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Acton TX Real Estate, Acton Area and Community Information

Acton is a small town five miles east of the city of Granbury. Granbury is 35 miles from Fort Worth. Many homes that are considered Acton TX real estate have Granbury addresses. A six-bedroom house is ideal for an Acton home buyer who wants a large home. Those who want acreage in Acton can purchase houses on three acres of land. Our Acton Realty office can help whether you want lage or small homes. You can find everything from large propeties to one-bedroom condos and houses. Families can ask our Acton Reaty office to help them find Acton homes for sale near schools and parks. People who want waterfront homes in Acton will find many properties available on the lakefront.


Acton is the earliest known community in Hood County. Surveyors began working in the area during the 1850s. A post office was established in 1856, and the community was named Camanche Peak. A general store and a school opened here during the 1850s. The town was renamed Acton in 1861. Acton's population was 200 in 1887 and 75 in 1949. Acton grew during the 1960s and 1970s when De Cordova Bend Dam was being built nearby. The town's population increased again during the construction of an electric station in the area during the 1980s. Owners of real estate in Acton can learn more about the town's history at Texas State Historical Association.

Parks and Recreation

Some Acton TX homes are near the parks in Granbury. Granbury City Park has a playground and ball fields. Granbury has a swim center, a baseball complex and a disc golf course. A two-mile concrete trail for hikers and cyclists runs between Shanley Park and Granbury's airport. More information about parks in the area is available in the Parks & Recreation section under the Departments tab at

Sports programs for children in the Acton area include basketball, baseball and football. Adults can join softball and volleyball teams. Information about sports teams is available in the Parks & Recreation section under the Departments tab at

The Granbury Parks and Recreation Department hosts an annual Fourth of July celebration.

People who enjoy the outdoors may want to buy homes for sale in Acton near the Acton Nature Center. The center has seven miles of trails, a butterfly garden and a pond. More information is available at Acton Nature Center.

Attractions and Activities

The grave of Elizabeth Crockett in Acton is the state's smallest historic site. She was Davy Crockett's second wife.

Golfers may be interested in joining the Harbor Lakes Golf Club. This club in Granbury has 18 holes, and private lessons are available. The club's website is

Acton residents can shop and eat in downtown Granbury. Specialty shops here sell antiques and collectibles. Restaurants serve pasta, chicken and Mexican food. More information is available at


Acton real estate owners can participate in annual events held in Granbury such as the celebration of Texas Independence Day in March and the Christmas parade at the end of November. The city's calendar is available at Granbury Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Joy Paris
Joy Paris
4810 East Highway 377 Granbury TX 76049