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Van, TX is a Modern-Day Mayberry
Van, TX began like many small Texas towns—as an oil boomtown. But unlike other towns, it didn’t simply sink into the depths of history, forgotten. Conveniently situated on the I-20 corridor just 26 miles from Tyler and 70 miles from Dallas, Van today is a historic little town blossoming with new businesses, new homes, and new developments. Strong community spirit and small-town charm, highly affordable housing, and access to all the resources of big-city living make Van an increasingly popular choice for home buyers. Delve into the spirit of Van and just maybe find your home here!
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Parks & Recreation
Van is an outstanding place to get outside and enjoy beautiful, sunny days and to get some outdoor exercise. Beautiful parks throughout the area—such as the Van Memorial Stadium & Sports Complex, Van City Park, or the Van Ballpark—offer places for picnicking, trails for walking, jogging, or biking, playgrounds, ball fields, volleyball, and even a skate park! And be sure to take a trip to the scenic Van City Lake!
Origins in Oil
Van was transformed from a sleepy farm town into a boomtown in 1929 when oil was discovered nearby. Today, Van is still an oil town. You can still see the oil derricks in the city, adding to its charm and standing as a monument to its history. Its oil heritage stands on display in the Oil and Historical Museum, and every October, the town celebrates the Oil Festival, complete with pageant, parade, vendors, entertainment, and more.
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Visit the historic Old Movie House, now a meeting and event center in the heart of Van. There is also outstanding golf at the Garden Valley Golf Club and local events at the Community Center.
The Van Independent School District is highly rated for its academic successes and opportunities. Schools include J.E. Rhodes Elementary, Middle, Intermediate, Junior High, and High.
Amenities & Services
Though still a small town, Van is growing with new developments. It’s now home to a major medical clinic, several nursing homes and churches, a chain grocery store, and even an industrial park.
Homes in Van are as charming as the city, and real estate prices are relatively low. Cozy homes with large yards, new construction homes, and rural properties are just a few of the types of homes available in Van.
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