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What You Should Know About Granbury Tx

Granbury Tx

Introduction to Granbury, Texas

If you want to live in a town where you can feel the authentic Texas culture, then buy a home in Granbury, Texas. Granbury is as just a 40 minute drive away, or 35 miles from southwest Fort Worth, which makes it close enough to the major transportation and entertainment hubs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Granbury is rich in Texas heritage and history. Most of its history can be seen in its 40-plus historic sites, including downtown Granbury Square, which was the first town square in the entire state of Texas to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Granbury, Texas, was reborn in 1969 when the Brazos River where it sits was damned to create Lake Granbury. This project helped revitalize the town courthouse square.

Granbury is a perfect place for families to create lasting memories and enjoy relaxing weekends with its variety of attractions, festivals, events, entertainment, and shopping.

Granbury is served by the Granbury Regional Airport (GDJ), while the Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport is only 75 minutes away.

Education and Schools in Granbury

Granbury is a 5A District, since 2008. The Granbury Independent School District consists of 21 schools which includes Acton Elementary, Emma Roberson Elementary, Nettie Baccus Elementary, Granbury Middle School, Acton Middle School, Mambrino School, Brawner Intermediate, Oak Woods Intermediate, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Granbury High School, and STARS Academy,Transition Center (BTC).

 

Entertainment and Recreation in Granbury

Granbury’s vibrant entertainment community makes it a great place to live. Experience culture and art from a variety of art galleries, museums, live theaters, musicals, and many more.

Catch a movie without leaving your car at the Brazos Drive-In. Enjoy great brew while listening to live music at a Revolver Brewing Tour.

If you are looking for outdoor fun, Granbury is the ideal place with all its parks, trails, and water sports. There’s an abundance of family-friendly outdoor fun because of its location on Lake Granbury and proximity to parks, golf courses, a nature center, and trails.

If you have your own boat, you can go to the City Boat Ramp located across the 377 Bridge. It’s free to use and open all-year round. 3 Boats can be launched simultaneously form the City Boat Ramp. There is another boat ramp in the city in the Granbury Resort Conference Center right next to the City Beach Park, . Additional boat ramps are also maintained by the Brazos River Authority at Hunter Park, Thorp Spring, Rough Creek Park and DeCordova Bend Park.

The Granbury Resort Conference Center was built as a venue for conventions and trade shows, but also includes a lakeside boardwalk and a white-sand beach with open-air “tiki huts.”

Downtown Granbury Square

The Granbury Square is the first downtown square in Texas to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You will definitely feel the authentic Texas spirit and charm here, which is what Granbury is all about.

The Hood County Courthouse was awarded the 2013 President’s Award for Best Restoration by the Texas Downtown Association. This historic place is surrounded by Victorian-era buildings with more than 40 shops. The Granbury Opera House has also been restored, thanks to the help of the City of Granbury and other donors and was also the recipient of the TDA 2014 President’s Award for best renovation. The Granbury Opera House is the venue for amazing shows by the Granbury Theater Company, a must see for residents of Granbury homes and tourists alike.

Downtown Granbury Square is also the venue for festivals, concerts, and world-class entertainment all year-round.

If you want to go shopping, visit the many unique boutiques and shops downtown then grab a bite at any of the restaurants and coffee shops there. There’s even a winery in downtown Granbury!

Watch history come alive at the streets of Granbury Town Square as the Historic Granbury Gunslingers, a group of volunteer living history educators and entertainers reenact scenes from the Old West in full costume.

 

There’s never a dull moment in Granbury because there is always something for the entire family to enjoy.

 

DONNIE KELLER

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