Seniors Enjoy “The Branch”


We are off to visit what the locals call “The Branch”, Farmers Branch, Texas.  Seniors discover that Farmers Branch, with a population of just under 30,000, is an oasis of small-town life in the heart of big-city bustle.

Over the years Farmers Branch has come to be known as “The City in a Park” with fifteen parks, three golf courses, seventeen tennis courts, three youth centers, two indoor theaters, and a swimming pool.

Twelve miles north of downtown Dallas, Farmers Branch is the oldest settlement in Dallas County, a community steeped in Texas heritage with very deep roots. The local Historical Park is one of the best-kept secrets in the area where senior visitors can take a walk back in time and wander amongst the array of historical buildings and colorful gardens.


 Senior Visitors Find More Than A Branch


Farmers Branch was settled in 1842 by Thomas Keenan and his wife, Sarah. The area was called Mustang, but later changed to Farmers Branch due to the rich soil and flourishing crops in Dallas County.

Between 1845 and 1850, it was the best-known of all of the Texas settlements. The community is credited with many of Dallas County’s firsts, including the area’s first church, school and blacksmith shop.

Farmers Branch is more than a branch with 3,500 companies  in town and over 250 corporate headquarters, including 60 Fortune 500 companies.

Senior visitors will enjoy Farmers Branch Historical Park with its historic houses, a museum store, picnic area, and two large meadows. A one-room schoolhouse is one of its many attractions, as well as a three log structures, and a beautiful late-19th-century Queen Anne Victorian Cottage.


Seniors Enjoy A City On The Move

“The city is ‘on the move’ and is creating a new downtown – a special place that will be uniquely Farmers Branch – a place that will be a highly desirable neighborhood in which to live, work and play.”

When you are in the Dallas area, stop in Farmers Branch and see for yourself this city on the move. Seniors will discover that Farmers Branch hosts dozens of events every year… Date Night, Independence Day Celebration, Bloomin’ Bluegrass, Halloween in The Park, and the Christmas Tour of Lights.

See you in Farmers Branch.  jeb

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