Railroads, cowboy hats, and bluebonnets — what better way to say “Texas?” During April, Ennis is a sea of blue (and some pink and white) as miles of bluebonnets begin to bloom. Drive the “Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail,” the oldest such trail in the state, then enjoy the Bluebonnet Festival with food and entertainment.
Ennis is located 32 miles south of downtown Dallas, near I-45. It is a family-friendly community with award-winning public schools. Over 40 industries ensure a strong local economy with thousands of manufacturing and industrial jobs, and more industrial development projects are in the works.
Established in 1872, Ennis’ historic downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places. Stroll along the brick-lined Main Street and enjoy the many boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, and cafes.
The Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum is housed in a former train depot & restaurant built in 1915. The Texas Motorplex is home to world-class car racing events, as well as the location of the National Polka Festival. In neighboring Waxahachie you can celebrate spring at the Renaissance Scarborough Faire, an 8-week event with over 200 performances, jousting, juried craft shows, artist demonstrations, over 200 shops, and more on 35 fun-filled acres.
Looking for a traditional Western town? Shine your cowboy boots, brush up on your Texas Two-Step and find your Ennis apartment.