Granbury is “Where Texas History Lives.” The town was founded in 1860 by Hiram B. Granbury. Many colorful characters, real and rumored, have called Granbury, TX home. More than 40 historic sites are found throughout Granbury, including the first town square in Texas listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lake Granbury offers sandy beach at City Beach Park which includes camping/picnic facilities and a boardwalk all within walking distance of downtown Granbury, TX. The 8,310-acre lake popular for boating and fishing has boat ramp access. Shanley Park contains fountains, pathways, bridges and green space for hosting concerts, festivals and special events. BurgerPark features a wiffle ball park among other amenities. Moments in Time Hike & Bike Trail covers more than two miles along the Granbury Airport and city parks.
The art scene in Granbury, TX includes galleries, live theater and museums. Big City Music Revue features live music from artists across the country. The crown jewel of the local arts scene is the refurbished Granbury Opera House, originally built in 1886.
In Granbury, TX celebrations are ongoing throughout the year; Oktoberfest, Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts and Labor Day LakeFest are just a few of these events.
A humid subtropical climate features hot/humid summers and mild winters. Annual rainfall average 35 inches with measurable precipitation occurring on 69 days of the year. Sunshine is ample on 229 days each year.
Students in North Texas are offered diverse educational resources with four public school districts and numerous private schools operating in Hood County, TX. Higher education institutions in the area include Weatherford College in Weatherford, TX, which features an education center in Granbury, TX, Hill College in Cleburne, TX and Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX.
Lake Granbury Medical Center is a 73-bed facility providing complete medical care as well as advanced surgical procedures for residents of Hood County, Somervell County, TX and Erath County, TX.
Granbury, TX and Hood County, TX contains a workforce of 600,000 within 40 miles. The top employers in the region are H-E-B, Culberson Construction, Equibrand Corporation and Granbury Care Center.