Welcome to the Lake Texoma communities
Lake Texoma is located on the border of Texas and Oklahoma. Known as the Playground of the Southwest, it is also known as a great place to live, work and play. We call it Greater Texoma or Texomaland.
Lake Texoma communities surrounding this great big, beautiful lake, offer affordable housing, excellent school systems, an abundance of activities and things to do for anyone who loves the great outdoors and appreciates the benefits of small town lifestyle. Regional centers such as Denison, Sherman and Gainesville in Texas and Durant and Ardmore in Oklahoma, are hubs for shopping, entertainment, culture and employment.
Each community has its own history and culture which date back to the earliest settlement of these two states. Proactive economic development corporations have steadily been bringing new jobs and new opportunities to the area known as “Greater Texoma”.
Thinking about a vacation home, retirement home or want to enjoy the benefits of a small town lifestyle close to the 11th largest lake in the country? The communities surrounding Lake Texoma have a lot to offer. Each community has a unique personality so explore them all – I’m sure you will find one that is just right for you and your family! When you are ready, find a local Realtor to help you navigate through your home search and purchase.
Designated as one of seven Texas Cultural Districts
Once part of the wild, wild west, where the railroads met, Denison is now a cultural arts center. Antique shops, darling boutiques, fine dining, a winery, a craft beverage brewery and historic theater line the downtown streets.
Good schools, affordable housing and convenience to the recreational facilities on Lake Texoma make this a wonderful small town to live, work and play.
What makes this a special place? Well let’s see…hills and trees, a big lake for recreation, un-congested freeways, good schools, affordable housing, proximity to big city conveniences and excellent medical care – a place where neighbors know each other…and care about each other.
It is this connectedness of the people – caring and sharing – that are the best part of the Lake Texoma area. If there is a need, help is available and we usually make it a party! Come for a visit, you may decide to stay for a lifetime. Pottsboro is a GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community.
Named one of the least expensive places to live
Sherman is currently the largest city in Grayson County. Known for its historic landmarks, there is a strong determination to preserve the best of the past while stepping forcefully into the future. One example of this commitment is the Downtown Sherman Preservation & Revitalization, a non-profit group dedicated to preserving, promoting and revitalizing downtown. When the citizens of this small community have a vision – things get done!
Whitesboro is both a getaway destination and a great place to call home. Located in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas of North Texas, it is known as “horse country”. Long stretches of grassy pastures, sparkling white pole fencing and prancing thoroughbred horses line most major roads. Friday night football is alive and well, as is the tradition in many small Texas communities. . Downtown boast a well-known fresh meat market, antique shops and hometown cafes. Home, community, fellowship and faith are the mainstays of this small but growing area approximately 60 miles north of Dallas & just 10 miles south of Lake Texoma.
North of Lake Texoma, Durant, Oklahoma is a vibrant city which proudly celebrates its native Indian Culture and rich history while reaching into the future. Home of the Magnolia Festival, excellent restaurants, museums and many other local attractions.
Kingston Oklahoma is located on Hwy 70 between Madill Oklahoma and Lake Texoma in Marshall County. This small town of about 1,600 has shown a 16% growth from 2000 to 2013. Kingston is home to Buncombe Creek Golf Course, Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club and the new Texoma Casino as well as marinas, restaurants and motels.
EDUCATION Austin College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Highly rated Austin College in Sherman, Texas offers an advanced teaching degree, adult education offerings like ballroom dancing, and indoor aquatics. Grayson County College in Denison, Texas offers associate degrees in more than 25 study areas including business administration, arts, nursing, and engineering.
HEALTH CARE Two exceptional hospitals,Texas Health Presbyterian –Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman, Texas and newly constructed Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas, offer every kind of medical care, plus a myriad of neighborhood specialty clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, and emergency care.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS The connectedness of the people – caring and sharing – is the best part of Grayson County living. Neighbors truly do know each other. A helping hand is readily available. The Lakefest Regatta has raised close to 1.7 million dollars over the past 20 years and benefits local charities in Grayson County. Reba McEntire’s sponsorship of events on behalf of Texoma Medical Center has created Reba’s Ranch House and other valuable medical offerings. If there is a need, help is available through local churches and outreach programs.
LIFESTYLE Are you searching for a retreat for your family to enjoy? Look no further – there is everything from pastureland to raise horses and cattle, fishing in a pond, playing golf at one of the many golf courses, to playing at Lake Texoma. With open space everywhere, you can feel the quiet and experience the tranquility of a rural environment with suburban conveniences…strip center malls with Home Depot, Target, Cinemark Movies, Petco, Penney’s, Academy and much more. Enjoy dining at local restaurants like Cheddars, Logan’s Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Chili’s, and many more. The good old days exist here all the time. Come for a day…stay for a lifetime.
LAKE TEXOMA This 89,000 acre lake on the Red River is shared by Texas and Oklahoma. It is widely recognized as a top fishing lake, and is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest. The lake area includes two wildlife refuges, two state parks, fifty four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed parks, twenty-six resorts, hundreds of campgrounds and a variety of excellent golf courses. Power boating, power sailing, personal watercraft, water skiers and wind surfers all consider the lake an excellent place to have fun.
AIRPORTS Grayson County offers several airports throughout its region. One of the busiest is North Texas Regional Airport (formerly Perrin AFB) is a county-owned public use airport in Grayson County. It is located between the cities of Sherman and Denison It is used entirely for general aviation purposes. As a general aviation reliever airport, unconfirmed reports suggest that the airport might potentially (in the distant future) serve as a third airport for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to handle travelers from its growing northern suburbs. If this occurs, commercial traffic would be focused on regional jet airline operations. The recently completed extension of State Highway 289 passes the airport on the west side
Bryan County is located in the south-central portion of Oklahoma. The southern border is the Red River and Texas. Bryan County is separated from Marshall County to the west by the Roosevelt Bridge and Lake Texoma. The county is served by US Hwy 69/75 north-south and Hwy 70 east-west. Durant, the county seat, is home of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and Choctaw Casino Resort.
Marshall County, Oklahoma is located in south central Oklahoma cradled in “the arms of Lake Texoma” along our southern border. We are the smallest county in Oklahoma with a population of 16,049. Connect with Marshall County