Location of Gresham Texas
Nearby is an exit from the new Toll Loop 49.
To the west of Gresham is located the Noonday community.
Gresham is located in Smith County, and is assigned Area Code 903.
Just to the west of Gresham on Highway 168 is the well-respected Hazel Owens Elementary School.
This page is a comprehensive directory for Gresham travel, tourism, hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions, maps, and recreation.
Gresham: A Key in the Old Jacksonville CorridorGresham is experiencing growth as the Old Jacksonville Corridor expands from Tyler to the south, and additional businesses, banks, retail outlets, restaurants, nurseries and housing developments locate in the area.
Local Gresham Texas Businesses of Interest
Today, Gresham is experiencing growth as the Old Jacksonville Corridor expands from Tyler to the south, and additional businesses, banks, retail outlets, restaurants, nurseries and housing developments locate in the area. Gresham is the home to an Edward Jones office, Rose Capital Realty, a Chevron Service Station, Southside Bank and many other businesses.
Family First Pharmacy ... highly recommended, very professional personal and friendly service! Our family regularly does business there! 16623 Old Jacksonville Highway in Gresham. Phone 903-561-2822
Our favorite birding supply in the Tyler area has long been Rubicon Wild Birds and More. We always enjoy shopping there, and learning from their birding workshops.
Their new location is 17968 FM 2493 #142, Flint, TX 75762. The store is located between Gresham and Flint on the west side of Old Jacksonville Road.
For more information, phone Rubicon at 903.954.2518 or visit them on the web at www.rubiconwildbirdsandmore.com
Meadow Lake Senior Living Community is located on 92 acres at 11245 Shoreline Drive in Gresham in the Greater Tyler Texas area, just off County Road 165 near the intersection with Old Jacksonville Highway.
This continuing care retirement community provides independent residential living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. Independent residential living is provided in executive homes or apartment homes to individuals who need little or no assistance. This beautiful facility is part of the Sears Methodist Retirement System.
Chevron Service Station
Jimmy Brown's Service Center
Rose Capital Realty
Gresham Job Market, Business and Economy
Tyler is growing, mainly to the south, towards Gresham. So job search opportunities in Gresham remain strong, and better than much of the U.S.
Gresham and the East Texas job market employ a large number of jobs and careers in the oil & gas industry, oilfield, drilling, natural gas, petrochemical, and refining job sectors. But the economy is diverse, and manufacturing, healthcare, education, grocery distribution, information technology, communications, banking, and retail business also play a significant role.
Hazel Owens Elementary School in Gresham (Staff Photo)
Hotels, Motels, B&Bs, Lodging, Accommodations in Nearby Tyler
Tyler offers a variety of hotels, motels, inns, extended-stay suites, RV parks, and other accommodations situated near the major tourist, business, shopping, and medical centers of the city. Bed & Breakfasts around the Tyler area offer exceptional amenities and services.
RV Parks in the Tyler Texas Area
The Tyler area features a number of RV parks in all parts of the city, and in all directions from the city. Listed below are a sampling of parks available to RVers:
- K.E. Bushman's Camp - south of Tyler on US 69 in Bullard near the Kiepersol Winery & Celebration Center
- Country Inn and RV Park - Mt. Selman
- AOK RV Park - just north of Bullard, and east of Flint on FM 346, close to US 69
- #1 RV Park of Tyler - 12421 State Highway 31 W, 2 miles west of Tyler's Loop 323. Member of Good Sam Club, Woodalls, and many other fine RV Discount Clubs
- Tyler State Park - north of Tyler
- Lake Palestine Resort RV Park - on Texas Highway 155 just off the Lake Palestine bridge
- JB's RV Resort - on the west side of Lake Palestine, near Chandler, Texas
- Palestine Pines RV Campground & Marina Park Resort - on the east side of Lake Palestine, in Dogwood City, Texas
- R Place RV Park & Campground - near Lake Palestine and Lake Jacksonville, on US84 between Rusk and Palestine
- Big Steve's RV Park & Marina
- Whispering Pines RV and Cabin Resort - on 47 acres north of Tyler at 5583 FM 16 East
- Lion's RV Park - north of Tyler at 4413 FM 16W.
- Springcreek RV Resort - 2.8 miles west of Loop 323 on Highway 64 west of Tyler
- Palestine Pines RV Campground & Marina Park - eastern shore of Lake Palestine
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Entrance area to Grand Oaks Estate, just north of Gresham, Texas, on Old Jacksonville Highway (staff photo)
Gresham Area Real Estate
The Gresham area has a number of new, exciting real estate possibilities, and subdivisions.
Home building and real estate options in Gresham are plentiful, and include a variety of subdivisions, gated communities, golfing communities, lake-front sites, condominiums, townhouses, and country ranch-style living.
List of Gresham Texas Area Subdivisions and Gated Home Communities
The area also features great opportunities for homebuilding in residential subdivisions, on area lakes, golf communities, and on ranch properties and wooded sites in Smith County.
Some of the new home developments in the Gresham area are shown below. The list includes gated communities as well as those that are publicly accessible.
