About Van Alstyne

The City of Van Alstyne represents country living at its finest with easy access to amenities. Van Alstyne is characterized by gently rolling hills, tree-lined neighborhoods, and a historic downtown with plenty of unique shops and beautiful parks. Located about an hour North of Dallas, Van Alstyne is also within 15 miles of two larger cities – McKinney (the county seat of Collin County) to the South and Sherman (the county seat of Grayson County) to the North.

The Van Alstyne Community Development Corporation is committed to serving the residents of Van Alstyne by enhancing the quality of life in the city by attending to the civic, cultural and social elements which contribute to the vitality of the community.

Everything you need:

Housing: Choose from refurbished historic homes, beautiful starter homes, or even custom homes within a country club environment. And now, Van Alstyne offers a resort-style senior living community. From a real estate perspective, there is truly something for everyone in Van Alstyne.  Visit the Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce website and get to know some real estate professionals who can help you.

Health Care: There is a wide range of high-quality healthcare providers in Van Alstyne. The area has two family practice doctor’s offices (with a total of four physicians, including one focused on senior needs), an optometrist, two dental offices, a chiropractor and two physical therapists. In addition, there are several home healthcare providers and Meadowbrook Care Center, a nursing home.

Fitness: Peak Physical Therapy and Fitness is equipped with state of the art resistance machines, cardio equipment, and a variety of free weights. The Van Alstyne Senior Center offers regular fitness training and workshops.  And, the Van Alstyne Independent School District has a very diverse athletic program for their students. Our parks and sporting facilities offer free and low-cost recreational opportunities.

Check out the beautiful new one-of-a-kind murals along Jefferson St. and Preston, near the Post Office.


Something for every generation:

A variety of educational opportunities are available for people of all ages.

The Van Alstyne Senior Center serves up much more than hot, nutritious, low-cost lunches five days a week. The center administers programs, activities and services that support the successful living and aging of Van Alstyne residents.

Just a few of the recent cultural, educational and social activities offered by the center include the everyday lunch bunch, playing a variety of games after lunch, music nights, pot-luck and games every Tuesday night, Bingo twice a month, country western dance once a month, or the quarterly Choctaw Casino bus trip.

All of these amenities played a part in Van Alstyne’s recognition as a GoTexan Certified Retirement Community. Read more about this program.

Check out the “Explore Van Alstyne” pages for more things to do in Van Alstyne and ways in which you can participate.