Pronounced Wox or Wax? This Suburb Sunday Takes Us to Waxahachie

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A Wichita Falls radio station once polled some New Yorkers, asking them to pronounce difficult Texas city names. When it came to Waxahachie, they were truly puzzled. (For the record, it’s pronounced wox-a-hatch-e, not wax-a-hatch-e.) Nicknamed the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas, Waxahachie was founded in August 1850 as the seat of the newly established Ellis County. With a long history of industry, the city of approximately 35,000 residents has a rich inventory of historic homes dating back to the late 1800s. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we found three homes from different eras and styles to profile. Which do you prefer?

Find Paradise in Crystal Cove at Lake Waxahachie

Address: 96 Eagle Point Drive, Waxahachie

  • 3 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 3,456 square feet
  • $535,000

Dawana Quintana of Keller Williams Realty Ellis County has this gorgeous custom home nestled on 1.5 acres in sought-after Crystal Cove at Lake Waxahachie. The open concept living area with an Austin stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace has double built-ins and banks of windows. The gourmet kitchen features double ovens, gas burner stove, center island, and double breakfast bars. The first-floor master suite with fireplace has an amazing master bath and walk-in closet. Upstairs is one bedroom, full bath, media room, and office, which could also serve as a fourth bedroom. The backyard features a pool with waterfall and outdoor living area with fireplace.

See more photos of this Crystal Cove custom here. 


50s Eclectic Has Updates With Classic Style

Address: 901 Bryson Street, Waxahachie

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
  • 4,140 square feet
  • $475,000

Melissa McClain of Coldwell Banker Ellis County Regional gave us a heads up to this eclectic 50s home full of modern updates with vintage style. This classic floorplan has expansive rooms, two dining areas, and original wallpaper in the formal dining area for a touch of nostalgia. The kitchen features concrete countertops and subway tile backsplash. There are two possible master suites, one upstairs and one downstairs. A recently redone master bath has a soaking tub, standalone shower, and walk-in closet. An upstairs flex room could be an office, nursery, or third living area.

See more photos of this eclectic 50s home here.


Waxahachie’s Best Example of Prairie Style

Address: 619 N. Rogers Street, Waxahachie

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 half-baths
  • 4,518 square feet
  • $425,000

Leslie Majors of Legacy Realty Group has listed this 1916 home by John F. Wyatt, an architectural gem that is Waxahachie’s finest example of Prairie Style. While this gorgeous home has been substantially restored, the bathrooms and kitchen still need to be updated, and a laundry room installed. The house is priced to reflect these needed improvements. This unique home has tremendous drive up appeal with a wide wraparound porch and balconies and three finished levels. The downstairs also features a wide entry hall and stairway, 10-foot coffered ceilings, glass pocket doors, and original antique light fixtures.

See more photos of this Prairie style gem here.

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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