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Blog Archives: January 2008 — December 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 ...
August 30, 2008

New Community in West Frisco - Meritage Homes at Village Lakes

Tucked away off of Teel Parkway between Lebanon and Main Street in Frisco, you will find yourself appreciating the quaintness of Village Lakes. An all rear-entry newly developed neighborhood that offers attractive street viejws, deep front yard setbacks, superior roof pitches, beautifully defined eyebrow arch-topped window designs. Meritage Homes is one of two featured builders in this community and has several pre-construction properties underway; indicating high sales and lots of buyer interest. This community illuminates nature with a ...
August 28, 2008

Cambridge at Watters Crossing

Cambridge Homes is bringing its award winning luxury patio homes to West Allen at Cambridge at Watters Crossing! These low-maintenance zero lot courtyard homes are perfect for busy adults, working professionals, or empty nesters. The homeowners association maintains the front yard and common grounds. The zero lots are perfect for private gardens since your next door neighbor has no windows on one side of their home. The floorplans are very functional with a high level of custom finishes and a timeless architecture that doesn't go out of ...
August 27, 2008

Lexington at Twin Creeks Neighborhood

Lexington is one of three Toll Brothers community in Allen. It offers single family residences located in the prestigious master planned golf course community of Twin Creeks. Homes range from 3,200 square feet to 6,000+ square feet with luxurious standard features such as hand scraped hard wood floors, skip trowel texturing, double staged crown molding, tray ceilings, and much more. Sanders Custom Homes also builds in Lexington. This subdivision of about 200 lots is unique in its topography, offering oversized golf course home sites, tiered ...
August 25, 2008

NEW U.S. FEDERAL COURTHOUSE OPENS IN PLANO, TX

It has been 17 years since Congressman Sam Johnson (R-Richardson) and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) have been pushing for a new courthouse in Plano. It took multiple tries to pass through the House and then the U.S. Senate. Finally in 2003, President George W. Bush signed the measure into law. On March 12, 2007 ground was broken at 7490 Preston Road, just north of the new Children's Medical Center and down the street from the Stonebriar Mall in Frisco. The 74,000 square feet building cost an estimated $17M to complete. The Federal ...
August 20, 2008

Allen ISD - A Recognized District

Allen ISD welcomes back students for the first day of classes on Monday, August 25, 2008. With the excitement of the new school season, we would like to highlight why Allen ISD is one of the fastest growing and highly sought after school districts in Collin County. Allen ISD serves the city of Allen, as well as students from the neighboring Fairview and Lucas. Since 1989, school enrollment has more than doubled, bringing the number of students to approximately 17,049 in the 2007-2008 school year. There are a total of 14 elementary schools ...
July 30, 2008

Lakes on Legacy Neighborhood

Legacy and Lebanon is simply one of the best areas of Frisco! The Lakes on Legacy community is located just north of 121 on Legacy, amongst many of the recognized neighborhoods of Stonebriar. This community offers several different pricing options for future homeowners looking to live in the more established and more mature part of West Frisco. Properties start around $250's and venture up to $1M+. There are three distinct parts of Lakes on Legacy: (1) patio homes with zero lot lines in the gated portion called The Villas surrounding the ...
July 20, 2008

Frisco Square - You Won't Want To Leave

Frisco has this neat little quadrant located off of Main Street and the Dallas North Tollway referred to as Frisco Square, also dubbed "The New Downtown Frisco." There are many shops, restaurants, the new city hall, public library, Pizza Hut Park, and even a Channel 5 News Room. I remember about 5 years ago when I told my buyers of all the things that were planned by the city, I would get looks of 'yea right' or I will believe it when I see it'. But to actually see the city carry it through and to truly build a destination city as originally ...
July 17, 2008

Simplify Your Life With A Patio Home

Are you a working professional with minimal time for housework? Are you an empty nester looking for something small but close to the kids? Is your life too busy to care about the lawn in the yard? You don't have to settle for a condo or townhome with shared walls. Simplify your life with a patio home! Patio homes, sometimes referred to as garden homes or courtyard homes, are a great solution for working professionals, empty nesters, busy adults, or even first time homebuyers. Patio homes are referred to as zero lot lines because the homes ...
July 10, 2008

Frisco Dog Lovers

For those of you that have furry little family members, let me tell you about a great kennel located in Frisco near Main and Teel. A couple of weeks ago I traveled to the East Coast for about 4-5 days. I had recently adopted a two month old shepherd mix from the SPCA and needed somewhere and someone to take care of him. Since he wasn't housed trained yet, I wasn't able to drop him off at the parents or at a close friends. Fortunately I found McKee's located just minutes from my Heather Ridge Estates community. Everyone was extremely nice and ...
July 09, 2008

Affordable Alternative in Allen ISD - Village Park

West Allen has become such a sought after area to live in because of the highly acclaimed schools, quaint neighborhoods, and plethora of shopping choices. With growing demand and a finite supply, home prices in West Allen have been steadily climbing. It is nearly impossible to find a brand new home under $300K in the 75013 zip code. An affordable alternative lies just north of 121 in a subdivision called Village Park. This quaint subdivision with its cape cod style homes offer a great alternative to the higher prices of West Allen for newer ...
June 25, 2008

Country Club Ridge—The Premier Phase in Frisco's Master Planned Golf Course Community

On the south side of El Dorado (soon to be a six lane roadway) in between Teel Parkway and FM 423, the water feature, stone-enclosed entrance signs lead you into a community of elegance and architectural style ranging from Mediterranean to old world medieval turret and thick mortar lines. Country Club Ridge is the anchor, in location and price, of the long time standing community, The Trails of West Frisco. It revitalized the north end of the community's golf course by bringing high price/sq.ft. finish-out and new construction options to a ...
June 17, 2008

Saddleridge Neighborhood

Toll Brothers brings their exclusive collection of award winning estate homes to Allen's newest premier community of Saddleridge. This neighborhood offers an eclectic mix of homes from Old French Country, to Mediterranean style villas with red terracotta roofs, to English Manors and traditional Southern brick homes. Saddleridge is an exclusive subdivision with two lakes at the subdivision entrance, private cul-de-sacs, tree lined lots, and winding roads. Located on Stacy Road within the golden corridor, Saddleridge is minutes from major ...
June 15, 2008

Shopping and Dining and Raising a Family, oh my! The Wizard of Frisco tells you why you have to be a part of this city empire!

Follow the freshly concrete paved road North on the Dallas Tollway just passed Hwy 121 and find yourself in one of the best places to live in America-Welcome to Frisco, Texas! If you were to pick just one thing, any thing that you or your family could do in the city in which you live, what would it be? Are you a food connoisseur? A part of the shopping elite? A baseball, soccer or hockey fan? A patron of the arts? An environmental enthusiast? Well, pick your flavor, because Frisco, Texas really does have it all and you can be a part of it by ...
June 10, 2008

Shaddock Creek Neighborhood - Perfect Location, Perfect Story

The Shaddock name has been around in the North Texas area since the late 60's. The Shaddock Companies started one of the most esteemed building companies in North Texas today, Sotherby Homes. Up to date, Sotherby Homes has closed out 39 communities and is currently selling in 12 others around the Dallas area, extending from Grand Prairie to Prosper. It is interesting to know that of all 50+ communities that The Shaddock Family has built in or developed, Shaddock Creek in Frisco is only one of two with the family signature name as the title of ...

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