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MOST ACCOUNTS agree that Prosper began in 1846 as a beacon for settlers drawn to North Texas’ black prairie soil - rich, fertile land that nurtured a thriving cotton crop. By 1850, two settlements had been established here a mere three miles apart. Called Rock Hill and Richland, they coexisted until 1902 when the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad came through the area and forced them to merge. A new name was adopted for the hybrid community - one that spoke of the prosperous living conditions and the prosperous crops harvested that year. And so it was that the town of Prosper was born. In 1914, with 500 residents living here, Prosper was incorporated with a commission form of government. It served for decades as a market center for area farmers and their abundant cotton and corn crops.
To this day, Prosper has managed to retain its 19th century country charm, carefully controlling its growth to that end. Unlike the bustling cities of Dallas, Plano and Frisco that lie just a few miles south, Prosper is characterized by estate-size home sites, pristine rolling hills and vast expanses of open land. Here, you’ll discover an alluring lifestyle in beautiful homes that populate quiet neighborhoods.
If ever there was a Cinderella story about a sleepy country hamlet blossoming into a world-class, cutting-edge community, Prosper is it. From its humble 19th century roots, the town is in the midst of double-digit growth. Nearly a dozen master planned residential developments have broken ground in the past two years, with new home prices averaging $360,000. There are currently 135,000 people living within a 7-mile radius of Prosper. The vast majority of those gravitating here are young professionals with household incomes averaging $130,000.
To accommodate this population boom, numerous roads are being widened and others are being constructed. The Dallas North Tollway, working its way ever north from Dallas, is undergoing a planned 17.5-mile extension, running north from Hwy 380 in Prosper to FM 121 in Grayson County. Naturally, this phenomenal progress will also mean an expanding business base, an explosive growth in retail space and the construction of new schools. It all adds up to an extraordinary quality of life in one of the fastest-growing cities in North Texas. CONTACT TIFFANY SHARKEY LOCAL PROSPER RESIDENT/REALTOR WHO CAN ANSWER ALL YOUR PROSPER TEXAS REAL ESTATE NEEDS 972-977-2254.