Waxahachie continues to be an attractive area for developers and individuals to locate. In 2010, over $34 million in commercial development and over $20 million in residential development was completed.
Waxahachie is also an attractive tourist destination. The charm of the historic homes and buildings brings thousands of visitors to the city each year. While here, visitors enjoy numerous unique shopping opportunities, including antiques, specialty shops and boutiques.
Just a short drive from the Metroplex, Waxahachie also has a number of festivals and events throughout the year for residents and visitors to enjoy.
In 1997, the Texas State Legislature designated Waxahachie as the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas.” Each summer, the city’s historic streets are lined with hundreds of beautiful pink crape myrtles in full bloom.
Waxahachie’s year-round attractions and festivals include: Hachie Gras Parade, Tulipalooza, Ellis County Livestock Show & Rodeo, Waxahachie Cinco de Mayo Festival, Gingerbread Trail, Crape Myrtle Festival, C10s in the Park, Stampede of Speed, Crossroads of Texas Festival, Ellis County Veterans Ceremony, Christmas Tour of Homes, Santa Run, Bethlehem Revisited and more.
The population at the begiinning of 2019 was just over 37,000, with a healthy average growth rate of 4.1% in 2018.
Waxahachie continues to benefit from its convenient location at the intersection of I-35 and US 287.