Homebuyers considering Whitesboro have a wide range of options available, from modest homes perfect for the first-time owner, to magnificent ranches with equine facilities. Homesteaders have plenty of lots to choose from to build their dream home, from under one acre to nearly 400 acres. Market prices in Whitesboro range from the high $70s to the low seven-figures. The current median property value is $99,200.
Living in Whitesboro
Nearly 3,900 call Whitesboro their home among the bluebonnets, including another military hero, Robert L. Delashaw. Serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe during WWII, Delashaw rose in the ranks from private to colonel, and led the 405th Fighter-Bomber Group during the Normandy Invasion. He would later retire from service as a major general in the U.S. Air Force.
The average commute time to and from Whitesboro is 23.2 minutes according to DataUSA.io. Public transit is scant at best, so having a car (or two, the average number in the city) is a must for getting around town and beyond.
Whitesboro is surrounded on all sides by unincorporated land. The nearest town is Sadler, located to the northeast just off of U.S. 82, the east-west corridor of Whitesboro. Intersecting with north-southbound U.S. 377, the two major roads connect the city to Sherman, Gainsville, Denton, Texas, and Ada, Oklahoma.
Major employers in Whitesboro include: the City of Whitesboro, Texas Manufacturing Company, and Whitesboro ISD.
Whitesboro Parks and Attractions
Whitesboro’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts an annual art show every spring, the Shauney P. Lucas Community Art Show. The art show draws hundreds to view the dozens of artists and pieces in various mediums, most from the city and surrounding area. The department also has a full calendar of events open to one and all throughout the year.
Outside of Whitesboro, residents can visit the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge throughout the year to hike, fish, hunt, and observe nature. There’s also an audio auto route tour of the refuge, which is definitely a plus during the hot summer months. Hagerman is within the confines of the Central Flyway, a north-south migratory route passing over the Great Plains from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Directly north of Whitesboro is Lake Texoma, one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. The lake is a popular spot for boating, fishing, and swimming, drawing over six million to the water annually. There are several small islands within Lake Texoma, which are only accessible by watercraft, as well as the submerged town of Woodville, Oklahoma, which saw the sky for the first time in 2011 during a severe drought.
Schools in Whitesboro
For new residents with school-age children making Whitesboro home, the town is within the jurisdiction of Whitesboro Independent School District, which extends into neighboring Cooke County. The ISD has one primary, one intermediate, one middle, and one high school. Whitesboro High School has one of the finest debate teams in Texas, while its football team broke an 84-year-long playoff drought in 2011, having begun at the program’s inception in 1936.