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With over 22,000 single-family residential units and growing, Polk County offers housing options to fit every budget and need. Family friendly neighborhoods can be found throughout the county whether you are looking to live inside city limits or prefer a more spacious country abode.

Rural areas provide homes and home sites ranging from small acreages to some with more than several hundred acres of land encompassing large parts of the county. City living or farming and ranching opportunities can be found in all parts of the county.

If you are looking for subdivisions that can provide community activities, recreation and events within, you may find what you are looking for in one of over 200 platted subdivisions located in Polk County.

Polk County is home to the national headquarters for Escapees, Inc. This is a more than 60,000-member organization of recreational vehicle owners who list Polk County as their home. At any one time, over 500 Escapees are in residence at Rainbow's End RV Park, located approximately seven miles south of Livingston. The Escapees organization offers many services to its members including mail service, professional healthcare services and an adult day care center. In addition to 130 RV sites for temporary stopovers, there are 24 lots with five-year leases and 220 individually owned lots. Escapees residents are a strong backbone of many local organizations and groups throughout the county.


With a close proximity to the Houston metropolitan area, some residents in Polk County prefer commuting to Houston to work but choose to come home to the lush East Texas Piney Woods of Polk County. This has prompted new growth to the area with over a dozen new residential subdivisions recently developed or currently under construction. The recent influx of growth to Polk County has generated newly built homes in older established subdivisions as well.

No matter what you're looking for, Polk County has a wide variety of homes and home sites to offer. If you are looking to build your own home, several local custom homebuilders are at your disposal to design the home of your dreams.

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