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Las Colinas      Highland Park          University Park       Southlake       Preston Hollow         Westlake        Flower Mound      Colleyville     Coppell   

LAS COLINAS

Spanish for, “the hills,” Las Colinas is a 12,000-acre master planned community known worldwide for its quality as a major business center. The community’s central location between Dallas and Fort Worth as well as the DFW International Airport makes it an attractive location for business and commerce. Founded in 1972 by cattle rancher Ben Carpenter, the area was originally known as El Ranchito de Las Colinas, “the little ranch of the hills,” and was a weekend getaway for the Carpenter family. With the construction of the nearby Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Carpenter envisioned Las Colinas as a mixed use urban center that would rival downtown Dallas with office towers, lakes, and residential development.
A Global Community in Irving  –  A part of Irving, Las Colinas is home to 2,000-plus corporations and the global headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies, with a taxable base of more than $7 billion.  As a superb example of a high quality, master-planned community of balanced commercial, residential and environmental land uses, Las Colinas is the recipient of an Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence. The community has recently entered a second building boom with over 22 million square feet of office space, three private country clubs and four championship golf courses, all surrounded by gated communities. The Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas is the most recent addition to the development. This area of Irving is also home to the only 5 Diamond resort in Texas, the Four Seasons Resort and Club. It is here that you can catch the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Beautiful Residential Areas in Los Colinas  –  While Los Colinas is a booming business area, it is also an outstanding residential area.  There are many outstanding neighborhoods and villages to include:  Cottonwood Valley Village, Enclave at Windsor Ridge Village, Estates of Escena, Fairway Vista, Hackberry Creek Village, Lakes of Las Colinas Village, University Hills & University Park Estates.
Incredible Things to See in Irving’s Las Colinas Area –  Las Colinas is also home to the world’s largest equestrian sculpture, the bronze Mustangs of Las Colinas, which gallop across the granite stream in Williams Square. A free museum featuring this dramatic sculpture is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11am to 4pm. click here for more details. Lake Carolyn and the Mandalay Canal wind through the urban center while the Las Colinas APT rides high overhead connecting the various office towers. The Las Colinas Flower Clock is located at the intersection of John Carpenter Freeway and O’Conner Road. This unique outdoor floral clock is seasonally replanted and resembles similar clocks found across Europe. For more information on Las Colinas, click here.

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HIGHLAND PARK

The land now known as Highland Park was bought by a group of investors from Philadelphia, PA, known as the Philadelphia Place Land Association, for an average price of $377 an acre, with a total of $500,000. Henry Exall, an agent, intended to develop the land along Turtle Creek as Philadelphia Place, exclusive housing based on parkland areas in Philadelphia. He laid gravel roads, and dammed Turtle Creek, forming Exall Lake before the Panic of 1893 brought a blow to his fortunes, halting development. In 1906, John S. Armstrong invested his money in a portion of the former Philadelphia Place land, to develop it under the name of  Highland Park. He chose this name as it was located on high land that overlooked downtown Dallas. Notably, twenty percent of the original land was set aside for parks. Highland Park continued to develop through the 1920’s.  In 1931, Highland Park Village was constructed, the first shopping center of its kind in the United States. The distinctive Moorish Style ornamental metalwork and lighting in Highland Park Village were created by Potter Art Metal Studios, a 90-year-old custom metalwork company still in existence today.

Because of its location near Dallas, Highland Park had, by the early 1930s, developed a moderately large (8,400) population, with a few businesses. Eventually the school districts and newspapers of Highland Park and University Park were combined. In the 1940s, after the failure to annex Highland Park, Dallas began annexing the land surrounding it. Reaching a population high of just under 13,000 in the late 1950s, Highland Park afterwards grew only by building houses on the remaining vacant lots, and by the destruction of old buildings. Since 1990, Highland Park has maintained strict zoning ordinances. Known for its quality housing, the town still has many parks running along Turtle Creek and is home to the Dallas Country Club.

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UNIVERSITY PARK

University Park, a predominantly residential community of 23,500 residents, is located approximately five miles north of downtown Dallas, Texas. The City is the home of Southern Methodist University and is also known for its attractive homes, beautiful parks, and numerous churches. The location of University Park in north-central Dallas provides easy access to a broad range of cultural, recreational, shopping, and business activities.

A diverse range of 8,600 homes supports a unique population base. Seventy-two percent of residents over 25 have college or advanced degrees, making University Park among the most highly-educated cities in the nation.

The City is served by the Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD). In state testing, HPISD students consistently rank among the highest in the state, with 98% of the graduating class typically continuing on to college.

The City prides itself on providing prompt and personal attention to requests for services. A primary goal of the City is to provide and maintain a secure residential atmosphere and, through a hometown policing approach, the City maintains crime rates among the lowest in the metropolitan area.

