More About Wichita Falls the "Gateway to Texas"
The City of Wichita Falls is comfortably nestled in the North East corner of the Panhandle/Plains area of North Texas. Wichita Falls is an economically progressive city home to commerce and industry with worldwide interests.
The City also has several institutions of higher learning, a strong international presence through Sheppard Air Force Base, a well educated, eager workforce and a community spirit geared toward family, friends and a desire to see that this thriving city continues to grow and prosper.
By most accounts Wichita Falls can be summed up with two words, pleasant and comfortable. This is a family oriented city conveniently located within two hours of two metropolitan areas with populations exceeding one million citizens; Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.
Wichita Falls has a population of approximately 104,553, is the county seat of Wichita County and considered the population center of North Texas.
Wichita Falls proudly calls itself the home of the finest military installation in the country, Sheppard Air Force Base. Through Sheppard’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, Wichita Falls has a significant international flavor. The program is utilized by seventeen different NATO countries for the finest fighter pilot training in the world.
There is considerable international investment in the area’s manufacturing base as well. The greater Wichita Falls area has 185 manufacturing companies producing products for major automotive manufacturers, oil and gas production, construction, aircraft manufacturers, food service providers, water recreation and more. Within a 60 mile radius of Wichita Falls, there are more than 393,000 people of which approximately 152,000 are in the workforce.
Our award winning public school system and institutes of higher education are exemplary. Midwestern State University is heralded throughout the state for its medical, teaching, business and liberal arts programs.
Wichita Falls also offers state-of the art medical facilities and services that have made it the health care choice of residents throughout North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Along with excellent healthcare the City has a lower than average cost of living with affordable, quality housing ranging from apartments to mansions.
Once here you'll find considerable cultural activities from the symphony to good old Texas rodeos. Wichita Falls prides itself on having something for everyone.
The City has a wonderful thirteen mile long trail system that winds through neighborhoods and along attractive streams for use by walkers, joggers, bicyclers and rollerbladers and an additional parks system featuring 39 parks within the city limits. The parks are great for family outings with spaceous picnic shelters, playgrounds, nature trails, duck ponds and more.
You can also enjoy the Wichita Falls ballet troupe, museums, symphony, community theaters featuring everything from Shakespeare to rock concerts, professional hockey, skate park, newly renovated municipal golf course, college football and basketball, festivals and fairs, water park, family entertainment centers, nearby lakes and mountains and a Multi-Purpose Event Center with convention facilities, 10,000 seat arena, agriculture building and more. Wichita Falls offers year-round entertainment and activities that are guaranteed to keep you and your family as busy as your schedule will allow.