AubreyThe City of Aubrey's proximity to Lake Ray Roberts, Lake Lewisville and the Greenbelt make the City of Aubrey a wonderful place to call home! Aubrey is a dynamic small town with a big heart and lots of room to grow. Good things are happening all around our small town and people are beginning to notice. In 2014 and 2015, the City of Aubrey topped The Dallas Morning News' list of the 10 Healthiest Neighborhoods. Keep Aubrey Beautiful was one of 10 cities in Texas to receive the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Award for 2015. Grounded in our history and by our sense of community, Aubrey looks forward to the change growth will bring. Our residents - our customers - deserve quality services, now and in the future. The decisions we make, the partnerships we forge, and the innovation we adapt today will have a lasting impact on those who follow; therefore, we are constantly looking for new methods, new partnerships and new technologies to make the City work better for our residents.
- The crime rate in Aubrey is very low, not only compared to the national average but also the state average.
- 86.9% of Aubrey residents have a high school degree or higher, and 20.4% have a bachelor’s degree or higher
- highlights of living in Aubrey are the Peanut Festival and the Friday Night Lights of Aubrey Football.
Aubrey’s first settlers arrived in the area in the 1840’s. These pioneers sought a better life out west, and found an abundance of land, fertile soil, and access to water- as well as the dense Cross Timbers forest.
The Key Schoolhouse was the first recorded structure in Aubrey. Built in 1858, some of the students that attended the school eventually came to play important roles in Aubrey’s development. Those students were Ben Moss, W.R. Coffey, and Jim and Joe Wilcox, among others.
As time passed into the 1870’s, additional schoolhouses were built, a doctor’s office was established, churches developed, and families continued to settle in the town. In the 1880’s, the Texas Pacific Railroad built a depot in Aubrey, bringing even more growth to the area and giving the town an economic boost.
A wide variety of crops have always grown in and around Aubrey, and cattle raising has continued to be an important part of the economy. Up until the 1930’s, the main crop in Aubrey was cotton. Almost every family had a cotton patch of some size, and there were three cotton gins in the area. However, once the price of cotton began to decline, peanuts became the largest crop in the area. The sandy soil in Aubrey was ideal for peanut farming, and peanuts were a good cash crop. When it came time to harvest the peanuts, the people of Aubrey and the surrounding communities traveled from field to field, working together to help each other with the task.
Aubrey’s peanut drying mill still stands today, and the city continues to host an annual peanut festival every October.
Today, Aubrey’s population continues to grow as the city continues to develop. For example, in recent years you may have heard it referred to as “Horse Country USA” because of the large number of horse ranches now in the area.
In 2010, a local group established the Aubrey Historical Society to document Aubrey’s history. Since then, the Aubrey Historical Society has compiled all of the local history into a book and opened an Aubrey Area Museum.
SCHOOLS:Aubrey Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in AUBREY, TX. It has 2,593 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading. Aubrey High School was named to the U.S. News Best High Schools 2021 list. To find the most current information, please visit Niche.com
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