Shadow Lakes in Allen

Shadow Lakes in Allen

Shadow Lakes is a community of approximately 300 homes built in the mid 1990s.   At the time, the homebuilders were Center Homes (Pulte), Goodman Homes (K Hovanian), Diamond Homes and Ray Morris Homes.  The homes range from 1600 square feet to over 3500 square feet.

Shadow Lakes is Part of the Allen School District

The Allen Independent School district is one of the highest rated school districts in Collin County. Furthermore, student enrollment has more than doubled since 1989.  This brings the current number of students to more than 20,780 in grades of kindergarten through 12.  Currently the district has 17 elementary schools, three middle schools, one freshman center and one high school.  The homeowners of Shadow Lakes are served by Story Elementary, Ford Middle School, Lowery Freshman Center and Allen High School.

 

Walking Distance to  Bethany Creek Park and Shadow Lakes Park

Bethany Creek Park is the home of the Allen Veteran’s Memorial and the Joe Farmer Recreation Center.   The park itself has 4 catch and release pond,  hiking and biking trails, a play area, sports courts and tons of picnic areas.   Shadow Lakes Park is a 7 acre park next to Shadow Lakes.  In addition, a tree-lined walking trail winds throughout the community and provides a picnic pavilion and tables.

The community of Shadow Lakes is located at the intersections of Allen Heights and Bethany Lane east of Highway 75.     The community is also close to The Villages at Allen shopping center, The Villages at Fairview shopping center,  the Allen Outlet Mall and the Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

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Villages at Maxwell Creek in Allen

Villages at Maxwell Creek in Allen

Villages at Maxwell Creek is part of the award winning Allen Independent School District and the residents are served by Chandler Elementary School, Ford Middle School, Lowery Freshman Center and Allen High School, making this community a very desired place to live for families.  The community is walking distance to the elementary school and Morgan Crossing city park.    Of course, school boundaries are subject to change.

The majority of the homes were built between 1999 and 2002 and range from approximately 1600 square to over 3200 square feet.

The Villages at Maxwell Creek is just minutes from Central Expressway and close to shopping and many other conveniences.

The Villages at Maxwell Creek residents are part of a homeowners association with annual dues of $230.00.   This fees covers the management fees and maintenance of the common areas.  Fees are subject to change.

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955 Terracotta Drive, Allen, TX 75013

955 Terracotta Drive, Allen, TX 75013

955 Terracotta Drive in Waterford Trails in Allen, TX is now listed for sale.

 

955 Terracotta Drive Features

This stunning five bedroom, 4 bath Sotherby build home is over 4200 square feet.   Its almost impossible to purchase a home this size that also includes 3 car garage and a pool for only $475,000.

955 Terracotta Drive is a well designed floorpan with the master bedroom and guest room on the first floor.  Three bedrooms, two full baths, a media room and a large gameroom are located upstairs.   In addition, a formal dining room, study and breakfast nook are located downstairs along with the kitchen, family room and utility room.

 

Sotherby Homes is know for its stunning design elements such as dramatic entryways, arched openings, art niches, rounded corners and bay windows.   955 Terracotta features a solid 8 foot tall mahogany entry door that opens into a beautiful entryway with 21 foot tall ceilings finished with elegant crown moldings.  Throughout the home there is 12 foot tall ceilings and 6 inch tall baseboards.

The ornate curved staircase begins with an oak starter step, volute and wrought iron spindles.   The upstairs becomes a “catwalk” that overlooks the large family room.  One one side of the upstairs there is an enclosed media room and the other side has a large game room with bay windows.   The bedrooms are split to provide more privacy.

955 Terracotta Drive is located in Waterford Trails in West Allen by  Stacy Road and Watters Creek.   Waterford Trails is a community of approximately 200 homes built during 2005-2006.   Waterford Trails is located close to Joe Farmer Recreation Center,  The Villages at Allen,  Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium  and the Allen Premium Outlet Mall.

 

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Residents are served by the Allen ISD schools of Cheatham Elementary, Curtis Middle School, Lowery Freshman Center and Allen High School.

The Waterford Trails homeowners association is $600 per year and is managed by Principal Management Company.

Ansley Meadow in Allen

Ansley Meadow in Allen

 

Ansley Meadow is a new neighborhood of approximately 200 homes located in the highly-rated Allen Independent School District.  Neighborhood children attend Cheatham Elementary, Curtis Middle School, Lowry Freshman Center and Allen High School.

The neighborhood is just west of Central expressway and south of Stacy Road.   Homeowners enjoy the proximity of nearby shopping. The Village at Allen, Watters Creek, and the Allen Premium Outlets are only minutes away.

Residents are also in close proximity to Allen Station Park, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, and the Senior Recreation Center.

The homeowners association is managed by CMA Property Management and the dues are $685 per year.  The dues cover the maintenance of all of the common area located throughout the community.   Half of the community homes were built by Meritage Homes.  The other half of the homes were built by Pulte Homes.    The homes range in size from 2200 square feet to over 3500 square feet.

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Cumberland Crossing in Allen

Cumberland Crossing in Allen

 

 

Cumberland Crossing in Allen is a luxury community of approximately 470 homeowners.  The community  is located in the West side of Allen close to Rowlett Creek and is just minutes away from Highways 121 and 75.

Cumberland Crossing is a unique in Allen because it is surrounded by lush woods and has a gentle rolling terrain. Cumberland’s amenities include a trail system that winds through the greenbelt and past a pond that will connect with the city of Allen’s Park & Trail system.

