Flint Area and Community Information
Caddo Indians once roamed the Flint Texas region. They were followed by settlers who came to Smith County in search of farm land. Flint began as a stop on the Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad and was named after local landowner Robert Flynt. When the community’s leaders applied for a post office, they accidentally spelled "Flynt" as “Flint” on their application. Today Flint Texas offers the best of small town living with access to nearby Tyler’s metropolitan amenities. Flint’s history, recreational areas and proximity to Smith County celebrations make it a great place to live.
Flint homes were originally built to house a thriving farming community. Cotton and truck farming served as the area’s major industries until the Great Depression forced many farmers from their land. Even though Flint TX real estate lost part of its population during the Depression, many residents remained and kept their community intact. Today Flint’s population has surged to over 700 residents. This is a tribute to the hard working, resolute founders who fought to keep their community alive. Home buyers will want to look at the lovely Flint homes for sale.
Attractions and Activities
Along with a rich history woven by determined ancestors, Flint TX homes are near exceptional recreational areas. Nearby Tyler State Park offers fishing, swimming and some of the best camping facilities in Texas. Most of the park’s campsites provide picnicking areas, screened porches, showers and electrical hookups. Boating enthusiasts will find rental canoes or kayaks available during the summer. Hikers and mountain bikers will enjoy the challenges of the park’s two trails. Flint properties are available near this exceptional state park. Lake Palestine is another local lake that offers some of the best fishing around. Flint real estate is near this 18 mile long lake that is also perfect for jet skiing or waterskiing.
One of the most popular Flint attractions is the WaterPark. This bustling facility has a 25,000 square feet glass enclosed, climate controlled recreational area with swimming areas, water slides and a children’s water play area complete with an enormous 10,000 gallon bucket dump. The park's restaurants, locker rooms, showers and store cater to guests of all ages. Wedding planners or harried city dwellers who need a few days in a quiet, beautiful setting will enjoy the Centaur Arabian Farms. Flint home buyers will want to explore this charming bed and breakfast that offers horseback riding, gourmet meals and complete wedding packages.
Flint’s recreational areas are also near traditional county celebrations. The East Texas State Fair offers a carnival, great food and exhibits. Real estate in Flint lies near this Smith County fair. For those who want a closer look at local wildlife, a trip to nearby Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum may be in order. The replica 1920s country store features 250 mounted animals and offers all kinds of unique goods for sale. Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum is near homes for sale in Flint. Debbie Sample can tell you more about this thriving community.