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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Winnsboro, Texas

Winnsboro is a charming small town surrounded by beautiful countryside. Originally known as the Crossroads, Winnsboro, Texas is strategically located equidistant from Dallas, Shreveport, and Texarkana. A Texas Main Street City, Winnsboro is restoring historic treasures. Multiple annual festivals are hosted in Winnsboro. These includes the Autumn Trails Festival, Texas Woodstock Festival, Class Car Cruise-In, and Biker Rally.

The female to male ratio here is 100:109. 70% have some college, 16% have degrees. Unemployment is 4%. The racial makeup is 85% caucasion, 9% african american, 5% hispanic, and 1% other. There is ample opportunity to volunteer and to work.

Additionally, Winnsboro has very unique highlights, including a winery in the downtown area, a Stone Oven Diner, bakery, and a steak house. In addition, there is unique shopping. Other communities are near Winnsboro and allow a vast experience. The large city of Dallas is a 90-minute drive so residents get to experience the stress free environment of a small community and are able to be heard and not lost in the crowd, but are also capable of getting on Interstate 30 to enjoy the City life of Dallas for the day. It is the best of both worlds.

Where to Retire in Winnsboro and Home Prices

Median Listing Price in Winnsboro was $209,835 in early 2023, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Winnsboro

Winnsboro might be small but it is a striving town. Winnsboro, one of the Texas Certified Retirement Communities, has forward thinking leadership. Winnsboro's Main Street initiative has been very successful  in generating economic development and revitalizing the downtown.

What Is Not Special about Winnsboro

A small town in Texas might not appeal to everyone.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average July high temperature is 93 and the average January low is 31. The wettest month is Oct (5"). Winnsboro is in relatively arid northeast Texas.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Winnsboro Center for the arts offers exhibits and live performances; Fine Arts Market is an annual event that features art and artists from all over the country; Winnsboro hosts several community events throughout the year.


Winnsboro has a very low crime rate.

Medical Facilities

Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro.


There is a regional airport 55 miles away in Tyler, Texas, but the nearest international airport is in Dallas, about 120 miles away.

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