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Athens Construction
Prior to Lamar's construction of metal homes, it was popular to use Athens Construction:


Even our COMMUNITY CENTER was constructed by Athens:

This building is a community effort with all interior construction work being done by residents and friends of our community on a volunteer basis.


Park Home Construction

Another popular type of home at BLCRC is the Park Home - a  manufactured home constructed off-site with 900 sq ft with one bedroom and one bathroom.

Here are some examples:




Or, Park Models, usually under structures made by South Carolina Carports


Some older structures also indicate the variety that is permitted.




There are, of course, some empty lots for sale where you can express your creativity in building your home, as well as some resales.  See HERE for a current listing of those For Sale.

Flowers abound in Spring and Summer




Close by is Garden Valley Golf Course less than a mile distant. In Tyler, just 20 miles away, there are excellent regional medical facilities and we are only 8-10 miles from a Super Walmart, a Lowe's, Brookshire's and several eating establishments. We are located on a paved county road, and are two miles from a major interstate highway, I20. Located in scenic east Texas, we are quite rural with very little traffic. Much of the traffic inside the community is by golf carts and bicycles.

Our weather is mild with some winter weather below freezing and about a dozen summer days of 100° + temperatures. Social activities abound here, both organized and spontaneously. We have monthly, planned gatherings for couples, weekly ladies' craft meetings, men's coffee in afternoons, monthly birthday parties, outings to restaurants, and occasional trips and tours. Growing in popularity are periodic RV outings (see e.g., HERE) and short trips.  Like so many RV communities, most of them involve eating!

It is a practice here to lookout for each other and evening walks and visits are frequent in nice weather. Most home repair or construction projects quickly become social events with neighbors arriving with tools very quickly. One resident remarked, "There must be something good about a place where doing a project without help is more difficult than finding help when you need it."

We believe that as a Christian community, we are our neighbor's keeper. We try to be available to aid others in need at any time, for any reason, and with any need.


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