Spotlight Series – Highland Park

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

17th Stop: Highland Park
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Fun Facts:

  • The Town of Highland Park is located approximately 3 miles north of the center of Dallas.
  • The Town was incorporated in 1913.
  • The Town is 2.26 square miles in size.
  • Highland Park has approximately 8,900 residents.
  • The Town was named “Highland Park” because of its higher elevation compared to the surrounding area and because 20% of developed land was reserved for park space.
  • One of the oldest Christmas Traditions in Dallas County is the annual lighting of The Big Pecan Tree.
  • The Town is approximately 2 miles from Love Field Airport.
  • Highland Park is located approximately 30 minutes from DFW International Airport.

Highland Park Today:

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Through the years, Highland Park has maintained strict construction standards. Known for its quality housing, the town still has its beautiful parks running along Turtle Creek and Hackberry Creek, while also being home to the prestigious Dallas Country Club. A complete history of Highland Park may be read in the nationally acclaimed and award winning book Great American Suburbs – The Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas, by Virginia Savage McAlester, Willis Cecil Winters, and Prudence Mackintosh (Abbeville Press Publishers, 2008).

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Spotlight Series – Grand Prairie is Next!

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

16th Stop: Grand Prairie

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Right in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex lies the city of Grand Prairie, one of the best cities in Texas according to Money magazine (2008). If you’re on a road trip and looking for places to visit in Texas, or planning a Texas-sized family vacation, Grand Prairie has something for you.

When it comes to family-friendly fun, Grand Prairie, Texas, is a top-ranked destination and one of the best places to travel with family. If you’re wondering about where to find fun things to do in the Dallas, we know where to look. In Grand Prairie, you’ll discover the best in Texas tourist attractions, sporting events, arts and music, nightlife, and shopping – all in one place.

Conveniently located just minutes from DFW International Airport, Grand Prairie offers easy access to both Dallas and Fort Worth. Stay in one of many Grand Prairie hotels, and you’re just a few minutes’ drive from dozens of Dallas tourist attractions, including Six Flags Over Texas, the Ballpark at Arlington, and Cowboys Stadium.

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10 Facts About Grand Prairie:

Fact 1
Grand Prairie is actually located in three separate counties. It is a suburb of Fort Worth as well as of Dallas.

Fact 2
In 1863 Grand Prairie was established by Alexander McRae Dechman, and was named Dechman in his honor. Dechman eventually traded half of the acreage he had named as a township to the T&P Railroad to ensure that they would put tracks through his town.

Fact 3
The town of Grand Prairie was renamed from Dechman to Grand Prairie due to confusion at the Postal Service offices. The T&P Railroad owned half the land in this town and they noted it as being located in the grand prairie of Texas between Dallas and Fort Worth. In 1909 the town was officially renamed.

Fact 4
Selena Gomez was born in Grand Prairie. Selena is both a singer and an actress.

Fact 5
Billy Miller of the Young and the Restless is from Grand Prairie. Billy Miller has been the recipient of a Daytime Emmy for his work on this show.

Fact 6
Kerry Woods of baseball is from Grand Prairie. He is a major league pitcher.

Fact 7
Grand Prairie ranks as the fifteenth most populated city in this state.

Fact 8
The author Larry D. Alexander is from Grand Prairie. Mr. Alexander is also known for his art works.

Fact 9
Grand Prairie has a Christmas light display that is more than two miles long and has over three million lights in it.

Fact 10
Johnson Creek, which flows through Grand Prairie is responsible for the regular floods that besiege this city. The channel has recently been straightened which has reduced the damage.

For more information about Grand Prairie and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

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Spotlight Series – Next Stop | Grapevine

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

15th Stop: Grapevine

Picture this…

A historic downtown with boutique shopping, gourmet restaurants, and live music. A nationally recognized and coveted school district. A relaxing lake atmosphere and family festivals for recreation.

Now picture this.

The 4th busiest airport in the United States, rotating 200,000 potential customers a day. The largest value retail and entertainment mall in the Southwest. A corporate convention hub, with more than 6,000 hotel rooms citywide, all generating foot traffic year round.

Where can you find all this, and more, in one city? Grapevine, Texas – truly a place that has something for everyone.

Just between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grapevine’s central location gives plenty of options to residents and visitors, and seven intersecting highways make the city accessible and visible. Grapevine, among a tapestry of other DFW suburbs, stands alone in its versatility in business, entertainment, and housing.

On one hand, the city embraces a distinct Texas history, utilizing its classic Main Street with unique shops, quaint bistros, and community activities.

On the other, Grapevine’s corporate culture attracts national retailers and industries. Grapevine Mills Mall attracts thousands of destination shoppers daily and national chains fill restaurant row. Full-scale facilities such as the Great Wolf Lodge and the Gaylord Texan drive a tourism and convention industry second to none.

Also diverse residentially, Grapevine’s established upscale neighborhoods continue to thrive and cater to a family-based community. In addition, soon-to-be-finished luxury housing developments will offer amenities and entertainment simply not found elsewhere.

It is Grapevine’s unique combination of classic and modern that makes the city the centerpiece of DFW, a city where Main Street meets the world.

