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Blog Archives: September 2008
September 26, 2008

Saxony Homes (A Shaddock Company) Starts New Construction in the new VILLAGE LAKES community in West Frisco

Located south of Main Street on Teel Parkway you'll find Village Lakes tucked away off to the east side. This community is in the beginning stages of new construction with phase one under way and phase two starting up here in the near future. Village Lakes is going to be offering 288 lots total with Saxony offering 144 lots. Village Lakes is an all rear-entry developed neighborhood that offers attractive street views, deep front yard setbacks, superior roof pitches, and beautifully defined eyebrow arch-topped window designs.  Saxony Homes is ...
September 25, 2008

Watters Creek - An Urban Retail Resort

If you have driven on Hwy 75 North through Allen, chances are you have noticed something new and very exciting taking shape at the Bethany exit. Initially slated to open in the summer of 2007, the development called Watters Creek was delayed and the grand opening ribbon cutting did not take place until May 2008. However, PF Chang's did open for business in July 2007 and Market Street in February 2008. Watters Creek give shoppers a "retail resort" with beautiful natural features, abundant landscaping and outdoor restaurant seating, curved ...
September 25, 2008

Somerset at Twin Creeks - An Insider's Look

Somerset in Twin Creeks is one of Allen's most sought after subdivisions with its combination of rolling hills, sweeping landscape, gorgeous homes, and miles of hike/bike trails through the Arnold Palmer golf course. The Somerset community entrance is separate from the main Twin Creeks subdivision. However, the lighted waterfall, fountains, gazebo and luscious green hills will certainly catch your attention as you cruise west along McDermott. Wimberley Place, Allen's only gated community, shares Somerset's amazing entrance off of Lakeway Dr....
September 25, 2008

Highway 121—Open for Business in Frisco!

Any city girl always loves it when new highways open up so we can get to wherever we are going faster and more efficiently! The highly anticipated Highway 121 extension that will take you from east of Stonebriar Center to Coppell/Grapevine border in 60 mph speed is open already greatly appreciated by yours truly! This new infrastructure is going to add so many options for people that have been traveling on other North Dallas east/west bound infrastructures like Hwy 190, 380 and even 635. From the Southwest corner of Frisco, you can be at DFW ...
September 25, 2008

Market Street in Frisco - YAY!

Northern Friscoites have been anticipating an upscale, healthy, non-traditional inventory food and quick dining retailer for sometime now---and guess what, we got it! An intriguing and exotic flower department greets you as you enter the modernly adorned store layout and effortlessly guides you to the smells and intrigue of the freshly made entrée, smoothie, brownie, coffee, pizza, and salad bars. Market Streets uses, what I think, are the freshest ingredients and highly demanded recipes to offer their patrons, yet does not charge an ...
September 25, 2008

Plano Named Most Affluent City In U.S.

The Census Bureau released its annual report on income and poverty on Tuesday, showing that Plano, TX is the most affluent amongst cities with populations of 250,000 or more. It had the highest median household income of $84,492, up 10% from 2006, and the lowest poverty rate. San Jose came in second with a median income of only $76,963. I grew up in a neighboring city to San Jose, CA so I have first hand experience of the difference in lifestyle between the No. 1 and 2 cities. San Jose and its neighboring suburbs are great cities, with ...

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