Location and Amenities
|West of Tyler, on Jonestown Road at Toll 49, near Owens Elementary School|
|Adjacent to Oak Hollow on the East side of Old Jacksonville Highway, near Swann's Furniture, north of Gresham|
|Garden style homes adjacent to Oak Hollow on the East side of Old Jacksonville Highway|
|Large development off Old Jacksonville Highway north of Gresham, near Jack Elementary School and the new West Cumberland Road extension|
|West side of Old Jacksonville Highway. Varying homesite sizes and garden home lots nestled in a wooded area with several lakes. Currently one gated sub-community: Grand Oaks Estates|
|Golf community south of Gresham on Lake Palestine|
|Located by Jack Elementary just off of Old Jacksonville Highway and the Cumberland extension|
|Lake and golf community on Lake Palestine|
|Garden style homes adjacent to Oak Hollow on the East side of Old Jacksonville Highway|
|Large development on golf course in Tyler. Access from Grande Blvd. or Old Jacksonville Highway. Two gated sub-communities: The Winsford at Hollytree, and The Villas of Hollytree.|
|Development just south of Hollytree, with new homes being built on Old Farm Road|
|Large development just south of Hollytree. This 320 acre master-planned development features residential, retail and office areas. It is located between Cumberland Road and Hollytree Country Club, one mile from both South Broadway Avenue and Old Jacksonville Highway. The development is connected to the well-established Tyler neighborhoods of Hollytree and Oak Hollow on the west side of Mud Creek, and Prestonwood on the east side of Mud Creek. Neighborhoods include Canopy Park, Legacy Court, Sentinel Park, Grand Estates, Maple Leaf and Hidden Creek Park. Some areas are gated.|
|West side of Old Jacksonville Highway, north of Gresham|
|East side of Old Jacksonville Highway, adjacent to Hollytree|
|Located by Jack Elementary just off of Old Jacksonville Hwy and the Cumberland extension|
|West of Gresham|
|Tall Timbers Estates||
|East of Gresham, with access from FM 2813 and Neighbors Road. Near Jack Elementary School.|
Map of Home Developments in the Gresham and Tyler Texas Area
Dining in Gresham
Several restaurants are located in Gresham, offering a variety of venues and cuisines.
Gus's Mexican Restaurant ... A Gus Ramirez Restaurant. Phone 903.534.3947
Dining and Restaurants in Nearby Tyler
Tyler features a wide spectrum of restaurants serving traditional American fare, Mexican, Italian, Bar-B-Que, hamburgers, seafood, Asian, and more.
Many new restaurants have opened on South Broadway Avenue, including Chuy's Mexican Restaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill at the mall, Panera Bread and Freebirds World Burritos.
Plus, don't miss the best of Tyler, like Stanley's Bar-B-Que Restaurant on Beckham Avenue.
Gresham Texas Tourism and Attractions
Gresham offers a great variety of tourist attractions and things to do within the city, and in close by areas.
Just down Old Jacksonville Highway from Gresham is the new American Freedom Museum located near downtown Bullard on the Brookhill School campus.
American Freedom Museum, Bullard, Texas
For golfing enthusiasts, the Peachtree and Oak Hurst Golf Courses are nearby, just south of Gresham. More golfing is available at Eagles Bluff and Emerald Bay.
South of Bullard near Jacksonville is the Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari, a wildlife park that is home to an amazing variety of wildlife.
For those interested in horseback riding, a visit to Tarrant Ranch in Mt. Selman, south of Bullard, is recommended. This is a perfect place to bring school group, your riding club or family for a quiet, inexpensive getaway.
Legacy Trails to Gresham
In July of 2016, the City of Tyler's half-cent sales tax board approved its annual budget.
Abandoned Cotton Belt Route still visible in Gresham, now becoming part of the Legacy Trails project
Approved items include the design of the new Legacy Trails project, which extended the city’s trail system from Cumberland Road to Gresham, using the abandoned railroad corridor on the west side of Old Jacksonville Highway. The project was completed and opened to the public in 2019..
Lakes in East Texas Near Gresham
Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East, situated adjacent to each other and connected via a canal, are located just east of Tyler, Texas. These are the largest lakes in the Tyler area in addition to Lake Palestine. The two lakes cover nearly 5,000 surface acres and serve as the major water supply source to the Tyler metro area.
For more information about fishing, boating, maps, lodging, photographs and more, visit www.Lake-Tyler.com
Lake Palestine is located about 15 miles southwest of Tyler, Texas, on Texas Highway 155, and resulting from a dam on the Neches River. It has a surface area of 25,560 acres, and was completed in 1962.
For more information, visit www.LakePalestineTexas.com
Shopping in Tyler
While in today's marketplace there are shoppers who prefer the convenience of online shopping, many others enjoy the friendliness and selections of local shopping here in Tyler and East Texas.
Scene at the The Village at Cumberland Park, Tyler, Texas (staff photo)
Shopping in Tyler spans the marketplace, from national retail giants such as Macy's and Dillard's, to local eclectic, specialty boutiques.
And for a fun shopping adventure near Tyler, visit the world famous First Monday Trade Days in Canton, the ultimate flea market in the entire U.S.A.
Shopping opportunities in Tyler have multiplied in 2014 when The Village at Cumberland Park, located at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and Toll 49, opened its first phase of stores. Upon completion, the project will cover 80 acres and contain over 700,000 SF of retail, services, restaurants, and entertainment in a vibrant, contemporary, and pedestrian friendly outdoor setting. Many new tenants have already opened in 2014, including Gordman's, PetCo, Kirkland's, Dress Barn, JoAnn, TJMaxx, Vitamin Shoppe and others.
Hazel Owens Elementary School, just west of Gresham (Staff Photo)
Gresham Texas History
Gresham was established in 1877 as a shipping point on the railroad. A cotton gin was in operation by 1900. On July 1, 1899, operations of the rail line through Gresham was assumed by the St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company of Texas, commonly known as the Cotton Belt Route.
The rail line is now abandoned, but its route through Gresham and Flint is still visible.
|about about the rail line between Tyler, Gresham, Flint and Bullard|
Old Jacksonville Highway Widening Project
Plans have been designed by TxDOT for the five-laning of two miles of Old Jacksonville Highway (FM 2493) from Gresham to FM 346 in Flint. Construction began in the Summer of 2018. The project entails the widening of the road from two to four lanes, with a center turn lane, at a cost of $14 million. Completion is planned for 2021.