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Gresham Texas

Location of Gresham Texas

Welcome to Gresham Texas!

Gresham is located six miles south of Tyler on Old Jacksonville Highway (2493) at the intersection with Farm road 2813 and 168, north of Flint and Bullard.

Nearby is an exit from the new Toll Loop 49.

To the west of Gresham is located the Noonday community.

Gresham is located in Smith County, and is assigned Area Code 903.

Just to the west of Gresham on Highway 168 is the well-respected Hazel Owens Elementary School.

We are proud of their service and work during the Texas wildfire outbreak ... visit their site, and make a donation...to the Flint, Gresham, Bullard, and Noonday volunteer fire departments
We are proud of their service and work during the Texas wildfire outbreak ... visit their site, and make a donation...
Flint-Gresham Fire Department

This page is a comprehensive directory for Gresham travel, tourism, hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions, maps, and recreation.

Gresham: A Key in the Old Jacksonville Corridor

Gresham is experiencing growth as the Old Jacksonville Corridor expands from Tyler to the south, and additional businesses, banks, retail outlets, restaurants, nurseries and housing developments locate in the area.

Local Gresham Texas Businesses of Interest

Today, Gresham is experiencing growth as the Old Jacksonville Corridor expands from Tyler to the south, and additional businesses, banks, retail outlets, restaurants, nurseries and housing developments locate in the area. Gresham is the home to an Edward Jones office, Rose Capital Realty, a Chevron Service Station, Southside Bank, Dairy Queen, What-a-Burger, and many other businesses.

Family First Pharmacy ... highly recommended, very professional personel and friendly service! Our family regularly does business there! 16623 Old Jacksonville Highway in Gresham. Phone 903.561.2822 or 903.273.6030 , and visit the Family First Pharmacy website

Our favorite birding supply in the Tyler area has long been Rubicon Wild Birds and More. We always enjoy shopping there, and learning from their birding workshops.

Their location is 17968 FM 2493 #142, Flint, TX 75762. The store is located between Gresham and Flint on the west side of Old Jacksonville Road.

For more information, phone Rubicon at 903.954.2518 or visit them on the web at www.rubiconwildbirdsandmore.com

Meadow Lake Senior Living Community is located on 92 acres at 11245 Shoreline Drive in Gresham in the Greater Tyler Texas area, just off County Road 165 near the intersection with Old Jacksonville Highway.

Meadow Lake, located in Tyler Texas near the community of Gresham
Meadow Lake Senior Living (Staff Photo)

This continuing care retirement community provides independent residential living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. Independent residential living is provided in executive homes or apartment homes to individuals who need little or no assistance.

Evoynne Flowers and Gifts

Gresham Veterinary Hospital

Angel Layettes.org

Blakeney Hardware

7-Eleven Exxon

Chevron Service Station

Jimmy Brown's Service Center

Southside Bank

Hobby Monkey

Edward Jones

Rose Capital Realty

Gresham Job Market, Business and Economy

Tyler is growing, mainly to the south, towards Gresham. So job search opportunities in Gresham remain strong, and better than much of the U.S.

Gresham and the East Texas job market employ a large number of jobs and careers in the oil & gas industry, oilfield, drilling, natural gas, petrochemical, and refining job sectors. But the economy is diverse, and manufacturing, healthcare, education, grocery distribution, information technology, communications, banking, and retail business also play a significant role.

Hazel Owens Elementary School in Gresham (Staff Photo)
Hazel Owens Elementary School in Gresham Texas near Tyler


Hotels, Motels, B&Bs, Lodging, Accommodations in Nearby Tyler

Tyler offers a variety of hotels, motels, inns, extended-stay suites, RV parks, and other accommodations situated near the major tourist, business, shopping, and medical centers of the city. Bed & Breakfasts around the Tyler area offer exceptional amenities and services.

Nationwide Travel Information

Entrance area to Grand Oaks Estate, just north of Gresham, Texas
Entrance area to Grand Oaks Estate, just north of Gresham, Texas, on Old Jacksonville Highway (staff photo)

Gresham Area Real Estate

The Gresham area has a number of new, exciting real estate possibilities, and subdivisions.

