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Quality of Life

Jacksonville prides itself as being a great place to live, work, and raise a family.  Low crime rate, affordable housing, quality healthcare facilities, low cost of living, and award-winning schools all contribute to Jacksonville’s exceptional quality of life and to the health and success of its residents.  Whether you’re enjoying one of East Texas’ most breathtaking views at Love’s Lookout, experiencing the ultimate rush of zip lining through the countryside, or racing through the mud at the world’s largest ATV celebration, Jacksonville has something to offer everyone.  The City provides public parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, a public library, and a trophy-yielding bass lake.

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Lake Jacksonville

Lake Jacksonville made No. 9 for the top largemouth bass fishing in East Texas.  This according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, they used data collected from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife to generate the list. For full story click here.

The City of Jacksonville Maintains the Lake Jacksonville Recreational Area which is located about three miles from downtown Jacksonville and offers 1,325 acres of water.  The lake is surrounded by homes and lovely East Texas scenery.

The Parks Department maintains ten screened shelters, seven camping sites with water and electricity and ten R.V. Pads with water and electricity.  There are three boat ramps on the lake and two public swimming areas.  The camping area also has restroom facilities with showers for the campers.