Mansfield is an affluent suburban city located mostly in Tarrant county, with small parts in Ellis and Johnson counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. Its location is almost equidistant to Dallas, Fort Worth and DFW Airport. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,368. The population of Mansfield is estimated to grow to 59,831 in 2012 and projected to reach 70,019 in 2017.
CNN/Money Magazine just ranked Mansfield at #17 in 2014 in its annual "Best Places To Live" list. Mansfield has been in that list in the recent past : in 2007, 2009, and 2012, ranking it 83rd, 24th, and 30th, respectively.
|City of Mansfield, Texas|
Mansfield City Hall
|Location of Mansfield in Tarrant County, Texas|
|Coordinates: 32°34′38″N 97°7′36″W|
Established in 1917, Farr Best Theater is the city's historical venue for concerts, musical revue and live performances. Even though the owners of the theater have changed hands many times since its inception, the Farr family still resides in Mansfield.
For softball and baseball tournaments, Big League Dreams has eight replica baseball fields and an indoor soccer pavilion.
The Mansfield Historical Museum chronicles the city's history from a prairie outpost in the past to a thriving community now.
Hawaiian Falls Water Park is a popular 10-acre destination during the hot summer months; while Historic Mansfield is being revitalized to be a year-round destination. Downtown hosts annual festivals like the Hot Beats & Cold Brews Festival, the Hometown Holiday Parade and St. Paddy's Pickle Parade.
Mansfield also has an extensive park system including 11 parks, 3.5 miles of hiking/biking trail, an 80-acre nature park, an activity center, four athletics fields and two golf courses (Mansfield National Golf Course and Walnut Creek Country Club).