Home building and real estate options in Gresham are plentiful, and include a variety of subdivisions, gated communities, golfing communities, lake-front sites, condominiums, townhouses, and country ranch-style living.

List of Gresham Texas Area Subdivisions and Gated Home Communities

The area also features great opportunities for homebuilding in residential subdivisions, on area lakes, golf communities, and on ranch properties and wooded sites in Smith County.

Some of the new home developments in the Gresham area are shown below. The list includes gated communities as well as those that are publicly accessible.

Location and Amenities
Acadia Place
West of Tyler, on Jonestown Road at Toll 49, near Owens Elementary School
Barrett Heights
Adjacent to Oak Hollow on the East side of Old Jacksonville Highway, near Swann's Furniture, north of Gresham
Bishop's Gate
Garden style homes adjacent to Oak Hollow on the East side of Old Jacksonville Highway
Blue Ridge
Large development off Old Jacksonville Highway north of Gresham, near Jack Elementary School and the new West Cumberland Road extension
Crossing, The
West side of Old Jacksonville Highway. Varying homesite sizes and garden home lots nestled in a wooded area with several lakes. Currently one gated sub-community: Grand Oaks Estates
Eagles Bluff
Golf community south of Gresham on Lake Palestine
Elk River
Located by Jack Elementary just off of Old Jacksonville Highway and the Cumberland extension
Emerald Bay
Lake and golf community on Lake Palestine
Hadley Court
Garden style homes adjacent to Oak Hollow on the East side of Old Jacksonville Highway
Large development on golf course in Tyler. Access from Grande Blvd. or Old Jacksonville Highway. Two gated sub-communities: The Winsford at Hollytree, and The Villas of Hollytree.
Holly Heights
Development just south of Hollytree, with new homes being built on Old Farm Road
Legacy Bend
Large development just south of Hollytree. This 320 acre master-planned development features residential, retail and office areas. It is located between Cumberland Road and Hollytree Country Club, one mile from both South Broadway Avenue and Old Jacksonville Highway. The development is connected to the well-established Tyler neighborhoods of Hollytree and Oak Hollow on the west side of Mud Creek, and Prestonwood on the east side of Mud Creek.  Neighborhoods include Canopy Park, Legacy Court, Sentinel Park, Grand Estates, Maple Leaf and Hidden Creek Park. Some areas are gated.
Oak Hills
West side of Old Jacksonville Highway, north of Gresham
Oak Hollow
East side of Old Jacksonville Highway, adjacent to Hollytree
Rockpoint Addition
Located by Jack Elementary just off of Old Jacksonville Hwy and the Cumberland extension
Southhaven Addition
West of Gresham
Tall Timbers Estates
East of Gresham, with access from FM 2813 and Neighbors Road. Near Jack Elementary School.

Map of New Home Developments in the Gresham and Tyler Texas Area

Dining in Gresham

Several restaurants are located in Gresham, offering a variety of venues and cuisines.

  • Dairy Queen
  • What-A-Burger
  • Bruno's Pizza

Dining and Restaurants in Nearby Tyler

Tyler Texas dining and restaurant scene ... cafes, grills, Mexican cuisine, steak houses, bar-b-cue, pizza, seafood and more ... click for details and Tyler restaurant map

Tyler features a wide spectrum of restaurants serving traditional American fare, Mexican, Italian, Bar-B-Que, hamburgers, seafood, Asian, and more.

Many new restaurants have opened on South Broadway Avenue, including Chuy's Mexican Restaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill at the mall, Panera Bread and Freebirds World Burritos.

Plus, don't miss the best of Tyler, like Stanley's Bar-B-Que Restaurant on Beckham Avenue.

Gresham Texas Tourism and Attractions

Gresham offers a great variety of tourist attractions and things to do within the city, and in close by areas.

Just down Old Jacksonville Highway from Gresham is the American Freedom Museum located near downtown Bullard on the Brookhill School campus.

