Moving to Aubrey

  • Median Home Price – $212,100
  • Median Rent – $1,283
  • Median Income – $64,777

Just north of Dallas and slightly to the west of our own Sandbrock Ranch is the much-adored little town of Aubrey, Texas.

Those who already call Sandbrock Ranch home are aware of everything this beloved little town has to offer, but if you’re unfamiliar with the area or if you’re doing research prior to making a move to Texas, you may be wondering about things to do in Aubrey Texas and what our favorite small town is known for.

Since we consider ourselves to be unofficial experts on the subject, we thought we would help fill in a few details!

History Of Aubrey

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 school houses 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.

Did you know? 

In 1881, the community decided they wanted to apply for a post office. Now, up until this point, Aubrey hadn’t been called Aubrey- its name had been “Onega.” The citizens didn’t like this name very much, and neither did the officials in Washington, so they decided it was time to change it.

When filling out the post office application, three new names were put in a hat, and the name Aubrey was drawn. This is the name the community put on the post office application, and after the post office was granted, the name stuck.

What does Aubrey have to offer?

As mentioned above, the city of Aubrey was officially founded in 1867. If that sounds like a long time ago, it was! For historical reference, that was the year that the United States agreed to purchase the territory of Alaska.

Since then, Aubrey has been the quintessential small Texas town, and it’s one that everyone should get a chance to visit if they’re craving the true small-town experience.

We’ve often said that Aubrey is one of the best kept secrets in the state, but the population is growing steadily, which means that people are definitely catching on to this hidden gem in northeast Texas.

What is Aubrey known for?

Aubrey, shining with Texas charm, is often referred to as “the horse capital of Texas” because of the town’s moderate climate, top-tier soil, and beautiful surroundings. It offers ideal conditions for horse breeding, making it a rancher’s slice of heaven.

It’s everyone’s favorite small town because it’s family friendly with plenty of public schoolsaffordable housing, and a close proximity to neighboring Texas towns such as Frisco, Prosper, and Denton.

There’s always a lot to do in Aubrey, and folks around here like to stay active. In fact, the city topped a list of the 10 Healthiest Neighborhoods put together by the Dallas Morning News in both 2014 and 2015!

Places to visit in Aubrey

Your small-town adventure begins in historic downtown Aubrey, an iconic piece of Americana.

Main Street is home to a host of unique local businesses, a city park, city hall, and a number of historically preserved churches and buildings, some of which date back nearly as far as the town’s founding.

Driving down Aubrey’s Main Street feels like taking a trip back in time.

  • World Famous Moms

This is a hometown institution that has been cooking up tasty experiences for more than 15 years.

World Famous Moms is known for some of the best chicken-fried steak you’ve ever tasted as well as world-famous chocolate cake. No trip to Aubrey, Texas is complete without a visit.

  • Ruby Cates Bake Shop

Ruby Cates Bake Shop is formerly known as Nancy Cates Bake Shop.

This is another local favorite, and it’s where you’ll find fresh-baked cookies that are out of this world alongside plenty of other unforgettable delights such as coffee and fresh-squeezed lemonade!

  • Fortunata Winery 

It’s a great place to relax and enjoy fine wine, wood-fired pizzas, live music, and more!

  • World Peanut Festival

World Peanut Festival is a celebration of our locally grown peanuts and Aubrey’s fascinating history! The festival dates back to 1986 and is hosted by the non-profit organization Keep Aubrey Beautiful.

  • Music in the Park Concert Series

It is held in May where residents and visitors gather in the park on blankets and lawn chairs to listen to artists from all over the Texas music scene.

In fact, there’s so much to do in and around Aubrey that one trip is never going to be enough.

Once you come visit, grab a bite at World Famous Moms or a cookie from Ruby Cates, take in a concert or just drive down Main Street, you’ll never want to leave. We know just how you feel!

Aubrey is a great little Texas town that’s becoming better known everyday, and we’re thrilled to be in close proximity to this unique Texas gem here at Sandbrock Ranch.

All the things that make Ranch living so appealing are also traits that Aubrey, Texas shares, and we couldn’t ask for a better neighbor.

Want to start enjoying the “Live True” lifestyle and see what Texas living is all about? Come visit Sandbrock Ranch today and, while you’re here, stop by Aubrey, too!

Did you know?

Eventually, Aubrey became known for the peanut farms that surrounded the town. By 2009 horse ranches surrounded Aubrey. Around that time, houses were constructed in Aubrey, replacing the grounds of the old peanut farms.