County Offices
2 North Main Street
Cleburne 817-556-6300

Chamber of Commerce
1511 W. Henderson
Cleburne 817-645-2455

Located on the southwestern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, rural Johnson County enjoys a panoramic setting in the Prairies and Lakes region of north-central Texas. New residents can look forward to educational excellence in some of the finest school districts in the Metroplex. Innovative programs and modern, well-equipped classrooms strive to meet the needs of every student, integrating the latest technology with proven instructional methods. A wide array of extra-curricular activities and special programs for the gifted and challenged underline the commitment to develop the potential of each student. Although a number of public and private colleges and universities are available within a reasonable commute, opportunities for higher education in Johnson County include the private Southwestern Adventist University in Keene and the Cleburne campus for Hill Junior College.

Although Huguley Memorial Hospital in Fort Worth is convenient to many Johnson County residents, others take advantage of the advanced healthcare services and facilities at the Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital in Cleburne. Recipient of honors including “One of the Top 100 Hospitals in America” and the coveted three-year “Accreditation with Commendation” from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the hospital offers a 126-bed acute-care facility with more than 80 physicians on staff. Modern birthing suites, an Orthopedic and Joint Replacement Center, community education programs, outpatient surgery, and respiratory therapy are just a few of the specialties.

Close proximity to Fort Worth entertainment and cultural attractions combines with unique amenities throughout Johnson County for an unrivaled quality of life. Panoramic Lake Whitney and Lake Granbury border the region, while Lake Pat Cleburne, Cedar Lake, and Cleburne State Recreational Park add a wealth of additional opportunities for outdoor adventure and recreation. The ideal setting for activities like hunting, fishing, boating, water sports, hiking, biking, camping, off-roading, and camping are close to home for Johnson County residents. Municipal parks and recreation departments manage parkland and first-rate facilities from swimming pools and tennis courts to sports fields as well as programs for all ages and interests. Privately owned country clubs, golf courses, fitness centers, and entertainment centers cater to every lifestyle.

Johnson County preserves its proud heritage in historic sites and quaint districts, home to wonderful antique centers and charming shops and eateries. The Layland Museum in Cleburne occupies the lower level of the original Carnegie Library building, completed in 1904. The top floor is actually a refurbished auditorium and serves as the home of the theatrical group, the Carnegie Players. Culture and entertainment harmonize in local festivals and holiday celebrations, from Fourth of July fireworks to holiday lighting. One of the seasonal highlights is the Kolache Festival, celebrating the area’s strong Czech influence in its early settlement. The housing selection Johnson County blends well-kept homes in the heart of small towns with vibrant suburban neighborhoods, country estates, and exclusive enclaves where custom homes are graced by meticulous landscaping. For the finest in Metroplex sophistication and the relaxed pace of suburban and county living, consider vibrant Johnson County.

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Approximately 4,000 residents have settled into Johnson County’s oldest town, located 28 miles from Forth Worth at the intersection of Interstate 35 West and Highway 67. Alvardo boasts the jewel of Alvarado Lake for local fishing and water recreation, although the community actively supports school athletic teams and sports clubs. Special events dot the calendar, including the Pioneer and Old Settlers Reunion each August. A local library, senior center, and civic groups assist in planning and sponsoring many of the community gatherings such as the annual car show or the holiday arts and craft bazaar. Residents and city planners are preparing for the inevitable growth moving in their direction, hoping to balance the town’s friendly small-town atmosphere with exciting new choices for shopping, dining, recreation, and housing.

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Stretching between Tarrant and Johnson Counties, the City of Burleson provides a close-knit community atmosphere for approximately 25,000 residents. In recent decades, thousands of families have discovered the area’s high quality of life, excellent schools, and small-town livability. Commuters to Fort Worth employment centers are only 12 miles from the downtown business district, although Burleson is welcoming an influx of economic growth from retail to manufacturing. While the city’s borders have greatly expanded, Old Town remains the hub of activity and center of quality commerce and quiet residential neighborhoods. Remodeling, expanding, revitalizing, and building have been constant activities as the city ensures a high quality of life for the steady influx of new residents. The million-dollar renovation of Bartlett Park included a recreation playground, sports fields, concessions, a multi-purpose trail, and a fishing pond with pier.

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Nearly 30,000 residents are at home in Cleburne, serving as the county seat and regional healthcare center. The highly acclaimed Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital stands as a shining example of the city’s commitment to provide first-rate urban amenities in a friendly, small-town environment. Outstanding recreational facilities in and near Cleburne include three area lakes, a dozen lush parks, a public golf course, tennis courts, and a variety of sports fields. Community theater, an expansive library, Layland Museum, and an exhaustive list of annual celebrations and festivities add cultural enrichment. Shopping is available in neighborhood village centers as well as Nolan River Mall and the Cleburne Shopping Center.

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Rapid growth characterized the small town of Joshua, home to nearly 8,000 residents who enjoy a convenient location between Burleson and Cleburne on State Highway 174. Beautiful new homes and subdivisions seem to be springing up in every corner of Joshua, attesting to the region’s unique mix of exceptional services with the relaxed pace and low density of suburban and country environments. Local planners are committed to accommodating the current boom in economic activity and residential construction with the preservation of open space and zoning that maintains the serenity of tree-shaded neighborhoods. The city is home to a popular country club, with other private clubs available nearby in Cleburne and Burleson. Two area lakes are within easy access for fishing, boating, and water sports. Cleburne State Park adds opportunities for expanded outdoor adventure.

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Home to a population of approximately 6,000, the college town of Keene is home to Southwestern Adventist University. This stimulating small-town atmosphere includes exemplary schools and private school alternatives that complement the family oriented community spirit. Quiet neighborhoods along tree-lined streets offer a pleasing selection of homes in varying architectural styles and price ranges. From the university’s tower, the skyline of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis is visible in the distance, attesting to the city’s close proximity to world-class shopping, professional sports, retail centers, amusements, nature and science centers, and cultural attractions. Well-developed cities in Johnson County also provide a number of first-rate services and amenities including a regional hospital.

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