The Ranches at Whispering Meadows is all about the great LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This is a unique opportunity to live in the peace and serenity of the country, while still being just a short drive from the conveniences, entertainment, and attractions of the major metropolitan city of Dallas. Imagine leaving the bright lights and loud noises of the city each evening and arriving home to the big sky views and relaxing countryside of your very own Texas ranch property. Nothing could be better! Continue to work in the city, with a short, easy commute to Dallas, and then return home to the relaxing countryside each day to unwind with your family.
Hillsboro, Texas is a city brimming with central Texas culture and history. Known as the county seat of Hill County, Hillsboro is nestled in rich farmland surrounded by rural communities and open spaces, yet still conveniently located near Fort Worth (50 miles), Dallas (55 miles), and Waco (30 miles). Residents enjoy the small town ambiance, historic appeal, and quiet spacious lifestyle of this quaint city, while finding the amenities and attractions of larger cities within reach.
Hillsboro offers small town appeal with intimate shops and cafés in the historic downtown district, while bustling with the growth of larger businesses, outlet shopping, restaurants, and hotels along Interstate Highway 35. This city values a sense of community, while growing through industry, technology, and higher learning. Discover the warmth and charm of Hillsboro, for a weekend of shopping or a lifetime of possibilities.
The City of Hillsboro Parks Department maintains Wallace Park and Old City Park, as well as Ridge Park Cemetery and the Old City Cemetery. Both Wallace Park and Old City Park are equipped with a series of unique amenities such as sporting facilities, play grounds, rest rooms, and nature trails. Residents can rent the pavilion or one of the recreational sports fields for a day of family fun!
Located on the northern edge of the city, this 190+ acre park contains state of the art baseball fields, an outdoor basketball court, nature trail, restrooms, soccer fields, and more.
Located in the heart of Hillsboro, City Park offers fully lighted recreation facilities including four practice baseball fields, numerous shade trees and shaded walkways, playgrounds, picnic pavilion, restrooms, and a jogging trail.
The 23,560 surface acre lake is one of the most popular water recreation areas in the nation. Located just 15 minutes from Hillsboro, Lake Whitney offers visitors many outdoor opportunities including fishing, hunting, wind surfing, skiing, sailing, camping, and wildlife watching. 700 RV spaces are available, along with marinas, parks and recreation areas.
HILLSBORO COUNTRY CLUB
The club offers a nine-hole golf course and Pro Shop located in the heart of Hillsboro.
Hillsboro is rich with the history of its founding fathers and offers a variety of historic sites for the history enthusiasts. If you are interested in learning more about Texas History or researching your family’s past, visit Hillsboro and enjoy its fabulous museums. Many scenic, outdoor opportunities await you in and around Hillsboro. From fishing and water sports to golfing and enjoying the parks with your family, this city offers the best in relaxation and fresh air.
TEXAS HERITAGE MUSEUM
One of the best museums of its kind in the nation, the Texas Heritage Museum, located on the campus of Hill College in Hillsboro, commemorates the experiences of Texans during war times. The museum features Civil War, World War II & Audie Murphy, and Vietnam exhibits and includes a Weapons Gallery. The newly remodeled museum offers a state-of-the-art theatre featuring films highlighting the contents of the museum.
CONFEDERATE RESEARCH CENTER
The History Complex also houses the Confederate Research Center, established in 1963. It is built around a library of over 5,000 volumes dealing with the War Between the States. It is perhaps the most extensive library on this subject in the southwest. The center also has extensive archives that house many original manuscripts, diaries and letters from the War period. It also has numerous maps and scores of photographs of both civilian and military leaders in Texas during that period. The Research Center also offers genealogical research services.
HILL COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Restored from a devastating fire New Year’s Day 1993, the Hill County Courthouse serves as the dominant symbol for Hill County. Restoration of the building first built in 1890 took over six years and $9 million dollars to complete. The courthouse is now open for visitors to tour and marvel at its grandeur.
MKT (KATY) DEPOT
The MKT (Katy) Depot serves as the office of the Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce. The depot was restored and moved to its present location, just off the historic courthouse square in downtown Hillsboro. Filled with railroad artifacts and railroad pictures, the depot is a beautiful example of restoration at its best.
HILLSBORO CITY LIBRARY
Building of the library began in 1912 and was completed in 1915. A magnificent structure, it was designed as an adaptation of the Foundling Hospital for Children of Florence, Italy, which was executed in 1419 by the Italian architect, sculptor, and painter Brunelleschi. That building is considered one of the first of the High Renaissance. In 1982, the Library was designated a Texas Historical Building and was listed with the National Registrar of Historic Places.
HILL COUNTY CELL BLOCK MUSEUM
Built in 1893 by architect W. C. Dodson, the museum served as the county jail until 1983. Awarded a Texas Historical Marker in 1981, the building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Exhibits include a tribute to Hill County native Willie Nelson, a Native American Artifact Room, Vintage Clothing Exhibit, and an actual Cell Block that was used until the 80’s.
From antiques to the latest fashions, Hillsboro offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities to choose from. Whether exploring the historic downtown for that much treasured item or taking the day to visit the Prime Outlet Mall or the Outlets at Hillsboro, and the multitude of shops available. Hillsboro has it all!
- Antique Village and Golf Carts
- Christmas Store
- Decades – Antiques And More
- Hillsboro Antique Mall
- Rainbow Gems
- Two Sisters
- Shell’s Dress Shop
- Lone Star Boot Outlet
FLORIST & GIFTS
- Floral Gallery
- It Can Be Arranged by Gary Evans
- Aaron Rentals
- Main Street Furniture
- McDonald’s Furniture
Whether you are searching for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Hillsboro has many options to whet your appetite. From Mexican or Italian to steak or a great burger, dine at any of our fine establishments and enjoy a taste of Hillsboro.
Hillsboro and the surrounding area offer a complete range of accommodations. Hotels, bed and breakfasts, lodges, and resorts are available for overnight stays.
- Windmill Bed & Breakfast
- Comfort Suites
- Days Inn
- Hampton Inn
- Quality Inn
- La Quinta Inns & Suites