"Keeping It Country" in Fairview, TX

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"Keeping It Country" in Fairview, TX 



"Keeping It Country"...that has been the motto of Fairview, TX since it incorporated in 1958.  Fairview is a small town north of Dallas nestled right between McKinney and Allen.  And up until about five-six years ago, the City of Fairview had an ordinance that required all homesites to be one acre or more which seemed to go along with their motto.  Now when you think "small town", you might picture a typical rural town with farms and chickens running about.  However, that is not Fairview.  It may have a few chickens here and there, but you're more likely to find beautiful custom homes on large lots, rolling hills, creeks, and some horse farms.  It has been one of the best kept secrets in the Dallas area.  It started off with a population of 50 and can now boast a whopping population of 8,000.

So why is Fairview, TX growing so much?  There are several reasons that people are starting to take notice of  this upscale, small town called Fairview. 

Room To Breath...Although Fairview lifted it's one acre minimum restriction a few years ago, most of the homes still sit on above average-size homesites.  The residents like the fact that they are not bumped up right next to their neighbors.  When most builders are trying to fit as many homes as possible in a neighborhood, Fairview neighborhoods still have room to breath.

Custom Homes...In many cities, you can find areas of true custom homes but the majority of homes are typically trac builders.  In Fairview however, custom homes are the norm, not the exeption.  When buyers are shopping for homes in Fairview, they can expect to see homes ranging from 3000 square feet to 6400+ square feet.  The average home prices start around $300K and well surpass 1 million.

Excellent Schools...Fairview doesn't have a school district all of it's own.  Residents of Fairview are zoned for either the excellent McKinney  ISD or the exemplary Lovejoy ISD.  Both of these ISDs are well known for providing a top notch education.  Many people choose to move to Fairview for the great schools.

The Heard Museum...Fairview is home town to The Heard, a natural science museum and wildlife sanctuary.  It's mission is threefold: education, conservation and preservation.  And there is always something going on.  Visitors to The Heard might catch a traveling exhibit such as Dinosaurs Alive (life size animatronic dinosaurs), hike one of the seven nature trails, take a swing at the rope course, have a picnic, or spot native wildlife.

Heritage Ranch...For acitve adults 55 and older that want to retire in style, come to Fairview.  Heritage Ranch is a retirement community with 1,144 homes located in a 575-acre country setting, surrounded by rolling terrain, wooded areas and scenic ponds.  It has one of the finest golf courses in the Dallas area and offers it's residents a fun and entert

The Village at Fairview...If Fairview wasn't on the map before, it will be now. Fairview has a brand new upscale outdoor shopping village featuring giant retailers such as Macy's, Dillard's, JCPenney's, and Whole Food Market.  It has gourmet restaurants, unique shops, and residential condos.  Another big attraction is the Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinema.  Guests can enjoy sipping on a martini, ordering dinner while watching a movie in a plush recliner with a personal call button.  Now that is my idea of entertainment. 

Here is our blog on the Gold Class Cinema.

It's Own Castle...Yes, that's right.  Fairview has it's own castle  It is a replica of the Kronberg Castle in Germany.  It is a private residence so it is not open for tours, however it is a great landmark and architectural attraction.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know this small, taylor-made town called Fairview.  With all the recent growth some would argue that it is no longer "Keeping It Country."  I like to propose that it offers the best of both worlds...a classy country lifestyle with all the conveniences of uptown Dallas.

If you're ever in the McKinney/Allen area and want to check out Fairview, TX, give Brent & Deb a call at 972-529-9985.  We know a thing or two about Fairview Real Estate and would love to show you around.  


Comments (1)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Brent & Deb....that was a very nice narrative on Fairview Texas.....I love small towns....Franklin MA was at one time a town of 8000 now we're 32,000.....that's what happens when growth isn't controlled....Fairview is a perfect size.

Jul 09, 2010 11:42 AM