Just eight miles northwest of Lubbock
Shallowater is located on the South Plains of West Texas just eight miles northwest of Lubbock on U.S. Highway 84. More often than not blue skies, sunshine, low humidity and cool clear nights describe the climate on the South Plains. Established in 1913 around the new railroad line being extended through the South Plains, Shallowater’s economy originally revolved around ranching and farming.
Today, Shallowater is home to more than 2,500 people and is one of the fastest growing communities on the South Plains. Beautiful homes are being constructed and new businesses are coming to Shallowater. Our convenient location near Lubbock offers access to one of the largest medical hubs in the Southwest, South Plains Mall and other retail centers, Texas Tech University, semi-professional athletics along with great dining and entertainment opportunities. This convenient location is not what makes Shallowater a great community.
What makes Shallowater a great place to live is our people. Our children receive a quality education through the Shallowater Independent School District where our youth compete on the state level in both academic and athletic events. Our Senior Citizens Center provides our senior adults with meals and recreational opportunities. Parents and other adults nurture and prepare our youth for success as adults through Little Dribblers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Little League Baseball, and other youth organizations. Our churches and community organizations strengthen our community. Our citizens take an active role in protecting our community through volunteer service in the Shallowater Fire Department and the Shallowater Emergency Medical Service. We are proud of our heritage and excited about the future. Come see for yourself why our town motto is Shallowater: Where Texas Pride Runs Deep!