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July 4th, 2015

Mansfield, Tx. Home Inspections

Pro Texas Home Inspections provides top quality home inspection services in Mansfield, Texas 76063.

Mansfield, Texas began in 1860 when a family of three brothers started homesteads in the area. It became known as the Gibson community after the original settlers, and families started building homesteads in the area. In 1856, R. S. Man and Julian Field built a grist mill on what is now Broad and Main in the community. The community grew around the gristmill, and over the years, the two men continued to contribute to the city by building and working in the US Post Office, and a general store. The citizens began calling the community ‘Mansfeild’, but because it was often misspelled, eventually it become the modern day Mansfield. In 1886 the railroad was expanded and built through Mansfield, and the city grew again around it. Through the railroad and the gristmill run by RS Man and Julian Field, the people of Mansfield helped supply the confederacy with food through the Civil War.

Through the early 1900s, Mansfield incorporated their independent school district, and their city library was started. The city continued to grow and expand, and is now a thriving community, with strong schools and a central location to the DFW metroplex. Mansfield was voted the seventeenth best place to live in America in 2014, and it is easy to see why. The mix of a small town, but with big city access and amenities make it a perfect place to live. We at Pro Texas Home Inspections can help you find the perfect place to call home in Mansfield!

Mansfield excels in outdoor living, with access to multiple parks, trails, gun ranges, state parks, and lakes. Mansfield boasts fourteen local parks, one of which is a beautiful nature center. There are several beautiful golf courses located within the city- Mansfield National Course, and the Walnut Creek Country Club. Both are well ranked, and very popular. The Arlington Sportsman Club is a well known gun range that offers many amenities like archery ranges, classes, and shooting matches. If you are looking for family friendly outdoor fun, Hawaiian Falls is a local water park that has fun for all ages, including wading pools, slides, and tubing. Don’t forget about the array of parks around the city! Many of the parks have connecting trails between them, and some are being developed to connect to the local Joe Pool Lake trails, where there is miles of hiking, water activities, and camping. There is an abundance of outdoor activities within these parks, and on Joe Pool Lake,

Mansfield ISD is known for having fantastic elementary, middle, and high schools, including programs like the partnership with Ben Barber Career and Tech Academy. Ben Barber is a training center for high school aged children to train in many areas of interest, with both hands on experience and testing and training. Ben Barber offers many choices for study like architecture and construction, fine arts, health sciences, information technology, and much more that can prepare children for a career and college once out of high school.

There are many ways to find shopping and entertainment in Mansfield. Historic downtown Mansfield is located at the heart of the city off Main street. It has many original brick buildings filled with little boutiques, restaurants, and events are often held on the block. The quaint Farr Best Theatre is located on Main Street, and is one of the few original structures left. It was built in 1917, and redone in 2014. It is an intimate theatre, perfect for small music gatherings and acoustic settings, along with theatrical and dance performances, even weddings. Take a walk down the street before your show and enjoy the restaurants the block has to offer, with choices like pizza, barbeque and sandwiches, all within walking distance. Looking for more shopping? There are large shopping centers around Cooper and 287 offering plenty of choices for a fun, relaxing afternoon out.

Mansfield has a lot to offer in a small but thriving city, with plenty of outdoor fun, fantastic schools, and fun for the whole family. Finding a perfect home in Mansfield can be easy with a great home inspector from Pro Texas Home Inspections!

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