Converse, Texas is a small but highly diverse city. At first look, it appears as a boring little place without much to recommend it to anyone, but there is a lot more here than meets the eye. Converse is big on efforts at beautifying the city and helping the environment, and they boast a poverty level that is just above 6%, leaving almost 95% of the population well above the poverty line. It is prosperous and thriving, despite its diminutive size.
In 1885, it had a population of 30 people. Over 50 years later, the population had grown to a whopping 175 people. That wouldn't make it the fastest growing town of that time, but it might make it the slowest. They didn't have the Converse Volunteer Fire Department until 1952 when a fire broke out, and the home of one of the residents was destroyed. It was only over the next 60 years that it began to thrive as a town, and in 2000 its population began to explode to bring the 20,000 people that now live proudly in Converse.
Now it has very little to remind the residents of its history. It does not hearken back to the Wild West days or present itself as an essential part of the history of Texas, but it still manages to maintain its own personality.
There is a certain appeal to smaller cities. Converse is a suburban area, with a cost of living that is below the national average. Tourist attractions and fancy places to go to are limited, but for those considering living there, Converse has plenty to convince them.
While housing in other areas goes up in price, housing in Converse is still more reasonable than in most modern US cities, and a good part of the population owns houses instead of renting. Employment is on a rise rather than a decline, and all around the city there are good colleges and attractions. While many are not actually inside Converse, they are within easy reach. The city also experiences very moderate weather conditions in winter and isn't so hot that you will burn to a crisp in the summer.
Converse has two parks; one is Converse City Park. It is not merely an expanse of green grass, it has a pond, a place to swim, a playground and various natural wildlife. The other park in Converse is a fishing park called North Park. It appears to be a place for catch-and-release fishing. It seems right that Converse would be home to a park dedicated to one of the tamest sports imaginable.
Not all of the sports in Converse are quite as tame. D.W. Rutledge Stadium is usually where football and some track take place. High school football is a big deal in the city. The stadium can hold half the population of the entire town, so it is evident that a lot of people are interested. The stadium is named for a particular coach who was very successful with his team, the Rockets.
Converse isn't a big, exciting metropolis, but it is a town where neighbors can get to know each other; a city that isn't too big to still have a tight-knit community. So far from being a desert town that is only home to a few tumbleweeds and rattlesnakes, Converse is now growing rapidly and getting even greener. They celebrate the annual Converse Goes Green Day with rides, free plant giveaways and more. It is part of their effort to become more and more sustainable and to educate the community about sustainability.
This relaxed town has over 6000 homes, and many of these homes make their humble contribution to the sustainability effort by planting gardens and establishing lawns. In general, most people who have a lawn don't have time to bring their landscape to its full potential. That is where we come in. Lawn Love is a landscaping company that services Converse with easy-to-book services. Get your free quote online from Lawn Love and schedule one of our experts to help your lawn today.