Founded in the late 1700s, Nacogdoches is not only the oldest town in Texas but also the third-largest city in the Southern Ark-La-Tex area. Located in East Texas, approximately one hour from Tyler, Nacogdoches is known for its year-round entertainment. Residents can enjoy plenty of festival events, like the Texas Blueberry Festival, Nacogdoches Film Festival, Freedom Fest, Nine Flags Festival, and Heritage Festival & Taste of Nacogdoches. If you’re looking to get outside, explore Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, which features 6,500 azaleas, 200 camellias, and 180 varieties of Japanese Maple — all of which exhibit the beauty of this charming city. And, don’t forget that locals and visitors alike take interest in the following family-friendly attractions, such as Splash Kingdom, SFA Planetarium, and Naca Valley Vineyard. Last, but certainly not least, Nacogdoches is home to Stephen F. Austin State University, making it a wonderful place for college students, faculty, and staff to reside.