As you go about 50 miles northeast of Beaumont, and arrive at the junction of State Highway 87 and U.S. Highway 190, you will find yourself in the city of Newton. The county seat of Newton County was incorporated in 1935 and to date,it is the only incorporated city in the county. This fairly sized community was named in honor of John Newton, an American Revolutionary War soldier.
Once a community inhabited by only 150 people, the town has sincegrown and thrived amidst its beautiful natural surroundings. Newton was sustained by its lumber industry, not unlike most other towns in East Texas. Those who choose to set up home here are often drawnby the genuine friendliness of the locals, and Newton is still a relatively close-knit community with a population of just over 2,400.
Low Cost of Living, Top-Quality Real Estate
Newton is very attractive tojust about everyone, from young families to baby boomers, and why not? It has everything you could want or need. You caneasily live a more relaxed lifestyle in this quiet town, where the cost of living, including real-estate prices, are considerably lower compared to national averages. Available properties range from custom-built homes and log cabins to raw land and lots ready for building. Three medical centers, a public school for the K-12 levels, and an airport are also within easy reach.
Newton has quite a number of venues where residents and visitors can enjoy themselves:
- The Newton County Historical Center & Museumand Powell Hotel Museum preserve a glimpse of the historical timeline of Newton.
- Caney Creek Park is a welcome expanse of green with a lake and fountain located at its center. It also has a walking trail and a playground area.
Hughes Park is a children’s recreational park located across Newton County Library and Civic Center.
- Sabine Natural Forest, Canyon Rim Nature Trail, Cow Creek, and Sabine River are absolutely perfect for nature loversand those who love to gobird and wildlife watching.
- Toledo Bend Reservoir and the Sam Forse Collis Recreation Area are the ideal destination for fishing, boating, picnicking, and more.
If you’re someone who wants to get away from it all while still maintaining a relatively active lifestyle, then Newton could be the perfect place for you. Don’t hesitate to call up our real estate experts at Allman Company to know more about Newton and its growing potential.