Huntington is also home to picturesque ranches and homes with acreage. The wide open spaces and fresh air make the community a favorite among those who enjoy fishing and hunting and room to breathe. With Lufkin only 10-15 minutes away, folks in Huntington can live the country lifestyle with all the conveniences of a city nearby. But here you don't have to travel to Lufkin to get most of your needs met; downtown Huntington has a Brookshire Brothers Grocery Store, pharmacy, post office, hardware store, doctor's office, dentist, a few restaurants, and more.
Along the water's edge in Huntington you will find Hank's Creek Park with campgrounds and cabins on the water, as well as a swimming area, sand volleyball courts, playground, and basketball court. With breathtaking views of majestic pine trees, miles of sparkling water, and wildlife galore, it doesn't get much more relaxing than this. From large, fantastic lake houses to lake area camps, there is something for everyone wanting to enjoy this amazing body of water.
Huntington is served by the Huntington Independent School District, a small 3-A district which was rated "Recognized" in 2009 by the Texas Education Agency. The district educates more than 1,749 students on 5 campuses. Huntington High School and Pride Alternative School have 549 students in grades 9-12. Huntington Middles School has 415 students in grades 6-8, Huntington Intermediate School has 264 students in grades 4-5, and Huntington Elementary has 531 students grades in Pre-K-3.
Huntington offers a plethora of sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball, track, cross country, cheerleading and dance team.
Huntington is near several institutions of higher learning in the state:
- Stephen F. Austin State University is located 30 miles north in Nacogdoches.
- Angelina College is 10 miles north in Lufkin.