You've probably heard that EVEYTHING'S BIGGER IN TEXAS! With certain things they are just not kidding!
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I live in the Great Piney Woods of Texas. Huntsville is in Walker County and is 35,078+ people proud. Another 17,000 students at Sam Houston State University fill our streets at any given time! My mother moved me to Huntsville when I was all of 12 years old. I was an Indiana girl brought to the country. It was a culture shock at the time but now I'm all Texas! I spent many years out and about in this old world but this little town called me back. I am proud to call Huntsville Texas my home!
If you are thinking of Relocating, Retiring, or just need to slow down the pace, Huntsville is the place to be! Real Estate in town and on Lake Livingston is still affordable and available. Retire here and you will be close to major shopping without having to battle the traffic of larger cities. Move your family here and enjoy Top Notch schools, and an extremely low crime rate.
We are blessed with the historical tales of Sam Houston himself and offer a terrific Museum with artifacts and his original homestead filled with authentic relics. Our town square is quaint with gorgeous architecture and historic buildings. Antiquing is one of my favorite past times while walking the square.
The feeling of Pride is everywhere. Sam Houston State University brings culture and talent to our city.
Sam Houston Statue-EVERYTHING'S BIGGER IN TEXAS!
It's the world's tallest statue of an American hero Huntsville, Texas. Native David Adickes turned 60,000 pounds of concrete and steel into a towering 70-foot statue of General Sam Houston. Mounted atop a 10-foot, granite-sheathed base, the statue is visible for more than six miles. Information on the city, attractions, accommodations, and events may be obtained at the adjacent visitor center. Exhibits of Huntsville attractions are located in the center, as well as a gift shop. 1-45 south of town.
Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex-
On 15 original acres belonging to Gen. Houston. Eight buildings: two period furnished homes of Houston, including "Steamboat House"; law office, kitchen, blacksmith shop and gazebo replicas, Site of Gen. Sam Houston Folk Festival in April.
Museum exhibits General's personal effects and items belonging to Santa Anna when captured at San Jacinto; 19th-Century pioneer items. Exhibitliall/gift shop. Romantic park with benches, small picnic area and colorful pond fed by Houston's original spring. open Tues. - Sun. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. At 1836 Sam Houston Ave.
Cost of living/Housing
Almost 60% of homes, including apartments, in Huntsville are rentals; this is slightly higher than the average for the rest of the state of Texas. Average rents for Huntsville apartments are relatively affordable with most rents ranging from $300- $550 per month and the median rent at $515. Huntsville is a safe place to live with overall crime rates ranking significantly lower than the US crime index.
The most common industries in Huntsville are public administration, educational services, accommodation and food services, health care and construction. Some people work close to their home as a majority of people commute to larger cities. Travel times range from between 5 to 19 minutes.
Huntsville is relatively young town with a median resident age of 28.3 and household income around $29,400. If you are a single woman, Huntsvilleis for you; approximately 60% of the population is male and 40% female. There are a lot of students in Huntsville due to the number of colleges and universities in and around the area. These include Sam Houston State University, Sebring Career Schools and Huntsville Memorial Hospital School of Vocational Nursing. Neighboring towns New Waverly, Riverside, Oakhurst, Trinity, Point Blank and Glendale, to name a few.
Recreational Activities and Attractions
There is much to see and do in Huntsville. Some of the many sites include the Historic Driving Tour, the Oakwood Walking Tour, the Art Tour, the Prison Driving Tour or a walking Tour through lovely Downtown Historic Huntsville. Downtown Huntsville makes shopping fun with over 40 retail shops and restaurants and over 20 historic sites combining shopping, history and entertainment.
For the architectural buffs, Huntsville has the Gibbs-Powell Home. This was built by Thomas Gibbs, one of Huntsville's earliest businessmen. The home is a noted Texas Archaeological Landmark. The home is one of the last classical "Greek Revival" structures in history.
There are many sports and activities that Huntsvillehas to offer as well. For the golf enthusiasts, there a number of golf courses Waterwood Golf Course, located on Lake Livingston. We also have Huntsville State Park, a 2000 - acre recreational area that complements several city parks. The park borders the Sam Houston National Forest woods, home of the 105-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail. Huntsville State Park is a great for camping, hiking, biking, nature viewing and even offers fishing around scenic Lake Raven. You can also go scuba diving at the Blue Lagoon, where strategically submerged boats, planes and platforms make for a fun diving experience.
Sam Houston University - THE FASTEST GROWING UNIVERSITY IN TEXAS.Cities Near Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Nearby Points of Interest
- Sam Houston State University
- Texas Prison Museum
- Gibbs-Powell Home Museum
- Us Army Reserve
- Samuel Walker Houston Ctr
- Hearts Veterans Museum
- Huntsville Memorial Hospital
- Heritage Museum of Montgomery
- Healthsouth Surgery Center-Conroe
- Conroe Medical Center
- Polk County Memorial Museum
Adventures Near Sam Houston Memorial Museum
- Huntsville State Park Trail
- Sam Houston National Forest and Huntsville State Park
- Huntsville State Park
- Little Lake Creek Wilderness
- Two Coldspring Rambles
- Double Lake Trail
- Double Lake Park Mountain Bike Trail
- Tomball, Montgomery, Conroe, The Woodlands, and Spring
- Sam Houston National Forest: Anderson to Huntsville State Park
- Big Creek
- Big Creek Scenic Area and Sam Houston National Forest
- Lake Livingston
- Lake Livingston State Park
- Sam Houston National Forest, Lone Star Hiking Trail
- Lake Livingston State Park Trail
- W. Goodrich Jones State Forest
- W. G. Jones State Forest
- Humble, Cleveland, and Coldspring
- Chappell Hill, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Navasota, and Anderson
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