Burkburnett Homes for Sale
Burkburnett, Texas is located approximately 10 miles north of Wichita Falls on the Red River, featuring a welcoming, peaceful atmosphere ideally suited to families. Like many other communities in the area, this one is popular amongst the families who serve in the United States Air Force at Sheppard Air Force Base. For adults, the town offers some of the best bird and deer hunting available in north Texas. For children and families, there are a number of other attractions and events that occur on a regular basis.
The population of Burkburnett is approximately 10,000 people. The community is relaxed and friendly, and the schools are in the Burkburnett Independent School district which is ranked among the best school districts in the state.
The Burkburnett Independent School District (ISD) combines the best of urban, suburban and rural living environments. The district covers 189 square miles including Burkburnett, Sheppard AFB, parts of northern Wichita Falls, Cashion and Thornberry, and serves over 3,300 students annually. Burkburnett ISD prides itself in the community involvement from parents and non-parents alike supporting the schools through volunteer programs and active interest in constant improvement. More than 90% of the district graduates go on to colleges and universities across the nation.
Burkburnett offers many opportunities for the whole family. There are Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Club, Girls Softball League, Little League Baseball, the Burkburnett Soccer Association, and Men's Basketball to name a few. Friendship Community Park is a 14 acre park with a covered basketball court, playground for children, picnic pavilions and gazebos. There is also a pond with a fountain and bridge, 1.2 miles of walking & jogging trails and a 3,000 seat amphitheater. Burkburnett is proud of its many parks and recreational areas such as the Permian Park and there is a dedicated skate park. The golfers will enjoy 18 hole municipal River Creek Park Golf Course located 5 miles south of town on FM 1177. The Red River also offers many outdoor activities such as birding which features Bald Eagles, canoeing, fishing and 4-wheeling.
Each October the city comes together for the Friendship Festival with booths featuring jewelry, clothing, technology and specialty products. Children enjoy games, face painting, pony rides and more. Each festival includes musical entertainment in the amphitheater.
The mission Statement of the Burkburnett Chamber of Commerce is: "The Burkburnett Chamber of Commerce is organized to stimulate a favorable business climate, enhance the quality of life, and lend leadership to the environment in and around the area of Burkburnett, Texas."
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