Our Community


“Czech Heritage Capital of Texas”
“…home of the official Kolache of the Texas Legislature”
“…home of Westfest!”

You will find our friendly community to be the perfect blend of small-town hospitality and large city progressiveness. Residents and visitors find many advantages to our rural community. Its small enough that you know your neighbors and large enough to provide amities found in larger communities. The schools are excellent, the activities are abundant and the involvement by the business community is superior to other towns of our size.

The downtown area of West offers many businesses and shops and is most known for its Czech bakeries, Czech gift shops and antique stores. For the I-35 travelers, West hosts several bakeries and the brand new Czech Inn of West.

The Gazebo is located on the City Hall lawn.

West has been recognized as the “Czech Heritage Capital of Texas” and “home of the official Kolache of the Texas Legislature”. Visitors will find many local shops and bakeries displaying the Czech culture that is so much a part of the people in this small town.

West is home of Scott Podsednik of the Chicago White Sox. Scott grew up in Tours, five miles east of West, played in the West Youth Baseball League and was a West Trojan.