In 1997, the Texas State Legislature designated Waxahachie as the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas.” Each summer, the city’s historic streets are lined with hundreds of beautiful pink crape myrtles in full bloom.
Waxahachie’s year-round attractions and festivals include the Crossroads of Texas Film Festival in May, Gingerbread Trail in June, Rotary Cow Creek Country Classic Bike Ride in June, Crape Myrtle Festival in July, Texas Country Reporter Festival in October and the World War II Reenactment in November which celebrates Veterans’ Day. December offers an array of activities with the Parade of Lights, Candlelight Tour of Homes and Bethlehem Revisited.
The current population is just over 35,000, with a healthy average growth rate of 3.7%.
Waxahachie continues to benefit from its convenient location at the intersection of I-35 and US 287.