In southwestern Potter County, fourteen miles from Amarillo, lies Bushland TX. Bushland TX real estate makes up a small unincorporated neighborhood, a suburb of Amarillo. Residents of Bushland usually commute to Amarillo for work. Kids in Bushland may attend Bushland elementary school, Bushland middle school or Bushland high school within Bushland. For college many high school grands choose from the options which are close to home such as the Amarillo College, West Texas A & M University or Texas Tech University for continuing their education.
A railroad stop was the only marker of Bushland in 1898. The only rancher in the area, Joseph Glidden, gave the Frying Pan Ranch to his son-in-law, William Henry Bush. The railroad stop was called Bush Stop, but Bush's wife thought it not suitable, so the settlement was renamed Bushland. Bushland never became the boom town the owners wanted to see, but up to 175 ranchers and farmers became the town's mainstay. To this day, ranching and farming is a way of life.
Considering that Bushland is a suburb of nearby Amarillo, residents of Bushland may wish to travel to nearby Amarillo to play for a variety of parks and recreational opportunities. Popular parks include Medical Center Park and Memorial Park. Nearby Golf courses are also available for those who enjoy spending some time on the fairways. The Tascosa Country Club as well as the Amarillo Country Club are conveniently located on the west side of Amarillo and can be conveniently accessed by Bushland residents.
Attractions in the Bushland area may give a new family in town a richer perspective on the culture and history of the area. Bushland's most infamous attraction is the popular Cadillac Ranch. The ranch was a planned artistic endeavor and still stands just outside of Bushland on route 66 just outside of Amarillo. Attractions close to Bushland properties include Don Harrington Discovery Center, a place where the whole family can tinker and play around and at the same time learn about science. Perhaps learning about the animals in Amarillo Zoo would be more fun for the family.
Home owners in Bushland should look out for town events. For families into exercise and sports, there is always an atheletic event to attend in Bushland. Bushland recently acquired a new Events Center. Be on the look out for events at this new and exciting venue in Bushland, Texas.