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.

Friendly people, beautiful downtown, home of Stephen F. Austin State University, rolling hills, lots of flowers and foliage.
Reviewed by glarabee52
on September 17, 2012
It is a fabulously preserved historic town who capitalizes on its history and embraces the future. And it is the oldest town in Texas!
Reviewed by waxawoman
on September 17, 2012
Nacogdoches has a charm all its own. The brick-street downtown, with restored older buildings mixed in with newer facilities, can entertain anyone. There's antique malls, cafes, book shops and glass/gift shops, none of which are national chains, so they all have their own personality and unique items. The azalea trails are amazing, the forest surrounding the town keeps it feeling remote and natural. It's the heart of Texas, the friendly state, and people still hold doors and greet strangers around there.
Reviewed by Vember
on September 17, 2012
Nacogdoches has so much to offer, while maintaining a low key and relaxed (a.k.a. stress free!) atmosphere. There's a smiling face around every corner to make sure your day is filled with Southern hospitality...whether it be at one of the great locally owned restaurants, antique stores, or boutiques...or at one of it's many festivals, markets, charity events, or university events. A town rich in history and charm...I love living here!
Reviewed by Girasole
on September 17, 2012
Nacogdoches is home to Stephen F. Austin State University and has a diverse population due mostly to the university. The lush setting of the Piney Woods of East Texas is the backdrop for the oldest town in Texas. Tons of events from fine arts, a farmers market, music for all tastes!
Reviewed by jhanlon
on September 17, 2012
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