Located approximately 70 miles east of downtown Dallas Emory Texas is one of the most desirable rural communities in East Texas.
Located in Rains County Emory is the county seat. Emory and Rains County are both are named after Emory Rains, a legislator who proposed and championed the Texas Homestead Act. The Texas Homestead Act is used as the model for many states legislation to protect the rights of homeowners.
Emory is located along highway 69 about halfway between Lake Fork and Lake Tawakoni. Both lakes are popular summer recreational destinations and Emory benefits from that economic activity.
The population of Emory is approximately 2,500 people and the economy is dominated by rural activities, however, as the growth has accelerated during the last decade many new businesses have opened.
Mike Blake builds Custom Homes in Emory Texas and the surrounding East Texas area. Mike has been building elegant and exceptional custom homes for nearly 20 years and his reputation is unequaled.
Mike Blake Custom Homes is a frequent winner of awards from the Texas Associate of Builders and is a finalist for the 2020 Star Awards for both Best Custom Home and Best Custom Home Kitchen.