Nacogdoches, nestled within the lush rolling hills and green piney forest is East Texas' best kept secret. The grace, the hospitality, the natural beauty and the wonderful moderate climate enjoyed year round is attracting new retirees, leaving the congested cities and highways behind. New retirees are looking for serenity, low crime rate, and a variety of leisure activities such as golf, boating, spectator sports, cultural events and shopping.
Nacogdoches is the oldest city in Texas , which gives it a rich historical background, dating back to 1721. The economy is heavily based in education, agriculture and manufacturing. The downtown district has a viable shopping area with a mixture of historic and contemporary architecture. The old brick streets of the downtown area add to the charm of the antique shops and quaint restaurants.
Because Nacogdoches is surrounded by abundant lakes and natural forests, those who live in the community can choose from great fishing, water sports and camping on either Lake Nacogdoches or Lake Sam Rayburn. Nacogdoches also has a beautiful public golf course, Woodland Hills Golf Course and a private golf course, Pineywoods Country Club. Not far from the city in the town of Lufkin is one of the highest rated golf courses in the state of Texas, The Crown Colony Country Club (Source: Dallas Morning News). It is stated that it is simply a magnificent monument to the game of golf. Nacogdoches also boast 14 city parks, two hospitals – Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and Nacogdoches Medical Center, and a large array of flourishing professional businesses. Nacogdoches is also a thriving art community with plays, concerts, art galleries and wonderful festivals. The city possess heart-felt pride for its history, yet looks to the future with high interests to the newest technology and intelligent economic growth.
Nacogdoches also realizes that a major component of the quality of life is the commitment to education and continued collegiate involvement.