Thinking of moving to Honey Grove, TX?
Housing: Honey Grove has affordable housing that ranges from lovely restored early 20th century showpieces to more modern homes. Fully restored homes, homes to restore or lots to build on are all available.
Schools – The Honey Grove ISD has a modern physical facility with around 600 students and about 100 faculty and staff. It has an award-winning band, an award-winning BETA club and a stellar agricultural program. Students participate in University Scholastic League activities and regularly move on to regional competition. Sports activities include football and baseball for boys, basketball and track for both boys and girls and softball for girls. In our small school many students participate in a number of extracurricular activities. Recent graduates have attended Princeton University, Rice University, Southwestern University, Texas A&M, the University of North Texas, Texas A&M University at Commerce as well as numerous other four-year colleges and junior colleges. The Parent Teacher Organization is very active. http://www.honeygroveisd.net/
Higher Education – Nearby institutions of higher education include Paris Junior College, Texas A&M at Commerce and Grayson County Community College.
Churches – Honey Grove has a variety of historic and contemporary churches of various denominations. Several have very active youth programs. The Ministerial Alliance supports local projects, and a number of churches participate together in a Fifth Sunday singing.
Organizations – Among the local volunteer programs are the Honey Grove Chamber of Commerce, the Honey Grove Preservation League, the Masonic Lodge and the Friends of the Bertha Voyer Memorial Library. The Lions Club meets in nearby Windom. The Volunteer Fire Department always welcomes able bodied men and women. The Youth Sports Program is a very active program run by volunteer parents which sponsors football, baseball and softball teams.
Library and Community Center – Our wonderful library has won national awards, including in 2013 being named a finalist as Best Small Library in America. In addition to print resources, the Library has computer terminals for internet access and an online catalog. The Library offers preschool activities, summer programs for youth, a monthly Book Club, a Photography Club and a Knitting Society. It also provides a GED program and an English as a Second Language program.
Shopping – There are several antique shops and boutiques around the Square. There is also a full service hardware store and several farms and ranch supply stores. A new Dollar General store will open in winter 2016.
City Services - The City of Honey Grove provides water, sewer and trash pickup services for those within the City limits at the minimum cost in 2016 of $57.36, which includes up to 2000 gallons of water. The City provides a city-wide "cleanup" event in spring when extra household refuse can be disposed of at no charge. A new water tower was built in 2014 and new water lines and fire hydrants at the cost of $2,700,000 are being installed in 2016. The Honey Grove Police Department frequently patrols city streets. The Volunteer Fire Department 4 has modern equipment and responds quickly when needed. City Hall is located near the Square in a beautifully-restored building. A large upstairs room at City Hall can be rented for private events and celebrations.
Services – These include a pharmacy, a fitness center, a medical clinic, a dentist, a veterinary clinic, an accountant, auto repair businesses, beauty shops and an insurance agent. The Honey Grove Nursing Home provides a variety of services, including physical rehabilitation and long-term care. There are two local banks with ATMs. Additional health care is available in Bonham and Paris.
Restaurants – Honey Grove has several restaurants, including the Red Onion, Country Meat & Produce, and Thompson’s Fast Lane, with a variety of offerings. The nearby Feed Sack in Windom and the Fish Place in Pecan Gap are well-known for popular fish fry buffets.
Groceries – A variety of groceries are available at several local markets and the Dollar General Store, with a Walmart and Brookshires 15 minutes away in Bonham and more options 20 minutes away in Paris.
TV and Internet – Television is available from DirectTV and Dish, and high-speed internet is available from AT&T and Zulu.
Community Events - The Chamber of Commerce sponsors an annual Easter Egg Hunt in our local city park. A spectacular fireworks exhibit is held at the Fourth of July. Davy Crockett Day is a fun day with many activities on a Saturday in September. The town turns out for the annual Homecoming Parade of Honey Grove High School. Halloween is celebrated with a parade of costumed children on the Square. Christmas on the Square in December includes the lighting of the Christmas Tree, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus. Honey Grove is the center of the Davy Crockett Barn Quilt Trail, which includes over 60 colorful painted quilt squares on buildings throughout Honey Grove and the surrounding area.
Recreation – Crockett Park in Honey Grove has a softball field, a basketball court, picnic tables, swings, slides and climbing structures, as well as a walking track. There is also a popular walking track at the school. In the immediate vicinity of Honey Grove are several beautiful lakes. Twelve miles north of the city is Lake Davy Crockett, consisting of 450 acres. It offers campsites, picnicking, and fishing. Also, in the vicinity of Honey Grove are Lakes Fannin and Coffee Mill and both offer fishing. Lake Coffee Mill also offers campsites. All three are a part of the Caddo National Grasslands. Caddo National Grasslands provides public deer, duck, and dove hunting opportunities with a public lands permit. South of Honey Grove is the Sulphur River, which is a well-known fossil hunting locality.
The Future - The planned Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir is an approximately 16,500 acre proposed lake on Bois d’Arc Creek northwest of Honey Grove. It will provide recreational activities and housing opportunities. The proposed zoning plan anticipates development as a desirable home, commercial and tourist destination, with a mixture of large and small lot residential development, and marinas and other public access to the lake.
Thanks to the Honey Grove Chamber of Commerce for their contribution to this acticle.