Welcome to Gun Barrel City
Gun Barrel City is centrally located in East Texas; a short one hour drive northwest to Dallas, a one hour drive east to Tyler, a 30 minute drive north to Canton for 1st Monday Trade Days, an easy drive to Galveston to enjoy the coast or to Shreveport to enjoy a weekend at the casinos. Best of all, you can stay home and enjoy the peace and quiet and the relaxing atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Gun Barrel City was established in 1969 on the northeast shore of Cedar Creek Lake, which has 32,873 acres and is approximately 8.5 miles wide and 18 miles long. You can enjoy fishing, sailing, boating, and every type of water sport imaginable.
According to the Cedar Creek Chamber of Commerce, many of Cedar Creek Lake's residents are commuters, traveling to the Dallas area to work. They proclaim the hundred mile round trip well worth the serenity they experience upon returning home to the lake at the end of the workday. The shoreline of Cedar Creek Lake is also a popular spot for "week-enders" who have purchased vacation/week-end homes that they can enjoy year round.
Come visit Gun Barrel City and get your little piece of paradise where small country charm entertains a relaxing atmosphere.
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Gun Barrel City ... a straight shot to the water's edge!
Community Profile Statistics
Sales Tax: 8.25%
Property Taxes: No city property tax
Crime Index: 429*
Median Home Value: $84,740
Nearest Hospital/Emergency Care (miles):
0 miles East Texas Medical Center
Nearest Military Base (miles):
99 miles Carswell Air Force Base
Nearest Airport (miles):
44 miles Tyler Pounds
54 miles Dallas/Fort Worth International
Average February Temperature: 48.1° F
Average August Temperature: 83.3° F
Average Annual Rainfall/Snowfall:
35.4 inches Rainfall