Here you will find out why Burleson is the choice for you!
While there are many reasons for buying a home in Burleson -- a rural atmosphere, an active community, a low crime rate, an escape from the bustle of a big city and a close commute to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex -- perhaps the main incentive is the affordability of land and housing. Another attractive selling point is the variety of styles and setting Burleson offers. You might choose from a vintage house in Old Town, an executive dwelling bordering the golf course, or a cottage in the country where you could keep a pony for your kids.
The Quality of Life Factor
One reason that more and more companies have decided to invest time and money on developments in Burleson is because of the city's proven commitment to improving services to meet the demands of an expanding population. According to estimates by the Burleson Office of Economic Development, about, 1,200 acres inside the city limits are in some stage of development, which will translate into nearly 2,000 new homes in the area in the next seven to nine years. The city has already begun a $900,000 program to replace existing water meters with new, state-of-the-art, electronic "touch read" systems that will more accurately measure water usage in the future. And newer water and sewer construction projects that will help extend services to the outermost southern limits of the city are also under way. These projects and others will ensure that even as Burleson residents relax in homes outside the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, they will still enjoy all the amenities of big-city living.
From the days of all grades meeting in a single building, the Burleson Independent School District (BISD) has grown to include ten elementary schools, two middle schools, an alternative education school and for the 2010 - 2011 school year Burleson will have two high schools. In addition, more than 40 private and parochial schools and five universities and colleges are nearby, all 20 minutes or less by car from downtown Burleson.
BISD is located away from urban district problems. The district also provides an exceptional curriculum, advanced technology and instructional equipment, and forward-thinking leadership that makes teaching a rewarding career.
Burleson is close to a variety of health facilities, including Huguley Hospital. Huguley aims to identify and meet the health needs of the Burleson community by providing quality, customer-oriented and cost effective services. Residents have convenient access to the finest in traditional care and the latest in medical and technological developments. There are a total of 40 hospital beds in the city and 18 medical doctors. The depth of Burleson's commitment to an engaged and energetic lifestyle for all residents is no better displayed than in it's treatment of it's senior citizens. Recently, the former public library building was converted into a senior citizens' activity center. Also, Covenant Place found an ideal location for it's 74-unit, seven-acre assisted living retirement community in Burleson. At Covenant Place, comfort goes hand in hand with individual care. In a non-institutional setting, the staff provides a rewarding residential experience -- one proving a true sense of home. Other area care facilities include Huguley Place Retirement Center, Silver Haven Health and Rehabilitation, Community Hospice of Texas and Southwest Therapy & Rehabilitation.
Burleson is located on two major north-south thoroughfares -- Interstate 35 West and State Highway 174. It is 12 miles south of downtown Fort Worth, and just 8 miles south of Interstate 20.
Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail lines and nearby Spinks General Aviation Airport provide additional links to national markets. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is no more than a 35-minute drive away. Approximately one-third of Tarrant County and all of Johnson County are within a 20-minute drive from Burleson, giving the city a local market of nearly 500,000 people.
While maintaining it's original identity, the city of Burleson is working for the future. Currently wrapping up a major capital improvement plan, Burleson has experienced dramatic accomplishments, the past three years, many of which enhance the amenities of the good life that the city offers.
While Burleson offers these attractions and other events to enjoy year-round, keep in mind the professional sports teams in the area: The Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Sidekicks and Dallas Stars. In addition, live theater, live music from country to world-class symphonies, ballet, museums, Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor and other family attractions are all within a short commute.
A new, larger Burleson Public Library has been completed, offering a 17,000 square-foot facility that provides more community meeting rooms, more room for books and materials and an expanded children's area with a built in puppet theater and birdhouse-shaped reading cubbyholes for children.
Hidden Creek, a new municipal golf course, opened in February 1997. The course offers a variety of amenities, such as a gift shop, restaurant, driving range, full 18-hole course and services that include caddies who carry your clubs to and from your car and refreshments served while you play. In addition, Hidden Creek is constructed with bent grass and was designed to preserve and display the natural terrain. Also, the Hidden Creek Sports Complex was opened in the spring of 1999. The sports complex will host all adult softball leagues in it's unique setting. The $1 million complex features an innovative lighting design and fields at different heights.
Parks and Recreation
Bartlett Park was recently renovated and now includes a recreational playground; baseball, softball, football, soccer and T-ball fields; two concession stands; a one-mile walking/jogging trail; and a fishing pond and pier.
Warren Park is a well-positioned neighborhood park. The site includes four tennis courts, a covered pavilion, an outdoor basketball court, picnic areas and an all-new playground.
Cindy and Clark Parks are local pocket parks. With their close proximity to elementary schools and surrounding neighborhoods, these parks are visited often by area youngsters and have recently received new playground equipment.
Burleson was also home to the 1997 Girls National Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, and two major playoff competitions were scheduled in 1998. The Girls National Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament for 1999, 2000 and 2001 will most likely be held in Burleson as well. More recently, the Pony Fast-Pitch Softball Zone Tournament was held at Bartlett Park, which was praised by Pony officials as the most successful national tournament in which they have participated.
Other Leisure Activities
What would any self-respecting Texas city be without a passion for horses?
Burleson has many ranches, rodeo events and polo matches. Whether you are looking for an Arabian horse to breed or a gentle mare to ride, you will find Burleson to be a delight for both equestrians and cowboys.
Other area attractions are offered in Johnson County. Burleson is located in northern Johnson County and southern Tarrant County. Cleburne was incorporated in 1871 and today is the seat of Johnson County. The Layland Museum in Cleburne feature Indian artifacts, southwestern pottery, fossil collections, Civil War memorabilia and Johnson County relics. The Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players Association is a community theater group that presents several major productions yearly. The Johnson County Sheriff's Posse has indoor and outdoor arenas for rodeos, stock shows, roping and cutting horse competitions in Cleburne. Other annual events include the winter Rattlesnake Roundup, "Cleburne on the Rise" Hot Air Balloon Festival, the Goatneck 100K bike race and summer and fall arts and crafts shows.
There is also an abundance of outdoor recreation available. The area boasts numerous lakes and rivers for boating, fishing, water-skiing, sailing and swimming. The Cleburne State Park Recreation Area has 1,068 acres available for hiking and camping, a lake for water sports and an wildlife refuge.
A recent traffic count on I-35 showed that traffic through Burleson has increased more than 44 percent in the past three years.