This Athens Beauty with Nearly 19 Acres Is Your Perfect Escape (and a Steal, Too!)

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You know good things are in store when you enter the gates at 6231 FM 317 in Athens, where you can take in the natural beauty of East Texas on this nearly 19-acre property with graceful rolling terrain, native hardwoods, and an effervescent spring-fed pond.

Steve Grant Real Estate has listed this 1999-built three-bedroom, three and half-bath home with 2,880 square feet — on a whopping 18.95 acres for $699,500.

Whether you’re in the great room with a pair of French doors, the brick-walled den with built-in wine cooler, or the expansive eat-in kitchen, the treehouse views of lush foliage and the pond steal the show.

The kitchen features a center cook island, custom cabinetry, ceramic tile floors, and stainless Kitchen Aide appliances. Or take your cooking outside onto the tiered wood deck with shaded outdoor kitchen that includes a Green Egg smoker, sink, refrigerator, and gas fire pit.

The first-floor master suite has beautiful natural light and wood floors that really give a sense of how easy this home is to live in. A pair of French doors open onto the tree-shaded wood deck and look onto the woodsy acreage.

For more information about 6231 FM 317, including additional drone footage, visit Contact Steve at 903-675-3503 or email


Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after 12 years with SUCCESS magazine as digital content director. After hosting two top-rated iTunes Top 200 podcasts, she launched her own podcast called the Secret to My Success. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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  1. bullish bob bagley says

    S² (alias for Shelby Skrhak),
    I went to Baylor on a football scholarship, so i really appreciate secondary and tertiary efforts. 6231 FM 317, including additional drone footage, visit Contact Steve at 903-675-3503 or email THANK YOU for going the extra effort to put not only the agent’s name, but telephone #, and email address in your spotlight on this offering.

    All of you put the agents name, but not the contact info! You did! I am giving you a standing ovation and clapping for you till my hands are red! Bullish for you……b³ Great looking property too!

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