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Safari Waters Ranch

8049 Safari Waters Blvd, Larue TX 75770  


Safari Waters Ranch offers the best in pristine and secure country living all within a 90 minute drive from Dallas.

  • 1776 acres with over 400 one-to-five acre home sites in a gated & wooded, environmentally sustainable community

  • 3 beautiful spring-fed lakes (130 acres of private water) with trophy-sized bass, crappie, catfish, and hybrid bream

  • Free-roaming exotic wildlife features Zebra, Blackbuck Antelope, and four varieties of Deer;
    Audubon Great Backyard Bird Count recorded over 40 different species of birds (Cameras only!)

  • Common areas with fishing docks, boat ramps, lakeside picnic & grill areas

  • Camp Safari RV Park with 28 full hookups for property owners and guests
  • Community events include Easter Egg Hunt/Breakfast, Fish Tournaments/Fish Fry, 4th of July Parade & Picnic, Chili Cook-off, Ice Cream Socials, Meet at the Lake Supper, Game Nights, Annual Meeting/Dinner, Fall Festival, Christmas Party, Meals in Need, Bunco/Mahjong/’42’ groups, Quilt Group, Birthday Luncheons, Dinner Club, weekly fishing groups, men’s weekly breakfast.

  • Active volunteer committees support all aspects of the community

  • Population base: Athens 12,800; Larue 200; Tyler 97,500

  • Athens and LaPoyner school districts; Trinity Valley Community College Athens

  • Explore local shops and quaint cafés in Athens’ historic downtown, or major department stores in nearby Tyler

  • Local attractions include Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Athens Scuba Park, New York Zip Line, Henderson County Fair Park Complex, Henderson County Performing Arts Center, Henderson County Historical Museum, Cain Center, Canton First Monday Trade Days, Pine Dunes Golf Resort & Club (#1 public course in Texas), 279 Artisans Trail from Edom to Ben Wheeler

  • Seasonal fun – Blueberry farms, Old Fiddlers Reunion and Contest, Christmas Park Land of Lights

  • Medical facilities include UT Health East Texas Athens & Tyler, Trinity Mother Francis Tyler, UT Southwestern Tyler & Dallas, Baylor Dallas, extensive local specialists, medical air services

  • Entrance gate management by POA-employed residents

  • Articles of Incorporation, Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) and Bylaws on file in Henderson County

  • Aqua Texas private water supply, TVEC (Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative), DSL, satellite, propane, septic systems, contracted trash services, home delivery mail/newspaper; 10 miles of private roads

  • As a property owner there is no time limit to build; When you're ready to build choose your own builder; all properties currently qualify for Agricultural Use Exemption, keeping taxes lower than most communities

  • A list of available lakefront and lake access homes and lots can be found on our website

From Dallas - take 175 East, through Athens, 6 miles past Loop 7 towards Jacksonville - watch for sign on the right!


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