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!

Garland ISD – School of Choice

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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Spotlight – Duncanville

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

Eleventh Stop: Duncanville

Live, Work & Play in Duncanville              

Known as the City of Champions, Duncanville boasts the best of a small town with all the assets of the city.

Living in Duncanville means shorter commutes, cleaner air, excellent schools and quality health services. A community of more than 36,000 wonderful people, Duncanville offers a plethora of shopping, dining and entertainment venues as well as the ideal location for business and daily commutes.

Located in the southwest Dallas County, Duncanville is nestled between I-20 and Hwy. 67, just minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth. The city offers rail service for business and easy access to I-35, the NAFTA gateway from the south. This means little traffic for commuting to the Metroplex and all major airports.

Duncanville is one of four cities that encompass the Best Southwest, an area that strives to build better communities through excellence in business, education and quality of life. The Duncanville Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Best Southwest Chambers of Commerce, which represents the area in regional and state legislative issues.

Working together, the Best Southwest was instrumental in bringing the University of North Texas – Dallas to the area as well as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuiliani for a conference on “Building Sustainable Communities.”

With new commercial and residential developments coming in every day, Duncanville is booming with opportunities. Duncanville’s success in business, education and quality of life gives its residents a strong sense of community. That’s what makes the City of Champions a friendly community perfect for living, working and playing!

Call us for more information on this great City or any of our other Communities in Big D.FW – 214.769.2142

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

Curious About Your Home’s Value? We’re getting asked this questions alot lately!

Did you just receive your Property Tax Bill?  Homeowners are often surprised when they receive their annual statement from the local tax appraiser’s office. Often the assessed value of their home is very different than what they believe the property is worth.

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Now’s a great time to take a look at the difference between two common real estate terms: “Assessed Value” and “Market Value.”

The Assessed Value is the dollar value assigned to a property by a public tax assessor for the purposes of measuring applicable taxes. The number is very often a point of contention with homeowners, who may believe it to be too high or too low. The Assessed Value does not offer a shortcut to a home’s Market Value.

The Market Value is the highest estimated price a property will bring in a reasonable amount of time if exposed for sale on the open market. Market Value is influenced by such factors as homes that recently sold in the area, the location of the property, the home’s amenities, and the condition of the property. Of course, Market Value is also influenced by the current economy.

Knowing the difference between Assessed Value and Market Value is great. But even better is knowing what your property is worth in today’s fast-paced North Texas housing market.

To get started,  click here to find out What Your Home Is Worth , better yet – Contact us at 214.769.2142 to discuss in more detail.

Heads up, the property tax protest deadline is earlier this year than in previous years. Those wishing to protest, must do so by May 15, 2018, or 30 days after a tax notice is delivered, whichever is later.

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Spotlight – Denton

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

Tenth Stop: Denton

The City of Denton is a vibrant and growing community with many opportunities, no matter what your interest or passion. You’re free to be whoever you are in a friendly atmosphere with a small town vibe that’s just a short drive away from the big city. And we invite your friends to discover Denton, too.

Denton is the county seat of Denton County with a population of approximately 120,000 residents. The City includes a municipally owned electric utility; an airport; three libraries; parks, trails, and recreation centers; a water park and natatorium; a 2,900-acre natural heritage area; and a resource recovery park.

Contact us for more information on Denton or other FAB areas in the Dallas Metro!  214.769.2142 – Let’s Chat!

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Our educated and creative residents value sustainability and collaboration, as evident in the city’s cutting-edge practices, vibrant art and music scene, and popular hot spots and events. With two universities and more than 50,000 students, two hospitals, an industrial district, and a lively downtown and entrepreneurial community, Denton is one of the top 25 fastest-growing cities in the country and was ranked the No. 1 Best Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today in 2012.

There is a rich history behind the Square in Denton, TX. As the seat of Denton County and a thriving city, here are some of the highlights.

  • Whether you fancy a feast or want to shop ’till you drop, you can find Denton’s unique flair every week of the year!Image 3

So many things to do!

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

Welcome Back from Spring break! Spotlight – DALLAS

We hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break and are getting back into the swing of things.

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

Ninth Stop: Dallas

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city’s population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city’s prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are located in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.

DO YOU KNOW exactly how Dallas began? Through the determination of one man! The settlement called Dallas became a reality in the Three Forks area of the Trinity River, in the 1840s. John Neely Bryan originally stumbled across Three Forks in 1839, on a mission to establish a trading post for Indians and settlers. The advantages of locating at Three Forks, were that it was the easiest river crossing location, and it was located on the soon-to-be established Preston Trail. After plotting the town, Bryan returned home to Arkansas to prepare for his emigration to West Texas. In the meantime, the U.S. government negotiated a treaty to remove the existing Native American population from all of North Texas. Upon his return in 1841, he discovered that the Indians had remained and his customers were gone. To ensure the survival of the settlement, Bryan traveled to nearby Peters Colony and convinced many of those settlers to relocate to Bryan’s new town. The rest is history🙂

Todays’ Dallas is truly a BOOMTOWN and is affectionately known by locals as the ‘Big D.’  Dallas is made famous by the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the Dealey Plaza and the extremely popular ‘Dallas’ television show in the 1980s, the city is also known for its major sporting achievements by the Dallas Cowboys – who have won the Super Bowl several times.

There is so much more to Dallas than just striking, mirrored-glass skyscrapers, business centers and banking, and the city has developed into a lively and exciting tourism destination, filled with tourist attractions, fine restaurants, impressive shopping centers, a thriving nightlife and many seasonal events, such as the annual Texas State Fair.

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