Shadybrook – Bullard, TX
Shadybrook community of Bullard, Texas is a gated residential neighborhood located on the southeastern shore of the beautiful Lake Palestine and East Texas Piney Woods. It borders on Smith and Cherokee Counties and it is where over 1900 people call home.
Shadybrook is a beautiful tranquil area just twelve miles south of Tyler and offers many amenities for the outdoor enthusiasts such as, boat ramp with adjacent park, bathhouse, pools, clubhouse and swimming pier.
Public and Private Schools
The Bullard Independent School District is rated high among Texas schools averaging eight out of 10 points. The average teacher and student ratio is 1:16 which gives each student personal attention in the classroom. Bullard also has several splendid private schools. Some of the Bullard schools are:
- Bullard Primary (PK-1st Grade)
- Bullard Elementary (2nd-4th Grade)
- Bullard Intermediate (5th and 6th grade)
- Bullard Middle (7th and 8th grade)
- Bullard High (9th-12th grade)
- Carpenters Christian School
- Brook Hill Boarding School
Within twenty miles in the nearby city of Tyler are several colleges and they are:
- University of Texas at Tyler
- Tyler Junior College
- Texas College
Lake Palestine and the Piney Woods
Lake Palestine is 25,600 acres of fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking and camping. Located on the Neches River, the lake is distinguished for its largemouth bass, fishing tournaments and clear deep water.
Lake Palestine maintains a superb water conservation system and their wildlife preservation is precedence. In the recent years, recreational occupants have called the Lake Palestine home.
The Piney Woods covers most of East Texas. There are numerous hiking and biking trails, camping and hunting in the area. The best way to experience the woods are at the state parks such as: The Caddo State Park, Tyler State Park and Jim Hogg State Park.
Howard House Museum – Located in the heart of Bullard; this Greek Revival is a historical landmark with period furnishings.
Grand Saline Salt Museum – The museum pays tribute to the local industry of 20,000-year supply of salt rock and the Morton Salt Mine.
Dewberry Plantation – This is the oldest two-story structure in Smith County. Built in 1850, the plantation gives a glimpse of the Antebellum East Texas. It is on the National Register of Historical Landmarks.
East Texas Fresh Farmers Market – Managed by the nonprofit East Texas FRESH Association, they provide fresh produce and flowers.
Tyler Civic Theatre – The theatre have live performances regularly. They also host acting classes and camps for adults and children.
Tyler Municipal Rose Garden – Better known as the “America’s Rose Capital” the garden has over 400 rose varieties on fourteen acres of land.
City of Tyler Main Street – The new revitalization of small town downtown introduces the exciting art galleries, culture, dining and shopping of Tyler.