Van Alstyne has earned the distinction of being a GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community. This program is managed by the Texas Department of Agriculture and has a rigorous application process.
The GO TEXAN stamp of approval means that Van Alstyne has demonstrated through our application that we can meet the living, employment/volunteer, health, entertainment, education and safety needs of its citizens and visitors – all the things that make Texas a great place to retire. Check out our community profile on the Retire in Texas page.
Here are some of the factors that the Texas Department of Agriculture considered in Van Alstyne’s application.
Happening Now: A new place to call home for those 62 and over is leasing in Van Alstyne.
Van Alstyne is now home to Palladium Senior Living, an active adult living community.
The city is located on a major highway, US-75. Public transportation is available through TransDev.
Sports and Recreational Facilities: A full-service gym with programs for all ages and abilities.
Sports and Recreational Facilities include Tennis Courts.
Festivals and Events: Our Christmas parade is fun for the whole family.
Performing Arts: One of many free concerts in the park held throughout the year.
Emergency Medical Services: Van Alstyne has a full-time EMS with advanced life support.
Festivals and Events: Our Fall der All includes a parade, music, vendors and much more.
Housing Availability: A wide range from new construction to charming Victorian homes are available.
Continuing Education: Van Alstyne's Grayson College Campus was expanded in 2014.
Public Safety: Our police department is on the forefront of community involvement and crime prevention.