Lufkin offers residents the quality amenities and resources of a larger city. Life in Lufkin is complete with established communities, excellent schools, superior bass fishing, top notch golfing, enriching cultural institutions, well-maintained parks, an outstanding zoo, quality hotels and restaurants, and a wide range of shops and stores.
Cost of Living
Median Household Income $37,775
Mean Household Income $54,726
Per Capita Income $20,341
Angelina County is fortunate to have an abundance of natural areas that allow the public to connect with the great outdoors. The Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau publishes an Outdoors Guide with resources for adventurers of all ages and skill levels.
The City of Lufkin’s Park Maintenance Department is responsible for maintenance and operations of area parks, community centers, swimming pools, spray pads, trails, recreation center, and other public areas.
Sam Rayburn Reservoir
Just minutes away from Lufkin rests the largest body of water wholly within the State of Texas – Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Covering 114,500 acres at normal capacity, Sam Rayburn is the most popular recreation area in the piney woods of East Texas. Sam Rayburn Reservoir is one of the top five bass fisheries in the United States, with the record for largemouth bass at 16.5 pounds. It has been featured in many fishing magazines including Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Texas Fish & Game, Texas Monthly, Southern Living, and more.With more boat ramps available than anywhere else in Texas, Sam Rayburn Reservoir is easily accessible. Whether you desire the perfect fishing spot, relaxing sailing, a safe place to water ski or even scuba dive, Sam Rayburn Reservoir is the ultimate getaway. Other pastimes such as camping, hiking, and bird watching are just a few steps away in the beautiful Angelina National Forest.
Public and Private Golf Courses Crown Colony Country Club
900 Crown Colony, Lufkin
This 18-hole golf course is currently the #9 ranked 18-hole championship golf course in the State of Texas, as selected by the Dallas Morning News. The golf course was designed by Bob Von Hagge and golfing great Bruce Devlin, and challenging is considered an understatement. The course is shaded by towering East Texas pine trees and has four different tee settings that make playing golf at Crown Colony a relaxing and diversified experience.
Neches Pines Golf Course
Lumberjack Drive, Diboll
The 18-hole “Neches Pines” course at the Neches Pines Golf Course facility in Diboll, Texas features 7,014 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.9 and it has a slope rating of 133. Neches Pines golf course opened in 1970.
Woodland Hills Golf Club
359 CR 5021, Nacogdoches
This very scenic course features a New England atmosphere. The signature hole is #8, a 395-yard, par 4, nicknamed “Cardiac Hill,” featuring a tri-level fairway that requires a strenuous walk to reach the green at the top of the hill.
Senior and Community Centers
Angelina County Senior Citizens Center
2801 Valley Drive, Lufkin
Shopping in Lufkin
Target, Home Depot, Burlington Coat Factory, Academy, Stage, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ashley Furniture Homestore, Sears, JCPenney and T.J. Maxx contribute to Lufkin’s status as a regional shopping and entertainment hub. Lufkin is a Main Street City and offers many shopping opportunities, including a number of antique shops and specialty stores throughout the downtown area.