With a rich 115-year history, Mansfield is entering the 21st century as a former rural farming town transformed into a bustling community of high quality homes, exemplary schools, extensive recreational activities and numerous retail and shopping opportunities. Yet even with its growing population, Mansfield still maintains its hometown feel. Its amenities make Mansfield a destination for families and individuals looking for a tranquil, quality lifestyle with easy access to the advantages of a major metropolitan area.
Located along the southern edge of the Metroplex, Mansfield is one of the fastest growing cities in the region. Accessibility to the urban centers in both Dallas and Fort Worth and to DFW Airport, as well the draw of a high quality lifestyle and good schools, has been the catalyst for Mansfield’s explosive growth. This enviable location gives residents the best of all worlds: the tranquility of small-town life with the benefits of the arts, culture, commercial and recreational assets just a quick drive away.
High-quality residential neighborhoods are the hallmark of Mansfield’s appeal. Guided by innovative city planning and many of the area’s top builders, residential neighborhoods across the city offer a variety of housing, from new homes with traditional architectural style to wooded estates.
Mansfield’s historic downtown area is being revitalized by local business owners interested in preserving the city’s past as part of its bright future. The Mansfield Historical Society is carefully renovating the old McKnight Building at the corner of Main and Broad streets as its headquarters. The museum housed in the building draws visitors from around the state interested in learning more about the area’s unique history.
The city is also home to more than 100 industries, ranging from steel forges and food processing to chemical and high-tech plastic firms. Mansfield has six separate industrial parks with room for more. The city’s Golden Triangle area, bordered by East Broad Street on the north, Highway 287 on the west and Highway 360 on the east, attracts developers from around the country interested in mixed use commercial, office, retail and residential developments.
From library services to senior citizen programs, residents in Mansfield have community services available to them for every member of the family. The city’s public safety departments post low crime rates and offer highly rated emergency medical services. Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, a $134 million, full-service hospital that opened in 2006, ranked in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for outstanding patient experience in 2009-2010.
Recreational opportunities include more than 240 acres of beautiful parkland providing walking trails, playgrounds and green space, and athletic fields for soccer, baseball, softball and football. The Mansfield Activities Center provides recreational programming and athletic events year-round and serves as the home for the city’s popular senior citizens and Kids Zone programs.
Mansfield is also home to two popular golf courses: Walnut Creek Country Club and the city-owned Mansfield National Golf Course, which has been ranked as one of the Top 5 municipal courses in the metroplex. www.mansfieldchamber.org