• Welcome Visitors!

    Small town charm and friendly hospitality can be found here in Van, Texas, a city where we greet each new resident with a welcome wagon gift and a host of excellent community resources. Located just off I-20, our city is an easy drive to both Dallas and Tyler, TX, giving our families quick access to big city amenities even while they live in the safety, comfort, and peace that only our small town can provide.

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History of Van

If you’re a history buff or wonder what it would have been like to live in the ‘Wild West,’ then you’ll be happy to know that Van is full of historical sites and stories from our days as an influential town in the early days of Texas.


Where is Van?

The City of Van is conveniently located in the East I-20 corridor just off I-20, only 26 miles from downtown Tyler and 72 miles from downtown Dallas.

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Things to do in Van

There is always something exciting going on in town, with festivals, open air markets, parades and community events! Don’t forget to visit our excellent library, community center, historical landmarks, newly refurbished Van Movie House (meeting and community center) with two movies sponsored by local businesses each month,  and beautiful parks.


Welcome to the Charming City of Van, TX!

Welcome to the Charming City of Van, TX!

We are confident that you will love the City of Van as much as we do! We are one of the best places near Dallas, TX, offering travelers a break from the bustle of the city with a comfortable mix of small town ambiance and modern amenities.

If you feel like relaxing, you can pack a picnic and visit one of our parks and enjoy the outdoors. Our library possesses a wide selection of books and materials to keep you occupied, as well as regular community events.

If you are looking at Van as a potential new home for your business or family, we’ve got a lot to offer! Van’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Board excel at establishing and promoting Van’s businesses. Also, Van’s school district is one of our greatest assets, serving our town with an educational system that has been recognized as “Exemplary” within the state of Texas. Our education and sports programs are regularly producing students whose accomplishments are recognized with scholarships, titles, and awards. With Van’s outstanding schools, friendly and active community, safe environment and convenient location, we are the perfect setting for your next home!

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