American Freedom Museum, Bullard, Texas
American Freedom Museum, Bullard, Texas

For golfing enthusiasts, the Peachtree and Oak Hurst Golf Courses are nearby, just south of Gresham. More golfing is available at Eagles Bluff and Emerald Bay.

Nearby is Moore Farms, a fun place to visit for all ages of the family year round. Also of interest is the Dewberry Plantation, dating to 1854.

South of Bullard near Jacksonville is the Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari, a wildlife park that is home to an amazing variety of wildlife.

For those interested in horseback riding, a visit to Tarrant Ranch in Mt. Selman, south of Bullard, is recommended. This is a perfect place to bring school group, your riding club or family for a quiet, inexpensive getaway.


Legacy Trails to Gresham

In July of 2016, the City of Tyler's half-cent sales tax board approved its annual budget.

Abandoned Cotton Belt Route still visible in Gresham Texas
Abandoned Cotton Belt Route still visible in Gresham, now becoming part of the Legacy Trails project

Approved items include the design of the new Legacy Trails project, which extended the city’s trail system from Cumberland Road to Gresham, using the abandoned railroad corridor on the west side of Old Jacksonville Highway. The project was completed and opened to the public in 2019.

Lakes in East Texas Near Gresham

In the Piney Woods Section of East Texas, there are over 30 lakes offering a variety of outdoor sports for vacations or weekends, including Lake Palestine and Lake Tyler.

Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East, situated adjacent to each other and connected via a canal, are located just east of Tyler, Texas. These are the largest lakes in the Tyler area in addition to Lake Palestine. The two lakes cover nearly 5,000 surface acres and serve as the major water supply source to the Tyler metro area.

For more information about fishing, boating, maps, lodging, photographs and more, visit www.Lake-Tyler.com

Lake Palestine is located about 15 miles southwest of Tyler, Texas, on Texas Highway 155, and resulting from a dam on the Neches River. It has a surface area of 25,560 acres, and was completed in 1962.

For more information, visit www.LakePalestineTexas.com

Shopping in Tyler

While in today's marketplace there are shoppers who prefer the convenience of online shopping, many others enjoy the friendliness and selections of local shopping here in Tyler and East Texas.

Scene at the The Village at Cumberland Park, Tyler, Texas, October 1, 2014
Scene at the The Village at Cumberland Park, Tyler, Texas (staff photo)

Shopping in Tyler spans the marketplace, from national retail giants such as Kohl's and Dillard's, to local eclectic, specialty boutiques.

And for a fun shopping adventure near Tyler, visit the world famous First Monday Trade Days in Canton, the ultimate flea market in the entire U.S.A.

Shopping opportunities in Tyler multiplied in 2014 when The Village at Cumberland Park, located at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and Toll 49, opened its first phase of stores. Upon completion, the project will cover 80 acres and contain over 700,000 SF of retail, services, restaurants, and entertainment in a vibrant, contemporary, and pedestrian friendly outdoor setting. Many new tenants have already opened, including PetCo, Kirkland's, Dress Barn, JoAnn, TJMaxx, Vitamin Shoppe, AT&T, Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant, FD's Grillhouse, and others.

Hazel Owens Elementary School, just west of Gresham, Texas
Hazel Owens Elementary School, just west of Gresham (Staff Photo)

Gresham Texas History

Gresham was established in 1877 as a shipping point on the railroad. A cotton gin was in operation by 1900. On July 1, 1899, operations of the rail line through Gresham was assumed by the St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company of Texas, commonly known as the Cotton Belt Route.

The rail line is now abandoned, but its route through Gresham and Flint is still visible.

about the rail line between Tyler, Gresham, Flint and Bullard

Old Jacksonville Highway Widening Project

Plans were designed by TxDOT for the five-laning of two miles of Old Jacksonville Highway (FM 2493) from Gresham to FM 346 in Flint. The project entails the widening of the road from two to four lanes, with a center turn lane, at a cost of $14 million. The project was completed in the summer of 2021.

Map of Gresham Texas (Courtesy of Google Maps)