Do You Want to Live in Van Alstyne?

If you're looking at family-friendly communities in Texas, the small town of Van Alstyne is known for its affordability and award-winning schools.Do You Want to Live in Van Alstyne

Not only does this rural community boast great schools, but it is highly rated as one of the best places to buy a house in Texas, as well as one of the best places to retire. It is located within an hour's drive of Dallas and Denton, Texas. It is just fifteen miles from McKinney and Sherman. It is located in both Grayson and Collin Counties and covers just under five square miles of land.

About the name

Van Alstyne was built in 1872 so settlers could be near a railroad stop for the Houston and Texas Central Railway. The town was said to be named after the railroad civil engineer, William Van Alstyne or his wife, Marie Van Alstyne who was a major shareholder for the railroad company.

Real Estate

With a population of just under 4,000, the rural Van Alstyne community offers low housing prices, as well as low rent. The median home value is $158,000 which is considerably lower than the national average of 217,500. Average rent is just over $1,000 per month.

The city's community center and senior center are very active, hosting a variety of weekly events, including exercise classes, meals, bingo and other games.

Highly rated schools

The students in Van Alstyne attend the following highly rated schools.

  • Van Alstyne Junior High School, ranked #2 for best public middle schools in Grayson County,
  • Van Alstyne Elementary School, ranked #5 for best public elementary schools in Grayson County, and
  • Van Alstyne High School, ranked #4 for best public high schools in Grayson County.

School ratings are based on Niche data and include academics, diversity, college preparatory, teachers, clubs and activities, and health and safety.

In addition to the kindergarten through twelfth grade schools, Van Alstyne is home to one of Grayson College's campuses. Grayson College is a nationally recognized community college offering technical training, associates degrees, and programs to prepare students for four-year degrees. To learn more about Grayson College, you can visit their site here.

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Climate

Texas is known for its sunshine and warmth and Van Alstyne is no different. Summers can get extremely warm, trending in the upper 90's as a high on many days in June, July and August. In the fall and winter months, temperatures drop about ten degrees a month with an average high in September in the mid-80's and October in the mid-70's. In November, the temperature continues to drop with a high in the 60's and December's high is in the 50's.

January and February stay about the same with a high in the 50's and lows sometimes hitting freezing, but rarely below freezing. March, April and May increase in temperature by about ten degrees a month, making them rather pleasant with temperatures in the 60's and 70's. Van Alstyne gets about 42 inches of precipitation per year with the vast majority being rainfall since temperatures are rarely cold enough to warrant snow. About two-thirds of the year sees sunshine, making it a great place for outdoor recreation, farming, and sporting events.

To see current homes for sale in Van Alstyne or other cities in Texas, visit us at The Living Well Team.

 

182 Properties
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$609,900
Neighborhood: Steeplechase Country Estate Sec 1
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,521
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20113627
MLS
Find shade trees & serenity at this tremendous well maintained 1-story on an expansive 1-acre lot with grand circular drive plus 3 car garage! 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath with cool gray paint, light tile...
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,056
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20170056
MLS
Here s your opportunity to own a beautiful field that currently has ag exemption for hay production, plus a 1056 sq ft bunkhouse, 35x45 sf shop with concrete floor, barn with corral s and check out...
$391,290
Neighborhood: Oakbrook
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,395
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20170240
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION - OAKBROOK, a beautiful community in Van Alstyne. Two story Monroe, Elevation LS202 - 4BR, 3BA + LVP Flooring + Walk-in shower in owner's bath + Smart home wiring + Stainless steel...
$380,490
Neighborhood: Oakbrook
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,029
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20170246
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION - OAKBROOK, a beautiful community in Van Alstyne. Two story Lincoln, Elevation Q - 4BR, 3BA + LVP Flooring + White cabinetry + Quartz countertops + Game room on second floor + Low...
$488,900
Neighborhood: Georgetown Village II
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,655
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20169024
MLS
Stunning Stone Hollow home with ALL of the builder upgrades that were offered. Located in sought after VAISD, this home boasts 2 masters (1 up- 1 down) 5 total bedrooms and 3 full baths, 2 living...
$435,000
Neighborhood: Sanford Park
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,020
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
9
Days on Site
20166563
MLS
Built in 2021, This barely lived in home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, this house has everything you've been searching for. Walk through the front door and down the entry hall to a large open...
$850,000
Neighborhood: Thornberry Estates Ph I
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,891
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
10
Days on Site
20146633
MLS
LARGE CUSTOM HOME WITH LARGE SHOP ON ACREAGE. Check out this spacious home with open floor plan and lots of space, but no HOA. Downstairs features two-story entry with grand staircase and wood...
$295,000
Neighborhood: College Add
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,291
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
10
Days on Site
20166351
MLS
Amazing one-story home situated in a QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD and outstanding location, just minutes to the FABULOUS DOWTOWN DOWNTOWN VAN ALSTYNE!! Inside offers open concept living & is super cute!...
Option Contract
1013 Hopper Lane Van Alstyne, TX 75495
$439,000
Neighborhood: Sanford Park
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,774
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
10
Days on Site
20161361
MLS
GREAT opportunity to buy an almost-new home in the heart of Van Alstyne. This beautiful SMART home boasts 5 generous sized bedrooms with walk-in closets, 3 full baths, 3 car garage, 2 spacious living...
Pending
720 Bear Road Van Alstyne, TX 75495
$650,000
Neighborhood: David Wilson Surv Abs #1331
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,123
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
11
Days on Site
20163380
MLS
Welcome Home to true country living with all of the views! Feel the crisp fresh air as you enjoy your morning coffee on your wrap around porch! This inviting home has a cozy family room complete with...
$429,000
Neighborhood: Georgetown Meadows Ph 1
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,353
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
11
Days on Site
20164639
MLS
Beautiful updated home with oak and acacia flooring, granite counters, open floor plan, outdoor kitchen, large front and back covered porches and a great workable floor plan. And- energy efficient!...
Option Contract
3436 Cedar Meadows Lane Van Alstyne, TX 75495
$679,000
Neighborhood: Cedar Mdws
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,629
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
12
Days on Site
20163657
MLS
Outdoor living at it s finest!!! Hard to find single story Riverside home on private one acre that is move in ready!! Home is still under transferable builder warranty and features a beautiful,...
$350,000
Neighborhood: Hynds West Side Add
2
Beds
2
Baths
2,003
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
13
Days on Site
20150880
MLS
Enjoy the feeling of a small Texas town with quaint shops in this custom designed and built home on large lot featuring mature trees, storage building with workshop area, and heated garage. Home...
Pending
129 Thompson Drive Van Alstyne, TX 75495
$420,000
Neighborhood: Georgetown Village Phase IV
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,960
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
18
Days on Site
20159054
MLS
As soon as you walk in this house feels like home! 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms AND an office with double French doors within walking distance to Partin Elementary. Upon walking in your eyes will...
Pending
1704 Southridge Drive Van Alstyne, TX 75495
$394,999
Neighborhood: Georgetown Village II
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,943
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
19
Days on Site
20159119
MLS
Situated on an oversized premium lot, in the quiet subdivision of Georgetown Village, this beautifully detailed home exemplifies pride of ownership & exquisite attention to detail thruout. Upon...
$250,000
Neighborhood: Divisions Van Alstyne
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,306
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
19
Days on Site
20159355
MLS
Come see this charming home now on the market! The kitchen boasts generous counter space, ample cabinet storage, and sleek countertops, making cooking and entertaining a delight. Entertaining is a...
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