Why Move to Parker County?
What attracts so many people to Parker County, Texas?
There are way too many reasons to mention in just one article why so many people come to Parker County, but each town is popular for its own attractions, famous former and current citizens, as well as many popular events throughout the year. Let’s start by focusing on Weatherford, the county seat and following up in a link to other notable towns:
WEATHERFORD: Sitting 35 miles west of Ft. Worth, TX is Weatherford which serves as the county seat and is the largest town in Parker County, which has events and activities all year around to keep anyone charmed and entertained.
People living here enjoy the over 60 Queen Ann, Victorian and other architecturally significant homes and businesses built at the turn of the century. We enjoy the quality education provided by the local school system and Weatherford College established in 1869, as well as our own regional medical center and many specialized medical facilities.
People come from all over to enjoy the annual Parker County Peach Festival held every July, the monthly Weatherford First Monday Trade Days, as well as the Weatherford Farmer’s Market, local breweries, and shopping in the town square, or enjoying the many food establishments celebrating our local cuisine.
Weatherford is known as the peach capitol of Texas, “Cutting Horse Capital of the World”, and is home to hundreds of professional horse trainers and breeders. The western culture runs deep in Weatherford which can be evidenced by many annual rodeo events at the Parker County Frontier Days and Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo.
Water enthusiasts enjoy their time fishing in Weatherford Lake which is supported by a full-service marina with great food and entertainment.
Some famous people from, or currently living in Weatherford, are actress Mary Martin (Peter Pan fame), her son actor Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing of Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie, etc.), former Texas Senator Jim Wright, model and actress Nicole Muirbrook, as well as actor, creator, director, and producer Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone, 1883, and more to come).
To learn more about Parker County and all the towns within its borders, click on this link: https://www.parkercountytx.com/218/Cities