Welcome to Commerce...
It is often said that, “Variety is the spice of life.” If you visit Commerce, Texas, you’ll see that its many varieties are spicing up the lives of its residents and northeast Texas. Commerce offers many different experiences that make it a retirement destination worth considering. After all, trying something new and different keeps life interesting for everyone, regardless of their age.
Commerce residents cannot imagine leaving their small town with its charm, atmosphere, slower pace and neighborly vibe for the hectic lifestyle and traffic jams of the big city. There are countless reasons to call Commerce home; it has everything one needs to fulfill their lifestyle, hobbies and sense of adventure.
The hometown university, Texas A&M University-Commerce, has gone through a number of name changes since its founding but one thing has never changed: The university’s commitment to the community it calls home. The university hosts a number of events and activities that are particularly attractive to seniors, including intercollegiate sports activities, musicals, plays and stargazing at the planetarium, as well as providing access to exercise facilities at the Jerry Morris Recreational Center. All of these activities and so many more allow Commerce residents to foster new connections, meet interesting people and build a sense of community.
Commerce features a small town atmosphere in close proximity to some of the best amenities and attractions in the country. Located only sixty minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Commerce is close to some of the finest cultural events, excellent shopping and numerous sporting events. The metroplex is home to many museums and concert halls, shopping malls, boutiques and theaters. Additionally, it’s home to the world famous Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Whether you want to: enjoy the Rose Garden in Tyler, Texas; take a fishing trip to one of the seven lakes in the area; or take a day trip to area parks, Commerce, Texas, has it all.
The City of Commerce has beautiful, well-maintained parks to enjoy and is located within minutes of Cooper Lake and Lake Tawankoni state parks. These parks, as well as Lake Ray Hubbard, offer recreational activities like fishing, boating, sailing, hiking and biking, among many others. There also are numerous golf courses within a short drive of Commerce that cater to all levels of golfers.
The Commerce community is friendly, warm, welcoming and inviting. New homes and businesses are being built and opened regularly. The economy of Commerce, like Texas as a whole, is strong. Local government entities — the City of Commerce, Hunt County, Commerce Independent School District and Texas A&M University-Commerce — continue to work together on economic development and for the benefit of the people who call Commerce home.
Check out Commerce and soon you might be calling it your new home, too.
City of Commerce website