Lufkin is ideally situated for those who enjoy small town convenience with all the big city amenities. At approximately 40,000 in population, Lufkin is the largest community between Tyler in northeast Texas and Houston on the Texas Coast and is conveniently equidistant to both providing the ultimate location for the good life. Located at the junction of Hwy’s 69 (to Tyler, Beaumont and Port Arthur) and 59 (to Houston, Longview, and Shreveport) and bisected by El Camino Real “hwy 103” connecting East Texas to Natchitoches and central Louisiana Lufkin is also rich in transportation. Additionally, long term transportation plans will provide even better access to and from Lufkin as it is a planned HUB of the new Trans Texas Corridor 69 project as well as a major expansion of the Hwy103 “El Camino Real Hwy”.
Unlike other comfortably small communities, Lufkin is also home to both award winning mass transit and municipal Airports.
The Brazos Transit District one of the largest and heaviest used rural mass transit districts in the state serves all of Lufkin and the surrounding areas and is housed at Jennings station, a beautiful new transit station located in the heart of historic downtown Lufkin. Jennings Station will also serve inter and intra-state bus lines and is designed to accommodate Taxi service in the future as needed.
Angelina Airport,Texas Department of Transportation’s Airport of the year in 1997 continues to grow in both capacity and use. One of the cleanest and best run small airports in Texas, Angelina Airport is home to corporate fleets, private planes and military training hops and search and rescue operations alike. The airport hosts 50 – 150 private airplanes every month at one of the largest fly-ins in the region many of which come to enjoy the “best hamburgers in Texas” at the airport café. The local Experimental Aircraft Association comprised of some of the areas best and most avid pilots also provide free plane rides to youngsters at each month’s fly-ins to educate youth about the wonders or aeronautics and help promote the next generation of pilots.
Lufkin is also served by Industrial Rail provided by the Angelina and Neches River Railroad with direct connection to the Union Pacific mainline.