Why Phil and Marlene Jowell chose Jacksonville, Texas!


  • Phil and Marlene Jowell
  • "Many years ago we acquired a cabin at Lake Jacksonville as a weekend get-away from the rigors of big city life. Since then we have worked and lived in several states and three foreign countries. As we began to think about retiring we started evaluating and comparing each local we visited to see what amenities were offered that might appeal to retirees. But, each time we traveled, we couldn’t wait to get back to Jacksonville and the serene beauty of the lake. Nowhere else could compare with the life styles available in Jacksonville which provided us with lake amenities and good local services like theaters, restaurants, shopping, and medical facilities. We’ve now been retired here for several years and loving it.

    Our children and grandchildren visit often and like to boat, hike, swim and fish. We really enjoy participating in the area life by volunteering and participating in service organizations like Kiwanis and Rotary. We love the lake but many of our retired friends prefer their small farms or acreage or live in the city. In addition to lake activities we also enjoy taking road trips to the beautiful surrounding areas and participating in local events such as the Tomato Fest, Rodeo, Art Fairs, Holiday Parades, and Fourth of July Fireworks over the lake, ATV and motorcycle events.

    We want to keep Jacksonville our little secret, but it’s only fair to share it with you. When you think of a perfect retirement community, Jacksonville Texas should be number one on your list."