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Wichita Falls is known as the “Gateway to Texas” and is the county seat of Wichita County located in north Texas, a 2 hour drive northwest from Dallas/Fort Worth on Highway 287 and 2 hours southwest from Oklahoma City on I-44.. Wichita Falls Real Estate is appreciating in a vibrant city with industry, a growing small business community, and low cost of living. Midwestern State University (MSU) brings in students from all over the world. MSU has been named one of the most cost effective universities in the country, founded in 1922 with a population of approximately 6,000 students.
Things to Do in Wichita Falls
There seems to always be something to do in Wichita Falls. A great source to find upcoming events is the Choose Wichita Falls website. Wichita Falls is the smallest city in the United states which has both a symphony and ballet. The annual Hotter ‘N Hell bicycle race is one of the largest and oldest cycling events in the country attracting riders from all over the world. We also have regional rodeos, the annual Texas Ranch Roundup, concerts, and more. The Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce is very supportive of the small business community. All this has increased interest in Wichita Falls homes for sale resulting in a rise in prices and higher demand from buyers.
The last few years have seen a rise in recreational activities. The city has been constructing a circle trail, which when complete will provide a 23 mile trail around the city for biking, walking and jogging. This trail has many rest stops and informational signs along the way. This trail goes by Lake Wichita which is another exciting development. The City of Wichita Falls has been on a journey to revitalize the Lake Wichita area. The plans are for this to include new boat ramps, new underwater habitat for fish to improve fishing, a pavilion for concerts and events, restaurants, possibly a wake park and canoe areas with ADA compliant loading docs. The circle trail is also planned to extend out over the water from Barnett Road and connect with the existing trail at Lake Wichita Park. This is going to be a great quality of life addition to the city which is sure to boost Wichita Falls real estate values in the area in WFMLS, especially anywhere along this trail.
The first Thursday of each month April to October features After Hours Art Walk sponsored by the Wichita Falls Art Association. This monthly celebration is centered at the Farmer’s Market at 8th and Ohio with local artists. Stroll from there to experience local art galleries, restaurants and shops.
There is a diverse international community attracted by the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base. Military Pilots from countries all over the world are trained right here. Instructor pilots are brought in from other NATO countries and buy Wichita Falls Real Estate because their assignments are long enough to make purchasing a home a viable option. Sheppard AFB is the largest technical training training base in the Air Force where members of all services obtain their initial technical training certifications in fields such as aircraft maintenance, civil engineering, and communications. Many military members are brought to Wichita Falls by being stationed at Sheppard AFB and end up loving the community so much they decide to stay buying Wichita Falls real estate after retiring or separating from the military.
Wichita Falls has recently been named by Forbes as one of the top 10 places to retire early in the United States. Cost of living and affordable Wichita Falls real estate are some of the key factors in that rating. Wichita Falls landed in a tie for 3rd place in the ranking of all the possible locations to retire in the nation with an overall score of 76. The cost of living score was 99. Wichita Falls also provides easy commutes from any area of town to local restaurants, shopping and entertainment as well as an easy to use public transportation system.
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Annual Events in Wichita Falls, TX
Arts Alive! Home & Garden Festival
Get ready for spring at this annual show that features vendors, seminars, and demonstrations on the latest in products and services for landscaping and the modern home.
Red River Wine Festival
Sample premium Texas wines, sip specialty beers, and enjoy live music at the largest wine-tasting event in the Wichita Falls area.
This annual fundraiser celebrates cowboys and Western art with an artists’ reception, art exhibit, and steak dinner and auction benefitting the Kemp Center for the Arts.
Legends of Western Swing Music Festival
From noon to nearly midnight for three days in mid-June, dance your heart out to the stylings of local Western swing bands at the Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall.
Texas-Oklahoma Jr. Golf Tournament
Watch tomorrow’s golf stars from around the country compete on three Wichita Falls courses for an invitation to the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour National Championships.
Fourth of July Celebration & Most Patriotic Parade
Join the Wichita County Heritage Society for an old-fashioned Fourth with a parade, a “most patriotic” contest, cake walk, face painting, balloon animals, and food.
