Ennis is a growing town of just over 18,000 people, located southeast of Dallas. Ennis used to be the last stop on the railroad line and the town grew up as a railroad town in the early days of Texas. Ennis is proud of its Western heritage. In fact, Ennis still elects a Town Marshall every year, an outdated practice in the United States. Today, Ennis is considered the "Bluebonnet Capital of North Texas" and celebrates this distinction each year.
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Unique local festivals! Ennis is home to the National Polka Festival. This festival celebrates the Czech heritage of Ennis with a food, dancing, and a parade. The event culminates in the crowning of the Duke and Duchess of Ennis who will reign for the coming year. The Bluebonnet Festival is a big tourist draw for Ennis. The Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas, and Ennis is the heart of Bluebonnet country. The festival lasts the full month of April with arts and crafts, music, and plenty of kids activities.
Famous trails and wine! Along with the festival, visitors and locals alike can take a drive on the Bluebonnet Trails. The visitor center provides free trail maps and driving directions to witness the bucolic scenes of open land, cattle, and wildflowers. Coupled with a stop at the Sugar Hill Winery, this makes for a pleasant Sunday afternoon drive.
Stable housing market! Home ownership and home rental rates in Ennis are split just about evenly. This means that plenty of people are buying homes or finding rent to own homes in Ennis, with an intention to stay. Downtown Ennis prices are slightly lower than other neighborhoods such as Sonoma.
Fast cars! The Texas Motorplex is located in Ennis. This quarter-mile drag racing complex hosts the annual NHRA O'Reilly Fall Nationals. This track is famous. Pinks: All Out even hosted a contest here one year. The Motorplex also hosts Fast Fridays when street racers can get their chance to run this famous quarter-mile.
Property values are holding their own! Ennis has weathered the financial downturn and property values have been stable, even rising by over 9 percent in the last year. In addition, there are still vacant residential lots available, especially in the West Ennis community area. This is one community that is still looking to grow. There are also several apartment complexes to chose from, including Emerald Gardens Apartments.