Athens is the county seat for Henderson County and claims to be Home of the Original Hamburger. In the Athens area, you will find residential, country, and acreage properties. You will find a lot of trees and some hills, with plenty of lakes surrounding the area. If you want a fun day trip for the family, be sure to visit the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, one of the few open to the public fish hatcheries. Learn about Texas fish and Texas native plants. Watch the dive show which is captivating. Take a tram around the hatchery ponds. Fish in the catch and release ponds, and everything is provided for you to enjoy a fishing experience. Visit the Athens Cain Center, a recreation center, park and aquatic center owned by the City. Amenities include a fitness center, fitness room classes, courts for racquetball, basketball and multi-purpose, meeting rooms, lounge, poolside party rooms. The pool has 3 areas for lap swimming, kids play area, and a therapy aquatic workout area. Trinity Valley Community College is in Athens. The Athens town square has several yearly festivals and parades. UT Health hospital and many medical practices are in the Athens area. Athens was the first certified retirement community registered in Texas. Athens offers their residents city living, country style. Zip code area is 75751 and 75752. For information about the Athens Independent School District, click here.( AISD embraced the 4 day school week several years ago.
Berryville is a small community at Lake Palestine in Henderson County. Berryville offers small town living and lake living. Zip code area is 75763. For information about the Frankston Independent School District, click here.
Caney City TX
Caney City is small community on the east side of Cedar Creek Lake. You will find residential, waterfront and offwater homes, and acreage. Zip code area is 75148. For information about the Malakoff Independent School District, click here.
Chandler is town off Highway 31 between Athens and Tyler in Henderson County. This is a growing town. The northern end of Lake Palestine is in Chandler. You will find residential, waterfront and offwater, and acreage homes in Chandler. The Zip code is 75758. For information about the Brownsboro Independent School District, click here.
Coffee City TX
Coffee City is a tiny community at Lake Palestine is in southeast Henderson County. You will find residential, waterfront and offwater, and acreage homes in Coffee City. Zip code area is 75762 and 75763. For information about the Lapoyner Independent School District, click here.
Enchanted Oaks TX
Enchanted Oaks is an incorporated city on the east side of Cedar Creek Lake. The town has a fire, police department and city hall. You will find well maintained roads, neighborhood swimming pool, boat launch; Nice drive-in. Enchanted Oaks is a very well-established and mature city. Water views are open water, channels, and cove water views. Zip code area is 75156. For information about the Eustace Independent School District, click here.
Eustace is a small rural town off of Highway 175 and 316. You will find residential homes, farm and ranch homes, and waterfront communities. There are some Cedar Creek Lake subdivisions in the Eustace area. Purtis Creek State Park is in Eustace. Zip code is 75124. For information about the Eustace Independent School District, click here.
Gun Barrel City TX
Gun Barrel City is on the east side of Cedar Creek Lake. Most of the amenities around the lake are in Gun Barrel City. You will find stores, shops, restaurants, gas, and churches in town. Where did Gun Barrel City get it's name? The rumor is that when the town was formed, it looked similar to gun barrel, so the name stuck. Gun Barrel City's motto is "We shoot straight with you". The city hosts several yearly festivals. A lot of Cedar Creek Lake is in Gun Barrel City. The type of living you can expect in Gun Barrel City is residential, farm and ranch, and waterfront communities with waterfront/offwater homes. Zip code is 75156. For information about the Mabank Independent School District, click here.
LaRue, LaPoyner, New York and Poyner TX
LaRue, LaPoyner, New York and Poyner are unincorporated areas in Henderson County. It is a very pretty area with trees and hilly. NY-TX Zipline adventures is one of our favorite places to visit. Zip code is 75770. The small community of Poyner is also in the 75782 zip code area. For information about the Independent School District,click here.
Log Cabin TX
Log Cabin is incorporated and on the south side of Cedar Creek Lake. They have a park, pier, swimming, fishing, playground equipment, boat ramp and campground. Zip code area is 75148. For information about the Malakoff Independent School District, click here.
Mabank is in Henderson, Van Zandt and Kaufman Counties. A large portion of Cedar Creek Lake is in Mabank. The Mabank post office services a large portion of the Cedar Creek Lake area and that is why so many of the homes have a Mabank address even though the property may actually be in a smaller community such as Payne Springs. Mabank offers small town lifestyle living with rural farm and ranch living, residential living, and waterfront / offwater living. You will find shopping, restaurants, schools, and churches in Mabank. Zip code area is 75147. For information about the Mabank Independent School District, click here.
Malakoff is in Henderson County, a Cedar Creek Lake town. Malakoff is off of Hwy 198 and 31. Zip code area is 75148. There is shopping, dining, grocery stores, schools and churches in Malakoff. There are many Cedar Creek Lake subdivisions around the Malakoff area. You will find small town living lifestyle with residential, farm and ranch, waterfront and offwater properties. For information about the Malakoff Independent School District, click here.
Callender Lake TX
Callender Lake is a 365-acre lake and 18 feet deep. It is located between Canton, Athens, and Tyler off Hwy 31, 773, and FM 2339. It is considered a constant level lake fed by natural springs and streams. Callender Lake is a fishing and recreation lake, and large boats are not recommended. There are two gated communities—the Callender Lake and Hickory Hills, with different restrictions and requirements. Amenities include a community center, boat storage, boat launch, park, fishing pier, swim beach with picnic tables, and restrooms. This is a mandatory property owners’ association. The lake is controlled by a Joint CLPOIA / HHPOIA Fish and Wildlife Committee.
Seven Points TX
Seven Point is in northwestern Henderson and Kaufman Counties. The city is named for an intersection where 7 roads converged and is primarily on on State Highway 274 and Highway 334. Seven Points is home to the Cedar Creek Brewery, Whatz-Up entertainment center, and the new Blue Sky RV park. You will also find a grocery store, dining and churches. Zip code area is 75143. There are 2 school districts Kemp and Mabank Independent School Districts.
Star Harbor TX
Star Harbor is an incorporated town in Henderson county. They have water, police, and fire department. This is one of the few Cedar Creek Lake areas where Atmos gas is available. Star Harbor is artistic with a Watercolor society. There is a 9-hole golf course in the middle of the community. Lovely open water views, cove and channel also. Lots of trees. Zip code area is the same as Malakoff 75148. For information about the Malakoff Independent School District, click here.
Tool is in Henderson County, a Cedar Creek Lake community off of Hwy 274. The tag line for Tool is "Where Life is Simple…Just Add Water". Tool is a quiet community with farm and ranch, residential, waterfront and offwater properties. Tool has plans for a new city park that we are all excited to about, click here for more info. Zip code area is 75143.
For information about the Independent School District, click here.
Trinidad is in Henderson County. On this side of the lake, you typically get more space between you and your neighbor. There are quite a few Cedar Creek Lake subdivisions found in the Trinidad area. Trinidad is quiet and peaceful with residential, farm and ranch, waterfront and offwater properties. Trinidad is home to Triple N Ranch & Winery, a longhorn ranch and winery which hosts events and is open Thursday-Sunday. Zip code area is 75163. The tiny Ruth Springs community is also in the zip code area of 75163. For information about the Malakoff Independent School District, click here. If you live in the city limits of Trinidad there is the Trinidad Independent School District.
We hope this information assists you in your Texas searches. Although we do not sell properties in every one of these areas, we do know knowledgeable agents who do. Feel free to contact us any time for more information. If we have a search created on this page, we have knowledge about the area.
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