(NAK-ə-DOH-chiss) is a town north of Houston located on the I-69 corridor. It is a town of 33,000 permanent residents, but its 13,000 college students at SFA support a small city infrastructure of restaurants, bars, and shopping. It’s home to large chain retailers including Lowes, Wal-Mart, and Staples and also chain restaurants such as Chipotle and Panda Express. In 2017, the beloved Fredonia Hotel & Convention Center reopened its doors to the public, showing off a complete overhaul of modern renovations. The Hotel is now a tourist destination, featuring two bars, a restaurant, a high end steakhouse and two pools. SFA students and their families keep the economy flowing and several start-ups have found success in Nacogdoches. Locally grown companies that have expanded nationally continue to keep their headquarters in town. There’s plenty to do here on your downtime with busy weekend downtown events that include the Wine Swirl event to The Texas Blueberry Festival. We might be partial, but we think Nacogdoches is the greatest place to live.
1. Nacogdoches was dubbed the #1 Small City in Texas by Cities Journal
2. Nacogdoches was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by Americas Promise Alliance
3. With a median age of 30.6, 25.1 % of residents have a College Degree (BA/BS)
4. Nacogdoches County is ranked 9th in Texas Agricultural Production
5. Nacogdoches’ Butcher Boys has the No. 1 spot in Wide Open Eats’ “10 Best Burger Joints in Texas” list.
6. Stephen F. Austin State University is known for the Lumberjack Basketball team, four-time Southland Conference Champions.