Athens, the County Seat of Henderson County, with a population of 12,559 is often referred to as the Gateway to East Texas. Recently designated by the State of Texas as a Retirement City, Athens is a progressive town with caring citizens and excellent leadership. Athens takes great pride in offering amenities, programs and features much larger towns wish for.
Some of the fun things to do in our Community are to:
Enjoy a burger in the town which was recently designated as being the Birthplace of the Hamburger. America's favorite fast food.
Take a walk amongst the wild flowers growing along the trails of the East Texas Arboretum which is located adjacent to our property.
Explore all the wonderful collectibles and antiques in Athens unique shopping districts.
Tap your toes and hum a tune while enjoying Classic Blue Grass music at the Annual Old Fiddler's Contest and Reunion.
Take in a Concert, Rodeo, Horse Show or Auction at the Henderson County Fair Park Complex.
Relive Athens history by visiting the Henderson County Historical Museum.
Attend a live performance of a classical play presented by the Henderson County Performing Arts Council.
Spend a relaxing day at the Canton First Monday Trade Days, Lake Athens, Cedar Creek Lake or Lake Palestine.
Learn how to Scuba Dive at the Athens Scuba Park
Visit one of the unique aquariums in the country. At the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center you can see dive shows, ride a tram and fish all day.
Drive through a wonderland of lights at The Christmas Park in Athens were thousands of twinkling lights and Christmas music await your visit.