Quintessential Texas Living
If you’re looking for that small-town lifestyle, with the conveniences of the Metroplex only miles away, then look no further. Terrell is the perfect location for you. Terrell is a city in Texas, located about twelve miles west of Forney and a little more than 20 minutes from the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard. In 2014, it was estimated that 16,500 people lived within the city’s boundaries. Terrell began as a railroad town in the 1873. It was named after Robert A. Terrell, a pioneer and Republic of Texas spy, who built a “Round House” on his property located on the western edge of town. The house, which still stands today, is octagonal in order to provide better defense against local Native American attacks. It was also the first house in Kaufman County to have glass windows.
Aside from the “Round House”, Terrell is home to many historical attractions. Under the city’s Main Street Program, more than $4 million have gone into preserving the past and incorporating the present. Some of these attractions include the Terrell Heritage Museum, the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum, and the city’s historic downtown shopping district. Another popular stop is Ham Orchard, which began as a roadside peach stand in 1979. Ham’s is now an air-conditioned farmers market with fresh produce, BBQ, and homemade jellies and fudge. Oh, and the famous Ham’s homemade ice cream. For shopping enthusiasts, Terrell is home to the Tanger Outlet Center, where everyday is sale day at more than 40 brand-name retail stores.
Recreation in Terrell is aplenty! Whether you want to be outside or stay indoors, the city has a wide variety of activities and things to do. There are five beautiful parks in the area, complete with sports fields/courts, playgrounds, walking/biking trails, picnic areas, and fishing ponds. Terrell also has an Olympic-size community swimming pool, two golf courses, and a miniature golf & driving range complex. For indoor entertainment, the city has a bowling alley, a movie theater, and the Kaufman County Civic Theater with live stage performances. After all that excitement, you’ll probably get a little hungry. Terrell is home to more than 20 local restaurants and fast-food joints.
If you have children, the city is served by Terrell Independent School District, a public school district with eight campuses and a performing arts center. In 2009, the district was rated “Academically Acceptable” by the Texas Education Agency. For post-graduates, the city is home to Trinity Valley Community College and the Southwestern Christian College. Popular neighborhoods in Terrell include Douglas Circle, Grande Verde, Poetry, and Forest Creek.
If you’re considering a move to Dallas, or are relocating for work, there’s no better home and community resource than The Dream Connectors. Together, Sylvia Seabolt and her mother Gale have decades of experience in the Southeast Dallas real estate market. Sylvia was the 2013 Texas Chapter of Women’s Council of REALTORS® President, and is currently serving on the National Executive Committee for Women’s Council of REALTORS®. A resident of Rowlett, Sylvia loves spending time with her family on Lake Ray Hubbard. For expert advice on communities and schools in southeast Dallas, contact The Dream Connectors today at 972-226-1900 or email Sylvia directly for a quick response!
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