The City of Watauga, named for a Cherokee term meaning “the village of many springs,” was incorporated as a municipality in 1958. Today, this home-rule city of more than 24,000 residents is a dynamic business and residential community working to partner economic growth with an outstanding civic atmosphere.
Watauga continues to build its legacy of abundance and prosperity through aggressive economic growth, low crime rates, highly rated school districts, affordable housing and a small town civic atmosphere. These factors, coupled with ready access to shopping, entertainment, recreation, airports and key business districts in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, make Watauga an attractive alternative for families and businesses alike. In 2008, CNNMoney.com named the City of Watauga the second most affordable place to live in the nation. People who buy real estate in Watauga see their incomes go the farthest.
With easy access to Interstate 35, Loop 820 and State Highway 121 – and located less than 15 miles from both Alliance Airport and DFW International Airport – Watauga can boast of its outstanding accessibility and transportation systems, including the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The City has also identified the value of facilitating commuter rail service in the future along the Southern Pacific Line paralleling SH 377.
As part of their commitment to participate in environment-healthy projects, the City is a member of the North Texas Green & Go Clean Taxi Partnership that is committed to improving the air quality in North Texas.
The City’s modern library system enhances educational opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages. The library was recently awarded several grants to provide programming and outreach. Watauga residents benefit from a variety of recreational facilities, including a modern Community Center, well-maintained park system and an active Senior Adult Center. Capp Smith Park, located in the heart of the City, occupies 36.7 acres and offers a lighted walking trail, outdoor amphitheater and stocked lake. The Senior Adult Center recently celebrated 25 years of service and offers free lunches, transportation to and from the facility, physical fitness programs and other planned activities.
Major infrastructure improvements made in the last four years include the construction of a new City Hall and Animal Services Center, as well as the expansion of the Watauga Public Library and Police Building.
Visit Watauga and discover for yourself what makes their community one of the most desirable municipalities in Tarrant County. For more information about the City of Watauga and its history, amenities, programs and services, please visit www.cowtx.org.