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New Community: Light Farms Brenham

Categories: Communities, New Homes, Shaddock Homes | Posted: November 9, 2018 | Comments Off on New Community: Light Farms Brenham

Searching high and low for a home that has it all, but is also in a community like no other? Shaddock Homes is proud to be selling homes in Light Farms Brenham.

Light Farms is an 806-acre, master planned community located in the “Golden Corridor” between Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway in Celina, Texas. Homeowners have endless options for outdoor activities with a 102-acre regional park, 240+ acres of green space, 13+ miles of hiking and biking trails and future planned nature waterfalls and water ways. Along with the more nature-oriented amenities you’ll be able to enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, community center and a Junior-Olympic pool.

One of the more charming aspects of Light Farms is how close the community is. There’s year around activities to help bring you and your neighbors together. From concert series on the lawn, to outdoor movie nights, seasonal activities and even princess parties.. you’ll be entertained at one of the 200+ events. You’ll even find Light Farms Elementary (Prosper ISD) nestled in the community, making it a short walk to school every day.

Shaddock Homes has designed brand new floor plans from our Saxony Series lines especially for this community. You’ll find innovative designs ranging from 2,400 to 3,000 square feet and priced with you in mind. To learn more about our floor plans, exterior selections or community amenities jump on over to our website here or contact our Community Sales Manager at (972) 526-7702 or Michelle@ShaddockHomes.com.

Community Highlight: Estates at Rockhill

Categories: Communities, Shaddock Homes | Posted: October 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Community Highlight: Estates at Rockhill

Moving to Frisco and looking for the right community? We think Estates at Rockhill might be perfect for you! It’s conveniently located in Northwest Frisco only a short drive from the Dallas North Tollway.

Frisco, Texas was also voted the number one place to live for young families in Texas and is renowned for its outstanding quality of life, city services, and excellent local schools. Estates at Rockhill is of course serviced by the Frisco Independent School District. You’ll be able to send your little ones to Coy Miller Elementary, Trent Middle School, Memorial High School (9th-11th) and Lone Star High School.

Other perks of living in this community are an open common area, 2-acre park and amenity center. You’ll be able to spend your days outdoors with your family biking, hiking or playing games. There are endless ways to spend a day outdoors in this neighborhood.

If you aren’t much into recreational activities, you can always take advantage of the ease of the drive to some of the most desired shopping and dining areas. Stonebriar Mall and The Shops at Legacy are both a 15-minute drive away! To see more of what Frisco has to offer see our blog post about it here.

To learn more about our wide variety of floor plans, exterior selections or available move-in ready homes jump on over to our website here or contact our Community Sales Manager Joe Callender at (972) 526-7711 or Joe@ShaddockHomes.com.

Exploring Plano: The District

Categories: Communities, Events, Shaddock Homes | Posted: October 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Exploring Plano: The District

Photo courtesy of Plano Magazine, full article here

Here at Shaddock Homes we try our best to build in the best areas around Dallas and we’re excited for some commercial progress near several of our communities. (Click here to see them all) The newest addition to Plano is The District in The Shops at Willow Bend which is going to feature five fabulous new restaurants. These new restaurants host a variety of types of food to appeal to every crowd!

The first restaurant to join The District is Knife, the second location of celebrity chef John Tesar. When dining at Knife you’ll find a variety of menu options such as Texas-raised steaks along with a variety of seafood offerings and even vegetarian meals. In addition to the restaurant, Knife offers a butcher shop for guests to take home any cut of meat featured in the restaurant along with Knife Burgers to-go.

Across from Knife you’ll find Mexican Bar Co. Cocina with Mexican offerings cooked on wood and coal-burning grills, a concept from Chef Patricio Sandoval. You’ll find tacos on handmade corn tortillas along with fresh ceviche, guacamoles and salsas. There’s also a full bar with a variety of Mexican cocktails focusing mostly on tequila and mezcal. Mexican Bar Co. Cocina also has a walk-up window with tacos and smaller menu items to-go.

Next to the new main entrance of the shopping center you’ll locate Terra Mediterranean, owned by brothers Jalal Chanaa and Adam Shanaa. Terra Mediterranean features a lunch buffet packed with healthy dishes served hot from the pan or grill. The diner menu has specialty items like lamp chops and oven-roasted trout. A huge perk to this new location is that Terra Mediterranean will have a second-floor patio overlooking the plaza.

Unlike the former restaurants, you’ll find more casual fair in Whistle Britches, the second location of Chef Omar Flores. Guests can dine on comfort food like fried chicken sandwiches, fresh buttermilk biscuits and southern-style sides.

And to top off the dining experiences at The District you can find an outpost of a popular Dallas coffee shop and restaurant, Ascension Annex. This location will offer specialty coffee drinks, wine and beer, and light food options. While the permanent shop is being built, you can currently grab some Ascension Annex coffee at a pop-up shop inside the shopping center.

Along with these restaurants, you’ll be able to look forward to various entertainment coming to The District as well. The Crayola Experience is already open, but Cinepolis movie theater is in the process of being built. There will also be Equinox, an upscale fitness club, and a seven-story office building. Look out for events in this area too! For the month of October, The District is hosting free concerts every Friday and Saturday from 7-9pm. You’ll be able to enjoy a wide variety of local bands and some great cover bands. Jump on over to Visit Plano here for the line-up and all the details.

