The land of Waxahachie, Texas, is a home buyer's original American dream. The lots are green, grassy, and spacious, and the houses are inviting, modern, and classically polished. Friendly two and three story homes with wide awnings and attractive brick or stucco exteriors are plentiful. Within the sunny, safe neighborhoods are also many budget fitting ranch homes that are just perfect for the right family.
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Over a dozen areas of parks and recreation are scattered through the city for residents' enjoyment. Seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools serve the children of the area, while an abundance of religious private institutions are also available. Navarro College and Southwestern Assemblies of God University provide secondary education for young adults within the locality. Picturesque and charming Waxahachie has historically been known as a popular movie star, being the setting for several major films during the 1980s, such as Places in the Heart. Its unique Victorian architecture and Romanesque parts of the downtown set it apart from other Texan towns and continue to draw tourism to the area.
Known as the 'Gingerbread City', which may be easier to pronounce than the town's actual name which is derived from a Native American word, Waxahachie is located in northeastern Texas within the cluster of suburbs south of Dallas. As the seat of Ellis County, it is home to the stunningly designed Ellis County Courthouse, a masterful display of beautiful architecture. Its humid subtropical climate of hot summers and mild winters is very appealing to the residents of Waxahachie, who enjoy its many annual outdoor festivals and events. Each autumn, the Gingerbread Trail opens as people get to gaze on the cake creations of the entries. There are also a number of brick and mortar 'gingerbread houses' that are lived in or used as bed and breakfasts within the city. Each summer, the Scarborough Renaissance Festival attracts guests from near and far to its medieval theme park.