Towns on or near Cedar Creek Lake include Kemp, Mabank, Gun Barrel City, Payne Springs, Enchanted Oaks, Eustace, Caney City, Malakoff, Star Harbor, Trinidad, Tool and Seven Points.
Frisco is one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States. Founded in 1902 as a small railroad town, today’s Frisco is on track for the future. A wide variety of housing styles and price ranges are available in this Collin County town. From the old town area to golf course lots and country homes on acreage, to resale and new construction by nationally known homebuilders; you’ll find Frisco a great place to call home. Frisco offers its residents a unique living experience, with numerous recreational activities, recognized schools and great neighborhoods. Frisco is also home to a variety of sporting venues, including the Dr Pepper Ballpark, a minor league baseball Stadium that is the home of the Frisco RoughRiders; FC Dallas Stadium, which is primarily used as a soccer stadium by the FC Dallas soccer club but also hosts football games and concerts; and the Dr Pepper Arena, a combination hockey and basketball venue, which is the home of the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League and the North American Hockey League franchise Texas Tornado. It also serves as thepractice facility for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League.
Plano, located just north of Dallas, is one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation. It offers residents an ideal combination of housing, employment, dining, shopping, acclaimed education facilities and sporting and recreational facilities. In 2005, Plano was designated the best place to live in the Western United States by CNN MONEY magazine. Prospective residents often seek out Plano homes due to the city’s highly respected public school system. The corporate world has noticed the area’s attributes and Plano is now home to such major companies as JC Penney, Ericsson, Pizza Hut, Cinemark Theaters and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. The annual Plano Balloon Festival and the Plano International Festival are two of the city’s premier cultural and entertainment events.
McKinney is the county seat for Collin County, one of the fastest-growing and most-affluent counties in Texas. The city’s motto is “Unique by Nature.” Rolling hills and wooded terrain complement the community, which offers plentiful opportunities for golfing, hiking and biking. McKinney also offers a variety of sporting venues. Many homes surround the community’s numerous lakes and golf courses. Lush greenbelts following winding creeks serve as the setting for much of McKinney’s new residential construction. McKinney’s historic downtown square features fine and casual dining, a variety of shopping and the arts. The residential are surrounding the square dates back to the 1840s. McKinney was recently voted the No. 1 best city to live in America by MONEY magazine.
The Colony, also known as “The City by the Lake,” is located along the shoreline of Lake Lewisville. Residents enjoy myriad recreational opportunities, including camping, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking and cycling. The area is also home to several prestigious golf courses. The Colony was recently named No. 1 Sportstown in Texas by Sports Illustrated magazine and the National Parks and Recreation Association. The Colony is situated along State Highway 121 and features easy access to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Interstate 35 and the Dallas North Tollway.
Carrollton and Farmers Branch
Carrollton sits at the northern crest of Dallas. The area, which has experienced much growth over the years, has maintained a close-knit, neighborly atmosphere. With more than 1,230 acres of developed park land, Carrollton’s park land per capita is one of the highest in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Carrollton is approximately 20 minutes from downtown Dallas and offers easy access to major North Texas highways.
Farmers Branch, Texas is the picture-perfect place to live, work and play. Farmers Branch is home to more than 4,000 companies and more than 250 corporate headquarters. Farmers Branch is an extraordinary community with a small-town feel and big-city convenience. The City’s neighborhoods, 28 parks, state-of-the-art recreational facilities and world-class businesses make Farmers Branch a great place to work or play. With a sales tax exemption, property tax rebate and other types of incentives, Farmers Branch is making it easier than ever to relocate and call this area home.
The city of Lewisville is a progressive urban community located along Interstate Highway 35-E, 20 miles north of downtown Dallas and 34 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. Situated in southeast Denton County, Lewisville is known for its lakes and recreational opportunities. The historic charm of Lewisville’s OldTown features specialty stores, restaurants, outdoor art and events throughout the year. The city offers easy access to Dallas, Fort Worth and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Colleyville, Trophy Club
The communities of Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Colleyville and Trophy Club lie in the tri-county triangle where Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties meet. The communities, most of which started as agricultural areas, offer convenience Dallas/Fort Worth International airport. Today, these towns, which retain their unique atmospheres, are a popular choice for buyers who want the convenience of a Mid-Cities location and the serenity of life in the country. Grapevine is home to several world-class resorts and hotels, award-winning festivals, vineyards and the Grapevine Opry, one of the premier live country music shows in the nation. The city of Southlake is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. Southlake is situated in both Denton and Tarrant counties and offers easy access to Dallas County. Southlake is served by the acclaimed Carroll Independent School District. What was once a rural community has become one of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s most sought-after housing markets. Keller offers a variety of home styles and price ranges. Trophy Club is savored by its resident community of avid cyclists, joggers, and those out for an evening stroll. The area offers some of the most complete tennis and golf facilities available anywhere.
Rockwall is known as “The New Horizon” to many residents of the rapidly growing community. Rockwall is located 22 miles east of Dallas along the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard. The town has experienced unprecedented growth, more than doubling its population during the past decade. Rockwall residents enjoy the 111 miles of shoreline and 22,754 acres of Lake Ray Hubbard. The lake offers exceptional water-sports opportunities, including fishing, boating, water skiing and sailing.
Heath is a growing community approximately 25 miles from downtown Dallas and 3 miles south of Rockwall. Featuring rolling hills and plenty of open space, Heath offers homes on acreage, water-front properties and estate residences.
Cedar Creek Lake
The fourth largest lake in Texas, Cedar Creek Lake is 32,623 acres, 18 miles long and offers 320 miles of shoreline. The widest point of the lake is 8.5 miles and the deepest is 53 feet. Cedar Creek Lake is located 55 miles southeast of Dallas, Texas so the short commute to is a big benefit to “weekenders” or permanent residents that commute to DFW. Towns on or near Cedar Creek Lake include Kemp, Mabank, Gun Barrel City, Payne Springs, Enchanted Oaks, Eustace, Caney City, Malakoff, Star Harbor, Trinidad, Tool and Seven Points.