Community Overview

Granbury Courthouse

Granbury is host to a diverse style of iving. If you want waterfront living there are a multitude of options that include main water, cove, canal and private boat ramps. Water front homes can range from $80,000 to $3 million so working with a realtor is key to sustaining a long-term value of your home purchase.

If it's acreage you are seeking, Granbury and Hood County has a wide range of options, anywhere from $5,000 per acre and up. Some acreage lots also have water views.

If you're looking for a great place to raise a family, you can't beat Granbury. There are over 20 subdivisions to choose from, depending on your budget and hobbies. We have subdivisions with golf, airports, pools, lake access, private lakes, clubhouses, RV parking, riding and walking trails. All schools in Granbury are Recognized or Exemplary.

With Granbury being only a short 25 minute drive from Fort Worth or Cleburne, the city is strategically positioned to enable a transition from work to retirement. There are over 10 golf courses in the area, 103 miles of shoreline on the lake, and a multitude of clubs and associations to get involved in.

Granbury truly has something for everyone. It is recommended you work with a Realtor to ensure a strong return on your investment.

Nutt House

The Ashton House

Train Station Museum

History

Founded in 1825, Granbury started as a square and log cabin court house. It is generally considered to be a suburb of the Fort Worth. Many of the buildings on the square are now registered historic landmarks, including the Granbury Opera House, which still hosts Broadway productions. The city name originated from the Confederate General Hiram B. Granberry. Some scholars, to explain why the city name is spelled differently, believe the name Grandberry was misread y on a document, but recent findings have concluded that Granberry chose to spell his name Granbury.[4] Recent expansion of the city was made possible by the damming of the Brazos River in 1969, which formed Lake Granbury, a long, narrow lake which flows through the city.

Granbury and Hood County are rich in Texas history. David (Davy) Crockett's wife, Elizabeth, settled in Hood County following the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Crockett, as well as other Alamo participants, received land grants. The Crockett family received land in what is now Hood County. Elizabeth Crockett is buried in Acton State Historic Site, the smallest state park in Texas. A large statue of Elizabeth Crockett marks her grave site. Several of Crockett's descendants still reside in Hood County.

John Wilkes Booth, according to Granbury legend, moved to Hood County and assumed the name of John St. Helen. There is a store on the historic town square that is still called St. Helen's.

English actor Peter Mayhew, who portrayed the wookie Chewbacca in four of the six Star Wars movies, resides in Granbury.

English musician Andy Parker, founding drummer of the legendary english rock group UFO resides in Granbury when he's not touring the world.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 7,978 people, 3,559 households, and 1,927 families residing in the city. The population density was 619.1 people per square mile (239.0/km²). There were 4,419 housing units at an average density of 342.9 per square mile (132.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.75% White, 0.71% African American, 0.71% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.11% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.57% of the population.

There were 3,559 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,952, and the median income for a family was $45,451. Males had a median income of $34,625 versus $25,721 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,801. About 5.0% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.