The East Texas Region is rich in history and tradition providing another dimension in leisure time activities, which come alive in the many museums, historic districts, town squares with quaint shops and restaurants, restored Victorian buildings and antique shops.
With four national and five state forests, vast sparkling lakes and rivers beaming with fish and many parks nestled among the pines and hardwood trees – East Texas offers a combination of natural beauty unparalleled in many regions.
East Texas is witnessing a large increase in the number of people who want to escape the hassles of big cities that have become too developed, noisy, congested and expensive. New retirees are moving away from the chaos to serenity areas. According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research service – it is true. There has been a significant in-migration in to the beautiful East Texas area.
(Source: Retirement in East Texas ; A study for the Pineywoods Economic Partnership)