Smith County

Smith county is in Upper East Texas and Tyler is the county seat. This is the East TX timberlands which are heavily forested. Altitude range 275-671ft.  Area cities and towns are Arp, Bullard, Hideaway, Lindale, New Chapel Hill, Noonday, Overton (mostly in Rusk county), Troup (small part in Cherokee county), Tyler, Whitehouse, and Winona. There are many unincorporated communities in Smith county and 10 school districts and 4 colleges.  The Caldwell zoo is in Tyler.  Tyler celebrates the Texas Rose festival.  The Hudnall Planetarium at Tyler Junior College is a ‘must visit’.  What The Schwanbecks Love about Smith County – there is so much to do, and they offer everything that DFW offers - in a prettier country setting with trees galore.  

Arp TX

Arp is in Smith county. Zip code area is 75750.

Bullard TX

Bullard is in the Upper East Smith and Cherokee counties. Zip code area is 75757. We had the pleasure of visiting a sweet little winery in Bullard called M6 Winery. If you are a chocolate fan, try the chocolate wine tasting.  Emerald Bay is an 18-hole private golf club community on Lake Palestine in Bullard.  

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Hideaway TX

Hide-A-Way is off of I 20 and 49, 13 miles northwest of Tyler in Smith county. Zip code area is 75771. There are 3 lakes (148 acres, 80 acres, and 7 acres) with around 1,600 homes. There is a gated community, boat ramp, dock, fishing piers, beach, 27-hole golf course, parks, tennis courts, playgrounds, pavilion, picnic area, ball fields, and basketball court, on-site dining, community buildings, and an on-site medical facility. The lake is governed by a board of directors and homeowners association.

Lindale TX

Lindale is in Smith county on US Highway 69. Lindale is known as a “Music Friendly Community” and home to Grammy award winning Miranda Lambert. Lindale celebrates parades, rodeos, live theater, and festivals. Zip code area is 75706 and 75771.

Tyler TX

Tyler is in Smith county and known as the “Rose Capital of America”. Tyler offers shopping, restaurants, colleges, tourism, churches, arts and culture, and many outdoor opportunities. When you make a trip to Tyler, be sure to visit Kiepersol Vineyard and Winery. The amenities there include restaurant, B&B, tasting room, RV park, distillery, tours, and teach classes. Zip code area is 75701, 75702, 75703, 75707, 75709, 75710, 75711, 75712, 75713,75798, and 75799.

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Troup TX

Troup is in Smith and Cherokee county, 18 miles southeast of Tyler Texas highways 110 and 135, Farm-to-Market 13, 15, 346 and 347 pass through Troup. Zip code area is 75789.

Whitehouse TX

Whitehouse is in Smith county and southeast of Tyler on State Highway 110. Zip code area is 75791.

Winona TX

Winona is in Smith county at the intersection of Farm Road 16 and State Highway 185, 14 miles northeast of Tyler. Zip code area is 75792.

Smith county area lakes are:

Some of the Pocket lakes include Arp Club Lake (46 acres), Bellwood Lake (155 acres), Burleson Lake (45 acres), Clear Lake (56 acres), Greenbriar Lake, Grove Club Lake (40 acres), Hamrick Lake 44 (acres), Hitt’s Lake (106 acres), Horseshoe Club (46 acres), Howell Club Lake (90 acres), Lake Park (61 acres), Lindale Club Lake (47 acres), Mac’s Creek Lake (52 acres), Miller Lake (68 acres), Lake Placid (126 acres), Pleasant Acres Lake (97 acres), Sky Lake (84 acres), Spring Lake (60 acres), Van Lake (96 acres), and many more.

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Lake Palestine

Lake Palestine is a freshwater lake in Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson and Smith counties. It is located on the Neches River, 15 miles southwest of Tyler on Texas 155. The surface area is 25,560 acres, 18 miles long, with 135 miles of shoreline, and the maximum depth is 58 feet. The conservation pool elevation is 345 feet above mean sea level. Fluctuation is 2.2 feet. The reservoir controlling authority is Upper Neches River Authority. Click Here for more information about Lake Palestine. 

Lake Tyler & Tyler East

Lake Tyler West is 2,224 acres and serves as the water supply to Tyler Texas. Lake Tyler East is an additional 2,276. The maximum depth is 40 feet and the average depth is 17.6 feet. The conservation pool elevation is 375 feet above mean sea level. Fluctuation is about 2 feet. At Lake Tyler, you can boat, water ski, fish, camp, hike, and swim. The controlling water authority is the City of Tyler.

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.

Debbie & Bruce Schwanbeck

(469) 283-8656