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Why Athens?

Years of real estate experience have shown me that more homes are sold during the Spring than any other month. Driving around Athens now, it’s no wonder why. We are blessed with an abundance of colorful wild plum trees, dogwoods, and redbuds to name a few. But it’s not just the beauty of the area that helps to close a sale.

Whenever our agents sell to buyers coming in from other areas, we curiously ask, “Why Athens?”  Today, I’d like to share a few of the answers we’ve received over the years. In no particular order, we have heard . . .

  • Small town values (Maberry feel), community, religious institutions
  • Community pride and involvement
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Henderson County Clint Murchison Library
  • Live where everyone comes to relax
  • Minutes from larger cities, but worlds apart
  • Medical care
  • Updated schools
  • Official retirement community recognized by the State of Texas
  • Trinity Valley Community College (Associates degree, nursing, and personal enrichment classes) – offering something for everyone
  • Lake Athens and surrounding lakes – Cedar Creek Lake, Lake Palestine, and Richland Chambers Lake
  • Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
  • Surrounded by lakes
  • Local – “Where East Texas Begins” – rolling hills, spring-fed creeks, lakes and impressive vistas
  • Progressive city
  • Downtown development – art galleries, brewery and Texas Theater revitalization
  • Cain Center revitalization
  • Cost of living – below larger cities
  • Diversified economy and job opportunities
  • Airport – working on an expansion that will bring additional access to Athens to business and prospective new residents
  • History of community and character of area
  • Henderson County Fairgrounds
  • East commute to Dallas and Tyler

If you haven’t experienced Athens (in the Spring or any other time of year), come see for yourself. If you’ve already fallen in love with her, share a few of your “Why Athens” moments with us here. We’d love to hear from you!

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