About Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls, Texas is a family-oriented city summed up with two words, “friendly” and “affordable!” Wichita Falls has a little over 100,000 residents, and is located in north central Texas. We are home to Midwestern State University and Sheppard Air Force Base. Plus, we have all the perks of a mid-sized city without the traffic. You can get across town in 15 minutes or less! Our friendly city has many local amenities to offer local residents, including:

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Family Fun
  • Recreation
  • Historic Sites
  • Local Colleges
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping


Plus, Wichita Falls is located within two hours of two major metropolitan areas with populations exceeding one million citizens: Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.

Our beautiful community ranks in the top 10 cities in the nation for lowest cost of living*. Our wonderful north Texas community also ranks as:

  • 2nd best place for working parents to live out of 446 cities in the United States.**
  • 3rd happiest city in all of Texas.***
  • Top 10 real estate markets in the country.****

You can visit and explore more about Wichita Falls and North Texas by exploring these two local community websites:



(* CBS News, March 15, 2013; ** Times Record News, April 16, 2016; *** KNIN, October 14, 2014; **** Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce, Community Profile, May 2, 2016.)