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Ennis is a thriving Texas community of 18,513. Our unique downtown architecture is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, and as a community we seek to retain the historic charm of the turn of the century through a variety of festivals and beautification programs. The red brick of Main Street is lined with festive banners, native trees, turn-of-the-century lights, and park benches placed outside antique shops.
Our civic pride is showcased in the Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum. The building was constructed in 1915 and originally served as a restaurant and train depot. In 1992 the building was renovated and turned into a museum to reflect the "golden age" of railroading. Attractive oak and brass furnishings surround a fascinating collection of train memorabilia and contemporary photo displays of historic Ennis.
Ennis is a nurturing place. We grow and support a productive, motivated and well educated citizenry.
Quality public education is a top priority… Ennis boasts award winning public schools. All elementary schools are currently rated either "Recognized" or "Exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
Higher education opportunities abound. No less than 40 universities and five community colleges are located within a 60 minute drive of Ennis.
Healthcare in Ennis is unsurpassed with a new 60 bed hospital that is widely recognized for emergency care, diagnostic services and medical/surgical procedures.
Ennis is just 30 minutes from a true “World Class” civic and cultural center (the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex), yet a world away from big-city cares. We enjoy professional sports provided by Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. We find ample opportunity for artistic expression in the Metroplex with symphony, opera, and museum offerings that are unparalleled. Yet, our community provides us security and peace of mind with a low crime rate, a high quality of life and a leisurely pace of living.
Ennis is a welcoming place. We warmly welcome more than 700,000 tourists to our City every year (Texas Motorplex attendance: 500,000, Lake Bardwell attendance: 150,220 and Festival attendance: 100,000+). Ennis hosts world class racing events at The Texas Motorplex with speeds reaching an incredible...333.95 mph! and is home of the National Polka Festival and Bluebonnet Trails and Festival.
Today, Ennis is big business. Over 4,000 people work in 40+ industries. The "Bluebonnet City" produces electric power, automotive components, plastic storage containers, furniture, steel, electronics, custom rifles, paint, roofing materials and numerous other products including business and computer documents. We are also home to state-of-the-art call/service centers and technology based (robotic) distribution centers.
The City of Ennis has increased its market valuation over the last ten years by more than $535 million through economic growth. We are confident that you will find our business incentives are among the very best in the United States!...
For family, for career, for fun… Ennis is the RIGHT place.
. . . Our future is bright, your choice is clear:
Discover "THE ENNIS ADVANTAGE!"
...and be a part of our success!