Hotter’N Hell Hundred
Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2016, the Hotter’N Hell 100 is three days of summer bike racing and bike-centric events. A consumer show kicks things off on Thursday, followed by the 13-mile Wee-Chi-Tah mountain bike race, then a string of endurance races on Saturday, from 10K to 100 miles.
Texas Ranch Roundup
Calf doctoring, team branding, and wild cow milking are a few of the unique arena events you can catch at the Texas Ranch Roundup, “the original ranch rodeo.” There’s also a chuck wagon cooking contest, tradeshow, Cowboy Church service, and kids’ activities.
Hit the midway for exciting games and rides, catch the livestock show, marvel at the exotic animal stage show, and chow down on carnival food at the Texas/Oklahoma Fair.
City Lights Parade
In addition to taking in the floats, bands, clowns, and other parade fun, enjoy music, shopping at downtown stores, food booths, children’s activities, carriage rides, and an appearance by Santa.
MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights
One of the most popular holiday draws in North Texas, the Fantasy of Lights illuminates the Midwestern State University campus with more than 20,000 lights and 30 animated displays.
Restaurants in Wichita Falls, TX
The Highlander Public House is part of the growing and vibrant downtown community located at 726 Scott Ave. This is a Texas Pub featuring scratch kitchen meals from chef Erik, craft cocktails and a large patio where you can enjoy live music.
Read Brittany F.‘s review of Highlander Public House on Yelp
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Frank & Joe’s Coffeehouse offers drive-through and sit down coffee in a relaxing atmosphere and is located at 2919 Bob Ave.. Utilize the conference room for meetings or study booths. Live music can be found in the evenings as well as wine. Enjoy relaxing on the patio with your favorite local beverage.
Read Jack B.‘s review of Frank & Joe’s Coffee House on Yelp
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The Gypsy Kit located on the first floor of the Hamilton Building at 900 8th St downtown has a unique menu and a fun and relaxing atmosphere. This is a great place to go downtown for business lunch or to meet with friends.
Read Dustin N.‘s review of The Gypsy Kit on Yelp
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The Branding Iron is a local favorite featuring BBQ in the heart of downtown located at 104 E Scott.
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Johnny Carino’s Italian restaurant on 4330 Kell Blvd is open seven days a week and is a great place for business lunches with a wonderful atmosphere or a place to take the family for an evening out.
Read Vanessa D.‘s review of Johnny Carino’s on Yelp
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Tim did a wonderful job for us! He showed us a variety of homes that were in our style and price range. We found a home the first day. He was very supportive, answered all our questions, and even gave us contact information for different resources we needed. This has been my best experience in home buying. Thank you Tim for all of your hard work. I highly recommend Tim as your real estate agent. �
July 25, 2017
Tim did a fabulous job with selling my Mother's home for us after she passed away. We had another realtor that had the property listed for 6 months and he did nothing. He only called two times to discuss activity with the property and the second time was 2 weeks before the contract was to expire. So glad I found Tim. He stayed in contact with me and got busy and sold it. He knows what he is doing and on top of that he really is a nice guy.
June 27, 2017
Tim has been such a great help to us as first time home buyers! He walked us through each step and has made the process of buying a house a lot less overwhelming. He is an outstanding realtor who is extremely knowledgeable about the market. We highly recommend him to anybody looking to buy a house!
June 12, 2017
Tim Lockhart is an outstanding Realtor. What is most impressive is his work ethic which was evident the first day we met. Tim was walking neighborhood to neighborhood, on foot prospecting homes. We had our home listed for sale by owner and at the time we did not receive the attention we had hoped. We figured a Realtor committed enough to walk a neighborhood looking for business is the type of person we want committed towards helping us sell our home. Im happy to say our intuition was correct Tim is a VERY hard working and dedicated Realtor. He will do everything he can to get your home sold, I highly recommend Tim Lockhart.
July 29, 2016
We attempted to sell our house for sale by owner, but we did not get very many showings. Then we met Tim and listed our house under him. He was very professional and did a great job marketing our house. We had a lot more showings and sold our house. I highly recommend Tim Lockhart.
June 2, 2016