Welcome to the tiny town of Pineland, Texas. Nestled at the edge of Sabine National Park, it is located 10 miles west of Hemphill. Pineland, which is in southwestern Sabine County, is a relatively young town compared to its neighboring cities. The community’s original name was John Adam’s Mill back in 1902 when a sawmill and lumber camp were built in the area. Two years later it adopted its current name for its post office application.
The lumber industry seeded an economic boom in Pineland and consequently the population quickly rose to about 1,500 residents by 1925. Commercial establishments and businesses soon followed, and today the city operates two hospitals (the Pineland House and the Pineland Health and Rehabilitation Center), the Pineland Municipal Airport, the West Sabine Independent School District, and the Arthur Temple, Sr. Memorial Library.
Something for Everyone in Pineland’s Real Estate Market
At present, Pineland’s 822 residents enjoy lower living costs. Those looking to buy a home for the summer or for a lifetime can find a number of options available:
- Single-family houses with wide yards ready for occupancy
- Vacant lots for sale where buyers can create their ideal home
- For those looking for something bigger, properties as large as 45 acres are also for sale
- Access to higher education is not a problem in Pineland. State universities and private institutions are just a few hours’ drive away. The closest is Stephen F. Austin State University, which is just over 40miles away. Angelina College and Northwestern State University of Louisiana are also relatively near.
Tourists and locals can choose to relax by the Temple Eastex Lake or enjoy various outdoor activities like hiking, camping, going on picnics, nature photo walks, and bird watching in the Sabine National Forest or the Angelina National Forest. An easy drive down to Lake Sam Rayburn offers access to fishing, swimming, boating, and wakeboarding.