North Dallas Community
I love the cities of North Dallas. No matter what type of lifestyle you are looking for, the metroplex has it all. There are beautiful landscapes of Frisco, Little Elm and Flower Mound, close knit communities of Carrollton, Coppell and Farmers Branch and wonderful restaurants and nightlife of Plano, Uptown and Addison. No matter where you live in the area, you are only minutes away from fun, family and friends!
Did you know: Most of the cities offer wonderful festivals fit for family and adults alike. There are the Wildflower and Balloon festivals in Plano, Grapefest in Grapevine, and Halloween in the Park, Libertyfest and Holiday lights in Farmers Branch. The libraries continually offer reading activities for the kids as well as outdoor amphitheater productions. Parks and trails abound in the area. There is always something wonderful to do!
Did you know: The school districts in the metroplex are ranked among some of the best in the state. They offer exceptional education opportunities incorporating dual language programs, college preparedness and associate degrees, and millions of dollars in scholarships. The arts are well represented along with a wide range of competitive sports and academic programs.
Did you know: There is also a wide variety of home types represented in the area. You can find quaint homes built in the 50s and 60s in many of the metroplex. There are new developments in process in almost all North Dallas cities. Ranch style homes, bungalows, traditional and luxury can be found in almost every city. Prices range from $60,000 to $3,000,000. Do you want to live in a golf course community? Do you want to live on a lake? Do you want a 3 car garage? Master on the main floor? A pool? You name it, we got it!
Did you know: There are are hundreds of walking trails and parks in the North Dallas area. And nature abounds in the Spring Creek Forest in Garland, Arbor Hills Nature Center and Oak Point in Plano, Spring Creek Nature area in Richardson, and Blue Ridge in Allen. Carrollton boasts walking greenbelts throughout the city while Farmers Branch is bursting with rose bushes and well maintained landscaping. You don't have to venture into the country to experience the beauty of nature.
Did you know: The shopping and dining cannot be beat! Save some cash and visit the outlet malls in Allen, Grapevine Mills in Grapevine, and the Sam Moon plaza in Farmers Branch. The upscale shopping malls include the Dallas Galleria, Stonebriar Mall in Frisco and NorthPark Center, which was named as one of the "7 Retail Wonders of the Modern World" by Shopping Centers Today. Many North Dallas cities are building outdoor malls. You can find them already in Allen Flower Mound and Frisco. Whether you're looking for hats and boost or gowns and crowns, you'll find it in the North Dallas metroplex.
Did you know: Texans love their sports. The Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars are both just minutes down I35 at the American Airlines Center. You can also see big name concerts and special events there. Down the road about 15 minutes you can cheer on the Texas Rangers and marvel at the wonder of The Dallas Cowboys gleaming stadium. There's AA Roughriders baseball and FC Dallas soccer in Frisco. And on any given fall Friday night, you can stumble upon that wild phenomenon known as Texas High School football.
Did you know: Texans love their food. North Dallas restaurants are more than the Texan favorites of steak houses, barbecue and Tex Mex. Food is our passion and we'll surprise you with fresh seafood, eclectic bistros and fantastic worldly cuisines ranging from Brazilian to Indian to European. Addison is full of sports bars, fun restaurants music and fine dining. Plano's Legacy center feeds the chic and trendy. You will find family owned gems in Farmers Branch and Coppell.
Did you know: You can visit the Bush library, and the Perot, Children's and 6th Floor museums . And you can see the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center. The Dallas Zoo is minutes away while the Ft. Worth zoo just a few minutes more. The Dallas Arboretum is a must see every season. Many attractions can be accessed by the DART rail which has stations in Carrollton, Farmers Branch and many more North Dallas areas. There is no excuse to lack culture when you live in North Dallas.
What else would you like to know? Ask me. I can help.
Written by Lisa Watten-Contreras, REALTOR in North Dallas