Aledo is a beautiful community where most, if not all, of the homes boast wonderful views of the surrounding open spaces. Future homeowners can expect this community to offer a quiet, charming respite from the hustle and bustle of Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas. Yet, residents are only a short drive from the heart of the metroplex making day trips to the city for shopping, entertainment, dining and recreation convenient. Aledo is the oldest city in Parker County and was established in 1879. Before it was incorporated, it started as a farming settlement. In the mid 1900?s the city experienced rapid growth due to Fort Worth expanding. Today, the town possesses quaint, country feel.
Aledo is a beautiful community conveniently located near restaurants and shopping centers. Aledo also happens to be the home of the Split Rail Links & Golf Club, which was given a 4-star rating by Golf Digest and recognized as one of the "Places to Play". A par-72 course, the course was designed by golf architect Phil Lumsden who in turn was greatly influenced by some of Scotland's magnificent and impressive golf courses.
Aledo has five community parks that are maintained and operated by the City of Aledo's parks and recreation department: Aledo Commons & Aledo Veterans Plaza, Bearcat Park, Elm Street Park, Howard Way Park, Mockingbird Park, and Aledo Community Center Park. Bearcat Park is located at the southern boundary of Aledo and features a large playground, covered pavilion with picnic tables, soccer field, and walking trail.
Weatherford residents find themselves able to achieve a rural lifestyle without sacrificing the conveniences and labor market of a major metropolitan area. Many Weatherford residents commute into the Metroplex to work. Much of the city's commercial and industrial growth is directly attributable to its relative location to the Metroplex. The city's major commercial and industrial employers find Weatherford attractive since it offers the advantages of convenient access to the region's major transportation and shipping infrastructure without the disadvantages related to being physically located within a major urban area.
Named by the State Legislature as the "Peach Capital of Texas," Weatherford and Parker County growers produce the biggest, sweetest, juiciest peaches in all of Texas. The peach is celebrated each year at the Parker County Peach Festival, Weatherford's largest one-day event. Known as the 'Cutting Horse Capital of the World,' Weatherford is home to dozens of professional trainers, hall-of-fame horses and is in close proximity to Silverado, where several National Cutting Horse Association affiliates hold local competitions.
A noteworthy attraction in Weatherford is the bronze Peter Pan statue sculpted by artist Ronald Thomason that honors Weatherford native Mary Martin who created the role of Peter Pan on Broadway. The statue stands in front of the library at 1214 Charles St. where a room contains some original musical scores, costumes and other memorabilia on Miss Martin.
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