Madisonville Real Estate
It's the peak of the triangle for Huntsville, Madisonville, and Bryan/College Station. Madisonville is the county seat of Madison County, has a little over 4,000 people who call it home. You can reach over 16,00,000 people in under three hours from Madisonville. Dallas, Houston, Austin, and Bryan/College Station are all under 150 miles from here. In real estate, location is key, and Madisonville real estate is no exception.
A fun fact: Madisonville is known as the mushroom capital of Texas
Living in Madison
A local treasure is the historic Woodbine Hotel. Built in 1904, restored by Joe Pinnelli in the 1970s, it was once the site of the Madisonville Chamber of Commerce and is now a fully-functioning bed and breakfast plus restaurant. The hotel hosts special occasions of all kinds, but weddings are a favorite for romance seekers.
For golfers and swimming pool enthusiasts, we have Oak Ridge Country Club. This complex is a 9-hole municipal golf course, plus clubhouse, restaurant, and pool. Oak Ridge is one of many ways to enjoy leisure time in Madisonville.
Lake Madison Recreational Area is a crowd-pleasing hotspot for residents and visitors of all ages. A few of the amenities include playground equipment, basketball goals, fishing, boating, baseball fields, soccer fields, The Lake Madison Clubhouse and The Pavilion at Lake Madison.
Specific fun includes lake-related activities. There are jet ski races on Lake Madison during the summer. There is a ski ranch on the lake to show off your ski skills. Fishing, boating, swimming, floating, you name it, Lake Madison has it.
It's Not A Town In Texas Without A Festival
The Texas Mushroom Festival began 15+ years ago, and still going strong. This event is more than just a fungi free-for-all, it is a draw for tourists, a way for local businesses to extend their reach, and a spotlight on culinary arts in East Texas. For visual artists, there is a fine art, photography, and poster contest to show off yet another vein of creativity.
Other fun things to do at the Mushroom Festival include the grape stomping, car viewing, eating, and drinking at the Biergarten.
Steak Your Claim
Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association Annual Steak Dinner and Dance is a 75+ year tradition in Madisonville. For those who don't know, a "sidewalk cattleman" is a term that originated back in the 1940s for someone who wore cowboy boots and didn't own cows. The rules of the association stand today, and violations warrant a trip to the dunk tank on the court square. It's serious, funny business.
Our annual Rodeo, held at the Madison County Fairgrounds, is part of the Madison County Fairground Association events, usually two per year and highlight all sorts of youth-involved contests. You'll find everything from art created by jr high students to lemon buttermilk sheet cakes prepared by the youngest of entrants.
You'll also see Brahman cattle for display and sale, in addition to livestock of all makes and models.
Learning in Madisonville
Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District is in charge of the education of our youth. The teachers and administration have 2,200 students in K-12 grades, who are stimulated by the latest advancements in the classroom and extracurricular activities. Groups like FFA and Theater extend student's learning beyond the classroom
Younger students engage in art contests during festival and rodeo times, to keep their minds active and engrossed.
More To Madisonville
Keep Madison County Beautiful is an organization who keeps the county clean and eco friendly. The group hosts a spring garden show; they support the county's clean-up efforts in recycling and litter prevention and continue to educate the citizens of Madison County on the benefits of reducing our collective carbon footprint.
For a quick getaway or for those guests arriving via personal aircraft, Madisonville Municipal Airport is just four miles outside of town. There is no fuel service available, but nearby airports can accommodate any needs for fuel or mechanical help.
Real Estate in Madisonville
How do you envision your next home? A working ranch with ponds, pastures, and a dozen stall barn? Maybe a luxury farm house built recently but with old-world charm, surrounded by expansive acreage? Those are on the list of real estate for sale in Madisonville. You'll also find a mid-century modern and new construction next to vast, undisturbed raw land.
Madisonville has it all from fun, to quality family life. Let's take a tour together, contact us today to schedule your visit.