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Bullard

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BullardBullard is a small town in Texas, which spans into portions of southern Smith County and northern Cherokee County. It is composed of just a few neighborhoods and is the 557th largest community in Texas, which is to say not everything is bigger in Texas. It is considered a bedroom community for both Tyler and Jacksonville, Texas. The community is known for low crime rates, high rates of homeownership and a highly rated public school system. It is a warm and stable community predominantly consisting of traditional single family homes. It is an educated community where over 34% of adults over the age of 25 hold four-year degrees or higher. It is a semi-diverse family friendly community. English is the primary language, but several residents are also fluent in Spanish.

In its early history, the community was known as Etna and later as Hewsville. In the end it officially became Bullard after John H. Bullard, a confederate soldier and is wife Emma Bullard. John Bullard operated the first post office in the community from his store. In the late 1880s the Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad came through the community on its path from Tyler to Lufkin. A depot was constructed in Bullard and the town grew. By 1890, the town had approximately 200 residents and many businesses. Its growth continued and by 1914 the population had risen to 400 and by 1973 to 573.

It is a solidly middle class community when compared to state and national economic standards. It has a mixed workforce and job market featuring both white and blue collar opportunities. The community spans 3.7 square miles. In 2000, the median household income in Bullard was $39,167, the median family income was $47,647 and the per capita income was $16,439. By 2010, the population had risen to 2,436, the population density to 732 people per square mile and the per capita income was $25,789. In 2013, the estimated median household income was $60,773 and the per capita income was $28,071. In the same year the mean price on all housing units was $153,366 and the median gross rent was $920. By 2014, the thriving community has reached a population of 2,735.

Public education in the community is provided by the Bullard Independent School District. The district includes about six schools, including Bullard High School, Bullard Elementary, Bullard Middle School and others. Though it is a small community there are many attractions in and around the community. Bullard is home to the American Freedom Museum, the Bullard History Museum and historic Dewberry Plantation. Around Bullard in neighboring areas you can find the Peachtree and Oak Hurst Golf Courses, Moore Farms, the Cherokee Trace Drive Through Safari, the Cactus Speedway Tarrant Ranch and much more. Homes for sale in Bullard are primarily traditional single family structures. Other real estate options in the community include apartments, duplexes and houses for rent and a variety of lease properties. To begin your home search in beautiful Bullard,...

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