Living in Granbury

People always ask me, is Granbury a nice place to live?

Yes! I personally think that Granbury is a very nice place to live.

Many other people do, too. It’s often voted as one of the “Best Small Towns in Texas”, and the town is growing all the time.

I, and many other people, love it for a wide variety of reasons. In general, it combines the best aspects of many ways of life:

  • Small-town Texas life
  • Many things to do for entertainment
  • Access to one of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.
  • Good restaurants and grocery store options
  • Affordable waterfront living on a beautiful lake
  • A tight-knit community

Granbury to Dallas/Fort Worth

Granbury is located just 38 miles west of Fort Worth. It’s within “commuting range” of the the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Many residents make the drive back and forth daily.

Not everybody loves the drive back and forth. But, most people who do it agree that the benefits outweight the downsides. Most folks we’ve asked like to listen to podcasts, or audiobooks while they make the drive. They say they appreciate the chance to improve their skills and knowledge base while they focus on the road.

Fort Worth Stock Yars

One great aspect of Granbury traffic– especially the commute to Dallas/Fort Worth –is that the driving is mostly done at fast highway speeds. I think most people would agree, it’s more satisfying to drive steadily along the highway at 65 mph, than to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Granbury to DFW Airport: 60 Miles
Granbury to Fort Worth: 38 Miles
Granbury to Dallas: 69 Miles

Why do people love living in Granbury?

Granbury has a great quality of life, and it’s getting better all the time.

Because Granbury is a reasonably large town, there are enough people, and enough interests, that you can find like-minded folks. There are activities for everything, ranging from clog-dancing, theatre, shopping, watersports, and more.

Granbury is a magnet for people who love Lake Granbury, watersports, golf, and the slower-pace of life. Lots of people say it reminds them of smaller communities in the DFW metroplex, before it became so busy.

Granbury is especially popular with retired folks. But, the city population seems to be trending toward younger families, too.

Life in Granbury is Good, and Getting Better

New tools like e-commerce, remote work and fuel-efficient cars have made Granbury accessible to a whole new demographic.

As technology advances, I think Granbury will continue to be an even nicer place to live.

People can live in Granbury for the peace and quiet of country life, and still have full access to high-wages and attractions of Fort Worth, or wherever they find remote work. I’ve even known of people who commute to Dallas multiple times a week.

Life in Granbury isn’t perfect, and it isn’t the right choice for everybody. But, Granbury and the surrounding communities have so much to offer. Many people who have the move say they can’t imagine “going back” to live in Dallas/Fort Worth.

In general, people love living in Granbury. Once they get here, most “stay put”, and many wind up bringing their friends!