The City of Aledo, which is located just about the middle of Texas, is the oldest city in Parker County, and started as a farmers’ settlement. The city is composed of 1.9 square miles (4.9 square km). In 2010, the United States census Bureau recorded the city’s population to be 2716. From 1882, when the community was officially named as Aledo until today, the city has expanded rapidly. Aledo is recognized for its long-preserved history, uniqueness of the habitants and economic boost within a small period. The strategic plan has changed the little community with limited services into well-organized neighborhoods with adequate amenities and recreational facilities within few years.
The City of Aledo strives to improve the quality of life, using the limited resources, which is reflected in the city’s strategic plan. They have designed wastewater treatment plant, which is one of the recent and major achievements by the city. The city provides the community with public facilities such as a library, city hall etc. for the sociological development. The city has more than seven schools for elementary, middle or high school education. Aledo independent school district is very much appreciated for showing continuous performance in academic or sports programs among the whole north-central Texas.
Aledo has a comparatively lower crime rate than the whole state of Texas. According to U.S. Census of report of 2000, Aledo had the rate of 6.4 per 1000 residents, which is the count for personal crimes. For property crime rate, like burglary or destruction of property, it was 6.3 per 1000 residents; while in Texas, the rate was 10 per 1000 residents for both personal and property crimes.
The city is currently contributing four major parks, which are Howards Way Park, Triangular Park, park on Mockingbird Lane and Bearcat Park. These parks serve as the open and green recreational spaces for the city residents.