Terrell is a small suburban city located 25 miles east of Dallas. It is an attractive community with a historic downtown, five parks, and several local lakes. Terrell began as a railroad town in 1873 and was incorporated in 1875.
But while many are drawn for the historic buildings and local charm, many others come for the shopping. Downtown Terrell, a historic district, features vintage lighting and wide sidewalks, perfect for enjoying an afternoon of window shopping the stores, dining at the restaurants, or enjoying the museums, the Heritage Museum, and the unique Iris Theater.
For bargains, residents and visitors alike head for the Tanger Outlet Center, which features more than 40 stores, and the Canton First Monday Trade Days. Billed as the world’s largest flea market, this monthly event is held in nearby Canton and features 7,000 vendors on over 300 acres.
Rent an apartment in Terrell and you’ll enjoy a short commute into Dallas, great shops and restaurants, beautiful parks, and many other great attractions. The No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum is a unique museum that highlights the British pilots who were trained in Terrell during World War II. R.A. Terrell House, built around 1860, is one of the oldest homes in the city. It was built by the city’s founder, Robert Adams Terrell, and is located on the campus of Southwestern Christian College.
When you want to leave the luxury of your Terrell apartment and experience life on the Western frontier, you can visit nearby ranches. Rocking L guest Ranch is an authentic western town on 75 acres, perfect for getaways. Reunion Ranch is a super location for reunions, retreats, and more. It features a conference center, a gazebo, a rodeo arena, and a lake.