Living Here

Living to your heart’s content: Quality, character, convenience, Where Connection Happens.

While Hillsboro offers fast-paced global business advantages, at heart we are small-town Texas at its best, offering a serene and rewarding style of living, perfectly paced for life-long satisfaction, with historic charm and character, high quality in schools and neighborhoods, and abundant recreation against spectacular Texas horizons.

History buffs flock to Hillsboro for attractions and landmarks like the Texas Heritage Museum and Historical Research Center at Hill College, Hill County Cell Block Museum, Hill County Courthouse, Texas Through Time Fossil Museum, MKT Depot and Hillsboro City Library.

Shoppers love to browse the antique-to-boutique selections of our Historic Downtown, just one part of a city retail mix that also includes value pricing and premium brand selection. (For more on lodging, shopping and dining, see us at

From our county fair to our many festivals, we celebrate in uniquely inviting ways all year-round. From Churrofest to Bonds Alley Arts Festival to Autumfest. Today Hillsboro residents love life here with all their hearts—we think you will, too. Plus, Hillsboro’s central location on Interstate 35 is just a short drive from an array of arts, culture and amenities of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Housing: Abundant choices, attractive affordability.
You can tell a lot about a community by the character of its architecture, and across Hillsboro, you’ll find a rich diversity—from beautifully restored Victorian homes to sleek new living spaces—matched by superb quality and welcome attainability, with an available 3,400 housing units and another 1,100 units in the pipeline. It has an estimated 2022 median household cost at an affordable $65,000.

Cost of Living: Get more out of life.
Lift your lifestyle in a community where the cost of living indices rank at 69 compared to the U.S. average at 100. Your dollars go further across the board in Hillsboro.

Education: True excellence at every level.
You could say life-long learning is part of Hillsboro’s DNA. As home to the first community college in Texas, Hillsboro offers an over 100-year commitment to quality education and learning across the life span. Through excellent public and private Pre-K-12 options, Hillsboro gives students a great start for life.

Our local community college, Hill College, provides workforce-training options as the oldest community college in the state stay on the cutting edge of future technologies. Through a partnership with Texas Tech University, bachelor degrees in 14 subject areas can be obtained through the Texas Tech at Hill College program. With dual admission agreements with 18 other institutions of higher learning, it makes going to the next level a seamless transfer for bachelor and master degrees.

Hill Regional Hospital is the community healthcare provider for Hill County and the surrounding area. As a rural hospital, it is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital.  The staff is committed to providing exceptional, quality healthcare to the community.  Its partnership with The Joint Commission provides quality driven accreditation and access to excellent clinical certifications to ensure safe care. 

Hill Regional features a 24/7 Trauma Emergency Department, obstetrics, and secondary care with many specialty services.  All patients receive the best care for injuries and illnesses, as well as outpatient care, imaging, and any diagnostic testing needed. 

Many specialty services and physicians serve Hill Regional in the areas of General Surgery; Orthopedic Surgery & Care; Spine Health; Neurology; Pulmonology; Nephrology, Bariatric Surgery; Gastroenterology; Podiatry; Urology; Ophthalmology; Obstetrics/Gynecology; Vascular; and an on-site full-service Workman’s Comp clinic.  Local physicians serve as hospitalists to care for patients during hospital stays. 

The administration believes in the power of people to create great care. The staff is dedicated to exceeding patient expectations while delivering compassionate, quality care. They work hard every day to provide a place of healing, caring, and connection for patients and families in the community everyone calls home. 

And less than an hour away metro healthcare choices and facilities include nationally ranked leaders such as Baylor, UT Southwestern Medical Centers, and Cook Children’s Hospital and closer by in Waco, Scott and White/Hillcrest and Providence.

Climate: Ideal atmosphere for life and work.
A warm and accommodating business climate makes Hillsboro ideal for global productivity, while our welcoming year-round weather also allows you to enjoy the best of life, with an annual average high of 78° F and an average annual low of 54° F. Success, plenty of sunshine and great recreation mean the outlook is always brighter in Hillsboro. For More Information, Click Here.