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North Texas and especially the Dallas metro area and suburbs are growing by leaps and bounds, going against what is being seen in many other parts of the United States. This area of Texas has a strong economy and many wonderful homes that have already seen a recovery since the national real estate bubble burst. As a matter of fact, the Dallas metro area is growing and prospering not only in the real estate market, but also in many industries which together make for a hot real estate market. This means that home building is going strong and that those looking for their dream home in North Texas will have a variety of styles and designs to meet the expectations of your entire family.
Some of the most popular communities found in the North Texas real estate market include in the US Hwy 75 corridor are Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney (Collin County), and Sherman/Dension, Pottsboro, Van Alstyne, Anna, Melissa (Grayson County).
Plano Texas is located in the heart of Collin County. Plano is its own community and is located less than 20 minutes from Dallas. Plano Texas is home to Plano Independent School District, one of the most desirable school districts in the United States. The real estate market offers quality homes along with a strong economy and you will also find corporate headquarters for multiple global corporate headquarters and technology-related companies such as Ericsson, Nortel and also Frito-Lay, EDS and JC Penney to name a few. Families love the Plano area with its many recreational activities such as parks, bicycling trails, playgrounds, fishing and a beautiful nature preserve. Let's not forget to mention the NFL football league and the Dallas Cowboy Football Team, NBA's basketball team the Dallas Mavericks or the NHL hockey team, the Dallas Stars.
Frisco Texas is also home in both counties, Collin County and Denton County, and is considered a wealthy suburban community of Dallas. Frisco is home to several retail properties including Preston Road and Stonebriar Centre. Education at the Frisco Independent School District is very important to residents in Frisco Texas with schools that are listed as 3A along with higher educational opportunities found at the Dallas Baptist University. Along with a powerful economy and quality education, Frisco offers many wonderful and affordable homes in several styles and designs in the North Texas real estate market.
Top 100 rank: 13
Compare Allen to Top 10 Best Places
To see Texas-style supersizing in action, look no further than Allen High School's new stadium: The $60 million project which opened in 2012 will seat as many as 18,000 spectators. When residents aren't cheering for the home team on Friday nights, they can often be found at the Allen Event Center, home to a minor league hockey team. And if your preferred method of exercise is walking from store to store, Allen is home to 5.5 million square feet of retail space. -- Elayna Rose
Allen Texas is yet another great community found north of Dallas in Collin County. Allen has much to offer for the growing family, or for those that wish to retire in North Texas with all the amenities they deserve. Allen is home of two top education systems, Allen Independent School District with its 670 member award winning marching band and also the newer Lovejoy Independent School District. Allen Texas is where you'll also find the new minor league hockey team the Allen Americans whose home is the Allen Arena. North of Allen on Stacy Road you will find the new Village at Allen, as the Village at Fairview which finds its home also on Stacy Road but on the north side. Bethany Road is home of Watter's Crossing, a wonderful new shopping plaza that is home to great dining, P F Changs, Brio, The Cheesecake Factory and many more including The Blue Fish.
WINNER 2012 Top 100 rank: 2
Compare McKinney to Top 10 Best Places Established in 1848, McKinney is one of northern Texas' oldest towns. Stroll around downtown, and you'll see cotton mills and feed stores transformed into hip boutiques and art galleries. The city offers plenty of housing options, from starter homes to old Victorians and "Texas-style" five-bedrooms. Low taxes have lured companies with white-collar jobs in technology and energy, a new hospital opened in July, and a conference center and hotel complex is in the works. McKinney's location on the fringes of the Dallas area means commuters have a longer drive downtown, but also easy access to rolling green hills, golf courses, and leafy open spaces lacking in neighboring towns.
