Background on Weatherford, Texas
Weatherford is in Parker County, Texas. Weatherford is also the seat of the entire county. The estimated population here as of 2017 was just under 31,000. According to the United States Census Bureau, Weatherford is approximately 22.7 square miles in size and around 1.8 miles of that is water. This portion of Texas is located just around 25 miles West of Forth Worth, Texas. When it comes to the weather here in Weatherford it is categorized as humid subtropical which means that summers tend to be hot and often humid and the winters are cold and windy. The cold season here lasts for three months and goes from the end of November until the end of February when the daily average high is 64 degrees and the average low is around 35 degrees. The winters here do get cold, but the average temperature does not go below freezing very often. The hottest part of the year here is from the beginning of June until mid September when the daily average high is just under 90 degrees. The low for this time is just under 75 degrees. So, the summers here do tend to get a little warm but that is expected here in Texas. Here in Weatherford you will rarely see the temperature go below 23 degrees or over 102. When the temperature does go over 100 it is mainly due to the humidity in the air making it feel much hotter.
Parker County Peach Festival
Did you know that Weatherford is the Peach Capital of Texas? There are so many local peach growers here that a celebration called the “Parker County Peach Festival” is held here on the second Saturday in July every year. This event is not just the biggest event in Weatherford, it is one of the most attended events in all of Texas! This event is something that locals look forward to each year. Here you will obviously find every kind of peach inspired food imaginable as well as arts and crafts for the kids and even a bike rally event called the “Peach Pedal.” At the rest stops at this event you will be greeted with water…and peaches to help keep you going. There is also a competitive domino tournament at this event.
Education in Weatherford
The Weatherford Independent School District serves the children here in Weatherford. There are more than 7,200 students at the 11 campuses across this city. There are three elementary schools for grades pre-k through fifth. There are four other elementary schools for students in kindergarten through fifth. There are two middle schools for children in grades sixth through eighth as well as two high schools for students in ninth through twelfth. Weatherford College is the higher education here. The main campus is on a 109 acre plot of land and was established back in March of 1869. That means that this college is almost 150 years old! This college has approximately 6,000 students currently enrolled. This college is one of the oldest in all of Texas.
Subdivisions and Plots of Land Available for Sale
Here in Weatherford there are many subdivisions for you to choose from when moving here. But it you are looking to buy a plot of land to develop your home on there are a few options for to pick from. There is the “Canyon West” subdivision which offers up gigantic properties for you to build your dream home on. These plots of land are a little less than 2 acres in size, so you won’t have to worry about being right on top of your neighbors here. Then there is “Corner Ranch Estates” which is a subdivision that offers up plots of land that are exactly two acres in size and just begging you to put your personal touch on. If you are looking to move into a more turnkey house, give “The Heights at Weatherford Estates” a look. These affordably priced Traditional style properties have open floor plans with high end finishes and gorgeous hardwood floors! All you need to bring is your toothbrush…and maybe some furniture!
Weatherford is a beautiful portion of Texas that has so much available land to develop on that it would be crazy to not move to this area and put your own stamp on this gorgeous small town. Weatherford draws large crowds for its annual “Parker County Peach Festival” then once that event is over, it goes back to being a quiet, quaint, safe town.