daily average high during this time is just under 90 degrees. The low for this time of year is a comfortable 74 degrees. Here in Cleburne you will rarely see the weather drop below 25 degrees during the winter or go above 102 in the summer. In a humid subtropical environment sometimes, the humidity can make it feel much warmer than it actually is.
Cleburne State Park
Located just ten miles from the city limits you will find “Cleburne State Park” which is a 528 acre state park that is operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Within this park is a 116 acre spring fed Cedar Lake. Cleburne State Park truly has everything if you are looking for some outdoor adventure. Here you can fish, camp, swim and hike on one of the many trails here. There is also a 96 acre sports complex here called the “Cleburne Sports Complex.” This complex is amazing and features two football fields, seven baseball fields and a staggering twenty soccer fields! There are 13 miles of mountain bikes trials that offer up hills as well as a flat terrain for a softer bike ride. Cleburne really has its eye on outdoor recreation and this state park has everything you could possibly want and more! You have to check it out at least one, the views are absolutely breathtaking!
The Depot at Cleburne Station
This multi-use facility just opened in May of 2017 and is home to “The Cleburne Railroaders.” This independent professional baseball team is based right here in Cleburne and is part of the American Association. The ballpark has 1,750 seats as well as bleachers and several other areas for you to sit at while you enjoy the game. Besides baseball, this ballpark also hosts concerts and other sporting events throughout the year.
Subdivisions in Cleburne
There are many attractive subdivisions to live in here in Cleburne but here are two that are worth checking out. “Original Cleburne” is an affordable subdivision that offers up moderately sized homes in a variety of styles. Here you will find Traditional, Victorian and Colonial style homes which is great if you want to find something less cookie cutter. “The Retreat” is another subdivision here in Cleburne but this one is still being developed. Here you will find plots of land for sale for you to build your own house on. If you work in the Fort Worth area “The Retreat” is a quick 35 minute ride away. This golf course community is going to be one of the best places to live in all of Cleburne so make sure to check it out when thinking of making the move out here!
Major Employers in Cleburne
One of largest employers here in Cleburne is Walmart. There is a Super Walmart here as well as a distribution center. When you add up the number of employees between the two, there are close to 1,000 people that are employed by Walmart. The local government is another major employer here coming in at close to 350 jobs.
Cleburne is a great place to live in Texas that has plenty of outdoor recreation as well as an abundant amount of development happening. In the near future there is going to be several new subdivisions popping up which is going to be great for potential homeowners. If you want to get in on the action, you can purchase a plot of land and build a home for yourself. The possibilities here in Cleburne are endless!