Hillsboro, located on Interstate 35 where I-35E and I-35W meet south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is the primary Center for trade and Commerce in Hill County. It is located almost midway between the Metroplex and Waco, and is the gateway to the popular Lake Whitney. There are many antique stores located downtown, and a popular outlet mall is located along the Interstate, surrounded by numerous hotels and motels. In addition, Hillsboro has a historic Victorian bed and breakfast home: The Windmill, in a country setting six miles west toward Lake Whitney. Hillsboro is a city in and the county seat of Hill County in Central Texas. The population was 8,232 at the 2000 census.