5 Rural Subdivisions with Exceptional Houses for Sale Minus the City Taxes

5 Rural Subdivisions with Exceptional Houses for Sale Minus the City Taxes
  • PublishedSeptember 20, 2023


If you’ve been dreaming of living in the country but want to protect your investment by being in a nice subdivision, here are 5 exceptional houses. And bonus—they do not come with city taxes. 
1. Country Club Estates Subdivision at Sulphur Springs, TX Golf Course & Country Club. This elegant 5bed, 4.5bath with high-end finishes & an elevator is located in the desirable Country Club Estates subdivision! With a mix of traditional & farmhouse chic, the open & spacious floor plan with soaring cathedral ceilings is anchored by the living room fireplace. 
The 1st floor includes 2 large ensuite bedrooms, each bathroom comes with its own double vanities & walk-in closets. Enjoy the private patios off either downstairs bedroom. The kitchen is a delight with large island, butler’s pantry, electric cooktop & oven, plumbed for gas. 
Avoid the stairs by accessing the 2nd story via the roomy elevator. Upstairs, you’ll find a 16×14 bonus room plus 3 bedrooms, & 2 full baths. Loads of built-ins provide a custom touch & space for storage. HIGH SPEED INTERNET allows you to work from home on this partly wooded one acre lot. 
Through the oversized two-car garage, you’ll also find a storm shelter. Enjoy easy access to the popular 18-hole golf course, Country Club pool, & restaurant.
Call or text Janet Martin for more info, 903-243-0184.


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2. Briarwood Estates Subdivision south of Sulphur Springs, TX. Beautiful home on a 2 acre corner lot in desirable Briarwood Estates. This 4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home has pasture views, a fenced backyard, and an insulated storage building.
Inside you’ll find a spacious living area with a gas log fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Downstairs you have a split bedroom floor plan with the guest bathroom providing extra storage and a double sink vanity. The primary bedroom has his and her walk-in closets, a clawfoot tub, oversized tile shower and a double sink vanity. 
The kitchen has an abundance of cabinets, an island, gas range with a pot filler, double oven, pantry, eat-in bar, and a single basin sink. Upstairs you have a second living or bonus area with a separate 4th bedroom that has an ensuite full bathroom. 
This home has a breakfast area and a separate dining that can serve as a home office, sewing room, workout room, or play room. Homes in this neighborhood are hard to find!
Call or text Kati Adair for more info, 903-243-2304. 


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3. Gated Subdivision 4D Country Estates Outside Winnsboro, TX with Private Lakes. This spacious 2 story home features architectural character in a fantastic location. Two en-suite bedrooms with large picture windows will allow incredible views of the .864 ac wooded waterfront lot. 
The open floorpan showcases exposed ducting, floating staircase, fireplace and a large kitchen with a quartz waterfall island for gathering friends and family. The farmhouse sink, open shelving, quartz and butcher block tops and wall of windows on the lakeside further enhance the beauty of this natural setting. 
For outside dining, there is a huge covered patio overlooking the lake as well. Energy efficient spray foam insulation is another added feature. Behind barn doors, you will find a utility room to make this a great full time or second home. 
Located just outside quaint Winnsboro, a Designated Cultural Arts District. Don’t miss out on this captivating home in a gated community with added owner amenities, schedule your private tour today!
Call or text Janet Martin for more info, 903-243-0184.


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4. Lake Fork Subdivision within Walking Distance to Water, south of Yantis, TX. Plenty of space in this well-maintained 4-5 BR 3.5 Bath on over 2 acres with private access to Lake Fork! Enjoy open floor plan, custom trim featured in a large family room with oversized windows providing natural lighting with a great view. 
Custom kitchen has plenty of cabinets, granite, bar, island with gas cooktop & much more. Downstairs is the large primary bdrm w-2 connecting rooms perfect for office, nursery, workout room, bedrooms or many uses. Primary bath has large tub, separate shower, walk-in closet & more space. 
A beautiful custom wood staircase leads upstairs to 2nd ensuite bedroom, 2 additional bedrooms & another bathroom. Large 11×21 screened-in back porch for relaxing overlooking the in-ground pool, new pergola, pool house or she shed & entertainment area. Above the garage is another bonus room for some personal space. Separate building for boat storage or shop. 
There are private waterfront lots with pier & elect. within walking distance that come with the home. Near Lands End Golf Course!
Call or text Tom Hendricks for more info, 903-438-6925. 


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5. Rocky Ridge Subdivision near Golf Course east of Sulphur Springs, TX. Large Tudor-style 4bed, 6ba with heated in-ground pool,lavish guest quarters on 2.3 acres! You’ll be able to enjoy the wooded views of your private backyard while staying cozy by the large stone-sided fireplace. 
The open floor plan is an entertainer’s delight, easily accommodating large gatherings & family. Main house includes two primary retreats with ensuite bathrooms (one on 1st floor & one on 2nd floor) plus an office. Next to the 4-car carporty, guests will be comfortable in the impressive, separate guest quarters features a cathedral living area, full bar, wood burning stove, upstairs gm room, 2nd living room, wood floors, & additional wet bar. 
The long circle driveway with babbling waterfall, manicured lawn, & tree-shaded acreage provide a quiet sanctuary tucked away at the back of a subdivision where wildlife abounds. New roof & newly updated granite kitchen countertops & downstairs carpet. 
Could be a corporate retreat or AirBNB. Impressive custom home with many more amenities!
Call or text Sheri Autrey for more info, 903-474-5992.


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Chloe Kopal

Chloe Kopal was born and raised in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She attended Sulphur Springs High School for 4 years and graduated in 2021. She was also a line member for the Blue Blazes Drill Team for 3 years. Chloe is the Digital Content Creator for Front Porch News. Her love for our community shows through her work. She is very passionate about photography and has been ever since the first time she picked up a camera many years ago.