Alvarado is a city in Johnson County, Texas. It is the oldest city in the county, and it is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area. It has a total area of 3.9 square miles. 0.26% of the area is water, and the rest is land.
Agriculture has been the biggest commercial activity traditionally, but urban development has brought industries here, notably Sabre Tubular Structures and Barnett Shale. There are a total of five public schools here. Recreational options include Alvarado Park Lake and Alvarado Parkway Park. Block Ranch Airport is one of the local airports. The closest hospital is Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, located about 13 miles away, in Cleburne. The cost of living here 20.20% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 38 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 66. Snowfall is about an inch annually.