Country Place Entry on Big Timber

Country Place is a subdivision located in far South Tyler 1.3 miles east of US 69 and south of FM 346.  This is a neighborhood distinguished by lakes, rolling hills and homes on one-plus acre lots.

Country Place Subdivision originated in 1978 as Texas Country Properties, Inc. The initial development of Phase I, consisting of 272 acres, began soon after. Phase II development began in 1980 as additional property was added and the contruction of three lakes began in 1981. Texas Country Properties was dissolved in 1982 and property west of Shackelford Creek was sold to create the Oakbrook development. The developers’ original organization, Country Place Landowners Association, was merged into the Property Owners Association to create our present Country Place Community Association, Inc on November 15th, 1984.

18641ThreeLakesRd_001The first homes were built here in 1980, the last one (so far) in 2005. Lots vary in size from about one to over thirty-one acres. Architectural styles found here include Colorado cabin, prairie, ranch, New England and traditional. The smallest home here is less than 2,000, the largest is over 5,000 square feet.


Larry Lynch & 10.5 lb Bass taken from Lake #3

After the initial development, another lake was added. These four lakes were built for the use of association members (and their kids). The largest is about seven acres. All the lakes have piers and have been stocked with bream, channel cat and bass. Every year the association stocks tilapia, a tropical fish, to provide forage and to help control aquatic weeds.

Each year the association sponsors (depending on the weather) a Spring Picnic, an Easter Party/Egg Hunt, a Fall Festival and Hayride, and Caroling By the Fire, affording residents an opportunity to mingle (and kids a chance to play). There is also a Ladies Social Club of Country Place members who meet regularly. All dues-paying members are invited to our board meetings which are held monthly at a time and place to be announced on our Events page. Opinions and suggestions are welcome there, and on our blog page, News & Views.


The Country Place Spring Picnic, April 29th, 2006

Among Country Place property owners are doctors, lawyers, law enforcement officers, realtors and a number of retirees. Residents and visitors here report having seen deer, feral hogs, foxes, coyotes, squirrels, pileated woodpeckers, hawks and even the occasional eagle. Our resident Great Blue Heron, Henry, guards the fish feeder on Lake #3.