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SOUTHLAKE

Southlake is an affluent suburban city located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 26,575. An opulent suburb of Fort Worth, Southlake is known for exemplary rated public schools, Southlake Town Square, its wealth, and Carroll High School’s 8-time state champion football team.

The Southlake area was settled by pioneers in the 1840s, but was not incorporated as Southlake until 1956, four years after Grapevine Lake was finished. Before incorporation, the settlements of Whites Chapel, Dove, Union Church and Jellico made up present day Southlake. The area remained rural until the completion of the DFW International Airport in the 1970s. Due to the close proximity to the airport, Southlake became a boom-burb throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. As of 2010, Southlake’s population was at its full capacity, just below 30,000 people.

Southlake is the home to many fine luxury neighborhoods to include Monticello Estates, Clariden Ranch, Estes Park, Stratford Park, Cambridge Place, Shady Oaks, Westwick Hills, The Enclave, Laurelwood Park, Palomar Estates, The Reserve of Southlake, and Versailles.

The City of Southlake has recently embarked on developing Southlake 2030, a comprehensive plan to address current and future growth.  The City actively involves residents in all aspects of the city planning through the SPIN Program (Southlake Program for the Involvement of Neighborhoods).  The Parks and Recreation is also very active with many planned events for all ages.

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PRESTON HOLLOW

Originally a municipality in 1939 and provisioned by the Preston Road Fresh Water Supply District, the North Dallas town of Preston Hollow was named for the deep wooded terrain with creeks and hollows extending westward from Preston Road. Preston Hollow originally extended from east of Preston Road, and a little north of Walnut Hill Lane, west of Midway Road and southwest of Northwest Highway.

In 1945 Preston Hollow residents voted to join with the city of Dallas and the municipality was annexed to Dallas soon thereafter. Preston Hollow is very well-known for its generous estate homes, built by renowned architects, some dating back to mid-century and the early 1900s.

Preston Hollow is known as one of the wealthiest areas of Dallas. It is also one of the wealthiest areas in Texas. Within Preston Hollow you can find some of the most expensive homes in Texas as well as some of the state’s wealthiest residents. Currently houses range from $1,000,000 tear downs up to $50,000,000 estates.

Prominent longtime and former residents of the Preston Hollow area include Dallas mayor Tom Leppert, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and its President Terdema Ussery, former Dallas Cowboys Roger Staubach and Chuck Howley, Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder, billionaire investors Harold Simmons and T. Boone Pickens, software developer Larry Lacerte, noted trial attorney and Democratic Party fundraiser Fred Baron and ex-Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and her husband Steve Wolens (retired Texas legislator), Former President George W. Bush, Presidential candidate billionaire Ross Perot, Dallas Cowboys football coach Wade Phillips, and Dallas Stars player Mike Modano.

 

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WESTLAKE

The Town of Westlake is known as the place where the cross timbers meet the prairie and holds tales of settlers from the Peters Colony, Indian treaties signed by Sam Houston, tremendous archaeological treasures, and some of the oldest settlements in North Texas.  The region has always been known for its natural bounty, is trade value and its wonderful people.  The Town of Westlake and northeast Tarrant County have maintained these distinctions over the years, becoming one of the most desirable and sought after areas to live in America. The Town of Westlake has changed much since its original incorporation in 1956. During the early years, our mayor and board members met to discuss town business in the comfort of each other’s living rooms – an interesting contrast to how our town operates today. In 2006, the town reached a major milestone in its history by celebrating its 50th anniversary. During its short history, Westlake has become known for its world-class commercial developments, master-planned residential neighborhoods, and the exemplary-rated Westlake Academy.

Most Affluent Community in the Country Named the most affluent community in the country by Forbes magazine in 2011, Westlake continues to move forward in the vision inspired by our founders. As a premier, knowledge-based community, Westlake is one of the most sought-after communities for residents, business, and visitors alike. We invite you to learn more about us and see why many have come to expect from Westlake the very best a community can offer.

Welcome to Westlake, Texas!

Neighborhoods:  Aspen Lane, Glenwyck Farms, Mahotea Boone, Paigebrook Farms, Stagecoach Hills, Terra Bella, Vaquero, Wyck Hill.

  

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FLOWER MOUND

Centrally located in North Texas near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Flower Mound is a family-oriented community that prides itself on maintaining a small town atmosphere while embracing and fostering a dynamic economic development environment. After experiencing unprecedented residential growth in the 1990’s, the Town now actively promotes a burgeoning commercial development scene centered around the Lakeside Business District, located on the North Shore of Lake Grapevine, and the Denton Creek District, located in the growing I-35 West corridor. Providing quick and convenient access to the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW International Airport, and numerous recreational opportunities, Flower Mound has emerged as the best place in North Texas to live, work, and play.