For more information about Grapevine and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

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Spotlight – Garland

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

14th Stop: Garland

Garland is part of the 4th largest region in the nation, the DFW Metroplex, which continues to attract new business and corporate expansions despite the current challenges in the world economy. Not only does Garland offer a diverse and stable economy for businesses and residents to relocate and succeed, but the city has also taken steps to provide excellent opportunities for its residents to enjoy living and working here.

Global products are made here. As a manufacturing hub, jobs in fabrication and manufacturing are the foundation, but healthcare, technology and wireless communication round out the city’s economic diversity. One of the most iconic manufacturers, Resistol has made cowboy hats in Garland since 1938, visitors can visit the outlet store and take home an iconic Texas souvenir.

Entertainment happens here. Shopping, dining, events and the arts provide a sampling of Garland’s unique multi-cultural environment. Explore the facets of the community by attending an event or sampling a new restaurant. Take in one of many performances from musicals to concerts or attend a movie in the historic Plaza Theatre. With 2,800 acres of parks, athletic fields, two water parks, two nature preserves and 63 holes of golf everyone should find something to enjoy outdoors.

History happened here. Native Americans first appreciated the land, followed by pioneers who laid the foundation of the community. Learn about the historic highway that passed down Main Street, visit the museum in an old Santa Fe Depot and explore the historic downtown area.

Texas Made Here tells the Garland story. History, global products, memories and possibilities are all made here.

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One of my current listings is located in Garland at 2706 Winding Oak Trail. Watch the video to see this beautiful home…especially the backyard!

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For more information about Garland and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

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Spotlight – Farmers Branch

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

13th Stop: Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch is an extraordinary community with a small-town feel and big-city convenience. The City’s safe neighborhoods, 28 parks, state-of-the-art recreational facilities and world-class businesses make Farmers Branch a great place to work or play.

A city of only 12.1 square miles and a population of 31,000 residents, Farmers Branch is bordered by 635 Expressway to the south, I-35 to west, the Dallas North Tollway to the east, and Beltline road to the north. The geographical core of the City is largely residential with businesses surrounding the borders. With businesses attributing to 80% of the tax base, Farmers Branch residents are able to enjoy one of the lower city tax rates in Dallas County while still benefiting from high quality services and public safety.

World-class arts, shopping and great schools, plus a big-business boom and lower business tax rates are just a few of the features that make Farmers Branch the ideal place to live, work, and play.

The park-like setting of the city of Farmers Branch isn’t just about majestic trees, rose gardens and playgrounds. The peaceful, protected feeling evoked within the boundaries of the city is anchored by the pride of the various city services dedicated to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the families living in and visiting the area.

For more information about Farmers Branch and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

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Spotlight – Euless

Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.

Twelfth Stop: Euless

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Euless History

Euless is already considered a great place to live and raise a family, and now, Euless is also a great place to retire. While maintaining our identity and preserving history, Euless is a comfortable, mid-size community with a hometown feel.

FabEuless Green Space – Euless boasts 18 parks with over 600 acres of parkland, three pools, aquatic playground, miles of walking/hiking trails, two amphitheaters and more. The beautiful 18-hole Texas Star Golf Course was recently named one of the Best Courses You Can Playby GolfWeek.  

FabEuless Activities – The Euless Family Life Center is a link to area resources and support agencies, and is a hub of activities that aid in health, well-being and quality of life for all ages. The EFLC includes the brand new Senior Citizen Center, Fitness Center and a Recreation Center and hosts a variety of special events.  

FabEuless History – Historic Heritage Park is home to Euless’ historical attractions including the Fuller House Museum, the Himes Log House and the recently renovated McCormick Barn.

FabEuless Technology – Social and educational opportunities thrive at the Euless Library. Euless has one of the largest libraries in Northeast Tarrant County providing technological and multi-media services along with meeting facilities. Free workshops are offered throughout the year.

FabEulessly Green – A Tree City for the past 20 years, Euless was first in Texas to provide recycling to apartments and has received awards for both composting and recycling programs. New in 2011, the Texas Star Sports Complex will be irrigated with reclaimed water.  

Euless Today

Euless, also known as “Tree City USA”, is a city in north/western Texas near Dallas and Fort Worth. Euless is approximately 20 minutes northwest of Dallas, and twenty five minutes northeast of Fort Worth. Part of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located within Euless.

Euless is served by many major highways including Interstate 35, Interstate 45, Interstate 20, Interstate 30, S.H. 183, S.H. 360, S.H. 121, and S.H. 114, as well as Amtrak rail service.

Euless is home to an annual Arbor Day celebration that is reputedly the largest Arbor Day celebration anywhere in the world. Additional things to do in and around Euless include:

  • The Dr Pepper StarCenter
  • The Fuller House Museum
  • Himes Log House
  • McCormick Barn
  • The Midway Recreation Center
  • Softball World at Texas Star
  • The Texas Star Golf Course
  • The Texas Star Sports Center
  • Parks and recreation facilities consisting of 16 parks encompassing 605 acres, 24 athletic fields, 2 amphitheaters, 1 public golf course/conference center, 1 recreation center, 3 swimming pools, and 8 tennis courts  

Euless is also situated to provide easy access to all of the entertainment offerings of nearby Arlington, Grand Prairie, Dallas, and Forth Worth.

For sports fans, the Dallas Stars play in Euless at the Dr Pepper StarCenter.

For more information about Euless and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.

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