The area has seen a great deal of commercial development during 2008, with more than $70 million spent in building new businesses, while there was more than $30 million spent in residential development as well.
The city is termed the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas”, with crape myrtles found lining the history filled streets each summer. There are year round festivals and attractions in Waxahachie, which include the Gingerbread Trail during June, the Mardi Gras Parade/Ball, the Rotary Cow Creek country Classic Bike Ride also in June, and several others as well. The population of the area is over 30,000 with a growth rate each year of 3.7%.
With the rich history and great amenities and events, it is a top destination for new residents of the state.