Welcome to Polk County
Nestled in the tall East Texas pines and surrounded by scenic country roads, beautiful lakes and rivers and filled with some of the friendliest folks you will ever meet is Polk County. A simple paradise with big city conveniences and small town flair, Polk County is just the place to come for a day or to stay for a lifetime. Visit the cities of Corrigan, Goodrich, Livingston, Onalaska and Seven Oaks and experience the unique history and flavor each one has to offer.
Beautiful Lake Livingston, a 93,000 acre lake, offers a variety of outdoor activities. Enjoy Lake Livingston State Park for camping, fishing, horseback riding, nature trails and more. At the close of the day, enjoy some of the most breathtaking sunsets in Texas. If you prefer to camp Indian style, stay the night in a real teepee at the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Indian Reservation and enjoy fishing and swimming in Lake Tombigbee.
Shop Livingston, a Texas Main Street City or our monthly Trade Days with over 200 vendors offering unique shopping to suit any occasion. Throughout Polk County you will find many unique shops, bed and breakfasts, artisans and some of the best home cooking you will ever sink your teeth into.
Home to the Escapees RV Club, you will find temporary hook-ups or long term stay and a variety of support services and activities for residents and guests. Looking for something more permanent? Polk County offers affordable housing and a cost of living that is significantly below the U.S. and State of Texas averages. From the grandeur of homes over 100 years old to brand new energy efficient homes and an "over 55" residential subdivision, the choice for your new address awaits you.
A variety of denominations for worship and plenty of volunteer organizations will give you loads of opportunities to get involved in the community.
Recently approved plans for a new college and conference center along with availability of libraries, museums and other learning centers throughout the county provide continuing education avenues that will meet your quest for knowledge. A newly formed eco-tourism council offers a Master Naturalist program and what better place to learn about an abundant eco system than Big Thicket National Preserve.
Located less than an hour's drive north of Houston on Hwy 59, soon to be Interstate 69, you can feel the serenity of small town yesteryear while enjoying the modern day conveniences of a growing community. Your retirement paradise is waiting for you in Polk County.
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Polk County...your Retirement Paradise!
Community Profile Statistics
Sales Tax: 6.75%
Property Taxes: $0.6277
Crime Index: 796 (Livingston, Polk County seat)
Median Home Value: $99,453
Nearest Hospital/Emergency Care (miles):
0 miles – Memorial Medical Center
Nearest Military Base (miles):
119 miles – Fort Polk Army Base, LA
Nearest Airport (miles):
56 miles – George Bush International Airport
Average February Temperature: 52°F
Average August Temperature: 91°F
Average Annual Rainfall/Snowfall:
48 inches Rainfall
0.8 inches Snowfall