Hideaway initially opened its gates for lot sales on July 4, 1967. The small community was developed by James W. Faire of Tyler, Texas and was promoted as the perfect weekend retreat for Dallas and Shreveport residents. The property was deeded to Hide-A-Way Lake Club Inc. (the Homeowners Association) in 1969 and has been operated by the members since 1973 through a 12 member Board of Directors.
In 2001 the community incorporated to prevent being annexed by a nearby city. The City of Hideaway has the same boundaries as the community of Hide-A-Way Lake Club Inc.. Affairs of the City of Hideaway are handled by the mayor and a board of five aldermen. The City of Hideaway has no employees as all management, security and common property maintenance is handled by the club.
A couple of years after incorporation, the name "Hide-A-Way" became Hideaway as the club prepared for a $6 million facility upgrade program dubbed as "A New Day for Hideaway". The Central and West golf courses were totally renovated, a new clubhouse was constructed along with a new Member Services Building and "South Gate" security house.
Today, Hideaway is home to over 3000 residents, a great majority of which make it their permanent residence. It is home to people of all ages and walks of life. Diversity of homes, natural beauty and rolling terrain make it one of the most picturesque places to live in all of East Texas. The charm, kindness and friendliness of its people complement the small-town atmosphere. Security personnel, employed by Hideaway Lake Club Inc., man the gates, patrol the streets and protect the safety of the residents. The amenities provide a diverse playground for everyone to enjoy. No wonder our residents say-COME LIVE WHERE YOU PLAY!
Whether you like to play golf (on our beautiful 27 hole golf course), fish or enjoy water sports or like to socialize with friends and neighbors, you will love Hideaway! We have several very nice parks where you can play or simply socialize.
As the City of Hideaway has no employees, if you would like additional information, we suggest that you contact the club office at 903-882-6151 during normal working hours. If they can't answer your questions, they can give you the contact information of someone who can.