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.

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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. 

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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. 

Spotlight – Colleyville!

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

Eighth Stop: Colleyville (Previously known as Coleysville)!

Situated in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, within minutes of DFW International Airport, Colleyville offers the best of both worlds—big city amenities and sophistication, coupled with the laid-back, friendly atmosphere of a small town. It’s a combination that has made Colleyville a premier destination in which to live, work or play.

This small community’s big attributes have not gone unnoticed; Money magazine named Colleyville to its list of “100 Best Towns in America.” The choice is easy to understand. Colleyville Center, the heart of the city’s cultural community, boasts an array of artistic programs, while the city’s extensive trail system is a beacon for those that like to hike or bike. And Colleyville’s impressive amateur sports parks match any found outside a major league field.

In addition, the city’s shopping options are some of the best in the area. From upscale boutiques or luxurious spas to an epicurean oasis or a familiar farmers market, Colleyville has something for everyone.
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Proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth, providing easy access to world-class museums, bustling business centers and professional sports of every kind, completes the list of the city’s attributes.

If you haven’t visited Colleyville yet, you should check out their downtown. Besides having amazing restaurants and shopping destinations, it is such a BEAUTIFUL area!

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

Spotlight – Celina!

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

Seventh Stop: Celina! Celina is on State Highway 289 and Farm Road 455, fifteen miles northwest of McKinney and twelve miles north of Frisco in northwestern Collin County. It was established in 1879 and named by John T. Mulkey for his native town, Celina, Tennessee.

 

As in all communities, the establishment of a school is of utmost importance. The first school was a small wooden structure that was in the neighborhood of the Jeff Malone residence. In 1906, a 2 story brick school building was completed on the campus where the Celina Independent School District Administrative offices are now. In 1915, this school was destroyed by fire. In 1916, another 2 story brick building with a basement was finished and school began in it. This

school was torn down and a new one completed and dedicated in April of 1943. This is the building presently being used for the CISD Administrative Offices.

Today, it’s an exhilarating time in Celina! Currently, estimated at  11,000,  the  City of  Celina’s  population has nearly doubled since  2010.  This pace makes Celina one of the fastest growing cities in the  Dallas-Fort  Worth  Metroplex.  Situated in high-growth   Collin   County and nestled between the major arteries of Preston Road to the east and the future Dallas North Tollway to the west,   Celina’s   maximum projected buildout population is approximately 350,000.

In other words,  Celina is positioned geographically,  demographically and economically to quickly become a big player in the North Texas metropolitan community.

Celina’s median household income is $92,000, with an average home value of $287,000. Residents are only minutes away from Frisco’s    “$5    Billion    Mile,” major hospitals,   and the top-ranked Prosper and Celina school districts.

Celina is a such a beautiful town with many shopping, dining and recreational things to enjoy. There are even vineyards close by. Celina has a high livability rate according to www.areavibes.com.

 

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

Spotlight – Carrollton!

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

Sixth Stop: Carrollton!

Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the City of Carrollton is a vibrant corporate and residential community. The City’s location and business cost advantages attract and support a diverse local economy with over 9,000 businesses calling Carrollton home. Residents are drawn to the City for its high quality of life, abundant parks, schools and safe neighborhoods.

Connection

Carrollton is connected not only by transit options such as rail and highways; it is also connected in that family and friends feel rooted here. The City is connected to its past and history; it is connected to the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex

Convenience

Located 20 minutes from everything, including shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to major U.S. cities. In addition, it is convenient and easy to do business with the City, whether a resident or developer.

Community

A big City that feels like a small town, a place where neighbors know and care about each other, where family, community and church still come first and where people continue to look out for each other.

Seven Great Reasons why someone would want to live in Carrolton:

  1. Many leading industries are headquartered nearby
  2. Top-Rated Schools
  3. Affordable cost of living
  4. Carrolton neighbors D/FW
  5. Mild weather
  6. Public Transportation is available
  7. Plenty to do!

Festival at the Switchyard

Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex

Mary Heads Carter Park

Indian Creek Golf Club

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

Spotlight – Benbrook!

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

Fifth Stop: Benbrook!

Benbrook is located in the southwestern corner of Tarrant County and is a suburb of Fort Worth. Benbrook retains its small-town appeal, while located only minutes from regional attractions such as Fort Worth’s cultural and historic districts, and Granbury’s shopping opportunities.

Embracing the northern shoreline of Benbrook Lake, Benbrook affords outstanding leisure and recreational amenities, acres of lush parkland, and family-friendly festivals & events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Established by settlers from Tennessee and other southern states about 1857 and originally called Miranda. In 1876 the Texas and Pacific Railway extended its tracks through the area. The community was renamed for James M. Benbrook, a native of Indiana, who had come to Tarrant County about 1874 and played an important part in persuading the Texas and Pacific officials to build their line through the site. Benbrook opened a post office in 1880. The local school registered sixty-four students and employed one teacher during the 1905–06 term. By the middle 1920s, when its first population statistics were reported, only twenty persons lived in Benbrook, a number that remained constant through the following decade. The onset of the World War II brought an increase in the population, which was 100 in the late 1940s and 617 a decade later. By 1957 the town had twenty businesses. The completion of Benbrook Reservoir in the early 1950s contributed to the community’s development. Benbrook grew along with the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Spotlight – Burleson!

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

Fourth Stop: Burleson!

Burleson is appealing to many because of its easy proximity to the Metroplex; a family-oriented environment; an outstanding school system; plentiful affordable land; more than 28 square miles of rolling hills, lakes and parks; and, it’s one of the fastest growing and desirable communities in the Metroplex. Burleson currently has more than 290,000 residents within a 10-mile radius.

The community is within 30 minutes of at least 6 hospitals, including a pediatric hospital and a trauma center. The school district consistently brings in SAT and ACT scores that are higher than the state and national averages. Burleson also boasts a branch campus of Hill College. The city is home to over a dozen parks on approximately 300 acres. And, Burleson has its own municipal golf course, Hidden Creek Golf Course, which is renowned in the Metroplex. The city is also home to more than 30 churches of all denominations.

Burleson provides housing for everyone from a CEO to a retired couple or a student just starting out on their own. You’re never at a loss for a great place to eat and shop with everything from the big-name chain retail outlets and restaurants to the small business operations that thrive on local support. The icing on the cake is a low crime rate, highly trained public safety employees, and a dedicated municipal staff that responds to the citizens’ needs.

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History – The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, known as “the Katy”, extended its service from Denison to Waco. In 1881 the segment from Fort Worth to Alvarado was being laid out, and a midway depot was needed. Grenville M. Dodge, representing the railroad, purchased land for the depot and a town surrounding it from Rev. Henry C. Renfro at the site of what is now called “Old Town” Burleson. As part of the agreement, Renfro named the town Burleson, in honor of his teacher Rufus Columbus Burleson, the president of Baylor University. The first lot was sold on October 10, 1881, the date now considered to be the “founding day” of the city!

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