Canyon Creek, NW Austin TX ~ Why I love living here!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

Canyon Creek, NW Austin TX ~ Why I love living here!

I moved to NW Austin the week-end of the famous Memorial Day floods in 1981…a memorable way to be welcomed!

NW Austin at the time was just coming alive with building expansion projects on the drawing board and goods and services anticipated to be under construction soon. The schools were highly rated and that was my first concern for my two children.

In 1990 I found myself a single mom and obtained my real estate license and entered the fray of the real estate world! By 1994 I met my Geno and we married and built a David Weekley home in a new master planned community called Canyon Creek! I’ve narrowed down all the reasons I love living in Canyon Creek to five (and that was a hard thing to do):

1. I love the size...not too big and not too small. We have 1,330+ really nice residents of all ages living here including 2 gated sections of single family homes.

2. I love the well-manicured Boulevard coming into Canyon Creek with its majestic mature oaks and xeriscaped entrances to each section of the community. I’m proud to have family and friends visit us. They always remark how beautiful our subdivision looks and of course I enjoy showing off our community to prospective buyers.

3. Trail Head Park is a City of Austin 57 acre Park located close to the center of the neighborhood with a pavilion for residents to secure for private parties, swings and play-scapes for the little ones, a basketball court and soccer fields, picnic areas with BBQ and hike and nature trails. It always gives me a wonderful feeling driving by and seeing the facility used by so many neighbors. The park hosts community events such as the annual Easter Egg hunt and the Fall Festival.

4. Canyon Creek Park offers a junior size Olympic pool, tennis courts, basketball court and play-scape by the pool. Our Canyon Creek Cyclone Swim team practices and hosts their meets during the summer. Our back to school pool party is held in our park. We enjoy watching our holiday tree growing (planted by our landscaping company) on the rolling hills of the park for our annual Tree Lighting ceremony. What a community event...bringing neighbors together complete with a horse drawn carriage and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus!

5. Canyon Creek Elementary is located in the center of Canyon Creek and just was awarded in Austin Monthly “the Best Elementary School “in the RRISD. As a former teacher I like to keep a pulse on the curriculum and activities at Canyon Creek Elementary. I’ve served on the Site Based Advisory Board since the school opened and am constantly amazed at the dedication of our teachers/staff and the positive direction our able principal, Jenny Kasson takes to ensure our children are receiving the best quality education possible.

P.S.:  If you are considering a move to NW Austin please consider Canyon Creek a premier master planned community. To learn more about Canyon Creek visit our website we provide for the neighborhood. If you are a property owner interested in knowing current market values in the area...reach out to me at 512-346-1799 or  I live work and play in Canyon Creek and have been selling Canyon Creek for 24 years!

I offer professional guidance for residential home buyers and sellers and am your trusted Canyon Creek resource.





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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Dorie. You are a wonderful Ambassador for your community, the area is a much better place because you are there.

Jun 27, 2015 09:58 PM #7
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi James Dray : Yes it is!

Hi Joe Petrowsky : Thank you!

Jun 27, 2015 10:12 PM #8
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Such a win win for you Dorie and all others who consider Canyon are the best promoter and knower of this area!

Jun 27, 2015 10:43 PM #9
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Sounds like Canyon Creek and Dorie Dilliard are the perfect real estate/realtor Match !

Jun 27, 2015 11:00 PM #10
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Some pretty darn good reasons to love Canyon Creek.....I would too.

Jun 27, 2015 11:04 PM #11
Kim Johnson
Realty Associates of Florida I Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Selling South Florida

Good morning Dorie! These are some very good reasons to love Canyon Creek! You make me miss living in Texas!!! Make it a great day!

Jun 28, 2015 12:08 AM #12
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Dorie, it's obvious you love Canyon Creek - I bet it was a challenge to limit the list to 5, it sounds like a great place to live! Have a terrific Sunday Dorie!

Jun 28, 2015 12:58 AM #13
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Anyone thinking of moving to canyon creek should call you to be their agent.

Jun 28, 2015 01:56 AM #14
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Dorie - Very nice post. I've always been impressed with Canyon Creek from reading your posts - the homes are gorgeous, and the amenities are extensive. It sounds like a perfect place to call home.

Jun 28, 2015 02:05 AM #15
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. I really enjoyed this and understand why Canyon Creek is your home.

Jun 28, 2015 02:15 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- I'd already decided that Canyon Creek would be my choice if I moved to Austin after reading your blog about it just once!

Jun 28, 2015 02:59 AM #17
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Dorie ... loving where you live is a great feeling and what a wonderful community 

Jun 28, 2015 03:55 AM #18
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a nice post and historical perspective on it.  I feel the same way that Kathy Streib does, and I would recommend iyou to people without hesitation. A

Jun 28, 2015 05:55 AM #19
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


There's a lot to love about living and enjoying life in Canyon Creek in NW Austin Texas.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 28, 2015 06:32 AM #20
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Doris - it is easy to see why your love Canyon Creek.  It is a real coo unity with everything.  It is great to develop relationships in this type of community.

Jun 28, 2015 06:38 AM #21
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I have followed your blog now for a while, and have read several of them about Canyon Creek, and it is easy to see that Canyon Creek has something for everyone and a great place to call home.

Jun 28, 2015 09:34 AM #22
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Dorie,

I've said it before and I will say it again... Dorie Dillard is the only name anyone needs to know for real estate in Canyon Creek!

Jun 28, 2015 11:51 AM #23
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

What's not to like about Canyon Creek? You certainly prove it all the time that it's a great place to call home!

Jun 28, 2015 09:48 PM #24
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Dorie -- as Alexandra Ron and Alexandra Seigel previously commented - the historical perspective you bring to this post along with your knowledge and success enhance the many reasons why you are the best choice for buyers and sellers looking for real estate representation in Canyon Creek.  

Jun 28, 2015 11:54 PM #25
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas - Leander, TX
Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 23 US States

What a great story about your arrival in NW Austin, Dorie, and how you made Canyon Creek your home.  It is a great area, and I loved visiting trail head park when I first arrived in NW Austin.

Jul 02, 2015 02:05 AM #26
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