Emerald Bay

A private golf community with waterfront living, charming history, and amenities for the whole family.

Welcome to Emerald Bay

A private golf community with waterfront living, charming history, and amenities for the whole family 
Hugging the shores of Lake Palestine and surrounded by trees, Emerald Bay offers an inviting and secure neighborhood. The warm weather and friendly locals may be what draw people in, but they stay for the rich history, stunning homes, and comfort food. Just a few miles outside of Tyler, the cultural and commercial capital of east Texas, this neighborhood stands like a lush oasis among the noise. Emerald Bay was created with the great outdoors in mind, boasting activities such as boating, tennis, fishing, and a golf course that draws residents in from all over the world.
The lakefront homes hug the shoreline, standing bold and confident against the green foliage. Natural wood and brick exteriors reflect the sprawling surroundings, while the modern designs give this neighborhood a feel of elegance and luxury. This sanctuary is uniquely placed between an artistic downtown and the private nature of the surrounding area. Emerald Bay offers a blend of private living and colorful socialization with local events held throughout the season.

What to Love

  • Private living
  • Golf community
  • Amenities for the whole family
  • Warm, leisurely environment 
  • Natural beauty

Local Lifestyle

Emerald Bay is a private golf community that hugs the coast of Lake Palestine. Fifteen miles from the closest city, this neighborhood is entirely surrounded by nature, effectively muting the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Locals make use of the private environment with the amenities provided. From beauty and barber services to tennis courts, residents indulge in truly easy living.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining available in Emerald Bay reflects this area's casual sophistication, with restaurants and eateries nestled in historic buildings and tucked away among the surrounding hills. M6 Winery is a local treasure known for its wine, live music, and beautiful views. Enjoy drinks for every occasion served with small plates to share. For a date night filled with timeless chef-crafted meals, try Kiepersol, voted the best restaurant in Tyler, Texas. This luxurious eatery is known for its romantic ambiance, locally distilled wine, and world-class meals sure to please even the most traveled palettes.
Another exclusive establishment is Dakotas, a locally owned restaurant specializing in steaks, seafood, and chops that will leave you savoring every bite. For an exquisite evening close to home, you would be remiss not to try Emerald Bay Dining. In their large dining room overlooking Lake Palestine, views are served alongside your meal.
Craving a quiet morning in nature? Sit among flowers and sip homemade tea at Hidden Gardens & Tea. This serene space rejuvenates and relaxes. In the azalea-lined downtown area, you will find a number of unique boutiques, coffee shops, and vintage stores. Among the best is Harley's, an upscale retail venue specializing in perfectly crafted menswear for all occasions.

Things to Do

The sunny areas around Emerald Bay are filled with things to do. A quick drive down the road takes you to the Tyler Art Museum, where you can awaken your creative side surrounded by the best local art available. For a stroll through wonderland, visit the Tyler Rose Garden or spend the afternoon strolling through and around the sprawling estates of the Goodman-Legrand Museum
After a day on the town, return to Emerald Bay Golf Course for a game of golf or tennis, then spend the evening by the pool or watch the sunset over Lake Palestine.


The Bullard Independent School District confidently serves this community. Some schools accessible to this area are:
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