Nacogdoches, Texas


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

9 Votes - "Friendliest"
2 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
1 Votes - "Most Patriotic"


The oldest town in Texas lives by the mantra “Keep Nacogdoches Friendly,” with businesses embracing hospitality training to become Texas Certified Friendly even. The community is so small the mayor is also the local dentist, and everyone’s approachable.

Visitors can explore Millard’s Crossing historic village, Lake Nacogdoches, or Lanana Creek Trail. Most notably, Nacogdoches is home to Stephen F. Austin State University and serves as a warm welcome for students away from home.

Local favorites include the Saturday farmer’s market and The Blueberry Place, where you can pick your own blueberries right off the vine and leave payment in a basket on the honor system. Visitors are encouraged to experience historic local bed and breakfasts, stroll the nature trails, and browse antiques while in town.

Nacogdoches is a wonderful place to visit and to live. Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas and is located in the PineyWoods of East Texas, not to mention home to Stephen F. Austin State University. Nacogdoches is beautiful in the spring time when the dogwoods and azaleas are in bloom. The Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, the largest in Texas, is a must see! Our family enjoys walking the Lanana Creek Trail, visiting the parks, and all the gardens on the SFA campus.
Reviewed by Skeeterwo11
on September 17, 2012
This town is SUPER nice and easy going!
Reviewed by ellisca1
on September 17, 2012
We got caught downtown in a horrific downpour and no umbrella! We were welcomed, even though dripping wet, into several shops, and offered paper towels to dry off with. Very friendly people, lovely downtown, interesting shops. Worth revisiting many times!
Reviewed by churchmouse302
on September 17, 2012
Come enjoy our unique style and gain many more friends and learn the the many stories and tails of those that ventured through our town. I was born and raised here in Nacogdoches and it's a wonderful place to raise children. Everyone is polite and eager to extend out a helping hand to others.
Reviewed by Garnerks
on September 17, 2012
great place to live. wouldnt ask to be anywhere else.
Reviewed by beherenow87
on September 17, 2012
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