Have you ever wanted to live in two places at once? You can do it without buying a second home in Texarkana, a town that’s literally two in one. Straddling the border between Texas and Arkansas, Texarkana is in both Bowie County, Texas and Miller County, Arkansas. With State Line Avenue marking the border and the shared post office perched directly on the line, the towns are separate in a political sense only.
Texarkana has a rich and unique history, so head out to the Museum of Regional History downtown to learn about its roots in railroad development and lumber. If you’re looking for an educational outing more geared toward the kids, visit Discovery Place Children’s Museum for some hands-on learning fun. On a hot day in the spring or summer, take them to a minor league baseball game to support the Texarkana Gunslingers or to Holiday Springs Water Park instead.
But Texarkana has more than just outdoor entertainment. Get some culture when you take in a show from the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, or see who’s coming through town to play at the Perot Theatre, named for the family of longtime resident and onetime presidential candidate Ross Perot. Before the show, go for a casual lunch at Silver Spoon, Inc. or sample the local flavors at Big Jake’s BBQ.
With low cost of living and low population density, it’s hard to beat Texarkana for a comfortable place to live. Having moved on from the largely antiquated railroad industry, the area now boasts a diversified economy, with the biggest local employers including the Red River Army Depot, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, and the health care industry. No matter what field you want to work in, there are opportunities here.
Opportunities abound for local youth as well. With many highly rated schools on both sides of the state line, it’s easy to get a great education in Texarkana. After high school, the towns are home to campuses of both Texas A&M University and University of Arkansas Hope, so the kids needn’t travel far to follow their dreams.
If you’d like to live in two places at once, let New Home Source find the one house that will accomplish that goal in Texarkana, with its sampling of homes in town. Narrow your search to look for single or multi-level homes with three or four bedrooms. Prices range from the upper $100’s to lower $300’s, so find the features that are most important to you. Check out the offerings from Lone Star Customer Homes, where even units at less than 1600 square feet offer options such as fireplaces, covered patios, and bonus rooms. Maybe you’d prefer a private office, a spacious master suite with a huge closet, or a beautiful back patio; you need to look no further. So come to Texarkana, where it’s “Twice as Nice”! New Home Source makes it quick and easy to find the new home to call your own.