Orange Real Estate Information

Orange is a medium sized city situated in the easternmost section of the Lone Star State. In fact, Orange holds the distinction of being the farthest-east city in the entirety of Texas, just shy of the Texas-Louisiana border. Orange has a population of approximately eighteen thousand six hundred residents, and is located along the Sabine River. Orange is a part of the eponymous Orange County, where it unsurprisingly serves as the county seat. Orange is also considered a part of the Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Area, meaning that it is located just a short distance from the two relatively large Texan cities near the Gulf of Mexico. Orange covers a total area of approximately twenty one square miles, including roughly two-thirds of a square mile of standing surface water.

After the initial wave of Spanish and French explorers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the first non-Native Americans to populate the region settled in what is now considered Orange in the first half of the nineteenth century. The fledgling community was originally known as Green's Bluff, a tribute to one of the original residents of the region, before being re-named Madison in honor of the late US President. Orange received its current name in the year eighteen fifty eight, after the name Madison turned out to be confusing to the United States Postal Service. Orange was officially incorporated in the year eighteen thirty six, and was pivotal to the lumber, shipping, and chemical industries at different points in history.

The educational needs of Orange are met by a number of public and private institutions, especially the West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District, and Lamar State College-Orange. Orange is home to the Stark Museum of Art, the First Presbyterian Church, and the WH Stark House. Notable residents of Orange throughout the years include the Chris Cole, Shane Dronett, Frances Fisher, Marica Ball, and Edgar William Brown. Other points of interest in and around Orange include the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, the Heritage History Museum, Piney Woods Winery, and Sunset Grove Country Club.