Residents and Business Owners Love How Palestine is Beautiful, Affordable and Accessible
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Palestine, Texas is known for its natural beauty, historic charm, affordability and how easy it is to access major markets throughout the country. People are choosing to call Palestine home, businesses are moving in and there’s a reason why – Palestine has everything they need to thrive.
Palestine is Full of Natural Beauty and Historic Charm
Located in the Piney Woods of Northeast Texas, Palestine’s landscapes are rich, vibrant and teeming with life. This natural beauty ensures that everything from the downtown and residential areas to the Willow Creek Business Park are surrounded by trees year-round. Plus, nearby Lake Palestine provides a wealth of outdoor recreation for residents to enjoy. Here, families can go boating, take a swim, fish or spend afternoons relaxing on the lakeshore.
Downtown Palestine is equally charming, full of historic buildings, fun restaurants, interesting shops and entertainment. Visitors come from throughout Texas to take a ride on the Polar Express, catch a performance at The Texas Theater, or to attend a festival during the summer. The large variety of restaurants, shops and activities available in downtown Palestine makes it an attractive destination for residents and tourists alike.
Whether Buying a Home or Starting a Business – Palestine is Affordable
Young families, first-time homebuyers and retirees have discovered another reason to move to Palestine – affordability. On average, a house in Palestine costs only 49 percent of the national average, contributing to our low cost of living (79.2 percent). To demonstrate how significant this is, the average house in Palestine costs just over $100,000. In Austin, the average is $346,500. By simply moving to Palestine, families can save thousands of dollars a year, pay off their home sooner or afford to buy a larger home for their growing family. In some cases, they can do all three simultaneously!
Businesses also benefit from Palestine’s affordability. Commercial property rates are lower than in nearby metros and taxes are too. Palestine can also offer financial incentives for qualifying businesses. This includes grants to pay for renovations of downtown buildings. To search for properties, click here.
Known for Accessibility, Palestine is Home to Major Distribution Centers
There are three major distribution centers calling Palestine home with Walmart’s Palestine Distribution Centers shipping and receiving over $2 billion in merchandise on an annual basis. Mid-way between Dallas and Houston, Palestine is only hours from major markets in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Illinois. With five major highways converging in a pentagon near downtown Palestine, businesses locating here can reach the highway within minutes and set off for their destination.
Palestine’s accessibility is ideal for businesses, but also for residents in the surrounding communities. Each year, more than 100,000 patients visit Palestine hospitals and physicians for medical care. Additional visitors come to town to enjoy the many activities available in our downtown.
Contact Us to Learn More About Opportunities Available in Palestine
Palestine is beautiful, affordable and accessible. We are a friendly and welcoming community, open to new ideas and looking to grow. We invite you to visit Palestine and discover what makes our community an ideal place to call home.