High-Quality Senior Living in the Heart of Texas’ Big Country
Our native Waxahachie was officially organized in 1850, but had long been settled by five Native American tribes prior to the arrival of the first settlers. The very name “Waxahachie” is actually derived from the Indian word meaning “Buffalo Creek.” However, the city’s name is only one way that the tradition and heritage of this great region and the state of Texas lives on both in and around Waxahachie today.
Here, generations-old Victorian houses and buildings stand proudly to this day, none more famous than the Ellis County Courthouse, which is a premier destination for architecture buffs from all over the world. Historic Downtown Waxahachie actually sits where the famed Shawnee Trail was once used to drive Texas cattle north to Kansas City. These days, Downtown is like the heart and soul of the city, lined with specialty shops, antique stores and locally-owned restaurants. It’s a big reason why Waxahachie has been recognized as a National Main Street City in 14 of its 15, most recent years of eligibility.
In addition to rich history and tradition, however, Waxahachie is also known for its natural beauty and the seasonal events and festivals that fill its streets and green spaces each year. As the official “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas,” Waxahachie comes alive each July for the Crape Myrtle Festival, during which the historic streets are lined with hundreds of the namesake trees in their beautiful, summer blooms.
Every Spring, the Waxahachie Civic Center plays host to Tulipalooza, an annual, 10-day event with music and food vendors, plus more than 250,000 tulips in full bloom for the celebration. The Crossroads of Texas Film & Music Festival is held here each April, and Waxahachie Veterans Weekend and its perennial WWII reenactment commemorates Veterans Day each November.
Considering the many distinctive options for recreation, dining and exploring local and state history, Waxahachie is one of only ten cities in all of Texas to receive the First Lady’s Texas Treasures Award. Plus, with the Metroplex located just a short, 30-minute drive to the north, there are endless, additional options for sports and entertainment, arts and culture and so much more that are well within easy reach. For delightful small-town living with heritage as rich as Texas itself, choose Waxahachie; and for the finest-quality senior living and care that keeps all the area’s riches within easy reach, there’s only one Morada Waxahachie.