McKinney Texas is in Collin County Texas and is a suburb to Dallas. McKinney offers numerous wonderful homes in the North Texas real estate market along with a strong growing economy and quality schools. As far as size, McKinney is just a tad bit smaller than its neighbor Plano, but has everything you would need to call McKinney home. McKinney is known for its LEED Platinum office building along with several other green buildings that have been built within the city. The city is home of the first sustainable school in all of Texas, Roy Lee Walker Elementary. As you can tell, McKinney is a city that believes in preserving all our natural resources as well as the integrity and well-being of our families. For more information regarding the schools in McKinney follow this link: McKinney Independent School District
Sherman / Denison Texas
Sherman Texas is in Grayson County www.cityofsherman.com with a population of appox. 39,000 on the far North edge of Dallas suburbs located on US Hwy 75 with intersection of US Hwy 82. Sherman offers many cultural and educational opportunities from Austin College a private liberal arts college founded in 1849, making Austin College the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under its original name and charter www.austincollege.edu , to Grayson College a 2 year regional college www.grayson.edu/ and Sherman Independent School District www.shermanisd.net/ . In addition Sherman boasts a symphony orchestra and a community theater with a full time director, Sherman is the home of Texas Health Presbyterian WNJ Hospital which is a nationally recognized cardiac care facility, with more than 240 beds, we care for families in four counties of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Denison Texas is in Grayson County Denison, TX - Official Website with a population of approximately 24,000 and abuts Sherman Texas on the north side located on US Hwy 75 and runs to the Red River.
Denison Texas is the birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th President of the United States of America, Denison is currently experiencing a significant increase in infrastructure, with major construction on a new hotel and conference center, new high school and sports stadium remodel for more information on Denison Schools follow this link Dension Schools. Denison has recently opened Texoma Medical Center, an acute care hospital with a medical staff of more than 200 physicians. Denison is also a gateway to Lake Texoma, Lake Texoma Information, one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, the 12th largest Corps of Engineers' lake, covering 139 sq. miles. The lake area includes two wildlife refuges, two state parks, fifty four USACE-managed parks, twelve marinas, twenty-six resorts, hundreds of campgrounds and a variety of excellent golf courses. Power boating, sailing, personal watercraft, water skiing and wind surfing are all popular pursuits. Lake Texoma has become a major sailing center based on the lake's size, depth and miles of sailing shoreline.
Pottsboro,Texas is in Grayson County Pottsboro Chamber of Commerce with a population of 2160 and a gateway to the Preston Peninsula on Lake Texoma with easy access to most of the biggest and best marinas and housing developments on Lake Texoma. Pottsboro is located at the intersection of Texas Hwy 289 (Preston Rd) and Texas Hwy 120, immediately north of the North Texas Regional Airport with one FBO and long, wide runways capable of handling the largest commercial aircraft, non-congested airspace with a staffed control tower, four instrument approaches, including an ILS and automated weather observation system for more information use this link North Texas Regional Airport. For information on Pottsboro ISD schools go to www.pottsboroisd.org. This area is much sought after for vacation, retirement and summer homes.
Van Alstyne, Texas
Van Alstyne Texas
Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce straddles the Collin and Grayson county line approximately 30 miles north of Allen Texas located on US Hwy 75. Van Alstyne was founded in 1873 and has seen significant growth in the last 5 years as many residents of the DFW metroplex have sought out a simpler life style with country vistas and now residents and tourists enjoy shopping, dining and working in offices in our vibrant historic downtown district. Information about the Van Alstyne schools can be found at Van Alstyne Schools.
Anna Texas is in Collin County approximately 15 mile north of McKinney Texas. The City of Anna, Texas is located on US 75, State Highway 5, and State Highway 121, and is one of the fastest growing cities in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Anna has approximately 8300 residents in the city limits, who enjoy an unhurried and friendly atmosphere, excellent schools, and access to many urban amenities. Information about Anna Schools can be found at Anna Schools.
Melissa Texas is in Collin County for more information follow this link City of Melissa approximately 7 miles north of McKinney Texas . The City of Melissa is a fast growing family-friendly community in North Texas with a population of approximately 6,000. Melissa is located just east of US Hwy 75 and its close proximity to Dallas and it's major thoroughfares offer easy access to all parts of the Metroplex, including Fort Worth, and other areas of Texas as well. Melissa is home to the Recognized Melissa Independent School District, including EXEMPLARY rated Harry McKillop Elementary and Melissa Ridge Intermediate Schools for more information on Melissa schools go to Melissa Schools.
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