Eagle Mountain Lake is the defining natural feature of Azle, Texas. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in north Texas spanning 8,694 acres. This recreational lake is great for fishing, skiing, wakeboarding, relaxing, and recreational boating. Azle is home to Shady Grove Park, the best recreational park on Eagle Mountain Lake. The park is a very nice 24-acre park on the southwest side of the lake. Shady Grove Park has a heavily treed playground area with walking trails, picnic tables, and a pavilion. The park also has two very nice softball fields (available to rent) and a tennis court. There is also a beach area with public swimming. The city of Azle also plays host to many Boat Ramps and is in proximity to a full service Marina.
Azle is notable because it is culturally and geographically removed enough from the metroplex to maintain its small town feel while steadily growing in population and commerce in rapid spurts. It was also one of the first-settled areas of the region at a time when there was no post office and there were only 664 settlers in all of Tarrant County.
These days, Azle is part of the greater Dallas - Fort Worth metropolitan area (total population of 6.5 million). Highway 199 joins Azle to the regional interstate system and provides connectivity for the metropolitan’s residents. Many people living in the area work, attend school and enjoy activities both in Azle and in the Metroplex. In fact, many newcomers are drawn to Azle’s affordable housing, land and easy access to Fort Worth's amenities.
Residents can enjoy the recreation surrounding Eagle Mountain Lake and the shopping in and near our City, as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is a major market shopping area with every month more new retail, entertainment and service businesses come into our market.
During an average year The City of Azle enjoys the diverse climate of four seasons.