 

Tales of The Mound
There are almost as many legends, interpretations, and stories, often contradictory, concerning The Mound as there are bluebonnets in Texas. There are very few unchallenged facts about The Mound. The Town of Flower Mound derived its name from it, it rises 650 feet above sea level, and it stands 50 feet above the surrounding countryside. Texas’ eminent historian, the late A.C. Greene, believed the hill received its name in the 1840s because of an unusual amount of wild flowers that grew on it. This area was part of the great American Black Land Prairie that ran from Canada to the Rio Grande and from the Rockies to the Mississippi. Only 1,000 acres remain of the original 20 million known as the Tall Grass Prairie. Because early pioneer settlers used The Mound as a hay meadow and never plowed, the wild flowers were conspicuously abundant in wet springs. However, wildflowers and native prairie grasses flourish throughout the year. The non-profit Mound Foundation has identified more than 175 species of wild flowers.

Beautiful neighborhoods include:  Chateau Du Lac, Oak Ridge Estates, Point Noble, Landing, The Estates of Tour 18, Kensington Park, Chimney Rock, Bella Lago, Reserve at Bridlewood, Bridlewood Farms, Flower Mound Oaks Vilamoura and more!

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COLLEYVILLE

Colleyville began as a rural community, situated primarily between Big Bear and Little Bear Creek in the central portion of northeastern Tarrant County.  Colleyville was incorporated on January 10, 1956, and its city limits are now contiguous with those of Grapevine and Euless on the east, Bedford and Hurst on the south, Keller and North Richland Hills on the west and Southlake on the north. Although once a predominantly rural community, Colleyville has experienced significant residential development during the past decade. From a population of about 1,500 in 1960, it grew to 6,700 in 1980 and had an estimated population of 11,300 by 1989. Grapevine Highway (Highway 26) passes through its center, and many of its residents commute to Fort Worth.

Colleyville is a perennial favorite on the “Best of….” lists in area and national publications. And Colleyville residents know why-it’s about lifestyle. The city is a unique blend of big-city sophistication and friendly, small-town ambiance. Continued growth in retail, dining and entertainment options, along with exciting cultural programs offered at Colleyville Center and outstanding sports and recreation programs continue to enhance the lifestyle of Colleyville residents.

Many of Colleyville’s students attend the prestigious Grapevine-Colleyville ISD.  Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, a K-12 public school system in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is making bold changes in the way we teach and the way students learn. In the second year of its 10-year strategic plan, the district is transforming its culture to provide the foundation that today’s 21st Century learners will need to be successful now and in life beyond high school.

Colleyville is home to many fantastic neighborhoods to include:  Wescoat Place, Montclair Parc, Tanglewood, Timarron, Janice Estates, Wildwood Estates, Castleton Manor, Pleasant Oak Estates, Broughton, Vineyard Custom Estates,Leyton Grove, Thornbury and Warwick Place.

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COPPELL

 

Coppell is located in northwest Dallas County, five miles from the Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport and 15 miles from Dallas Love Field Airport. Surrounded by major regional freeways such as I.H. 635, I.H. 35 E, Highway 161 and the S.H. 114/121, these assets make Coppell easily accessible to any place in the Metroplex and anywhere in the world.

Coppell offers its citizens an excellent quality of life through everything from the superb park system, to the Aquatic Center, to the Coppell Community Gardens, a vibrant Farmer’s Market and the public library. Just driving through the community will show you the pride that the citizens and the businesses alike take in the City of Coppell.

Stay informed with the City’s weekly electronic newsletter, Coppell Clips. Read about budget considerations, Ordinance adoptions, public meetings and hearings, special events, road construction, informational classes and more.

Coppell is served by three area school districts, Coppell ISD, Lewisville ISD and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.

Coppell Independent School District:  All Coppell ISD campuses and the district met AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) on all indicators for the No Child Left Behind Act. Coppell ISD achieved a “Recognized” state accountability rating for 2009 from the Texas Education Agency. The district specifically improved its commended scores (meaning students mastered the curriculum by scoring 90% or above) and CISD is ranked highly in Texas in Gold Performance Acknowledgments (GPAs), receiving 10 in 2009.

Lewisville Independent School District:  The Lewisville Independent School District received an Academically Acceptable rating from the TEA in 2006-07. Nearly 30% of LISD’s campuses received an Exemplary rating in 2006-07, compared to 19% just two years ago. Thirteen LISD campuses made the annual list of top public schools in Texas published annually in Texas Monthly. The National Center for Educational Accountability and Texas Monthly analyzed student test results for the past three years.

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District:  The district encompasses 53.42 square miles and is located primarily in northwest Dallas County with a smaller portion in southeast Denton County. The school district’s boundaries are not the same as municipal boundaries. Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District provides instructional services to children who live in portions of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, and Irving.

Great neighborhoods in Coppell include: Carter, Stratford Manor, Summit at the Spring, Northlake Woodlands, Fountain Park, Magnolia Park, Prestwick, Country Estates, Woodlands of Coppell, Gibbs Station, Chaucer Estates and Fairways at Riverchase.

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