Wharton is on the periphery of Greater Houston’s urban growth, providing small-town qualify of life with quick travel-times to all the amenities that the nation’s fourth largest city has to offer.
Wharton lies in the “Texas Golden Triangle” between Austin/San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston/Beaumont, the fastest growing region in the U.S.
Interstate-69 and Kansas City Southern/Canadian Pacific trackage position Wharton as a potential major node on the USMCA trade corridor.
From the historic downtown Courthouse Square to the Friday-night lights of the high-school football stadium, Wharton exudes rural Texas charm. Wharton is a place where neighbors greet each other by name and wave a “howdy” to strangers; they are active in their churches and civic clubs. It is a tight-knit community where people still look out for each other.
Wharton is 45 minutes from the beaches of Matagorda island and some of the best bay fishing in Texas, and is a destination for waterfowl hunters every season. Wharton Country Club offers exclusive amenities such as a golf course, pool and tennis. Wharton also has a public pool, serene walking trails, parks, ballfields, and a Civic Center for events. Whatever outdoor activities you like to pursue, Wharton has them close at hand.
Wharton continually celebrates the arts with seasonal community productions at the historic Plaza Theater or Wharton Community Jazz Band to arts classes offered by Hesed House of Wharton. The local cuisine is second to none. From soul-food, to barbeque, to tacos, Wharton boasts a mouth-watering blend of Texas Gulf Coast cultures.