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The Tribute to Shoreline Nature Trail is truly one of the most scenic and scenic hiking trails in Balch Springs, Texas. The Rawhide Park Trail starts and ends at White Rock Lake, where you can refresh yourself with a drink, picnic or even a hike along the coast. Anchored by a series of scenic views, this trail connects to WhiteRock Lake for spectacular views of the beautiful beaches and wildlife of Bexar County.
This multi-purpose trail encourages residents to get active, whether hiking, rolling or riding, or to escape the hustle and bustle of Balch Springs for a day of fun, exercise and relaxation.
The trail starts in Bolin Park and winds north before reaching a fork in the road and heading west. This neighborhood path extends to Alma Drive and is part of a growing network of neighborhood paths in Balch Springs. The trail stretches for more than a mile before closing at the intersection of Alma Road and North Main Street south of the city limits. It is one of several ways in the growing, diverse network in the area.
The Waxahachie Creek hiking and cycling trail stretches for 6 km from Lion Park to Getzendaner Park in Waxahsachies. Walker Creek Trail starts at Emerald Hills Way and runs north along the creek to the northern end of the city limits and then back south to Bolin Park. This trail serves as a link between the Walker River Trail and the Balch Springs Park and Recreation District.
Cotonwood Creek Trail offers a north-south route that spans 7.5 miles in two separate segments. This short path connects the Steeplechase Trail with the Balch Springs Park and Recreation District and the Walker River Trail. One of the major highways that pass through Baltimore Springs is Interstate 635, which divides the city into two almost identical halves.
The southwestern part of Balch Springs is served by the Dallas Independent School District, while the Mesquite Independent School District serves the northeastern part. The city borders Dallas to the north on the east, Mesquitales to the south and west on the east and Dallas to the south and north on both sides of the Walker River.
Balch Springs Christian Academy is a private school within the city limits that serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade and follows the curriculum "A - Beka." Most Mesquite ISD students are assigned to grades 6-8, but some MISD students are in the part of the district that includes McWhorter, which is assigned to Wilkinson.
The Balch Springs Youth and Family Health Center, a community health center, is a public health facility focused on mental health and substance abuse prevention. The center was formerly known as the Spruce Youth and Family Health Center and is housed in the former home of the Texas Department of Public Health and Human Services (TDSHS).
The Fish Creek Trail runs through the neighborhoods and connects Grand Prairie and Arlington, connecting Balch Springs with Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The Mills Run Trail offers scenic views of the Texas state Capitol and the border with Mexico.
This short trail consists of two sections: a 1.5 mile loop and a 2.8 mile loop with a total of about 1,000 feet of elevation difference.
The Cotton Belt Trail follows the former St. Louis and Southwestern Railway, which started operating in the late 19th century and was discontinued in 1970. The trail, located in East Dallas, runs 5.5 miles along the unused Southern Pacific (SoPac), which is owned by DART.
In September 1964 a post office was opened in the town and the first taxes were collected in 1965. After incorporation, the mayor-council system was introduced; the new city included the cities of Balch Springs, Zipp City, East Dallas, West Dallas and South Dallas.
The population was distributed across the city, with 5.8% 65 years or older, while the median income of a family was $38,750. The population of Balch Springs, Texas, was 1.2 million people on 1 July 2010, 46.6% of whom had children under 18, 50.7% were married couples, 20.5% had a housekeeper with husband and 21.4% were non-family. The 2010 census put the poverty line at $15,000, including a median household income of $14,843 for 2010 and $12,500 for families with four or more children, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data. The median income per household in this city is $37,077 and the median income per family is $39,759, up from $32,955 in 2010.
On July 1, 2010, Balch Springs had 6,504 residential units, up from 5,826 in 2000, and the population rose to 10,464 in 2010 as new roads were built to facilitate commuting to surrounding cities. At the time of census 4 in 2000, 175 households (4,828 families) lived in this town. The city's ethnic makeup was the same as in the last census (1.2 million inhabitants) in 2010: black, white, brown, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, African-American and Latin American.