Denison's growth linked to history
DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — With renovations to Main Street downtown and a big development on the shore of Lake Texoma, more people are choosing to call Denison their home for family and business.
"We've had a lot of interest in main street because of the work that has been done in redeveloping the Main Street," Tony Kaai, with Denison Development Alliance said.
They join established businesses like Bayless-Hall Insurance, which has been operating in downtown Denison since 1888.
One-hundred-and-thirty-six years later, the city is revamping options for those who frequent Main Street.
The Deviled Egg Company is the first company in the world to specialize in gourmet eggs and is one of the newest businesses to hit Main Street and the owner tell us, she sought out Denison.
"The development here is way beyond any other city, the support from the community has been amazing, people are excited to have us here," Raechel Van Buskirk, Owner of The Deviled Egg Company said.
Kaai said people are choosing to move to Denison due to the city's commitment to preserve its history.
"When businesses see that a community is investing in their downtown, they know that that is a place for them to be because there's a focus and investments being made, so that's where they want to make their investment," he said.
Also, the location of the city has brought interest to developers.
"Just North of McKinney and Collin County which is the fastest county growing in the country. After Covid, people did not have to drive into work, so they could work from home that caused a real estate grab up in Sherman and Denison," Kaai said.
Kaai expects even more growth within the next two to five years with the addition of the Preston Harbor master planned community at Lake Texoma.