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Lake Texoma Communities

Welcome to the Lake Texoma communities

Lake Texoma is located on the border of Texas and Oklahoma. The Lake Texoma region is  known as Texoma or Texomaland and the nearby communities offer an affordable living experience.

Texoma is a great place to call home. With affordable housing, excellent schools and plenty of things to do for people who love the outdoors, Texoma has it all! And with regional centers such as Denison in Texas or Durant in Oklahoma nearby that have shopping malls, theaters and more you’ll never be bored if you live here.

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 region.

If you’re considering a vacation home, retirement home or want to enjoy the benefits of living close to one of North America’s largest lakes then Lake Texoma is perfect for your needs. The communities surrounding this beautiful lake offer something unique and special.  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.

Denison Texas
Denison Texas

Denison, Texas
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.

Pottsboro Texas
Pottsboro Texas

Pottsboro, Texas

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.

Sherman Texas
Sherman Texas

Sherman, Texas

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 Texas
Whitesboro Texas

Whitesboro/Gordonville, Texas

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.

Durant Oklahoma
Durant Oklahoma

Durant, Oklahoma

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.

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Kingston Oklahoma
Kingston Oklahoma

Kingston, Oklahoma

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.

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Regional Resources

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.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma offers over 60 degree plans and options, and an array of unique programs from Aviation to Musical Theatre.

HEALTH CARE

The Texoma Region has several exceptional hospitals.

Texas Health Presbyterian –Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman, Texas offers advanced heart care, imaging services, care centers and therapy services.

Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas, offers every kind of medical care, plus a myriad of neighborhood specialty clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, and emergency care.

Baylor Scott & White in Sherman, Texas, performs a broad range of surgical and  non-surgical procedures including robot-assisted suregery services such as the da Vinci Srgical ?System and the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical System.

Carrus Health in Sherman, Texas offers both inpatienet and outpatient services for Behavioral Health, Loan Term Acute Care and Rehabilitation.  Outpatient Care such as pain management, imaging, radiology and sleep studies.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

The connectedness of the people –  caring and sharing –  is the best part of Texoma living. Neighbors truly do know each other. A helping hand is readily available. From the Lakeway Resale Barn to the United Way to Habitat for Humanity, Texomans give generously of their time, energy, and financially to help those in need.  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, 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.  A new FBO/Terminal building is currently under construction which will allow NTRA to compete with services from other airport in the region.

Sherman Municipal Airport (KSWI) provides a friendly general aviation airport located on the southeast edge of Sherman, Texas, only minutes from downtown. The airport is close to Austin College, the downtown business district, neal local industires and companins in Blalock Industrial Park, and the core of local, state, and federal government offices in Sherman.

Durant Municipal Airport -Eaker Fieldin Durant, Oklahoma is a city-owned airport.   The airport is close to the Choctaw Casino Resort, Southeastern State Oklahoma University, and the downtown business district.

 

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