The Best Place to Live in America is…

Categories: Communities, Shaddock Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: September 20, 2018 | Comments Off on The Best Place to Live in America is…

MONEY in partnership with Realtor.com recently released a list of ‘The 50 Best Places to Live in America’ and the number one spot was taken by Frisco, TX! We are THRILLED that Frisco has gotten the recognition it deserves because it is growing so much. There are endless reasons to love Frisco and we went into our favorite details in another blog post, which you can read here. We currently build in 6 communities in Frisco because we love it so much! You can find us at Villages of Stonelake Estates here, Edgestone at Legacy here, Estates at Rockhill here, Estates at Shaddock Park here, Lexington Country here and Shaddock Creek Estates here. Our Frisco communities offer a wide variety of floor plans, amenities and price point, so there’s something for anyone’s needs.

According to the Time article about Frisco it has grown from around 6,500 residents in 1990 to around 180,000 residents currently. And jobs are projected to grow another 15% over the next four years! Frisco is becoming a hotspot for corporate offices to relocate to, based on the cost of living and rise in business. But even with that growth Frisco topped the list due to the quality of life. Frisco is booming with entertainment, retail, dining and has highly rated school systems. Frisco has the highest graduation rate of all the cities and towns MONEY evaluated. To read the entire in-depth article about Frisco click here. To view the entire list of the best places to live click here.

Favorite Fall Events Just Around the Corner!

Categories: Communities, Helpful Tips & Information, Shaddock Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: September 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Favorite Fall Events Just Around the Corner!

It’s after Labor Day and summer is coming to a close despite what the weather thinks. Here at Shaddock Homes we’re sad to say goodbye to summer fun, but we’re excited for all the fall events coming up. Of course, we’re the MOST excited for one of the biggest events of the year… The Texas State Fair.

Every year the state fair comes to bring joy, junk food and endless entertainment and the lineup this year won’t disappoint. And the fair is a short drive from all of our Shaddock Homes communities! So, there’s no reason to miss out! Dates for this year’s fair run from September 28th – October 21st.
The theme for this year’s 132nd state fair is “Celebrating Texas Innovation.” The theme was chosen to highlight all of the marvelous creations that were created in Texas but cherished by the world. Some of the inspiration of the theme comes from America’s first self-contained modern shopping center, iconic corn chips and even corny dogs! The theme follows last year’s theme of “Celebrating Texans” and we know we’ll be there to celebrate.

One way to celebrate is checking out the music at the fair. The entertainment lineup for this year is so diverse that there’s surely something for everyone! Concerts take place each Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the duration of the fair and are free to attend once you’re inside the gates. Go here for more info or see the list below.

  • 28 at 8:30 p.m.: Kraig Parker
  • 29 at 2 p.m.: Sevyn Streeter
  • 29 at 5:30 p.m.: Morris Day and the Time
  • 30 at 5:30 p.m.: Michael Salgado
  • 5 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.: Resurrection – a Journey Tribute
  • 6 at 8:30 p.m.: Aaron Watson
  • 7 at 5:30 p.m.: Austin Mahone
  • 12 at 5:20 and 8:30 p.m.: The Molly Ringwalds
  • 13 at 8:30 p.m.: Ludacris
  • 14 at 8:30 p.m.: Hunter Hayes
  • 19 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.: Bidi Bidi Banda – a Selena Tribute
  • 20 at 8:30 p.m.: Casting Crowns
  • 21 at 3 p.m.: Banda Carnaval

While the entertainment is a huge perk to the Texas State Fair, we’re partial to trying all the food! It’s of course true to theme and is full of innovative food left and right. Some of the winners of the 2018 Big Tex Choice Award are the Cotton Candy Taco, Deep Fried Shepard’s pie, Texas Twang-Kie and Deep-Fried Skillet Potato Melt in a Boat. Then there’s always the Thursday food specials where you can get a deal on classics like corny dogs and funnel cakes! To find out more about the food at this year’s fair go here.

Food and concerts may be big staples to your Texas State Fair experience, the fun doesn’t end there. Spend some of your visit in The Barns. Each year more than 5,200 students participate in youth events and leadership contests associated with livestock and agriculture heritage. And there’s plenty of cute animals to look at while you learn more about all they do. Check here for the daily schedule of events.

Farm animals not your thing? Try shopping at one of the 18 shopping locations around the park showcasing everything from hot tubs to jewelry. Check out the Creative Arts Building and see an assortment of Lone Star arts, crafts, culinary creations and performing art. Go to The State Fair Midway to ride more than 70 rides, including the iconic Texas Star® Ferris Wheel. The opportunities are really endless at the state fair. To buy tickets go here.

LOCAL EVENTS
While it’s obvious we’re excited for the state fair, we’re also equally excited for smaller local events throughout our communities this month! If you’re in Celina check out The Friday Night Market tomorrow, Sept 7th, from 6pm-9pm. You’ll be able to shop your favorites, grab some dinner and listen to the live music of Greg Hargrove/GDH Music. More information here.

Also, tomorrow, Sept 7th, you’ll be able to enjoy the 26th Annual Wylie Championship Rodeo.
This event goes from Friday-Saturday with a variety of bull riding, live music, bounce houses and so much more. Check it out here.

If you’re in Frisco and have a dog, check out Paws in the Pool at the Frisco Water Park Saturday, Sept 8th, from 9:30am-3:30pm. Check here for various swim times and more information.

Carrollton will be having its Farmers Market this Sunday from 10am-2pm where you can stock up on your favorite produce items. While you’re there try some delicious tacos or tamales for lunch and browse the various vendors. More info here.

Later this month celebrate a bit of Germany with Oktoberfest in Historic Downtown McKinney! This event is a family favorite offering authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities and so much more! This event goes from Sept 28th-30th. Find out more and grab your tickets here.

If you’re more daring and not afraid to get messy check out MuckFest MS in Parker on September 29th from 9am-5pm. This event is at the iconic Southfork Ranch and is a fun mud run! There will be outrageous obstacles to make a mess through all while supporting people living with multiple sclerosis. 100% of your team’s fundraising dollars support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. More info here.

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