Cumberland Crossing homeowners enjoy a community amenity center complete with a pool, a cabana and a children’s play area.  The homeowner association dues are $600 per year for full access to all of the amazing amenities.

Children in Cumberland Crossing attend the Allen ISD schools of Kerr Elementary, Ereckson Middle School, Lowery Freshman Center and Allen High School.

 

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Limestone Quarry Park Frisco

Limestone Quarry Park Frisco

Limestone Quarry Park Frisco Amenities

 

Limestone Quarry Park Frisco,  a 15 acre park completed in 2007,  is located north of Highway 121 between Custer Road and Independence Parkway.    The park intersects with the Taychas Trail Park and follows the West Rowlett Creek.  The one mile trail is designed for in line skating, bikers, runners and walkers.   The  trail is also wheelchair accessible.

The park is unique due to the limestone benches and other limestone themed design elements throughout the park.     Park amenities include desiginated parking, a covered picnic pavilion, a basketball court, a playground, mosaic art work, hike and bike trails, swings, and a drinking fountain.

Limestone Quarry Park Frisco is maintained by the City of Frisco Parks and Recreation.

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Santa Fe Park Plano

Santa Fe Park Plano

Santa Fe Park Trails

Santa Fe Park in East Plano is part of the city wide park system and connects to the trails located at Bob Woodruff Park in Plano.  This section is about 1.8 mile long and begins by Springcreek Parkway and ends by Avenue P.  There are two drinking fountains and large trees located along the trail.   In addition, the park also has benches, 4 grills and picnic tables and a partially covered playground.

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Frisco Parks and Trails

Frisco Parks and Trails Map is a detailed map of all of the parks, trails and recreational facilities in the City of Frisco, Texas including the Limestone Quarry Park.

 

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Military Relocation Professional Certification

Military Relocation Professional Certification

Diana Clary Earns NAR’s Military Relocation Professional Certification

Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from Realtor® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support

Allen, TX March 14, 2017  — Diana Clary with Keller Williams Realty has been awarded the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional Certification.  The National Association of Realtors® awards the MRP certification to Realtors® who help military personnel, veterans and their families find housing that lets them make the best use of their benefits and serves the unique needs of military life.

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables can make the transfer easier, faster and less stressful.  Realtors® who earn this certification know to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans.

“Service members may only have a couple of days to view properties and make an offer, and others might be deployed at the time and need someone who can represent them while they’re away. Working with a Realtor® who understands the singular complications that arise with military service can help make the home buying process simpler, faster and less stressful,” said National Association of Realtors® President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. “The MRP certification lets home buyers and sellers know that a Realtor® knows the ins and outs of military housing benefits, such as zero-down payment loans, and the specific needs service members and veterans have when searching for their new home.”

The certification provides NAR’s members with resources to accommodate current and former military service members at any stage of their military career and is an approved elective for NAR’s Accredited Buyers Representative designation. To earn the MRP certification, Realtors must be in good standing with NAR; complete the MRP Certification Core Course; complete a reading providing background information on the military, included acronyms and understanding military culture; and complete two webinars.

For more information about the MRP certification, visit www.militaryrelocationpro.org

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Amenities

 

Joe Farmer Recreation Center’s amenities include a fitness room, full-size gym, two racquetball courts, walking and  jogging track, game room, locker rooms, meeting rooms and a hillside amphitheater.   In addition, the recreation center also offers a variety of youth and adult classes and activities.

Membership Information

Annual membership for the Joe Farmer Recreation Center is  open to both residents and non-residents. Adult membership includes full use of the facility including the fitness room. All memberships include free use of Ford Pool during the summer season.

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Events

Saturday Night Rec N Roll

Saturday Night Rec N Roll is a fun, safe, social and supervised program for kids in grades 3-6 .  The hours are from 7 pm to 11pm.   Activities  include gym games, bounce houses, supervised dancing with a  DJ, dodge ball, pool tables, foosball, table tennis, and air hockey.   Each week has a different theme and contests with prizes. 

Outdoor Adventure Fest

Novice or seasoned outdoor ethusiasts look forward to this yearly event held at Bethany Lakes Park next door to the Joe Farmer Recreation Center.     Workshops include fishing and camping 101,  archery and rock climbing.  Lear how to start a fire and how to purify water.    Additional crafts and games are held through out the event.

Lunch with the Easter Bunny

Children can join a life-sized Easter  Bunny for lunch and pictures .  He will likely nible on carrots, grass and seeds.   However the children will dine on a lunch provided by a local restaurant.

 

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Classes and Activities

 

Joe Farmer offers a variety of group exercise classes.   These include yoga, Tai-chi, Zumba, Pilates, and walking.    Individual personal training is also available.   Fitness rooms are equipped with free weights, cardio machines and weight machines.

In addition, the center offers classes on archery, fencing, disc golf, martial arts, volleyball, mult-use courts,  basketball, soccer, baseball and softball.

Lifestyle Classes

 

Other classes offered are classes on dog obedience, computers and fishing.    In addition, music and dance lessons are available students and adults at all levels.  Summer, winter and spring break camps are also held every year.   Moreover, there are also chess academies, writing classes and robotics.   Teens are invited to alcohol eduction and DWI prevention classes.   Night hikes and babysitting classes are also available throughout the year.

 

 

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Location and Hours of Operation

 

Joe Farmer Recreation Center is located at 1201 E. Bethany Drive, Allen, TX 75002. The Center is open Monday-Thursday from 6 am to 10 pm, Friday from 6 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm. Call 214.509.4750 for more information.

 

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