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Quality of Life
How do you describe the lifestyle of Granbury and Hood County? Simply, it is the best of all worlds. Being located in close proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth area offers residents and visitors a chance to enjoy small town living in the Best Historic Small Town in America with access to numerous amenities.
For those looking for such a unique dichotomy of both historic attractions and present day shopping and activities, Granbury and Hood County is the place to be. Nestled around beautiful Lake Granbury, Hood County offers something for everyone. Some of the various offerings include: The Granbury Opera House, area golf courses, excellent medical facilities, and antique shopping in Historic Downtown Granbury. This historic downtown was named "the best town square in Texas" by the readers of Texas Highways magazine. For those that love the water, Lake Granbury offers great fishing as well as the opportunity to enjoy boating and various water sports.
Due to the population growth of Granbury and Hood County over the last several years, there are numerous housing options available to meet your needs. Options range from apartments to gated communities to golf course living to luxurious waterfront properties. Housing options for seniors are also plentiful in the community.
Education takes a high priority in Granbury and Hood County. Three independent school districts serve portions of Hood County including Granbury ISD, Lipan ISD, and Tolar ISD. Granbury ISD, the largest district in the county, has over 7,400 students from K-12 while the Tolar ISD has over 600 students and Lipan over 300 students. For those seeking private school opportunities in Granbury and Hood County, there are several including Cornerstone Cornerstone Christian Academy, Grace Classical Academy, Happy Hill Farm Academy (K-12), and Lake Granbury Montessori Academy (Pre-K&K). Numerous higher educational opportunities are also available at Weatherford College and Tarleton State University, and at other nearby community colleges and universities.
Granbury and Hood County is rich in history and Texas folklore. You'll find sites and tales about John Wilkes Booth, Jesse James, Davy Crockett, and the hanging tower at the Old Jailhouse. Click on www.visitgranbury.com and Granbury Chamber of Commerce Area Guide to see all Granbury has to offer. Whether you plan to become a permanent resident or visit for the weekend, you are welcome here to enjoy the best of all worlds!