Waxahachie is a thriving city in Ellis County, embracing it’s culturally rich Texas heritage. The city covers 43 square miles and boasts incredible location, just minutes from downtown Dallas and Fort Worth. Today nearly 300 people call the city home.
The residents and visitors enjoy culturally and historically rich attractions of Waxahachie that are interwoven with the history of Texas. The famed Shawnee Trail ran through the center of town, now known as the Historic Downtown District. Known as the Gingerbread City, the Historic Downtown Waxahachie is a charming community with many buildings and homes dating back to the 19th century.
The Ellis County Courthouse is one of the most photographed structures in the State of Texas. The downtown area is surrounded by numerous antique and specialty stores and a historic train depot. There are over 75 businesses in a 10 block area, making it convenient to get all of your shopping done while enjoying the beautiful scenery. You can find everything from antiques to clothing, crafts to fine home furnishings, salons and barbershops, auto parts, and many unique gifts. There are over a dozen restaurants serving a variety of delicious cuisines – enough to satisfy any appetite. Five National Registered Districts. 20% of the National Historic Registered Historic Sites in the Texas section are in Waxahachie.