Livingston, Texas is a growing community located in the heart of East Texas. Known for our beautiful scenery, Lake Livingston, and our rich tradition of community, we welcome you to become a part of the excitement in our town. With new businesses moving into Livingston we are rapidly becoming an important fixture on Highway 59 the I-69 corridor. Livingston is a great place to raise a family.
Polk County is one of the fastest growing areas in Texas. Livingston, our county seat, is less than a one hour drive to Bush International Airport in Houston via U.S. Highway 59 (I-69). We have the most abundant water supply in the State of Texas and an available labor pool of over 200,000 within a 50-mile radius.
Beautiful Lake Livingston is 2.5 miles in length and has an average depth of 55 feet. Lake Livingston is the second largest lake located within the borders of Texas. It has over 450 miles of shoreline and 93,000 acres of surface area. Lake Livingston is a major contributor to the growth of Polk County. Constructed to furnish water to nearby Houston, the lake is a major attraction to retirees and recreational visitors.
In the midst of the Big Thicket forest in Polk County, lies Texas' oldest Indian Reservation, home of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. This 4,600 acres of verdant timberland in the heart of the Big Thicket was established by General Sam Houston in 1854 as a reward to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe for their display of courage in remaining neutral during the Texas War for independence from Mexico.
Economic Base: Lake Livingston, one of the largest lakes in the State of Texas covers approximately 83,000 surface acres, is an important tourist attraction and an economic asset to the City. A wide range of public and commercial recreation facilities, including full-service marinas, camping, and motel accommodations are located along the shoreline.
The Livingston area is diversified in events and activities. Special events are held throughout the year and center around the participation of families. Livingston Trade Days is a quarterly event held in Pedigo Park where vendors sell a variety of crafts, antiques, and collectibles. Downtown activities are held on July 4th with Picnic in the Park, Saturday – Farmers Market during the summer months and a highlight of the year is Hometown Christmas held each December.