Lexington Real Estate
Lexington, Texas is about 50 miles northeast of Austin, and 55 miles west of Bryan/College Station, in Lee County. The community has approximately 1,200 residents, who are the foundation of the town.
The Economic Development Corporation holds meetings once a month and the public is welcome to attend. The group awards a grant to small firms that qualify for funding. The purpose is to keep local merchants thriving, as they constitute the majority of employers in Lexington. Economic development benefits everyone in the community, and we are enthusiastic about progress.
Living in Lexington
Thanks to our small-town roots, Lexington natives are constantly going above and beyond to celebrate the town, while helping sustain a close-knit feeling. Most events that appear on our community calendar help support our neighbors in ways that include financial contributions or volunteering time.
Local landmark: Snow's BBQ, which received national recognition from The New Yorker Magazine, as well as state-wide from Texas Monthly. They're only open on Saturdays from 8:00 am until the meat runs out, which is usually around noon. But, you can order online in case you missed the Saturday rush.
Lexington Homecoming Fun
Arguably the biggest event in Lexington is our Homecoming Celebration. Currently running for over 50 years, the festivities occur in the spring, and some of the features include CPRA Rodeo, Class Reunions, Various Food Vendors, Antique Tractor Show, Classic Car and Truck Show, and a parade that usually has a theme associated with it.
During that time our beauty pageants for Mr./Ms. Lexington and Mr./Ms. Homecoming take place, all ages are welcome to participate. Winners walk away with scholarship funds or other prizes.
It's difficult to be part of a big gathering in Texas and not host a BBQ Cookoff. Lee County residents compete for the Go Texan bragging rights. The BBQ Cookoff auction portion raises money for the Chamber of Commerce. Some plates yield high bids of over $500. A couple of ways to help burn off all that tasty BBQ is through the street dances with live music from local artists, and a 5K run/walk presented by the Lexington Rotary Club.
We love to support our local artisans by providing space for their vendor and craft booths that help sell their wares or raise money for their organization. Booths include more food options and games for willing participants.
Other civic happenings include:
- Memorial Day Celebration
- Fish Fry to raise money for the local fire department
- City-wide garage sales
- Cattle auction takes place at 12:30 PM each Saturday
Education in Lexington
Students in Lexington attend schools in the Lexington Independent School District. The ISD provides a well-rounded approach to education including extracurricular activities, athletics, challenging academic programs as well as specialized developmental segments for special needs children.
One of the routes scholars can choose, is the Career and Technical Education Programs for middle and high school students that teach students by hands-on training and skill-building activities.
CTE training categories include:
- Agricultural Science, technology, agribusiness ( ranching, hay and grain crops, and peanuts are prevalent in the area)
- Business Education, Accounting, entrepreneurial skills, Information Technology
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
- Health Science
The ISD also has separate programs for students with dyslexia, gifted and talented, English as a second language, and special education. Athletics offered: baseball, basketball for both boys and girls, cross-country track, football, golf, softball, tennis, track, volleyball.
Real Estate in Lexington, Texas
We have several types of real estate to choose from in Lexington. Our agricultural beginnings left us the legacy of open fields for pasture or building a new dream home with a barn nearby. There are also classic cottages, perfect for first-time buyers or investors.
New construction homes dot the landscape as well. Our exemplary school system attracts families from neighboring cities, and they bring new construction ideas along with them. For those who want an extended buffer zone, they will find estates on multiple acres for a country getaway or as a primary residence far away from the sounds of city life.
Living the Life In Lexington
Because of the close proximity to Austin and Bryan/College Station, we have more than a few families who live in Lexington but commute to the neighboring urban centers. The traffic here is a benefit instead of tradeoff, you might spend as much time in the car, but the view is better. Call us today to schedule your tour.